Friday, December 11, 2009

John Lennon on "Help!"

"I meant it--it's real. The lyric is as good now as it was then. It is no different, and it makes me feel secure to know that I was that aware of myself then. It was just me singing 'Help!' and I meant it.

"I don't like the recording that much; we did it too fast trying to be commercial. I like 'I Want to Hold Your Hand.' We wrote that together, it's a beautiful melody. I might do 'I Want to Hold Your Hand' and 'Help!' again, because I like them and I can sing them. 'Strawberry Fields' because it's real, real for then, and I think it's like talking, 'You know, I sometimes think no . . .' It's like he talks to himself, sort of singing, which I thought was nice."

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