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Re: Violent Lennon Songs

Posted by **Beatles Fan Robert** on Aug 7, 2017 at 3:14:00 PM:
In Reply to: Re: Violent Lennon Songs posted by **Beatlesnbaseball** on Aug 6, 2017 at 7:55:40 PM:

***Two of his fab 3 songs come to mind:
***No Reply - stalking
***Run for your Life - homicidal
***Norwegian Wood -burns down his girlfriends flat
***2 others, one from the fab years, and 1 from the solo years, come to mind for other reasons
***Yer Blues - suicidal
***Cold Turkey - self explanatory
** Those would be the ones that would come to mind for me to. There might be a few others that I can't think of off hand. I can't imagine Cold Turkey working as a Beatles song. John apparently was pissed when Paul and George refused to work on it. If Paul and George had agreed I do think the song would've turned out somewhat differently. I don't think they would've been up for John's moaning and screaming at the end. It perhaps would've been recorded more in a Yer Blues type of style. But Cold Turkey definitely kind of foreshadowed the Plastic Ono Band album. In other words pretty raw.
*Getting Better comes to mind also with the line about being cruel and beating his woman

Didn't Paul sing Getting Better? I always thought of it as one of his story-line songs, like Rita and She's Leaving Home, which are also on Pepper.

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