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Re: Violent Lennon Songs

Posted by **Beatles Fan Robert** on Aug 21, 2017 at 12:37:37 PM:
In Reply to: Re: Violent Lennon Songs posted by **Beatlesnbaseball** on Aug 19, 2017 at 2:12:07 PM:

*****Two of his fab 3 songs come to mind:
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*****No Reply - stalking
*****Run for your Life - homicidal
*****Norwegian Wood -burns down his girlfriends flat
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*****2 others, one from the fab years, and 1 from the solo years, come to mind for other reasons
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*****Yer Blues - suicidal
*****Cold Turkey - self explanatory
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**** 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.
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***Getting Better comes to mind also with the line about being cruel and beating his woman
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**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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*Pretty sure John wrote some lyrics as well. I think he mentions that he wrote that line in the Playboy interviews
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I think his contribution was 'can't get no worse' if I'm not mistaken. Other than that is was all Pauly. Great song.

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