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nimrod:
"I Dig a Pygmy" by Charles Hawtrey and the Deaf-Aids
Phase One in which Doris gets her oats

Two of us riding nowhere
Spending someone's
Hard earned pay
You and me Sunday driving
Not arriving
On our way back home
We're on our way home
We're on our way home
We're going home

Two of us sending postcards
Writing letters
On my wall
You and me burning matches
Lifting latches
On our way back home
We're on our way home
We're on our way home
We're going home

You and I have memories
Longer than the road that stretches out ahead

Two of us wearing raincoats
Standing solo
In the sun
You and me chasing paper
Getting nowhere
On our way back home
We're on our way home
We're on our way home
We're going home

You and I have memories
Longer than the road that stretches out ahead

Two of us wearing raincoats
Standing solo
In the sun
You and me chasing paper
Getting nowhere
On our way back home
We're on our way home
We're on our way home
We're going home

We're going home
Better believe it


The song was originally titled "On Our Way Home". McCartney claimed it was dedicated to his wife-to-be Linda Eastman, though the lyrics (e.g.: "you and I have memories/longer than the road that stretches out ahead" or "you and me chasing paper/getting nowhere") sounded to author Ian MacDonald like they were actually addressing Lennon.
An early performance of the song, in a guitar-driven rock style, can be seen in the Let It Be film. Unsatisfied with this style, which McCartney described as "chunky", the band reworked the song around acoustic guitars. The Beatles performed a finished version of the song live at Apple Studios on 31 January 1969; this performance was included in both the Let It Be film and album.

Personnel

Paul McCartney – lead vocal, lead acoustic guitar – Martin D-28
John Lennon – harmony vocal, whistling, rhythm acoustic guitar – Martin D-28
George Harrison – bassline on electric guitar – Fender Telecaster
Ringo Starr – drums

The Beatles - Two of us

blmeanie:
I've always enjoyed it, assumed it was about John and paul, had a little bit of a "we're tired" tone to it, yet happy to have gone through it.  At least that is what I always imagined.

tkitna:

--- Quote from: blmeanie on August 30, 2013, 12:38:57 AM ---I've always enjoyed it, assumed it was about John and paul, had a little bit of a "we're tired" tone to it, yet happy to have gone through it.  At least that is what I always imagined.

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Thats a perfect description and how I feel about the song also. I like it.

Klang:

One of the many cuts that make LIB one of my faves. Clean and uncluttered, telling a nice story.

 :)

nimrod:

--- Quote from: blmeanie on August 30, 2013, 12:38:57 AM ---I've always enjoyed it, assumed it was about John and paul,

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I suppose its down to who you believe, like Ticket To Ride

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