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The Beatles — I'm So Tired
Album: White Album
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Released: 1968
Length: 1:59
Plays (last 30 days): 1
I'm so tired
I haven't slept a wink
I'm so tired
My mind is on the blink
I wonder, should I get up and fix myself a drink?
No, no, no

I'm so tired
I don't know what to do
I'm so tired
My mind is set on you
I wonder should I call you
But I know what you would do

You'd say I'm putting you on
But it's no joke
It's doing me harm
You know I can't sleep
I can't stop my brain
You know it's three weeks
I'm going insane
You know I'd give you everything I've got for a little peace of mind

I'm so tired
I'm feeling so upset
Although I'm so tired
I'll have another cigarette
And curse Sir Walter Raleigh
He was such a stupid git

You'd say I'm putting you on
But it's no joke
It's doing me harm
You know I can't sleep
I can't stop my brain
You know it's three weeks
I'm going insane
You know I'd give you everything I've got for a little peace of mind
I'd give you everything I've got for a little peace of mind
I'd give you everything I've got for a little peace of mind

'''Spoken:'''
Lissum, blussak a mizure, habuts-an-oh'en
Tidja tidja tuplay
Pleh!
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8 -> 9
All of the artist on RP owe their very existence to the Beatles.  Excellent song.
The lament of new parents everywhere...
Just watched "Above Us Only Sky" on Netflix... very worth watching. John was tired of being a Beatle, that's for sure. 
 Steely_D wrote:



*drops mic*

 
Yep, just pulled out the poster with the lyrics on the back.  What you have here is exactly what is on the poster.  Regardless of the meaning, the correct lyric is "get".
ya or grunge.. magsterz wrote:
Some moments in this song, and in "Helter Skelter," always make me think that the first seeds of punk were in the Beatles.
 

 On_The_Beach wrote:
 Steely_D wrote:
(see lyrics below)

*drops mic*
From Wiki:
Git is a mild pejorative with origins in British English for a silly, incompetent, stupid, annoying, senile, elderly or childish person. It is usually an insult, more severe than twit or idiot but less severe than wanker, arsehole or twat.The word git first appeared in print in 1946, but is undoubtedly older. It is originally an alteration of the word get, dating back to the 14th century. A shortening of beget, get insinuates that the recipient is someone's misbegotten offspring and therefore a bastard. In parts of northern England, Northern Ireland and Scotland get is still used in preference to git; the get form is used in the Beatles song "I'm So Tired".

D'oh!
Hey, Steely_D, I was just testing you to see if you were paying attention!  {#Wink}
Hope you didn't break your mic.
 

Yeah, right,"Get" is from The North and you can't be more Northern than the Scouse Beatles, Northern English (capitalised) is a recognised dialect too. It's cultural hegemony to print the lyrics as "git", bloody r.p. fascist "tw*ts" (not RP fascists).    ;-)
The first record I ever bought.  What ever happened to those guys?
Long Live  Radio Paradise
The Beatles  I'm So Tired      is to me 8 - Most Excellent 
 Stingray wrote:
Possibly this best song and certainly album!

 
Definitely my least favorite album, but I respect. There are a few pearls inside, such as this tune. I'm always amazed how crystal clear this album still sounds 50 years later, even in mpthree.
i swear i was about to turn in
 Steely_D wrote:
(see lyrics below)

*drops mic*
From Wiki:

Git is a mild pejorative with origins in British English for a silly, incompetent, stupid, annoying, senile, elderly or childish person. It is usually an insult, more severe than twit or idiot but less severe than wanker, arsehole or twat.The word git first appeared in print in 1946, but is undoubtedly older. It is originally an alteration of the word get, dating back to the 14th century. A shortening of beget, get insinuates that the recipient is someone's misbegotten offspring and therefore a bastard. In parts of northern England, Northern Ireland and Scotland get is still used in preference to git; the get form is used in the Beatles song "I'm So Tired".

D'oh!
Hey, Steely_D, I was just testing you to see if you were paying attention!  {#Wink}
Hope you didn't break your mic.
 On_The_Beach wrote:

"Git", actually (not to be confused with prat, twit or wanker).  ; )
It's a British thing.

 


*drops mic*
 Steely_D wrote:
I used to sing my boys to sleep with this one.

I'm so tired
I'm feeling so upset
Although I'm so tired
I'll say goodnight to all my pets
And curse Sir Walter Raleigh
He was such a stupid get...
 
"Git", actually (not to be confused with prat, twit or wanker).  ; )
It's a British thing.
I used to sing my boys to sleep with this one.

I'm so tired
I'm feeling so upset
Although I'm so tired
I'll say goodnight to all my pets
And curse Sir Walter Raleigh
He was such a stupid get... 
 jedley wrote:

Sometimes I miss George even more. Think of all the stuff he had backlogged that would have - SHOULD have ended up on Beatles records if Paul hadn't been such a prima donna, insisting on his various fluff-fests, e.g. Maxwell's Silver Hammer, Hello Goodbye, Obla-Di-Obla-Da, etc.

George had My Sweet Lord, Art of Dying, Awaiting on You All, I'd Have You Anytime in the pipeline as far back as '68.
 
don't forget 'isn't it a pity' but george said that john rejected that one.....yeeesh!
 Hannio wrote:


It occurs to me that Madeline might not be a natural blonde.

 
A lot of it isn't real these days....

 
 scraig wrote:
 
 
 

It occurs to me that Madeline might not be a natural blonde.
This belongs with "Help," since they're both tunes about John feeling pretty bad.
 
 hencini wrote:
I'm not a *huge* fan of these guys, but I'm really fond of this song and one or two others.  

 
That's very magnanimous of you. Which one or two others? We'll wait. 
 Stingray wrote:
Possibly this best song and certainly album!

 
..... totally agree, wonderful song

10 
Possibly this best song and certainly album!
 gjr wrote:
id give you everything ive got for a little peace of mind...............
 
Amen, brothers and sisters:  I'd give you everything I've got for a little peace of mind.
Classic  




scraig wrote:


Madeline Kahn's tired too...

 


id give you everything ive got for a little peace of mind...............




GOD i miss john and george................the world as a whole would be so much better with them in it..... 

Everybody in my churches loves this song, and this entire double album...  (except for "Revolution 9", which is an avant-garde acid trip on the 4th side...)


Madeline Kahn's tired too...
 sirdroseph wrote:
This is a fair to middlin Beatles tune, which means that it is only outstanding! 8!
 
Their "fair to middling" tunes usually end up being my favorites, like this one.  Love this one, and most of the other smaller tunes on the White Album.
Is this for all the people in Europe who watched the Super Bowl last night and now at around noon are, well, "so tired"?
This is exactly how I feel today... {#Sleep}
 sirdroseph wrote:
This is a fair to middlin Beatles tune, which means that it is only outstanding! 8!
 
Yes, I've just upped it from 7!
 Stratocaster wrote:
Everybody in my hotel room loves this song as well!
 
That is very cool...  everybody in my hotel room misses John Lennon...
I'd like to think Bill was playing this for me - since I've been here working since 11 pm last night!  Haha ... 
Everybody in my hotel room loves this song as well!


Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...

 
I'm not a *huge* fan of these guys, but I'm really fond of this song and one or two others.  
 GuiltyFeat wrote:
Sir Walter Raleigh? Bollocks to you, sir.
 
He was such a stupid GIT!

Such a strange, short, beautiful song...just love it! Goes from 9 to 10.

I love the dribble at the end         'peace of mind' seems to be fleeting from many these days...including me...GREAT track
 sirdroseph wrote:
This is a fair to middlin Beatles tune, which means that it is only outstanding! 8!
 
I guess it's all about context. "I'm So Tired" and a lot of other songs on the White Album are a welcome change from the perfect, polished sound of their earlier work. It's weary and angry but very much from the gut. A lot of Paul's songs, while heartfelt, are arranged and presented for the audience. Lennon at this point seemed to be writing more for himself and for the point of self-discovery. Paul wanted to stick inside the Fab Four world; Lennon wanted to escape that.  

The White Album definitely contains signs of the band's eventual breakup, but it's a great mix of individual styles and voices and one of the best Beatles album. This song is top drawer for me because it's a key part of that mix. 
Sir Walter Raleigh? Bollocks to you, sir.
I was the walrus
But now I'm John
And so dear friends
You'll just have to carry on...

 jedley wrote:

Sometimes I miss George even more. Think of all the stuff he had backlogged that would have - SHOULD have ended up on Beatles records if Paul hadn't been such a prima donna, insisting on his various fluff-fests, e.g. Maxwell's Silver Hammer, Hello Goodbye, Obla-Di-Obla-Da, etc.

George had My Sweet Lord, Art of Dying, Awaiting on You All, I'd Have You Anytime in the pipeline as far back as '68.

 
I know what you mean.  I was 6 when John died - it's not even a vague memory for me.  I definitely remember George dying, though - remember exactly where I was when I heard.  I've always had a real soft spot for George due to "Here Comes the Sun," which we played at my mom's funeral, per her request.  He wrote some real gems.

I don't mean this to be dismissive of John though.  RIP.


I was beginning to think you would never play any Lennon today.  I'm still just as sad as I did that day....what a world, what a world

30 years ago - a very dark day in my life.  To John - with love - across the universe...


We miss you, John Lennon...  hard to believe it has been 30 years...

 
long life to john! 12/08/10
This is a fair to middlin Beatles tune, which means that it is only outstanding! 8!
I'm never too tired to this marvelous song for the past 40 or so years.
Haven't heard this tune in years. Still great!


This song is the story of my life...  love it...



 jedley wrote:
Sometimes I miss George even more. Think of all the stuff he had backlogged that would have - SHOULD have ended up on Beatles records . . . My Sweet Lord, Art of Dying, Awaiting on You All, I'd Have You Anytime in the pipeline as far back as '68.
 
The up-side to that is that we got the incredible All Things Must Pass as a result, arguably the best solo album by any Beatle.




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


yep ..she let me down ~~~ Godlike
This just might be my favorite song that John sings.


This song be fantastic...




love it...


Brilliant!
Thanks for playing this one RP - here in England it's 2:46am, and this song hits the spot. It's 6:45pm in LA - a funny time to play this song!
 lmic wrote:
There are days I just really wish for John's continued presence on this planet.
 
Sometimes I miss George even more. Think of all the stuff he had backlogged that would have - SHOULD have ended up on Beatles records if Paul hadn't been such a prima donna, insisting on his various fluff-fests, e.g. Maxwell's Silver Hammer, Hello Goodbye, Obla-Di-Obla-Da, etc.

George had My Sweet Lord, Art of Dying, Awaiting on You All, I'd Have You Anytime in the pipeline as far back as '68.



This song is soooo good for the ears...


Goat Smoked.

love it... this song is good for the brain...


 lmic wrote:
There are days I just really wish for John's continued presence on this planet.
 
Yeah, me too. But thank God we still have his body of work, huh? {#Clap}
There are days I just really wish for John's continued presence on this planet.
I've listened to the White Album so many times.....I half expected that 'Blackbird' was coming up next. {#Smile}
The White Album is 1968, not 1963 as it says on the playlist page.

I was just asked yesterday what my favorite Beatles song is, and this is what came to mind! :)


Is this a dedication? Beez wrote:
My cardiologist decided to make some changes to my meds the other day and my BP is so low, I'm like a zombie.
Shaken_Bake wrote:
I'm sooo tired I'm tired of men always coming and going, going and coming and always too soon.
the teutonic titwillow. great movie.
It makes me feel like a serious under-achiever when I realize that I'm 4 years older than John ever made it to. He was at the ripe old age of 28 when he wrote this song.
This is the song that made me fall in love with the Beatles.
give you everything i got for a little piece of mind :)
Great tune.
Shaken_Bake wrote:
I'm sooo tired I'm tired of men always coming and going, going and coming and always too soon.
Here I stand, the goddess of Desire Set men on fire I have this power Morning noon and night it's drink and dancing Some quick romancing And then a shower Stage door johnnies always surround me They always hound me With one request Who can satisfy their lustful habits I'm not a rabbit I need some rest Ladies and gentlemen, Lili von Schtupp! LOL. Great, great movie. I was barely old enough to see Blazing Saddles when it came out. The theater was packed and people were howling with laughter.
Fugazi - I'm so tired out here i can barely see my breath surrounded by jealousy and death i can't be reached, only had one call dragged underneath, separate from you all this time i've lost my own return in spite of everything i've learned i hid my tracks, spit out all my air slipped into cracks, stripped of all my cares i'm so tired sheep are counting me no more struggle, no more energy no more patient and you can write that down it's all too crazy and i'm not sticking round
Damn that Sir Walter Raleigh !!!
Never tire of the fab four..........
firerytrigon wrote:
I'm still so tired of the Beatles
tired of the beatles? then either you are an unschooled younin'...or a totally devoid of soul humanoid. they rule .open your heart and mind.
mandolin wrote:
...it's just cruel to play this when i'm having to work through the night tonight...
eternal empathy...that is the beauty of the Beatles.
...it's just cruel to play this when i'm having to work through the night tonight...
Good morning...let's go from 9 to 10.
I'm still so tired of the Beatles
I'm sooo tired I'm tired of men always coming and going, going and coming and always too soon.
ruthless wrote:
Let's have a marathon!!! :jump:
oh god no :puke:
I'm so tired of the Beatles.
This was the first album I bought after returning from Vietnam service in 1968. I still have the 33 1/3 RPM. It's still very good!
Paul is dead man, miss him, miss him...
pushkinjim wrote:
Can play just about any Beatles song and it'll be just fine with me.
Let's have a marathon!!! :jump:
More White please.
John,.....we still love you! His voice is so heavenly.
now we're talking music
Can play just about any Beatles song and it'll be just fine with me.
Ha! I'm getting ready to go to bed for a few hours before work - psychic radio! :)
SteveGriff wrote:
I just stuck a rating of 1 to this song. Not because it's bad by any sense of the imagination, I just got bored giving nines and tens to Beatles songs :shifty:
I never get bored with that. I get a thrill whenever they play a Beatles song that I haven't yet attached a 10 to.
This could not be any more apropos for how I feel at the moment. Perfect choice of song.
God!!! I love Lennon\'s voice on this track!
Where is the '11'. The rating scale can't do justice to this little gem.
Shesdifferent wrote:
:notworthy: :sleep: :notworthy:
Excellent use of emoticons. I'm with you.
Hmm, that's about as clever as jumping off a building coz ya get sick of taking the lift/elevator :eh: SteveGriff wrote:
I just stuck a rating of 1 to this song. Not because it's bad by any sense of the imagination, I just got bored giving nines and tens to Beatles songs :shifty:
DD joe1 wrote:
I will just agree with Zweiblumen then...and very well put if I might add Mr/s Z.... it may have been the dogs bollocks then but a new Generation grows up.. All you beatles lovers really should try and embrace some music that actually has some 'bite' about it....and stop defending the easy route...like the beatles... I would rather listen to 'Identity' by X-Ray Spex than loads of beatles Bollocks...just more 'energy'....Get real and stop lying back in your seats and going...mmm..I remember the Beatles...fine combo'.....
How sad for you. You just don't get it, do you? :confused:
:notworthy: :sleep: :notworthy:
Thanks RP! This couldn't have come on at a better time...all nighters this week preparing for arbitration...soooooo tired! LOVE RP is an understatement!
ploafmaster wrote:
FINALLY picked up the White Album between Christmas and the New Year. I absolutely love it. Now I have to get Let it Be and Rubber Soul...
May I suggest "Let It Be" Naked & Revolver
so good! that's all I can say right now.
CRANK IT! AND PASS THE PEACE-PIPE! :daisy: :devil_pimp: :hearteyes: :jump: :clap:
There's an older book that tells you what inspired the Beatles songs. "A Hard Day's Write". Sometimes a later opinion by the songwriter is included. I dont recall what was said on this one. When I first heard it at 13, I thought it was funny more than great. Now how about play "everybody's got something to hide except for me and my monkey..."
Personally, I'm so tired of this song. I don't automatically hate all things Beatles, but I sure don't worship them, either.
FINALLY picked up the White Album between Christmas and the New Year. I absolutely love it. Now I have to get Let it Be and Rubber Soul...
I just stuck a rating of 1 to this song. Not because it's bad by any sense of the imagination, I just got bored giving nines and tens to Beatles songs :shifty:
Good stuff. I expected to hear the first chords of 'Blackbird' immediately following.
After all the cooking I just finished this tune is perfect - Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!!!
pinto wrote:
But while we're on the subject, after hearing the word all these years, just what is the actual meaning of the word "dipshit"?
Git: rotter, dirty dog, rat, skunk, stinker, stinkpot, bum, puke, crumb, lowlife, scum bag, so-and-so... Git: a person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible; "only a rotter would do that"; "kill the rat"; "throw the bum out"; "you cowardly little pukes!"; "the British call a contemptible person a `git'"
ThePoose wrote:
I tend to agree at first, but then, on reflection, I have to realize that he must have been seriously mentally ill for at least a short time. Was Hitler mentally ill, and was he thus for years and years?
Very true. But the guy isn't getting no forgiveness from me for being mentally ill. I really think Lennon would still be producing good stuff to this day. Probably far better then Paul.
milehighYinzer wrote:
Mark David Chapman ranks up there with Hitler on the most evil creeps to ever walk the Earth. I mean how could you decide to take Lennon from us. What a prick.
I tend to agree at first, but then, on reflection, I have to realize that he must have been seriously mentally ill for at least a short time. Was Hitler mentally ill, and was he thus for years and years?
magsterz wrote:
Some moments in this song, and in "Helter Skelter," always make me think that the first seeds of punk were in the Beatles.
Hmm. Never thought of that, but I think you're on to something.
Mark David Chapman ranks up there with Hitler on the most evil creeps to ever walk the Earth. I mean how could you decide to take Lennon from us. What a prick.
I sang both boys to sleep, every night, with this song, with some slight modifications...
"I'm so tired...I'm feeling so upset. Altho-oh-oh-oh I'm so tired, I'll say goodnight to all my pets. And curse Sir Walter Raleigh, he was such a stupid GET"
I don't know if they remember all of that. But I do.