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The Beatles — You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
Album: Help!
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8.7

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Total ratings: 1175









Released: 1965
Length: 2:06
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Here I stand head in hand
Turn my face to the wall
If she's gone I can't go on
Feeling two foot small
Everywhere people stare
Each and every day
I can see them laugh at me
And I hear them say

Hey, you've got to hide your love away
Hey, you've got to hide your love away

How can I even try?
I can never win
Hearing them, seeing them
In the state I'm in
How could she say to me
Love will find a way?
Gather round, all you clowns
Let me hear you say

Hey, you've got to hide your love away
Hey, you've got to hide your love away
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 kingart wrote:

Which island? Manhattan, Oahu, Devil's...? 
 

Fantasy?
 ImaOldman wrote:
Anyone who rates this a 1 (17 people) should be voted off the island...
 
Which island? Manhattan, Oahu, Devil's...? 
Reminds me of that SNL skit. 
i love the movie clip
Long Live   Radio Paradise
My rating is 8 - Most Excellent
10 for the theme (maybe about Brian Epstein, which at least makes sense), for the satisfying hummability of the music, for the band that had the ability to make a good thing great, for the way John sounds disgusted with this idiotic world, and for the great tenor flute outro solo on .
Anyone who rates this a 1 (17 people) should be voted off the island...
https://www.thebeatlessongbysong.com/youvgot.jpg
John doing his best Bob Zimmerman...and doing it well!
  vanillagorilla wrote:
John wrote it about the cool reception Yoko got from everyone...pure masterpiece about daily life

 
Proclivities wrote:

I don't think Lennon even met Yoko until at least a year after this album was released.

 
A little over a year, actually.  Help! was released July 19, 1965.  John met Yoko at an art exhibition on November 7, 1966.

John has since claimed that Help! was about being overwhelmed as a member of the Beatles during their meteoric rise to fame.  Of course, like everything else about the Beatles, there is more than one story.  Another case has been made that the title of their upcoming movie was to be Help! and Lennon felt that he immediately needed to write a song by that title for the film.
 vanillagorilla wrote:
John wrote it about the cool reception Yoko got from everyone...pure masterpiece about daily life

 
I don't think Lennon even met Yoko until at least a year after this album was released.
John wrote it about the cool reception Yoko got from everyone...pure masterpiece about daily life
Excellent song and one of the best moments in the "Help" movie.
Excellent melancholy ballad from John, and one of the best moments in the "Help" movie.
Hinting at Rubber Soul / Revolver and more greatness to come.
Indeed, I've got to hide it. 
Lennon was spitting them out during this time
insane number of songs he came up with
 jberko wrote:
My favorite Beatle was John...  My son is naming my new granddaughter Lennon Parker.  

 
{#Clap}  Awesome!
My favorite Beatle was John...  My son is naming my new granddaughter Lennon Parker.  
 Bat wrote:

The American version is clearly tied to the movie and maybe the English version came out earlier, who knows?  But what I find interesting is that they decided to rearrange the left to right order of member photos.  I can just imagine the record company execs arguing that it's all wrong to have Ringo on the far right, we must move him to second left.

 
Most of my English albums have more tracks than their US counterparts, hence:-

"Help! is the fifth British and tenth North American album by English rock group the Beatles, and the soundtrack from their film Help!. Produced by George Martin, it contains fourteen songs in its original British form. Seven of these, including the singles "Help!" and "Ticket to Ride", appeared in the film and took up the first side of the vinyl album. The second side contained seven other releases including the most-covered song ever written, "Yesterday".

The American release was a true soundtrack album, mixing the first seven songs with instrumental material from the film. Of the other seven songs that were on the British release, two were released on the US version of the next Beatles album, Rubber Soul, two were back-to-back on the next US single and then appeared on Yesterday and Today, and three had already been on Beatles VI"


I love this..........
 gjr wrote:

john lennon showing how a "bob dylan" song should be written and sung 

 
John during his "fat Beatle" period, shortly after getting turned on to pot by Dylan—the latter thinking this had already occurred.

Dylan: "But you sing, "I get high, I get high, I get high...."

(Hilarious laughter ensues.)

Later that evening, Paul has an epiphany that "there are seven levels" and reveals this to all. The next morning he can't remember what they were.

 gjr wrote:

john lennon showing how a "bob dylan" song should be written and sung by a band with talent to spare.  the lyrics, the nasal twang, very dylan-esque.....n'est ce pas?


imoho

 
I've heard this song a million times (grew up in the sixties) but this time I realized this is really a 'folk' song: Tambourine, acoustic guitar, and the lyrics.  Thought I'd check the comments - and yes I agree.

BTW,  I always thought Hendrix's "Wind Cries Mary" was also very Dylan-esque.
shines me up with a smile every time
 AphidA wrote:
Double-Godlike.

 
..... is that all :))
 Bat wrote:

The American version is clearly tied to the movie and maybe the English version came out earlier, who knows?  But what I find interesting is that they decided to rearrange the left to right order of member photos.  I can just imagine the record company execs arguing that it's all wrong to have Ringo on the far right, we must move him to second left.

 
My brother had that  American LP version when I was a kid.  Imagine my surprise years later when I discovered a whole bunch of extra songs on the UK version and not those five instrumental cuts which in retrospect were not really what my six-year-old tastes would have preferred.
Double-Godlike.
 Proclivities wrote:

Yes, but the album originally had this cover in North America:
help 

 
The American version is clearly tied to the movie and maybe the English version came out earlier, who knows?  But what I find interesting is that they decided to rearrange the left to right order of member photos.  I can just imagine the record company execs arguing that it's all wrong to have Ringo on the far right, we must move him to second left.
 oldfart48 wrote:

say what ?  no comprende'

 
john lennon showing how a "bob dylan" song should be written and sung by a band with talent to spare.  the lyrics, the nasal twang, very dylan-esque.....n'est ce pas?


imoho
 WonderLizard wrote:
Um, this one's from Help!, yes?



 
Yes, but the album originally had this cover in North America:
help 
What can you say? Classic Beatles showing the rest of the music world how it's done!
 gjr wrote:
lennon showing dylan how to do dylan

 
say what ?  no comprende'
 WonderLizard wrote:
Um, this one's from Help!, yes?



 
thanks WonderLizard!
sweet
Tough call.
This comes on as I'm reading Pablo Neruda's "Los Enigmas". 
Which bit of perfection to pay attention to?
Ah, the poem can wait a moment...
lennon showing dylan how to do dylan
Hearts and thoughts they fade... Fade, fade away...  Such a Pearl Jam ripoff! {#Wink}


Everybody in my church loves this song...

reminds me of these days... 

One of my top 3-4 Beatles songs. I'm tired of a lot of their stuff these days, but this one still works.
Cracking tune from Mr Lennon - an old favourite of mine! {#Crown}
Well used on SNL last night
Yet another example of an early gem by the Beatles.  Pre-Sgt Peppers yet still showed that they were extremely talented and a notch above a lot of other rock groups.


This song is soooo good it puts a spring in my step this summer night...

 
It sounds so much better here than it ever did back in the day.
Greatest contribution from elementary school handheld percussion instruments ever.
I remember when this was such a great song for dancing singing as we walked or even walking home alone after a date...yes, dates happened and people walked home... Beatles were the "good guys" and Rolling Stones the "bad boys"...and the Kinks were just too damn smart... The Yardbirds played like people from another planet...and then along came Cream and a whole new level of energy poured from Ginger Bakers drum kit... a million years ago...on a planet where people much like us dressed and acted very differently....But the Beach Boys then and now were pure American invention, lyrics and harmonies... Desert Island Geezer Home Soundtracks-?


As a teenager, I played this song over and over and over and over again. What a blast to hear it again after all these years.

This song is soooo good it puts a spring in my step this spring day...

 


This song is soooo good it puts a spring in my step this winter evening...

 
 Love this song. John was by far my favorite Beatle.{#Angel}
10!
So simple , so perfect
 HazzeSwede wrote:
5 "members" of this wonderful place in cyberspace, dislike this little gem so much that they have to come in here to rate it a 1{#Stupid} Planet earth sure is eclectic.{#Smile}
 

we need to...

find these people.
Another good one.

Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...



 lexica wrote:
Why doesn't it go to 11?

*pokes irritably at rating scale*

{#Clap}
 
Alright. . . as you asked so nicely. 

 Rate Song:
John did a fine job with this song. Too bad it never caught on



I'll dance to this...

 


Classic Lennon...  love it...

 
You know it just does not get any better than this.{#No}
My favorite Beatle song, sung by my favorite Beatle...  RIP, John...
Lennon said in an RS interview that this song was his salute to Dylan. The Beatles' producer George Martin said John was the first of the 4 to write songs about his inner psyche and feelings— not just about love.  It was quite unique at the time. It was also written that Dylan turned the Beatles onto pot for the first time at the Plaza Hotel in NYC.  They were in the City for the Ed Sullivan Show performance.

Bonus:  If you haven't heard it, check out performance sound track to Beatles smash show in Vegas called LOVE. They gave George Martin the keys to the Beatles recording vault to produce & magically mix the final track to the Cirque de Solei performance.

It opens with a surreal version of Lennon singing "Because" from Abbey Road"with much more mazin stuff to follow....  
Also has an accoustic "While my Guitar Gently Weeps" sung and played by George (i tunes).

Sir George Martin deserved the honor given to him by the Queen.

 

Why doesn't it go to 11?

*pokes irritably at rating scale*

{#Clap}
 WonderLizard wrote:
Um, this one's from Help!, yes?


 
Yes! {#Cool}
Love, love, love John's voice on this ...
One of those Beatles tracks that it's actually more fun to sing than to listen to.


Every time I hear this song it makes me want to go grab my acoustic guitar...  G D F G C F C...  love it...

 
 Marcvs wrote:
My first instant godlike rating.

 
Same here.

My favorite beatle song of all time and that's saying a lot.  It always makes me feel sad, but a "good" sad.
R.I.P. John.
Coming up on 30 years from that tragic day. 
Um, this one's from Help!, yes?


 Stefen wrote:
From the 1965 "Help!" album.
 
Fun movie. Lots of other great tracks on the album, too.

Not enough numbers.{#Notworthy}
Arghhh...  Help! would be the album to place this on, not one of the compilations.

 Bosami wrote:


I agree - love your analogy too!
 

Thank you!  This song is soooo good...  love it...




I just love this song to pieces. I have it on three different vinyl albums, but the red one is still my favorite. Dammit, George - why'd you have to die?  {#Cry} Sometimes life just isn't fair. Then again, if it was fair, we'd have Paradise, and all our dreams would come true. (Um, but then there'd be the conflict of my dream, which is to have all animals safe, and some other body's dream of killing every animal on the face of the earth.) *shrug*

Still, I hate death. I love this song. Okay - I guess those are my personal parameters.

I'm in love with this song...always have been. I miss John Lennon greatly. 
5 "members" of this wonderful place in cyberspace, dislike this little gem so much that they have to come in here to rate it a 1{#Stupid} Planet earth sure is eclectic.{#Smile}
My first instant godlike rating.

 romeotuma wrote:


GREAT song from the band that is the Shakespeare of rock and roll...
 

I agree - love your analogy too!
From the 1965 "Help!" album.
 romeotuma wrote:


absolutely awesome...


 
I agree - Harrison was an understated genius...

You're in Vegas??  How's the weather? I got caught in a hailstorm on the freeway from Ryndon to Elko today, and damned near crashed! Spun out of control - did four 360's and ended up in the emergency lane, backwards. I may never drive again... Hope you're having a better time with fun, sun and sin.... {#Daisy}


absolutely awesome...


One of lennon's best
john lennon showing bob dylan how to do bob dylan  {#Bananajam}
Just right in its hope, frustration, pragmatism, cynicism, wistfulness. 

Ah, just right.


GREAT song from the band that is the Shakespeare of rock and roll...


{#Music}
simply perfect
 Johray63 wrote:
One of them songs, that always seem to be with me. like; I Can See Clearly Now and All I Ever Need Is You. You don't necessarily need to like them, but for some reason they take part of you. You take a shower, or pick up a guitar- and a good change, these songs come out.
 

One of the neatest comments I've read on this station—and this one's from seven years ago. (!) 


 ICHawk wrote:
Fantastic....just fantastic.
 
One of my favorite Beatles tunes.



This song is soooo good for the ears...




Pearl Jam, Eddie Vedder going solo...

playing this beautiful song of The Beatles "you got to ride you love away" (Live Sao Paulo)


Ah, still sounds great . . . always will.
Fantastic....just fantastic.
{#Meditate}

I never realized how tired, and world-weary he sounds.


why such low ratings?


G-D-F-G-C-F-C

middle eight— G-C-D

love it...



CamLwalk wrote:
Awesome tambourine work by Ringo!


{#Roflol}{#Roflol}{#Roflol}
First Beatles' song I learned to play (on guitar) from start to finish--and we'd play it for hours. Still one of the tunes I warm up with.
Awesome tambourine work by Ringo!
What a great song...loved it during the HELP movie...classic "Lennon" Beatles
phineas wrote:
I don't get how a song called "You've got to hide your love away" makes a good wedding song ---- what am I missing here?
a gay wedding perhaps
Drunkenlilacwine wrote:
:hug: another great wedding dance if it were a little longer.
I don't get how a song called "You've got to hide your love away" makes a good wedding song ---- what am I missing here?
:hug: another great wedding dance if it were a little longer.
everytime i hear this it reminds me of standing in line, all around the block, at the fox theater in fullerton, california to go see \"help\". it took me awhile to figure out why all the girls always screamed when this certain beatle appeared on the screen (the cute one i guess?) oh, for those days of innocence. or was that ignorance? yep, it was the latter. :lol:
One of my fav-o-rites from the Beatles, if not the most!! My only complaint is that it\'s too short!! :cry: (And Eddy V doesn\'t do too bad of a job w/it either) Patti M. 8^)
this is my absolute favorite beatles song.
That's Lennon: L-E-N-N-O-N. Status at time of recording: Post-adolescent, pre Ono, and current genius.
Yes, nice to hear the original, now that Eddie Vedder\'s cover is getting so much radio play.
It\'s good to hear the original these days.
One of them songs, that always seem to be with me. like; I Can See Clearly Now and All I Ever Need Is You. You don\'t necessarily need to like them, but for some reason they take part of you. You take a shower, or pick up a guitar- and a good change, these songs come out.