Wednesday, October 07, 2009
This is one of my favorite Beatles songs. It's so creepy, with its undercurrent of violence set to a bopping like tune. This guy will not take "no" for an answer and you know he will do something drastic if gets another "no reply."
I used to be bothered by some of The Beatles' earlier songs that seemed at times misogynist or creepy like this one. Now, not so much, I see songs as music stories not necessarily the actual views of The Beatles, but characters they are channeling. Also, a lot of people tend to associate early rock 'n roll with cheery images and simple scenarios - yet a lot of those songs carry far sinister messages than just wanting to hold a girl's hand.