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The Beatles — Girl
Album: Rubber Soul
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Released: 1965
Length: 2:23
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Is there anybody going to listen to my story
All about the girl who came to stay?
She's the kind of girl
You want so much it makes you sorry
Still you don't regret a single day
Ah, girl
Girl, girl

When I think of all the times
I've tried so hard to leave her
She will turn to me and start to cry
And she promises the Earth to me
And I believe her
After all this time I don't know why
Ah, girl
Girl, girl

(Tit-tit-tit-tit tit-tit-tit-tit)
She's the kind of girl who puts you down
(Tit-tit-tit-tit)
When friends are there (tit-tit-tit-tit)
You feel a fool (tit-tit-tit-tit tit-tit-tit-tit)
(Tit-tit-tit-tit tit-tit-tit-tit)
When you say she's looking good (tit-tit-tit-tit tit-tit-tit-tit)
She acts as if it's understood (tit-tit-tit-tit tit-tit-tit-tit)
She's cool (tit-tit-tit-tit)
Ooh (tit-tit-tit-tit)
Ooh (tit-tit-tit-tit)
Ooh (tit-tit-tit-tit)
Girl
Girl, girl

Was she told when she was young
That pain would lead to pleasure?
Did she understand it when they said
That a man must break his back
To earn his day of leisure?
Will she still believe it when he's dead?
Ah, girl
Girl, girl

Ah, girl
Girl, girl
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This was my first album I still love it
 ico wrote:
Ooh (tit-tit-tit-tit)
Ooh (tit-tit-tit-tit)
Ooh (tit-tit-tit-tit)

 
hee hee
Yeah, back in the day the Fab Four were all about pop music love songs.  And they were pretty good at it, weren't they?

(Those long inhalations .... are they toking?)
Ooh (tit-tit-tit-tit)
Ooh (tit-tit-tit-tit)
Ooh (tit-tit-tit-tit)
their greatest album in my opinion. one of the greatest albums of all time. play anything from rubber soul any time. shit, play the whole thing if you want. i'll always listen.
 (former member) wrote:


Such a classic...  love it...

yeah! yeah! yeah!

 


Everybody in my mushrooming multitude of homeless camps loves this song about a marvelous girl...

Make me.
 coy wrote:
hear hear !!
and is that a ukulele ?  

 
I'm pretty sure it's all acoustic guitars, some with capos on them.  The counter melody towards the end sounds like George playing a 12-string, trying to emulate the sound of a bouzouki or mandolin.
{#Heartkiss}{#Heartkiss}{#Heartkiss}  Anything below G O D L I K E is a crime against music
First Beatles song I heard at the age of 5 in Communist Poland. My parents bought the album while spending their honey moon in Western Europe.
Everybody in my mushrooming multitude of churches be slow-dancing buck ass naked all across the holy moly world like bowlegged gypsy muleskinners and B.F. Skinner...  we love this splendiferous song...  love this great classic album...  love sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll...

brings back memories...
just changed my raring from 9 to 10....sorry didnt know what i was thinking....DOH
Now that is stereophonic at it's best!
I don't know just what you mean z, I'm no beatle fan but this song is working it's little magic on me, and I would say that even if I was told Ringo wrote it (or Yoko)
Giiiiirllllllllllllllll!{#Sunny}
There's an undeniably strong sentimental feeling to this song. The fact that its John's tune makes it pliable today. Had it been Paul's...it would be difficult to digest.
takes me back to 65 listening to Rubber Soul on the Hi-Fi...{#Bananajam}
Memories of my sisters and I, standing on chairs playing our yardstick guitars! The oldest always got to be John..
Hard to listen to this without being distracted by them sucking on that joint. 
..John's departure date today (08.Dec)..fare thee well to a giant in music & life..
hear hear !!
and is that a ukulele ?  


Love this classic...  John Lennon, we miss you...

 
 srose96 wrote:
stupendous even..
 


Yes, it is...  this song is soooo good it puts a spring in my step this winter day...  hope you are having a marvelous time right this minute...

 
 romeotuma wrote:


marvelous music...  love this song...


 



stupendous even..
Always loved this song.
 lemmoth wrote:


Not too sure about that.  Check out the photo again.  Ringo's smile is bigger than the others and look at his open legs, the girl's knee, etc.
 

Actually, Ringo's ankles are crossed.  Start at the left and count feet.... 
I wore out the album, the cd and might even wear out my ipod listening to Rubber Soul.....{#Cheesygrin}


marvelous music...  love this song...


 Randomax wrote:

as usual poor Ringo is the 4th man out! ha

 

Not too sure about that.  Check out the photo again.  Ringo's smile is bigger than the others and look at his open legs, the girl's knee, etc.
Was Paul toking on a doobie while recording this?


beautiful!
A truly great album.  They really went into high gear from here.
 RedGuitar wrote:

Interesting to note that Rubber Soul was the first LP after meeting Dylan, and being introduced to ganja.
Next phase indeed!

 
Interestingly enough, you can hear them toking up after every verse.

No number rating high enough for this tune. Sublime.
{#Clap} Randomax wrote:
I loved this album soooo much....I'll never forget how amazed I was at their "new sound"........lent it to Ginny Jacobs next door and NEVER SAW IT AGAIN!  I want it back Ginny!!!
 


 fredriley wrote:

Hardly surprising - his face looks like the South end of a North-bound hippo :o)

 
o no to the yanks he looks groovy

My, oh my, this song brings back great memories.
It doesn't matter what the song is.  I still enjoy hearing it.  It's still Innovative Music to my ears.   LONG LIVE THE FAB FOUR!!!!!!

{#Cheers}

 Randomax wrote:

as usual poor Ringo is the 4th man out! ha

 
Hardly surprising - his face looks like the South end of a North-bound hippo :o)

Six ho-hums on the trot. Looks like RP's hit what is, for me, a bit of a lean period. Off to make some tea and hope for better luck on my return.
 George_Tirebiter wrote:
I think this album was pivotal in that it began the transistion from Mop-Top pop idols to their next phase.  It bridges the gap nicely between teen sensation and what was coming with the Revolver/Sgt Pepper artistry.  Still one of my faves. 

 
Interesting to note that Rubber Soul was the first LP after meeting Dylan, and being introduced to ganja.
Next phase indeed!

 calypsus_1 wrote:

The Beatles with The Vernons Girls in 1963 by rising70
https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_first_rays/

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as usual poor Ringo is the 4th man out! ha

I loved this album soooo much....I'll never forget how amazed I was at their "new sound"........lent it to Ginny Jacobs next door and NEVER SAW IT AGAIN!  I want it back Ginny!!!
The Liverpudlian influence can be heard in the line:  "a man must break his back to earn his day of leisure."  Beautiful song!


love it...

 
Back in the early '70's as a little child my elder brothers had a tape of The Beatles (and tapes of other bands). For summerholidays we went to France by car, which had one of the first radio-cassette-players. Unfortunately my brothers forgot the others tapes to take with them, so the entire holiday we only heard The Beatles play. So I thought The Beatles were French and still so many songs of them I associate with that summerholiday. A warm memory, though.

The Beatles with The Vernons Girls in 1963 by rising70
https://www.flickr.com/photos/the_first_rays/

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 Droidac wrote:
 romeotuma wrote:


This song is soooo good for the ears...

Dude, PLEASE get a new comment! 
    He heard you,it's now in green !  {#Smile}


 George_Tirebiter wrote:
I think this album was pivotal in that it began the transistion from Mop-Top pop idols to their next phase.  It bridges the gap nicely between teen sensation and what was coming with the Revolver/Sgt Pepper artistry.  Still one of my faves. 

 

Yea, this is the one.{#Yes}
I think this album was pivotal in that it began the transistion from Mop-Top pop idols to their next phase.  It bridges the gap nicely between teen sensation and what was coming with the Revolver/Sgt Pepper artistry.  Still one of my faves. 



This is such a great song...  love it...




promises.. girl
this is (insert superlative here) from the (insert superlative here) Beatles (insert superlative here) albums.   This could also be  one of (insert superlative here) in rock history.  This is just one of the many (insert superlative here) songs in  the (insert superlative here) Beatles catalog.  (insert superlative here) and (insert superlative here).  If there is anyone out there that doesn't think the Beatles were (insert superlative here) they're smoking crack.    {#Dancingbanana_2}
ahem, well ya I may be old but when I hear this song i don't feel old.  I dial up the volume and revel in it's fine lyrics, musicality and voice.


Such a classic...  love it...


When you say she's looking good
She acts as if it's understood.....{#Clap}

 Oregon_Steve wrote:
Beautiful, beautifully crafted, timeless.

 


Yes, this really is a great song...





fantastic song...


wow!  i don't think i have ever heard so much beatles on rp!   {#Dancingbanana_2}
Oh fava beans...
at last something to break the tedium of the last 30 minutes of RP
 romeotuma wrote:


This song is soooo good for the ears...

Dude, PLEASE get a new comment! 


Beautiful, beautifully crafted, timeless.



This song is soooo good for the ears...


 philbertr wrote:


If nothing else, the incredible quantity of recordings that they sold—not even considering the response to them of other artists and critics—should tell you that the problem is yours.  You might as well say that you can't understand why people think the earth is round, revolves around the sun and isn't the center of the universe.

 
I have always loved the Beatles' music, (this song in particular) and I believe I understand the point you are making, but with all due respect, your analogy is not really a valid one.  The astronomical details you cite in your last sentence are facts - established through scientific methods.  Liking or disliking a particular artist is a matter of personal aesthetics, not a matter of verifiable science.  Perhaps some listeners who were not born while The Beatles existed don't "get" them, especially if hearing their 40+ year-old, 4-track recordings compared to today's ultra-technical recordings, (though I know some people in their 50's and 60's who never thought much of The Fab Four either).  Statistical and/or critical data will seldom "convert" anyone when it comes to matters of taste.  Just because other peoples' tastes may vary from yours, or those of the masses, doesn't mean those people are delusional.
 philbertr wrote:
If nothing else, the incredible quantity of recordings that they sold—not even considering the response to them of other artists and critics—should tell you that the problem is yours.  You might as well say that you can't understand why people think the earth is round, revolves around the sun and isn't the center of the universe.
 

Music is taste, so that's not a very good argument.  If you can tell me why somebody would like a low fidelity recording with all of the (screechy) vocals on one side, then I'm open to attempt at understanding.


 Rantipole wrote:
I don't think I'll ever understand why people like this band.
 

Obviously your too young to understand, timing is everything and at the time they came out they influenced culture, ideas, song writing, television not to mention music. It is the path that music, recording and MTV had to take to get to where it is today. Like them or not the music you like is a direct result of what the Beatles pulled of in the studio and on film.
 Shesdifferent wrote:
Any Beatles, Any time.....except maybe "Give Peace a Chance" and "Imagine" (just too overplayed)
 
Neither one of those songs you posted are Beatles tunes, but your close!

 jadewahoo wrote:


Its not a 'hit' but a 'snort'. The song is about cocaine, Girl being one of the euphemisms of coke back in the day.
 

You're on DRUGS!

(And Billy Graham should take LSD!)

 RedGuitar wrote:


I thought Rubber Soul was their first LP after Dylan had introduced them to marijuana. Didn't think they'd done acid yet, but I could be wrong - I've been wrong once or twice before!
 
They were smoking dope all through the filming of Help! and the soundtrack recording. This was before Rubber Soul was recorded.

Nice segue from Michael Penn.
Any Beatles, Any time.....except maybe "Give Peace a Chance" and "Imagine" (just too overplayed)
{#Daisy}
another gemI confess  I did not know - the beatles' repertoires is really inexhaustible ...


Love it...


 Rantipole wrote:
I don't think I'll ever understand why people like this band.
 

If nothing else, the incredible quantity of recordings that they sold—not even considering the response to them of other artists and critics—should tell you that the problem is yours.  You might as well say that you can't understand why people think the earth is round, revolves around the sun and isn't the center of the universe.

 fab4fan wrote:
No actually only John and George had already been using LSD after George's crazy dentist friend drugged John,his wife Cynthia,George and his soon to be wife Patti's cofee when they were over his house for dinner earlier in the year. Paul didn't do LSD until the summer of 1966 and he was using cocaine during the recording of Sgt.Pepper. Paul was also the first rock star to openly talk to the public about his using LSD. And in The Beatles Anthology video series there is a black and white news film of a reporter asking Paul how often he did LSD and Paul says about 4 times. The same month and year he was interviewed in Life Magazine and he said outrageous things like the world would be a better place if our world leaders took LSD! The Reverend Billy Graham prayed for him and said he should see a psychiatrist!
 
The most perfect part of your comment is that Billy Graham was a close personal adviser to Dick Nixon during both his terms, especially when Nixon was suffering from cognitive dissonance caused by the conflict of Nixon being raised as a Quaker and bombing third world people in Cambodia "into the stone age".

I don't know if Nixon should have been tripping, but I don't think it could have made matters worse if the assh*le had been a "head". {#Chillpill} {#Cowboy}

                                                                                  ALSO
bugleboy624 wrote:


There'd be about a billion less people and a whole lot more radiation because the nuclear armed nut jobs like Kim Jong Il would've blown the tits off the world! Drugs are not the answer!
 
Kim drinks a liter of George V cognac a day, and is also very likely a chronic heroin addict.  As Dr. Hunter S. Thompson was fond of saying, "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." You're going to have to do better than Kim, for your example.

As we used to say, back in the day, reality is for people who can't handle drugs. {#Daisy}{#Meditate}{#Group-hug}
I don't think I'll ever understand why people like this band.
 bam23 wrote:

What's so outrageous about the idea that all world leaders should take LSD? Obviously, some would only be reinforced in their megalomania or paranoia, but I suspect that the net outcome would be better than what we have seen in the past 40 years.
 

There'd be about a billion less people and a whole lot more radiation because the nuclear armed nut jobs like Kim Jong Il would've blown the tits off the world! Drugs are not the answer!
nice.  walked in my home from stressful long lines at traider joes.  nice.
Believe it or not the first time I heard this song was in Accross the Universe
Excessive stereo separation!
bam23 wrote:
What's so outrageous about the idea that all world leaders should take LSD? Obviously, some would only be reinforced in their megalomania or paranoia, but I suspect that the net outcome would be better than what we have seen in the past 40 years.
You US Disneylanders are so funny!
rocco1207 wrote:
you're out of your mind
And you rate "Crazy little thing called love" a 10!...LOL...yeah you really know your music eh.
funkaholic wrote:
Impossible to give a sensible reply to this statement.
Yep It seems so! But as I said...Even the "Fab Four" (and I've always been a fan) can release a duff song..they weren't perfect and they're not beyond criticism..sorry to hurt your feelings.
EssexTex wrote:
Just goes to show even the Beatles could pen a stinker
I guess this has become sort of a pile-on, but come on .... :no: :rolleyes: The song is a popular classic - it's just about perfect. - Riff
fab4fan wrote:
No actually only John and George had already been using LSD after George's crazy dentist friend drugged John,his wife Cynthia,George and his soon to be wife Patti's cofee when they were over his house for dinner earlier in the year. Paul didn't do LSD until the summer of 1966 and he was using cocaine during the recording of Sgt.Pepper. Paul was also the first rock star to openly talk to the public about his using LSD. And in The Beatles Anthology video series there is a black and white news film of a reporter asking Paul how often he did LSD and Paul says about 4 times. The same month and year he was interviewed in Life Magazine and he said outrageous things like the world would be a better place if our world leaders took LSD! The Reverend Billy Graham prayed for him and said he should see a psychiatrist!
What's so outrageous about the idea that all world leaders should take LSD? Obviously, some would only be reinforced in their megalomania or paranoia, but I suspect that the net outcome would be better than what we have seen in the past 40 years.
EssexTex wrote:
Just goes to show even the Beatles could pen a stinker
Impossible to give a sensible reply to this statement.
I have rarely rated songs with a 10, but this mind-blowing classic from the greatest songwriter of the rock era gets a 10. Sheer genius.
renlat wrote:
Actually, "Daisky" is right. I'm just reading a John Lennon interview and he used to call Rubber Soul as the "Pot days". No hard drugs back then if we do exception of the "Pills days" (nothing to do with LSD) back in 1962.
I thought Rubber Soul was their first LP after Dylan had introduced them to marijuana. Didn't think they'd done acid yet, but I could be wrong - I've been wrong once or twice before!
Has there ever been a more lascivious intake of breath than John's in this song? Love it! :clap:
Great segue from "No Myth" ! :clap:
Doesn't compare to the Tiny Tim version...
EssexTex wrote:
Just goes to show even the Beatles could pen a stinker
you're out of your mind
She's the kind of girl you want so much it makes you sorry...Great song..pretty sure it is about a girl..On any given day its meaning may be challenged to be about drugs or whatever. What really matters is the meaning to the individual (me) listener. I seldom hear YES IT IS . It is a Beatle great..
What's in the history books are seldom the truth,remeber this kids played themselves together in Germany,what went around there early 60's,is up to anyones guess,exept for the ones that was there.The song I used to not like,but today a 9.
fab4fan wrote:
No actually only John and George had already been using LSD after George's crazy dentist friend drugged John,his wife Cynthia,George and his soon to be wife Patti's cofee when they were over his house for dinner earlier in the year. Paul didn't do LSD until the summer of 1966 and he was using cocaine during the recording of Sgt.Pepper. Paul was also the first rock star to openly talk to the public about his using LSD. And in The Beatles Anthology video series there is a black and white news film of a reporter asking Paul how often he did LSD and Paul says about 4 times. The same month and year he was interviewed in Life Magazine and he said outrageous things like the world would be a better place if our world leaders took LSD! The Reverend Billy Graham prayed for him and said he should see a psychiatrist!
Actually, "Daisky" is right. I'm just reading a John Lennon interview and he used to call Rubber Soul as the "Pot days". No hard drugs back then if we do exception of the "Pills days" (nothing to do with LSD) back in 1962.
well what can one say - melodic qualties - very god like indeed
daisky wrote:
Where did you get this? Any sources? According the Anthology, its just a song about a girl, with a jab at christianity in the last verse. By the time Rubber Soul was released none of them was doing any hard drugs yet, which makes this conjecture of the song being about coke unlikely.
No actually only John and George had already been using LSD after George's crazy dentist friend drugged John,his wife Cynthia,George and his soon to be wife Patti's cofee when they were over his house for dinner earlier in the year. Paul didn't do LSD until the summer of 1966 and he was using cocaine during the recording of Sgt.Pepper. Paul was also the first rock star to openly talk to the public about his using LSD. And in The Beatles Anthology video series there is a black and white news film of a reporter asking Paul how often he did LSD and Paul says about 4 times. The same month and year he was interviewed in Life Magazine and he said outrageous things like the world would be a better place if our world leaders took LSD! The Reverend Billy Graham prayed for him and said he should see a psychiatrist!
renlat wrote:
Tits?
I can't believe they let you post the word on here! But you are right John was actually breathing sexy and Paul and George were indeed singing t*t t*t over and over again as the backing vocals. George Martin asked them if they were singing dit dit dit or t*t and they lied to him and fooled him and they left laughing!
An instant 9!
One summer, I was driving to Connecticut and heard the Tiny Tim version of this on NPR. I laughed so hard, I had to pull over off the highway for a few minutes.
jadewahoo wrote:
Its not a 'hit' but a 'snort'. The song is about cocaine, Girl being one of the euphemisms of coke back in the day.
I'm pretty sure they didn't even smoke weed when this came out. Not much blow around either.
Such wicked 60' stereo separation in my head phones... :music:
jadewahoo wrote:
Its not a 'hit' but a 'snort'. The song is about cocaine, Girl being one of the euphemisms of coke back in the day.
Where did you get this? Any sources? According the Anthology, its just a song about a girl, with a jab at christianity in the last verse. By the time Rubber Soul was released none of them was doing any hard drugs yet, which makes this conjecture of the song being about coke unlikely.
wow. I haven't heard this song in like, forever!
felix_the_man wrote:
It sounds like they are taking a hit in between girl
Its not a 'hit' but a 'snort'. The song is about cocaine, Girl being one of the euphemisms of coke back in the day.
renlat wrote:
Tits?
Gits?
Marr wrote:
Is that a ukulele playing in the background??
It certainly sounds like one. By the way, I don't think I've ever listened to this over headphones before. It sure sounds weird to have the vocals in one ear and the instruments in the other.
such a great, simple song... love the lyrics. their best album if you ask me.
felix_the_man wrote:
It sounds like they are taking a hit in between girl
I'm quite sure that's the idea...
Is that a ukulele playing in the background??
She promised the earth ... oh man such amazing simple song ... OScar
slowhand wrote:
Stellar song from a fantastic album. This album evokes the best of the Beatles emotional output.
Just looked at the track listing, and I think I just might give every track on there a 10. And I'm not even that big a Beatles fan. Really. This album is just so great, for me the best they ever did. Maybe nowhereman a 9?
ok, that was an excellent transition from acoustic 'weeping guitar' cover to this... nice job bill.
Stellar song from a fantastic album. This album evokes the best of the Beatles emotional output.
vnizzo wrote:
What are the secret words?
They wouldn't be a secret if I told you. Would they?
vnizzo wrote:
What are the secret words?
Evidently it is "tit". Those naughty boys!
Whadda you know, another Beatles song on R.P...
Ian911299 wrote:
Has anyone ever noticed the "secret words" in this song?
:question: :question: :question: :question: :question: