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The Beatles — In My Life
Album: Rubber Soul
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Released: 1965
Length: 2:22
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There are places I remember
All my life, though some have changed
Some forever, not for better
Some have gone and some remain
All these places had their moments
With lovers and friends I still can recall
Some are dead and some are living
In my life I've loved them all

But of all these friends and lovers
There is no-one compares with you (ooh-ooh-ooh)
And these memories lose their meaning
When I think of love as something new (ooh-ooh-ooh)
Though I know I'll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know I'll often stop and think about them
In my life I love you more

Though I know I'll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know I'll often stop and think about them
In my life I love you more

In my life I love you more
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 Elroweho wrote:
This is one of 3 songs played by live musicians at my wedding over 26 years ago! So needless to say a very special song to me and my wife!

 
26 years ago my wife and I were wed as well and this song was our first dance. Together we hear it randomly either on RadioParadise or elsewhere (on rare occasions I listen to other sources) about every six months creating special random moments. Earlier this year my daughter surprised us by dedicating her rendition of this song to us in a public performance. Not a dry eye in the house. My wife seated next to me wept but remarkably was still able to provide physical support in my moment of need.{#Cry}{#Clap}{#Heartkiss}


 Dazzerb wrote:
this is just awful music.  

 
on second listening, you are correct  i predict these guys will never do anything of real note or ever influence anyone in anyway  i mean, just look at their ridiculous hair styles
 Dazzerb wrote:
this is just awful music.  

 
More than an earful, you said? 
It's only a classic.
We're sorry the time taxi forgot to pick you up. 
 
this is just godlike music
this is just awful music.  
 CoYoT51 wrote:
 

Couldn't be said better.

That is why we all listen to RP right?

 


 Dinges,_the_Dude wrote:
In de '70s we went on holidays to France. In our car we already had a cassetteplayer but we forgot to take our cassettes with us, so we only had 1 cassette: I was still a little child and I heard The Beatles so often that I thought they were French. Still now this song makes me think of that vacation... {#Smile}

 
All that was missing was the French accents {#Cheesygrin}
 tulfan wrote:

When choosing Beatles songs, this is rarely a choice but it is always satisfying when heard. 


Couldn't be said better.
10 + 10 + 10…..you know what I mean!!!

When choosing Beatles songs, this is rarely a choice but it is always satisfying when heard.


Everybody in my homeless camp loves this profound and beautiful song, and this entire album...
10, next
In de '70s we went on holidays to France. In our car we already had a cassetteplayer but we forgot to take our cassettes with us, so we only had 1 cassette: I was still a little child and I heard The Beatles so often that I thought they were French. Still now this song makes me think of that vacation... {#Smile}
 sirdroseph wrote:


I have never said a band the caliber of The Beatles was overrated whether I like them or not. Maybe someone like Pearl Jam, but that would mean you were equating PJ with The Beatles something that I would not recommend.

 
Look at you get all high and mighty standing on principle now!

What about Smashing Pumpkins?  Beatles were over-rated.  That does not mean they weren't a great band, it just means a bunch of delusional followers have closed their ears and minds to all reason and blow it all way out of proportion.  
My favorite Beatles song. 
 rdo wrote:

Sid, you're kidding, right?  The guy took a page out of your book.  Give it a rest.  {#Beat} {#Lol}

 

I have never said a band the caliber of The Beatles was overrated whether I like them or not. Maybe someone like Pearl Jam, but that would mean you were equating PJ with The Beatles something that I would not recommend.
Pretty sure I still love this song and album.
 hencini wrote:
Johnny Cash's cover of this is stunning.

 
Johnny Cash sucks.  {#Ass}  His bad singing and lyrics didn't get any better just because he's dead.
George Martin was the quiet genius behind this.
Wow, how they really could SING! Their ability to get an orchestra's worth of sound into every song was perhaps unmatched. Endorphins!
This was a bit of a challenge for Ringo's drumming ability, but he did a stellar job. 
Johnny Cash's cover of this is stunning.  This one isn't bad either.  
This is my favorite Beatles album really shows their growth as composers.
my favorite song off "buddy holly '65"!!         {#Dancingbanana_2}
This is a delightful pop song.  It's aged with me in ways I did and didn't imagine. 

I put it on a mix tape (dating myself) duplicated for friends at my high school graduation.  I'm not a facebooker, but when I hear tracks from that tape (and various others) I wonder what became of the recipients I've lost touch with.  That's a piece of the song right there (except for the facebook part).
.                                                                                                                            What can one say?  They changed everything.
 hagz21 wrote:
... I will thank Johnny Cash for singing it better than anyone else.

 
I think not. Nice jumping on the trendy JC bandwagon though.

I can still play this on the guitar to this day...  but when I sing it, I sound like my father—  Elvis Presley...

love this song...  love this album...
 

marvelous...  what a beautiful song...  what a great album...
 
I will thank the Beatles for writing this song, but I will thank Johnny Cash for singing it better than anyone else.


Everybody in my church loves this song soooo much...

 
 sirdroseph wrote:


Wow...................just wow.{#Eek}
 
Sid, you're kidding, right?  The guy took a page out of your book.  Give it a rest.  {#Beat} {#Lol}
 hencini wrote:
8—>9

Johnny Cash version is different but also most excellent-to-outstanding...  

 
Johnny crushes this version (sacrilege!). But the years on his voice give every line much more meaning. He takes it from a pretty good pop ballad to transcendent.
 Grammarcop wrote:
Suddenly feeling melancholy and introspective.
 
Is that is because you are a context-sensitive grammar cop? {#Think} {#Roflol}
 Grammarcop wrote:
Suddenly feeling melancholy and introspective.
 

OMG, me too.
I love the baroque accords that come from the keyboard in this song {#Sunny}
 
Suddenly feeling melancholy and introspective.
I remember asking my mom about this song...trying to wrap my head around how he could say, "there is no one compares with you," and I was pretty darned sure my English teacher at school wouldn't condone such grammar...but then that same new teacher proceeded to turn and let us be turned on to all kinds of Beatles songs...Life is an exquisite tapestry, a matrix of magnetic magic, a swirl and twirl of energies, and it sure is a lot more fun to DANCE and SWOON to it than not...and RP affirms!
My favorite album and song by far!!!{#Dancingbanana_2}
 The_Enemy wrote:
 pinto wrote:
Fab Five?
   
George Martin
 

The soloist on this beauty
Amazing wonderful poignant beautiful

And the only harpsichord solo I know by heart.
 Rockit wrote:


Do you actually live in a hotel in LV?
 

Yes, and I played this song on my acoustic guitar last night to make my womens happy...

love this song... 



This is one of 3 songs played by live musicians at my wedding over 26 years ago! So needless to say a very special song to me and my wife!
 romeotuma wrote:


soooo beautiful and profound...  love it...

 
 

Do you actually live in a hotel in LV?
sublime


soooo beautiful and profound...  love it...

 

Everybody in my hotel room loves this song soooo much!!!!

 
For those who love to slag on Ringo, think of how many late-60's ballads ripped off this drum groove


What a beautiful and brilliant song from a truly great album...  love it...


 
Our politicians of today would be well-advised to emulate the deep social conscience that John possessed.
Great tune, but it is not on past masters, it is on Rubber Soul. Always was, even on the original American version. 
8—>9

Johnny Cash version is different but also most excellent-to-outstanding...  

 jktravl wrote:
highly overated. blah, meh
 
I am so sorry for you.  It must be lonely for you to suffer in your life.
 jktravl wrote:
highly overated. blah, meh
 

Wow...................just wow.{#Eek}
A favorite of a dear friend.  Played at her memorial service. Not to be forgotten.
highly overated. blah, meh
Great song, and I really don't consider myself a Beatles fan...
 The_Enemy wrote:
 pinto wrote:
Fab Five?
   
George Martin
 

Ah, of course. . .the fifth Beatle.
 pinto wrote:
Fab Five?
   
George Martin



 dayjob wrote:
It's amazing to see how many peoples lives were touched by the Fab Five's sound. Being borned in "51" also loaned me this experience. You could hardly wait for the next 45 record to come out and generally a hit on both sides. I'm still a huge fan.
DJ
  

 
pinto wrote:


Fab Five?
 

Maybe dayjob was referring to the late Stu Sutcliffe?


I can still play this song on the guitar...  love it...  miss you, John...

 
 pinto wrote:
Fab Five?
 
Maybe dayjob is Pete Best's handle.  ; )



This song is the epitome of perfect music...  absolutely love it...  this makes my night...

 

I sang many Beatle tunes to my kids every night when they were babies.

I Will is another fav of mine for this.

Tonic for the soul!
 
ICHawk wrote:


I did exactly the same thing with my daughter.
 


Nothing much to say about this one of value that people do not already know.
 dayjob wrote:
It's amazing to see how many peoples lives were touched by the Fab Five's sound. Being borned in "51" also loaned me this experience. You could hardly wait for the next 45 record to come out and generally a hit on both sides. I'm still a huge fan.
DJ
 

Fab Five?
It's amazing to see how many peoples lives were touched by the Fab Five's sound. Being borned in "51" also loaned me this experience. You could hardly wait for the next 45 record to come out and generally a hit on both sides. I'm still a huge fan.
DJ
Any song on this album takes me back to my high school days... I drove my dad's classic 1977 Cadillac Seville with an 8 track player in it ... this was one of the only 8 tracks I had... it had lots of play time!

Good times! 
 romeotuma wrote:
Absolutely timeless, this song will be great for infinity...  love it...
 
{#Yes}


{#Daisy}
Haha, love the vocals and "harpsichord" on one side of the stereo mix and everything else on the other side...

...it was a Beatles experiment!

lol

cool i can sing along to lily.     i really hope she learns to love JL and the beatles.


Absolutely timeless, this song will be great for infinity...  love it...

 

when i was about 5 years old, the lyrics to this song would make me cry, thinking of my family and friends and how lucky I am for all of them


 ICHawk wrote:


You are correct. Martin played the passage on the piano at 1/2 tempo and then speeded up the tape to match the tempo of the song. Thus the 'harpsichord' effect.
 
All of these little George Martin insertions make me respect him that much more - He's truly the fifth Beatle!  Take that Donovan!  {#Smile}

 SavetheTuna wrote:
Unbelievable how well these guys hold up over the years
 

. . . And they always will.
 jimbaca wrote:

I think I read someplace that this is not really a harpsichord, but rather a piano "speeded up."  Apparently, George Martin's idea.  I may be misremembering.

 

You are correct. Martin played the passage on the piano at 1/2 tempo and then speeded up the tape to match the tempo of the song. Thus the 'harpsichord' effect.
 skyguy wrote:
"8" just for the harpsichord
 
I think I read someplace that this is not really a harpsichord, but rather a piano "speeded up."  Apparently, George Martin's idea.  I may be misremembering.

 casey1024 wrote:
I remember sitting in the dark with my baby girl in my arms, rocking her back to sleep while softly singing this song to her...
 

I did exactly the same thing with my daughter.
I remember sitting in the dark with my baby girl in my arms, rocking her back to sleep while softly singing this song to her...
 ANNE_MARIE wrote:
a very fine tune to sing to children. LOVE it!
 
If they're anything like my teenage children, they'll prefer to hear the real thing..

What can I say that hasn't already been said.  Perfection, plain and simple.  A perfect 10.
 majdim7th wrote:

Laurence Juber's arrangement of this one (as with his other Beatles takes) is excellent. It's in standard -a fluke of sorts for a guy who resides in DADGAD and hangs out in several other non-standards throughout much of his extensive repertoire.

That said, the Beatles creation is delightful.

 

That's cool... this is a great song...


If John Lennon couldn't make fanny packs cool, then no one ever will.

 
calypsus_1 wrote:

The Beatles 1969 photo sessions by rising70
https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_first_rays/

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"8" just for the harpsichord
 treatment_bound wrote:
They had James Taylor crooning this over the "dead actors montage" at the Oscars 3 weeks ago, and it really didn't work.  Sorry James.
 
As much as a do love it, this the one Beatles song that has fallen prey, IMO, to Classic Rock status. I prefer to not hear it as often as I can. {#Sad}
Unbelievable how well these guys hold up over the years

The Beatles 1969 photo sessions by rising70
https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_first_rays/

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treatment_bound wrote:
They had James Taylor crooning this over the "dead actors montage" at the Oscars 3 weeks ago, and it really didn't work. Sorry James.

Buried my uncle (61!) last week while a video of his family photos and scenes from a 45 year marriage played to this song.

Worked in every way. Love you always, Eddie.


{#Hearteyes}


 romeotuma wrote:


I play this song on the guitar all the time...  of course, I don't hold a candle to the original...  this is a fantastic song, by one of the best song writers of all time...  miss you, John...


 
Laurence Juber's arrangement of this one (as with his other Beatles takes) is excellent. It's in standard -a fluke of sorts for a guy who resides in DADGAD and hangs out in several other non-standards throughout much of his extensive repertoire.

That said, the Beatles creation is delightful.



I play this song on the guitar all the time...  of course, I don't hold a candle to the original...  this is a fantastic song, by one of the best song writers of all time...  miss you, John...


heartbreakingly beautiful. 
Danced to this song with my dad at my wedding... still makes me smile to hear it -10 
 gjr wrote:
anyone who rates this song below an 8 has all of their musical taste in their mouth........a 1?? are you serious??  maybe it's like the olympics in '76 when the scoreboard couldn't register 10 for nadia comenici so the judges gave her a 1.0?  that could be the only possible explaination....or bill should just delete those listeners accounts{#Dancingbanana_2}
 
If some people dislike this song, that's their right.  I know several people who dislike most of The Beatles' material, and they are not all just "kids" who are "too young to appreciate it".  Some are folks in their 50's and 60's who didn't like The Beatles back then for whatever reasons.  Deleting listeners' accounts for matters of taste is a little extreme.
Anyhow, I think this song is brilliant - one of the best of The Beatles' catalog.  10+

They had James Taylor crooning this over the "dead actors montage" at the Oscars 3 weeks ago, and it really didn't work.  Sorry James.
anyone who rates this song below an 8 has all of their musical taste in their mouth........a 1?? are you serious??  maybe it's like the olympics in '76 when the scoreboard couldn't register 10 for nadia comenici so the judges gave her a 1.0?  that could be the only possible explaination....or bill should just delete those listeners accounts?  {#Dancingbanana_2}
 toterola wrote:
Let's all be aware: there are 12 of our fellow listeners who gave this song a "1". I'm just sayin'. {#Ass}
 
Maybe they have a personal reason on why it should be a 1.  I am infuriated about the 7 people who voted it a 2.

If you only knew one poem, this one would do.
Groovy baby  {#Daisy}
 On_The_Beach wrote:
Great song, great album and great cover photo/art.
 
I remember seeing this cover art when the album came out. I was just a kid but I noticed how the Beatles were starting to look different, going from "A Hard Days Night" mop tops to a more psychedelic/adult look. I thought to myself "I'm stickin' to the Monkees" LOL!

Still love them both. 
Great song, great album and great cover photo/art.
One of my faves of theirs or any others'.  Short but profound and perfect.
 gjr wrote:
they should have a special "beatles" rating of either 11 or 12 on here.   this would be a 10.5.  golden slumbers medley a 12.  hard to believe this song is 45 years old.  how many other songs will sound that good 45 years later?
 

{#Yes}
Always great to here!
they should have a special "beatles" rating of either 11 or 12 on here.   this would be a 10.5.  golden slumbers medley a 12.  hard to believe this song is 45 years old.  how many other songs will sound that good 45 years later?
My cousin picked this song for her dance with her father at her wedding, as he is a huge Beatles fan. It was so sweet.
 sirdroseph wrote:


It actually was voted as such in some poll I can't remember. I got no beef with that.{#Yes}
 

actually, I think it was Hey Jude that was voted the best all time.....where do you go wrong with either..?
Let's all be aware: there are 12 of our fellow listeners who gave this song a "1". I'm just sayin'. {#Ass}


This is one of those songs that is as good as it gets...  so profound...  and so timeless...


 Rick_V wrote:
Quite possibly the greatest song ever written. Truly perfect.
 

It actually was voted as such in some poll I can't remember. I got no beef with that.{#Yes}
{#Good-vibes}
Quite possibly the greatest song ever written. Truly perfect.

Lyric poetry by any measure...

There are places I remember
All my life though some have changed
Some forever not for better
Some have gone and some remain
All these places had their moments
With lovers and friends I still can recall
Some are dead and some are living
In my life I've loved them all

But of all these friends and lovers
There is no one compares with you
And these memories lose their meaning
When I think of love as something new
Though I know I'll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know I'll often stop and think about them
In my life I love you more

Though I know I'll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know I'll often stop and think about them
In my life I love you more
In my life I love you more


 Antigone wrote:
Can I rate this song: PERFECT? Please?



(edit) Oh, I see I asked if I could do that back in July 2006.
 

How could you not?
Nice to hear it, could hear it again and again and....

 evansdad wrote:
10...all the way  {#Clap}
 
Could it be otherwise?
Say hey to Evan, by the way...

I love those harmonies.  They're so... Beatlesque...


Dave Matthews - "In My Life" Live in The Beatles cover:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-YIizsMrSE