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The Beatles — Got To Get You Into My Life
Album: Revolver
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Released: 1966
Length: 2:23
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I was alone, I took a ride
I didn't know what I would find there
Another road where maybe I
Could see another kind of mind there
Ooh, then I suddenly see you
Ooh, did I tell you I need you
Every single day of my life?

You didn't run, you didn't lie
You know I wanted just to hold you
And had you gone, you knew in time
We'd meet again, for I had told you
Ooh, you were meant to be near me
Ooh, and I want you to hear me
Say we'll be together every day

Got to get you into my life
Somehow, someway

What can I do? What can I be?
When I'm with you I wanna stay there
If I'm true, I'll never leave
And if I do I know the way there
Ooh, then I suddenly see you
Ooh, did I tell you I need you
Every single day of my life?

Got to get you into my life
I've got to get you into my life

I was alone, I took a ride
I didn't know what I would find there
Another road where maybe I
Could see another kind of mind there
And then I suddenly see you
Did I tell you I need you
Every single day?
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 Lazarus wrote: 
everyone in my stasis pod prison loves you. they'd dance, but sadly, stasis pods...you know...
Pretty sure that George Martin--the original fifth Beatle--wrote the horn charts.
The horns are genius, that and the Paperback Writer riff
Ahhh.. the music of my youth - and outstanding it was! and remains to this day!!!
OOOOO  Crank up the volume on this glorious song!
 Pedro1874 wrote:
Ah, Revolver - what a great album.  Must dig it out and play it in its entirety tonight!  Nothing like the warmth of vinyl on the ears. {#Good-vibes}
 

I agree...  every single song on the album is marvelous...

we be dancing...
 
Ah, Revolver - what a great album.  Must dig it out and play it in its entirety tonight!  Nothing like the warmth of vinyl on the ears. {#Good-vibes}

Everybody in my church loves this song...

 
If only they had found a decent drummer. . . 
I draw this cover many years ago...{#Notworthy}
This is a quaint little ditty. I think these nice young lads are going places.


Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...

 
Lovin' this, yes indeedy......10
Congrats on the marriage, Paul.
Yay!{#Dancingbanana}
 unclehud wrote:
There's a semi-pause in the middle of this tune, where the guitar smacks a "whang, whang, whang ..." and then hits a nifty little short solo.  Don't know why, but that's the defining moment in this tune for me, and perfectly illustrates how truly musical these guys were.
 
{#Music}  Yes! There's almost a bell-like quality to those guitars!  I've always thought that this very eccentric song, with the discordant high note at the end of each stanza and the constantly changing tempos shouldn't work, but it does!

 unclehud wrote:
There's a semi-pause in the middle of this tune, where the guitar smacks a "whang, whang, whang ..." and then hits a nifty little short solo.  Don't know why, but that's the defining moment in this tune for me, and perfectly illustrates how truly musical these guys were.
 
{#Music}  Yes! There's almost a bell-like quality to those guitars!  I've always thought that this very eccentric song, with the discordant high note at the end of each stanza, shouldn't work, but it does!

Love the horns!
There's a semi-pause in the middle of this tune, where the guitar smacks a "whang, whang, whang ..." and then hits a nifty little short solo.  Don't know why, but that's the defining moment in this tune for me, and perfectly illustrates how truly musical these guys were.


Such a great song from a great album...  cool horns...  driving bass...  we be dancing...

 
i know exactly what you mean!! perfect illustration. you must listen! the beatles are fab!
...can't stand it!..i have some sort of visceral anti-mccarthy reaction, probably an artifact of early childhood innoculation - you have to admit that terrestrial radio overplayed the hell out of his music in the early seventies...


 


They were in their most creative period with these albums.  Superb music, and as you say, it changed everything.
 
westslope wrote:
Cannot agree.  Great song off an amazing album.  Yesterday and Today, Revolver, Rubber Soul changed contemporary music forever.

 


 


...can't stand it!..i have some sort of visceral anti-mccarthy reaction, probably an artifact of early childhood innoculation - you have to admit that terrestrial radio overplayed the hell out of his music in the early seventies...


 thewiseking wrote:
this McCartney stuff has not aged well
 
Your "wisdom" is seriously in question.

Dating back to my childhood, when I listened to this album on my parents' LP, this is one of my all-time favorite tunes by the Fab Four.
what to say about this tune ...
No Beatles were harmed in making this song.
That takes me right back to high school!

{#Undecided}
 hcaudill wrote:
I'm embarrassed that I never knew this was a Beatles song - always assumed it was an Earth Wind & Fire original.
 

I'm obsessed with the Beatles and one of my students, who is obsessed with Earth Wind & Fire, brought in one of their cds to me about an hour ago - I'd never heard their version before.  And now I get to hear the original!  Excellent synchronicity. 


love it...


I'm embarrassed that I never knew this was a Beatles song - always assumed it was an Earth Wind & Fire original.
 phlattop wrote:
This was re-released as a single sometime around 1979-80.  Does anyone know why it was re-released? I can't think of any other Beatles songs that were re-released
 
Earth Wind and Fire released a version in the late seventies. So you may be thinking of their version, or perhaps the Beatles version received a lot of extra airplay because of it. I don't think their was an official re-release, but I could be wrong.

Edit**

I was mistaken, according to Wikipedia:
It was released as a single in the US in 1976, a decade after its initial release and six years after The Beatles split up. This was the single that was released as a promo for the Rock 'n' Roll Music compilation album. It hit #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, The Beatles' last top ten hit there until their 1995 release "Free as a Bird".


 thewiseking wrote:
this McCartney stuff has not aged well

 Cannot agree.  Great song off an amazing album.  Yesterday and Today, Revolver, Rubber Soul changed contemporary music forever.


 kurtster wrote:
Thanks for keeping this from collecting dust in the archives.
 

Indeed...  this song is as good as it ever was— fantastic...



This song is soooo good with some beers...




This song is soooo good for the ears...


Thanks for keeping this from collecting dust in the archives.
This was re-released as a single sometime around 1979-80.  Does anyone know why it was re-released? I can't think of any other Beatles songs that were re-released
this McCartney stuff has not aged well
It is so weird to hear this without ~40 years of pops and clicks. Time to dig out the vinyl when I get home.
First spin in 4 years! Awesome....what a great sound!
JOHN 1980: "Paul. I think that was one of his best songs, too, because the lyrics are good and I didn't write them. You see? When I say that he could write lyrics if he took the effort-- here's an example." PAUL circa-1994: "I'd been a rather straight working class lad, but when we started to get into pot it seemed to me to be quite uplifting. It didn't seem to have too many side effects like alcohol or some of the other stuff, like pills, which I pretty much kept off. I kind of liked marijuana and to me it seemed it was mind-expanding, literally mind-expanding. So 'Got To Get You Into My Life' is really a song about that. It's not to a person, it's actually about pot. It's saying, 'I'm going to do this. This is not a bad idea.' So it's actually an ode to pot, like someone else might write an ode to chocolate or a good claret. I haven't really changed my opinion too much, except if anyone asks me for real advice, it would be stay straight. That is actually the best way, but in a stressful world I still would say that pot was one of the best of the tranquilizing drugs. I have drunk and smoked pot and of the two I think pot is less harmful. People tend to fall asleep on it rather than go out and commit murder, so it's always seemed to me to be a rather benign one." (click here) . mmmhmm (pimp) . the dude abides.
A McCartney number, obviously, that shows off his interest in (and the influence on him of) American soul music. American soul musicians (notably Earth, Wind and Fire) later returned the favor by covering this, but the blustery Beatles original swings its way to an unassailable height. A perfect "10"--as far as white-boy soul can ever get.