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The Beatles — Two Of Us
Album: Let It Be
Avg rating:
8.2

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Total ratings: 1596









Released: 1970
Length: 3:30
Plays (last 30 days): 1
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

'''Spoken:'''
We're going home
Better believe it
Goodbye
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I dunno. I came up as each new Beatles song/LP was released and played in heavy rotation in the household, in a blended family where my mom had run off with another man and started another family. I was the tag-along, oldest kid in that mix. This one always reminds me of being the outsider. As wherever they were "going home" wasn't really mine.

Just another interpretation. 
The song that makes you think and remember to hold your partners hand and say thank you
 RabbitEars wrote:
 
 
Actually I think there is a rule for these sort of things to go alphabetically therefore Lennon/McCartney is correct.
 On_The_Beach wrote:

All I said was "Both Lennon and McCartney claim to have written the song".

All Beatles songs written by either John or Paul are credited to both. 
PAUL: 
“We had a meeting with [Beatles manager] Brian Epstein. I arrived late. John and Brian had been talking. ‘We were thinking we ought to call the songs, Lennon and McCartney.’ I said, ‘That’s OK, but what about McCartney and Lennon? If I write it, what about that? It sounds good, too,'” McCartney said (via The Telegraph). “They said, ‘OK, what we’ll do is we’ll alternate it: Lennon and McCartney, McCartney and Lennon.’ Well, that didn’t happen. And I didn’t mind.” McCartney eventually viewed “Lennon/McCartney” as “a good logo,” like Rodgers and Hammerstein. “Hammerstein and Rodgers doesn’t work,” he quipped.


 BCarn wrote:
 On_The_Beach wrote:

Both Lennon and McCartney claim to have written the song.
 I really don't think McCartney needs to lie about who wrote it. He wrote it about him and Linda. 

 
All I said was "Both Lennon and McCartney claim to have written the song".
No need to get your knickers in a knot.
 On_The_Beach wrote:

Both Lennon and McCartney claim to have written the song.
 I really don't think McCartney needs to lie about who wrote it. He wrote it about him and Linda. 

 Tomasni wrote:
8 down to 7 
 
Are you insane? This is at least a 10. But then, I rate most Beatles at 10 as they are the standard from which to measure.
 stephw wrote:
1972 - memories of sitting in the back of our Dodge Dart on our way to our annual summer vacation to PEI {#Roflol}
 
Maybe that same summer, I drove my Dodge Dart from northern NJ. to a rock concert in southern Maine. 

Not the Beatles.  Grew up listening to them.  Liked them then.  Like them now.  None better, IMHO.
8 down to 7 
 BCarn wrote:
It's about Paul and Linda. McCartney, who wrote it, stated this many times.
 
Both Lennon and McCartney claim to have written the song.
 Shaggy27 wrote:
This must have been written way before '70, cause john and paul hated each other in '70....
 
It's about Paul and Linda. McCartney, who wrote it, stated this many times.
This must have been written way before '70, cause john and paul hated each other in '70....
{#Arrowd} okay I'll say "You Never Give Me Your Money" and Lennon's "Sun King" were better
 kingart wrote:
Last line here: absolute crap. IMHO.

Seconded.
 

 Skydog wrote:
lots of great songs on this album, to bad it wasn't finished properly
this one for example is better than anything on Abbey Road 


kingart wrote:

Last line here: absolute crap. IMHO. 

 
take away the shiny sparkly production of Abbey Road and then yes I do belive that this song, as a song, is better than any song on Abbey Road

 Skydog wrote:
lots of great songs on this album, to bad it wasn't finished properly
this one for example is better than anything on Abbey Road 

 
Last line here: absolute crap. IMHO. 
lots of great songs on this album, to bad it wasn't finished properly
this one for example is better than anything on Abbey Road 
So much talent....hard to imagine what might have been had they been able to stay together for another decade......
They could knock-up a song in minutes and it would be brilliant.
Masters of forever music {#Hearteyes}
 On_The_Beach wrote:

https://www.thefootballramble.com/images/blog/nigel+framed.jpg

 

It's like, how much more black could this be? And the answer is none. None more black.
 rpdevotee wrote:
And now it's time for a Radio Paradise listener comment quiz!
The famous Beatles song, "Two Of Us", was written by:

1.  Paul McCartney
2.  John Lennon and Paul McCartney
3.  Ringo Star
4.  Pete Best
5.  All of the above 

Correct Answer: #5 All of the above
 
Correct answer is #6: Nigel Tufnel
https://www.thefootballramble.com/images/blog/nigel+framed.jpg
OOps...
If everybody (i mean really everybody, because the list grows everyday), why I can not be credited too?
After all I´m old, very old, enough to have did it too...{#Cool}

 rpdevotee wrote:
And now it's time for a Radio Paradise listener comment quiz!
The famous Beatles song, "Two Of Us", was written by:

1.  Paul McCartney
2.  John Lennon and Paul McCartney
3.  Ringo Star
4.  Pete Best
5.  All of the above 

Correct Answer: #5 All of the above 

 


 rpdevotee wrote:
And now it's time for a Radio Paradise listener comment quiz!
The famous Beatles song, "Two Of Us", was written by:

1.  Paul McCartney
2.  John Lennon and Paul McCartney
3.  Ringo Star
4.  Pete Best
5.  All of the above 

Correct Answer: #5 All of the above 

 
I thought Don Knotts wrote this.  Ya' learn something every day.
And now it's time for a Radio Paradise listener comment quiz!
The famous Beatles song, "Two Of Us", was written by:

1.  Paul McCartney
2.  John Lennon and Paul McCartney
3.  Ringo Star
4.  Pete Best
5.  All of the above 

Correct Answer: #5 All of the above 
 Sasha2001 wrote:
This song was written by Pete Best and everybody fucking knows it!
 
At least that's what he tells strangers on the street between swigs of malt liquor.
 Sasha2001 wrote:
This song was written by Pete Best and everybody fucking knows it!


 
It's awsome, whoever wrote it.  One of my faves!  {#Mrgreen}
This song was written by Pete Best and everybody fucking knows it!

 SweTex wrote:
The melody to this song was actually written by Ringo. He met the brittish director and art collector Sir Derek Clive in a bar one night, and Clive asked him to write a tune for the movie he was filming at the moment, called "The mirror never talks back, or does it?". Ringo went up to his room and wrote the melody using George's guitar but when he presented it to Paul and John they turned it down. Ringo has always claimed they stole the tune and just added the words to it. The film completely flopped, btw.

 
dude - this song was one of the first songs lennon/mccartney wrote but they never recorded along w/909....years before they met ringo.

{#Dancingbanana_2} 
1972 - memories of sitting in the back of our Dodge Dart on our way to our annual summer vacation to PEI {#Roflol}
The song displays the relief felt by McCartney at being able to leave these troubles behind and enjoy uncomplicated moments with Linda.
"As a kid I loved getting lost. I would say to my father - let's get lost. But you could never seem to be able to get really lost. All signs would eventually lead back to New York or wherever we were staying! Then, when I moved to England to be with Paul, we would put Martha in the back of the car and drive out of London. As soon as we were on the open road I'd say, 'Let's get lost' and we'd keep driving without looking at any signs. Hence the line in the song, 'Two of us going nowhere'.

Paul wrote Two Of Us on one of those days out. It's about us. We just pulled off in a wood somewhere and parked the car. I went off walking while Paul sat in the car and started writing. He also mentions the postcards because we used to send a lot of postcards to each other."

Linda McCartney
A Hard Day's Write, Steve Turner

One of the first albums my parents bought, everything else was reel to reel. Played it until it wouldn't!{#Whipit}
 Krispian wrote:

Hahaha, SweTex, you are hilarious!
 
You're not suggesting I'm making this up, are you? {#Liar}{#Cheesygrin}
 SweTex wrote:

Hmmm..maybe it's out of print. I got it in January 2000, I remember that because I got Paul Mccartneys "Venus and Mars, part Two" at the same time and that's one of my favorite albums of all time.
 
Hahaha, SweTex, you are hilarious!
 Krispian wrote:
I looked on Google, Amazon US, Canada and UK and found no mention of this book. 

  SweTex wrote:
 
I got that from a book I found on Amazon called " My life in nylons and suspenders" written by Sir Derek Clive and that particular story's in the fourth chapter. I'm assuming you wouldn't want to call Sir Derek a liar. He used to be a very respected European  director, free form artist, art collector and militant atheist. He tragically died in 1989 from a spider bite.  
 
 
Hmmm..maybe it's out of print. I got it in January 2000, I remember that because I got Paul Mccartneys "Venus and Mars, part Two" at the same time and that's one of my favorite albums of all time.
I looked on Google, Amazon US, Canada and UK and found no mention of this book. 

  SweTex wrote:
 
I got that from a book I found on Amazon called " My life in nylons and suspenders" written by Sir Derek Clive and that particular story's in the fourth chapter. I'm assuming you wouldn't want to call Sir Derek a liar. He used to be a very respected European  director, free form artist, art collector and militant atheist. He tragically died in 1989 from a spider bite.  
 


 johnjconn wrote:

Now did this happen before or after monkeys flew out of Ringo's ass?
 
I've never heard about that incident so I'm not able to answer your question.
Great Beatles tune written by PAUL.
 SweTex wrote:
The melody to this song was actually written by Ringo. He met the brittish director and art collector Sir Derek Clive in a bar one night, and Clive asked him to write a tune for the movie he was filming at the moment, called "The mirror never talks back, or does it?". Ringo went up to his room and wrote the melody using George's guitar but when he presented it to Paul and John they turned it down. Ringo has always claimed they stole the tune and just added the words to it. The film completely flopped, btw.
 
Now did this happen before or after monkeys flew out of Ringo's ass?
{#Jump}
 jagdriver wrote:

I have a wall of books about the Beatles and have never, ever come across this fable. Citation required, please, otherwise this gets filed the "complete bullsh*t" circular file.
  
I got that from a book I found on Amazon called " My life in nylons and suspenders" written by Sir Derek Clive and that particular story's in the fourth chapter. I'm assuming you wouldn't want to call Sir Derek a liar. He used to be a very respected European  director, free form artist, art collector and militant atheist. He tragically died in 1989 from a spider bite.  
If I´m not wrong last concert at the rooftop London...
always great{#Notworthy} 
 SweTex wrote:
The melody to this song was actually written by Ringo. He met the brittish director and art collector Sir Derek Clive in a bar one night, and Clive asked him to write a tune for the movie he was filming at the moment, called "The mirror never talks back, or does it?". Ringo went up to his room and wrote the melody using George's guitar but when he presented it to Paul and John they turned it down. Ringo has always claimed they stole the tune and just added the words to it. The film completely flopped, btw.
 
I have a wall of books about the Beatles and have never, ever come across this fable. Citation required, please, otherwise this gets filed the "complete bullsh*t" circular file.
love love love this song, has special meaning to me. 

 

This song is soooo good it puts a spring in my step this winter morning...  this whole album is incredible...


One of the relatively rare true duets from the two musical geniuses.


This is really a beautiful song from one of the best albums...


 
got this album some 40 yrs ago - old age and cheap underwear - both creep up on you
Thanks RP for finding an underplayed Beatles gem that sounds so fresh and current.

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

Everybody in my hotel room be dancing...  love this marvelous song...


 
GLORIOUS - A SOLID TEN


This song is still soooo good for the external acoustic meatus...  love it...
 


I'll dance to this...

 

Not from her bum,from her arse.

For you yanks,thats a butt.

The worst job he ever had was retrieving lobsters from Jane Mansfields arse!

 


Not one of my Beatle favs, only gets an 8 which is a dreck rating for the fab four.{#Lol}
 Shesdifferent wrote:

As do I.
 


Yes, this is an incredible classic...

 
 dmax wrote:

Derek and Clive? You know the worst job they ever had? Retreving lobsters from Jayne Mansfield's bum.



dmax...I knew SOMEONE would get that...{#Roflol}
 


Silence after listening Beatles is still Beatles!
Almost 42 years ago....{#Smile} Boy, these Guys ROCKS !

 SweTex wrote:
The melody to this song was actually written by Ringo. He met the brittish director and art collector Sir Derek Clive in a bar one night, and Clive asked him to write a tune for the movie he was filming at the moment, called "The mirror never talks back, or does it?". Ringo went up to his room and wrote the melody using George's guitar but when he presented it to Paul and John they turned it down. Ringo has always claimed they stole the tune and just added the words to it. The film completely flopped, btw.
 
Derek and Clive? You know the worst job they ever had? Retreving lobsters from Jayne Mansfield's bum.




Not that this is a huge surprise.  I am sitting here, realizing again how truly good the Beatles are.  Even the songs that aren't their hits, are really great.

 
 WonderLizard wrote:

Gotta cite for this?

 
Nope.

 romeotuma wrote:


This song is so poignant...  it is a great song whether one knows the history of it or not...  I love it every time I hear it...
 
As do I.
Very underrated song IMO..Still love it.
 SweTex wrote:
The melody to this song was actually written by Ringo. He met the brittish director and art collector Sir Derek Clive in a bar one night, and Clive asked him to write a tune for the movie he was filming at the moment, called "The mirror never talks back, or does it?". Ringo went up to his room and wrote the melody using George's guitar but when he presented it to Paul and John they turned it down. Ringo has always claimed they stole the tune and just added the words to it. The film completely flopped, btw.
 
Gotta cite for this?



perfect...

 
 lemmoth wrote:


Please let me know where I can find any of your other fictional wiritng SweTex, this story is quite entertaining .
 
Hehehe.....Are you calling me a liar? {#Roflol}


 SweTex wrote:
The melody to this song was actually written by Ringo. He met the brittish director and art collector Sir Derek Clive in a bar one night, and Clive asked him to write a tune for the movie he was filming at the moment, called "The mirror never talks back, or does it?". Ringo went up to his room and wrote the melody using George's guitar but when he presented it to Paul and John they turned it down. Ringo has always claimed they stole the tune and just added the words to it. The film completely flopped, btw.
 

Please let me know where I can find any of your other fictional wiritng SweTex, this story is quite entertaining .
Everytime I hear another Beatles tune that I haven't heard in awhile I am on one had amazed at the incredible body of work they produced in such a short period of time.....and who knows what might have been had they not broken up.......too bad we'll  never know. 
these guys are Good!
Love this song. Love this album!
The melody to this song was actually written by Ringo. He met the brittish director and art collector Sir Derek Clive in a bar one night, and Clive asked him to write a tune for the movie he was filming at the moment, called "The mirror never talks back, or does it?". Ringo went up to his room and wrote the melody using George's guitar but when he presented it to Paul and John they turned it down. Ringo has always claimed they stole the tune and just added the words to it. The film completely flopped, btw.
Enjoying the music.  Ignoring the negativity.  Mmmmmm.
8 to 9...
 k_trout wrote:

dude - lighten up - go poach an egg or something


Poacher wrote:


You have told us seven time on this page alone.

Fu**ing troll. 
 
 
Thanks!  I agree with you... and I love this song...

 


 Poacher wrote:

You have told us seven time on this page alone. 

Fu**ing troll. 
 
dude - lighten up - go poach an egg or something

 Bat wrote:
Who wrote this?  My guess is Paul McCartney but he and John Lennon seem to be taking 50/50 vocals.
To the bitter end all songs were credited to Lennon/McCartney but by the time this album came out they hadn't been writing together for years.
 
Both Lennon and McCartney have claimed authorship of the song in separate interviews. My guess is they both contributed and neither wanted to admit it was a collaboration. In this case the Lennon/McCartney credit is probably accurate.

Who wrote this?  My guess is Paul McCartney but he and John Lennon seem to be taking 50/50 vocals.

To the bitter end all songs were credited to Lennon/McCartney but by the time this album came out they hadn't been writing together for years.
 Radio_Dweeb wrote:
I had this song on my list to play at my wedding reception.  The DJ instead took matters into his own hand any played overused top-40 stuff the entire time (probably a pre-set thing they do EVERY wedding).  Disappointing ...
 
I would have fired him on the spot, then whipped out my collection and taken over.{#Cheesygrin}
Jungle_Jim wrote:
I was strumming this song at a backpackers hostel once, and this guy rushed over and joined in supplying the harmonies. He didn't speak any English, and we'd obviously never met, but for the duration of the song it felt like we were old friends together. It was a magic moment, with a very special song.
Nice! Thanks for including us in the memory.

I was strumming this song at a backpackers hostel once, and this guy rushed over and joined in supplying the harmonies. He didn't speak any English, and we'd obviously never met, but for the duration of the song it felt like we were old friends together. It was a magic moment, with a very special song.


This song is so poignant...  it is a great song whether one knows the history of it or not...  I love it every time I hear it...


 kaybee wrote:

Sigh!  Oh, all right... I'll give it a 7!  But you can still tell they were fed up with each other!

 
Yes, this is not one of my favorites of theirs - not even one of my favorites on this album.  Guess I was spoiled by their prior output.

 romeotuma wrote:


This song is absolutely amazing...  as good as ever...  love it...
 
You have told us seven time on this page alone. 

Fu**ing troll. 


 romeotuma wrote:


This is one of my all-time favorite songs...  as good as it gets...  the Shakespeares of rock-n-roll...
 
From the same era, too.


This song is absolutely amazing...  as good as ever...  love it...
even when they couldn't stand each other and were just mailing it in (see: let it be movie) - they could still make great songs and beat any other band hands down.  sad


This song be dazzling...  we be dancing...


1971. 11pm. Small campfire, Percy Quinn State Park. McComb, Mississippi. My big sister and her mousy friend are playing guitar and singing this song. Not yet interested in adult things, but hearing her friend plaintively singing this song gives me a glimpse into a world apart from childish interests. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da




This song is soooo fantastic...  love it...


 shawshank wrote:
Good for the ears {#Bounce}
 
just turned on rp and am hearing this.   i need it.  *sigh*  feel so good.

Good for the ears {#Bounce}


a truly great song...  love it...


 Jungle_Jim wrote:
A touchingly understated ode to the end of the Beatles (McCartney says it's about him and Linda but it's about the end of something).
 
I love this interpretation! {#Cheers}\

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


awesome...


A touchingly understated ode to the end of the Beatles (McCartney says it's about him and Linda but it's about the end of something).
Thank you!  Perfect for a sunny autumn afternoon ...

The original of this song is great. I don't like the covers.


 kaybee wrote:

Sigh!  Oh, all right... I'll give it a 7!  But you can still tell they were fed up with each other!
 

You were right the first time.  Even 6 is generous.
 keelo wrote:

If by "this" you mean "Two of Us" you might be right, but Let It Be in general is by no means the "Beatles live with no overdubs". It was certainly intended to be so, but then Phil Spector was brought in to clean up the tapes and he unfortunately brought in tow his "wall of sound" mixing board. Listen to the IMHO overproduced "Let It Be" and the way, way overproduced "The Long and Winding Road". The lads may have recorded without overdubs, but the final production paid no quarter to their efforts. I have often wondered how much better the album could have been if Messrs. Lennon and Co. had stuck with the trusted George Martin and gave him marching instructions to maintain a raw mix. I agree that they were the best, but I would respectfully argue this album did not come off as was so well intended.
 

I really like the outcome of the "overproduced" "The Long And Winding Road".
But, as they say where I come from, "There is no point to argue on taste and smell" (although they are the funnest arguments).
I had this song on my list to play at my wedding reception.  The DJ instead took matters into his own hand any played overused top-40 stuff the entire time (probably a pre-set thing they do EVERY wedding).  Disappointing ...
 Bone wrote:
hmmm... I wonder if the Finn brothers ever heard this one growing up.  ;)

so simple and wonderful.   9

 
Neil and his son Liam did a version of this.



This is one of my all-time favorite songs...  as good as it gets...  the Shakespeares of rock-n-roll...


My favorite from the album!
 keelo wrote:

If by "this" you mean "Two of Us" you might be right, but Let It Be in general is by no means the "Beatles live with no overdubs". It was certainly intended to be so, but then Phil Spector was brought in to clean up the tapes and he unfortunately brought in tow his "wall of sound" mixing board. Listen to the IMHO overproduced "Let It Be" and the way, way overproduced "The Long and Winding Road". The lads may have recorded without overdubs, but the final production paid no quarter to their efforts. I have often wondered how much better the album could have been if Messrs. Lennon and Co. had stuck with the trusted George Martin and gave him marching instructions to maintain a raw mix. I agree that they were the best, but I would respectfully argue this album did not come off as was so well intended.
 

As Nigel Tufnel would say "Well, that'sthat's nitpicking, isn't it?"
Great song. Love the bridge. {#Bananajumprope}
This was also the title of a made-for-TV show a few years back about Macca having visited John at the Dakota. I cannot attest as to its total accuracy (only one person knows the real story), but it made for entertaining viewing.

 Bone wrote:
hmmm... I wonder if the Finn brothers ever heard this one growing up.  ;)

so simple and wonderful.   9

 

Well I know Neill has claimed the Beatles as a major influence on his music.
Great segue from the Cure....
thank you!  {#Sunny}This is the song my husband and I have 'adopted' after 19 years of marriage.  always makes me smile.{#Clap}
 Smoove_D wrote:

As of today, six people have given it a 1. Probably in reaction to your post. Nice going.
 
...or because they are on the right side of the magic bell curve. 
Smoove_D wrote:
As of today, six people have given it a 1. Probably in reaction to your post. Nice going.

(Ahh - he/she was probably just looking at the bar chart, not hovering over the score columns.)




This song is soooo good for the ears...


 toterola wrote:
Well, it's refreshing that no one's given this song a "1". 10+ from here. Love the Beatles! {#Clap}
 
As of today, six people have given it a 1. Probably in reaction to your post. Nice going.

Well, it's refreshing that no one's given this song a "1". 10+ from here. Love the Beatles! {#Clap}
Just a 10! I wish times were like that again!!
hmmm... I wonder if the Finn brothers ever heard this one growing up.  ;)

so simple and wonderful.   9