The Beatles — You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
Album: Help!
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Released: 1965
Length: 2:05
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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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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