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The Beatles — You Never Give Me/The End
Album: Abbey Road
Avg rating:
8.9

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Total ratings: 5679









Released: 1969
Length: 15:56
Plays (last 30 days): 1
You never give me your money
You only give me your funny paper
and in the middle of negotiations
you break down

I never give you my number
I only give you my situation
and in the middle of investigation
I break down

Out of college, money spent
See no future, pay no rent
All the money's gone, nowhere to go
Any jobber got the sack
Monday morning, turning back
Yellow lorry slow, nowhere to go
But oh, that magic feeling, nowhere to go
Oh, that magic feeling
Nowhere to go
Nowhere to go

One sweet dream
Pick up the bags and get in the limousine
Soon we'll be away from here
Step on the gas and wipe that tear away
One sweet dream came true... today
Came true... today
Came true... today...yes it did
One two three four five six seven,
All good children go to Heaven

--

Here comes the Sun King.
Ev'rybody's laughing
ev'rybody's happy.
Here comes the Sun King.

Quando paramucho mi amore de felice carathon.
Mundo paparazzi mi amore cicce verdi parasol.
Questo abrigado tantamucho que canite carousel.

--

Mean Mister Mustard sleeps in the park
Shaves in the dark trying to save paper
Sleeps in a hole in the road
Saving up to buy some clothes
Keeps a ten bob note up his nose
Such a mean old man
Such a mean old man

His sister Pam works in a shop
She never stops, she's a go-getter
Takes him out to look at the queen
Only place that he's ever been
Always shouts out something obscene
Such a dirty old man
Such a dirty old man

--

Well you should see Polythene Pam
She's so good-looking but she looks like a man
Well you should see her in drag dressed in her polythene bag
Yes you should see Polythene Pam
Yeah yeah yeah

Get a dose of her in jackboots and kilt
She's killer-diller when she's dressed to the hilt
She's the kind of a girl that makes the news of the world
Yes you could say she was attractively built
Yeah yeah yeah

--

She came in through the bathroom window
Protected by a silver spoon
But now she sucks her thumb and wanders
By the banks of her own lagoon

Didn't anybody tell her?
Didn't anybody see?
Sunday's on the phone to Monday,
Tuesday's on the phone to me

She said she'd always been a dancer
She worked at 15 clubs a day
And though she thought I knew the answer
Well I knew but I could not say.

And so I quit the police department
And got myself a steady job
And though she tried her best to help me
She could steal but she could not rob.

Didn't anybody tell her?
Didn't anybody see?
Sunday's on the phone to Monday,
Tuesday's on the phone to me
Oh yeah.

--

Once there was a way to get back homeward
Once there was a way to get back home
Sleep pretty darling do not cry
And I will sing a lullaby

Golden slumbers fill your eyes
Smiles awake you when you rise
Sleep pretty darling do not cry
And I will sing a lullaby

Once there was a way to get back homeward
Once there was a way to get back home
Sleep pretty darling do not cry
And I will sing a lullaby

--

Boy, you're gonna carry that weight
Carry that weight a long time
Boy, you're gonna carry that weight
Carry that weight a long time

I never give you my pillow
I only send you my invitations
And in the middle of the celebrations
I break down

Boy, you're gonna carry that weight
Carry that weight a long time
Boy, you're gonna carry that weight
Carry that weight a long time

--

Oh yeah, all right
Are you going to be in my dreams
Tonight?

Love You, Love You, (x15)

And in the end
The love you take
Is equal to the love you make.
Comments (1815)add comment
I had a great Craig 8-track player with home stereo speakers in my little Rambler station wagon in the early 70's. We parked in the shadows and stayed up all night listening to this over and over. Didn't take much to connect me to myself back in those days. Just music pushing shadows. Moving and breathing. Never lost in the darkness...
All of side 2, amazing!

RADIO PARADISE ROCKS!!!!!
As moving as it was when first played so so many years ago.  Lightning in a bottle.
It's just that this song is over 50 years old and it sounds brand new. 

This song is better than anything new. 

  Everything is better: the lyrics, the vocals,  the musicians,  the sound engineering, the creativity,  the hooks,. Everything.

And the album cover! Still trying to figure it out! I thought Paul was dead!!!!
I am constantly in awe of the musical growth between Please, Please Me in '63 and their final album Abbey Road in '69. Six years!!!

Secures their place in music history along the greatest musical innovators.

Truly mind blowing.
 Gourd wrote:


You know, I DID have this rated at 10, but after reading comments like this...

... I'm going to rate it a 7 in defense of the maligned people out there who 'missed music appreciation classes'

Cripes, people, talking down to people over the Beatles is NOT A GOOD LOOK.  Don't be that guy or gal.  Especially if you are old, you're making all us old people look really bad.


You downvoted this on account of one person's opinion? That's harsh.
Because -> The rest of side 2. Perfect

A 3fer would be Here Comes the Sun -> Because->The rest of side 2

Not sure the issues with playing a whole side uninterrupted, but this 2 song segue rocks.
Simply genius. 
How to make music.  In one album. 
❤️
That was just what I needed. Many thanks
 joejennings wrote:

This was the LAST album recorded by Beatles, even though it was released prior to Let it Be. GREAT ALBUM!!! What a way to go out!!!



You know you're a Beatles fan when you stop what you're doing.... be it dinner clean up, Jeopardy (yeah, we're old), conversations about the day.... to just stop and listen and enjoy this.... ahhhhh. 



The Fab Four applauding -- extraordinary ! 
 h8rhater wrote:

357 out of 3763 (9%) rate this as less than a 8.  This is significantly lower than the rate of mental illness in the general population.  These people need help.  Stat.



i think you are seriously underrated...mental illness is not a grading stat for music either are you....how pathetic
Eternal lesson of rock voice by Paul. Eternal lesson for every one. Orchestrarion, mastering the studio recording, And I will sing a lullaby.
Bill, you are awesome for playing the entire side. Like others have posted, this must be played in its entirety, to do otherwise would not be cricket, man
Just not a Beatles fan, doesn't mean anything other than they were so overplayed I got tired of listening to their songs.  Yet, a few like this one survive my ire since they weren't overbaked endlessly.
9 fucking years, 9. That's how long the Beatles played together.
Just tell what other band has ever come close to leave a perennial mark like they did. Just incredible


Oh, that magic feeling. Nowhere to go.
 niggy45 wrote:


Gets a one from me. I detest the beatles.


Condolences, you poor wretched soul.  This track alone celebrates life itself.
 niggy45 wrote:


Gets a one from me. I detest the beatles.



What a silly bunt.
For me, Abbey Road was their finest hour. Well, 45 minutes anyway.  A straight 10, no hesitation.
 

Posted 20 years ago by ahadesign:
ahadesign wrote:

I am breathless. Wow...








sfyi2001:






Why I listen to RP!!!!
 Gourd wrote:


You know, I DID have this rated at 10, but after reading comments like this...

... I'm going to rate it a 7 in defense of the maligned people out there who 'missed music appreciation classes'

Cripes, people, talking down to people over the Beatles is NOT A GOOD LOOK.  Don't be that guy or gal.  Especially if you are old, you're making all us old people look really bad.


I get your point - it is well made - but there really is no need to change your own rating
 philbertr wrote:

If this isn’t a 10 nothing is



Gets a one from me. I detest the beatles.
yes
Hands down the best album of the Beatles too. ..and Golden Slumbers nevers fails to deliver me goose bumps (or even tears when I sing along)
 talexb wrote:
Just relax and enjoy this material that still amazes, surprises and intrigues fifty years after release.

I have no problem with material that amazes, surprises, and intrigues. What I'm saying is, this doesn't do any of those things. It just confuses me.
The bass of Paul is so good. Love the sound of this album. My first real music sensation
 Kilgoretrout wrote:
What tsundeen wrote ;-))
 

Watching Chris Bliss juggle to Golden Slumbers only increases the need to put everything down and pay attention.
 tsundeen wrote:

That Ringo guy is no Neil Pert...




Neil Pert is no Ringo
How can anyone at least not admire these icons. Even my stuffy creative writing instructor compared much of the Beatles lyrics with T.S. Eliot and others. Who knows, maybe they took a few ideas from the old masters. Talk about prolific writing. Also must have been difficult for four dudes to get on as much time as they spent together. Eventually, it did fall apart, but not before massive amount of hits.
This is the best  side B of an album ever.
Goose bumps...
"Yeah yeah yeah"
 
I can hear a bit of Bread in there... I think they used one of those breaks.
 
Speaking of... BillG should throw some random Bread on RP just to see if it sinks or swims.
 acolt wrote:

I'm so utterly confused; I thought I'd heard all the Beatles hits, and I'm pretty confident I've never once in my life heard this. I'm just trying to make sense of a) how have I not heard this, and b) what the hell is this meandering nonsense? They're doing a medley? I guess? Is this supposed to be a rock opera or something?

What I'm saying is, without the benefit of nostalgia, I don't get it.



The Beatles suffered from perhaps too many creative ideas, which meant that some tracks had several different parts, sometimes only somewhat related. Just relax and enjoy this material that still amazes, surprises and intrigues fifty years after release.
 joejennings wrote:

This was the LAST album recorded by Beatles, even though it was released prior to Let it Be. GREAT ALBUM!!! What a way to go out!!!




PS: I was 14yrs old when this came out & bought it within 2 weeks of it's release!  I had a crappy stereo then.  It is even better NOW in FLAC w/ great studio phones, amp & DAC!   Thanx RP!   
I'm so utterly confused; I thought I'd heard all the Beatles hits, and I'm pretty confident I've never once in my life heard this. I'm just trying to make sense of a) how have I not heard this, and b) what the hell is this meandering nonsense? They're doing a medley? I guess? Is this supposed to be a rock opera or something?

What I'm saying is, without the benefit of nostalgia, I don't get it.
I had never heard this until I first got to college over 30 years back in 1991. It was perfect then and perfect now...
I cannot have my health back... this creepy joke has been going on on my expenses too long for hideous personal treatment like a weird monster to bully and never recovering. I'm not mending any frindship, cause I've never had one, nor any relatieves, pls. what a bounch of clowns., but this is my fav beatles's song ever thank you for playing it- band aid calling. no where to land. and no one home. and none invited. not even an outside chance because of petty hoes on the perv show? thank you don't bother about my medical charts
Every time I listen to this it’s a wonder. Thank you, Beatles. Thank you, Bill.
Exactly!! How would you break this up! Well done, RP
GODLIKE!!! ICONIC!!!

If there's a more soul-touching song than this, I have not heard it. Stops me dead every time.

I can remember hearing this when I was about twelve or thirteen, so it would have been out for a year or so. I thought it was absolutely brilliant. This album is probably the gold standard above which no others can surpass.
50 years of Rock in 22 minutes.
This was the LAST album recorded by Beatles, even though it was released prior to Let it Be. GREAT ALBUM!!! What a way to go out!!!
 Wisconsinrob wrote:

i wish i was around when this came out to see how it blew people's minds as compared to all the other amazing music that came out at the same time.  




At the time that this came out, I had just bought a new (cheap) stereo and went on a binge! I bought Abbey Road, CS&N(1st LP), Blind Faith, Stones Let it Bleed & Doors Soft Parade, to try out on my new stereo! I was 14yrs old, and remember it like yesterday!
GODLIKE!!!
Beatles Best music !!
Merry Christmas 
Thanks Bill. What a Christmas gift
Where did the 52 years go!  I'm sure it was only the day before yesterday or maybe las week when this was released!  In my head it just doesn't date!!
 thewiseking wrote:

Paul's unrelenting narcissism and controlling nature did them in. George was the first to go. It wasn't Yoko.


Are you ever right about anything?


Turns out all the money's gone, nowhere to go, good thing Mean Mister Mustard has that Beat baby! He may be a dirty old man, and she may be Polythene Pam but Sunday's on the phone to Monday and Tuesday's on the phone to me, oh yeah! We may carry that weight a long time, but in the end the love you take is equal to the love you make!

Thanks Bill & Rebecca!!! This just makes me happy
Reading the comments for "Because" that played right before this, it seems it's a sacrilege to only play one song from side 2. Lo and behold here comes the rest of Side 2 in it's entirety (sans "Her Majesty"), well played.

BillG, you need to make a 3 "song" set of Here Comes the Sun->Because->You Never Give Me/The End. 

LLRP!!
Paul's unrelenting narcissism and controlling nature did them in. George was the first to go. It wasn't Yoko.
 Flo69 wrote:

Thanks for playing these unsplittable 16 minutes ! If I had only one 11, that would be this one.



Is this the best one out of the 44 songs you have rated a 10? 
i wish i was around when this came out to see how it blew people's minds as compared to all the other amazing music that came out at the same time.  
masterpiece
Was interesting hearing the bits & pieces of these songs that existed when Get Back was being filmed.
Thank you thank you!
The "Get Back" movie on Disney+ touches on a lot of these - a really interesting movie!
Well, that's quite the masterpiece, eh? 
I LOVE THIS ENTIRE ALBUM!!!!!!! ...This was the LAST album that the Beatles recorded! ...Let it Be was recorded prior to Abbey Road, even though it was released after it! ...What an excellent way to go out!!!
OMG poor Bill has to decide what to play after THAT
time to see the movie

another reason to be thankful this thanksgiving 
 tsundeen wrote:

That Ringo guy is no Neil Pert...



So?
 thewiseking wrote:

nice job by Paul here. Not his usual "Grandma Shit"



John could be harsh, without a doubt.  I think the original term was "granny"
How can these songs be more than 50 years old. Fucking Beatles. 4 freaking geniuses
 curtlichter wrote:

George, Paul and John (in that order) trading solos at The End is the best.  George's light touch, Paul's great melodic lines, and John (the rocker) digging in.  The only thing better is Paul's last lyric in what would become the last song of their last studio album, "And in the end the love you take is equal to the love you make."  Brilliant.



I feel that they're telling us all that if rocking it hard on guitars had a place in what they were doing, they could have thrown it in at any point.  This lack of heavy soloes was something of a knock on George especially, as their lead guitar.
If you haven’t seen it, search for and watch “Eight Days a Week“ (directed by Ron Howard). It’s available on Prime TV.

Never/rarely seen footage, interviews, and priceless tidbits (e.g., refusing to play in Jacksonville, when they discovered the audience would be segregated, etc.!) Not a full anthology (how cool would THAT be?), this film focuses on the touring years only, but a mesmerizing, emotionally-charged rockumentary about these awkward boys from Liverpool being groomed (literally) into the world’s first Rock Superstars.

I’ve seen it a half dozen times and would gladly watch it a half dozen more.
If this isn’t a 10 nothing is
Oh, look out!
What a way to finish a career, my goodness...
Just so brilliant on so many levels. The instrumentation, the vocals and harmonies...man, this epitomizes the phrase "stands the test of time".
Wow four Beatles in a row. Brilliant. Thank you. First post anywhere! 
The reprise of 'Money' is just so sublime. The whole thing, simply majestic. 
 Punkysoup wrote:


goosebumps = 10
A solid 10 if ever there was one. But, alas, I've heard it too often. Like many great cuts from the past I need to have long periods, sometimes years, between hearing it again. Then I can appreciate the brilliance.
Ok, we really need to petition for 'Her Majesty' at the end of this majestic string... 
nice job by Paul here. Not his usual "Grandma Shit"
We're gonna carry that weight... of COVID-19... for a long time.
yep...their best
and weve all been there...

She came in through the bathroom window
Protected by a silver spoon
But now she sucks her thumb and wanders
By the banks of her own lagoon

yikes!



Oh, that magic feeling
Nowhere to go
Nowhere to go

their best?
A BIG BIG BIG TEN. All music instrument is very good, the voices and melody to : a "Chef-d'oeuvre".

John said French rock is like English wine 

But John didn't know English words are come from French words at 60% 

THANK YOU GUYS FOR ALL. BIG UP John & Paul and stay a little bit more PAUL and RINGO. You miss us
 DanFHiggins wrote:

I do not regret missing 16 minutes of work



chuckle. Profound in a good way.
Yes, there was a "fifth Beatle". This is one of those songs that remind me of that. 
Paul on the bass sublime
Bill!  Shout out (among the many) for always playing “Abbey Road” side 2 segue in its appropriate entirety!

It doesn’t quite fill the crackly void of my uncle’s original pressing now packed in boxes due to my move....but you made my Friday evening complete.
11
The more I hear this sequence of tracks the more I want a 10+ option!
 chuck02 wrote:

How on earth do you follow this?  


Push the "repeat" button.  ; )
 Triquel67 wrote:

I guess we'll find out.


Leo Kottke-Vasceline Machine Gun-fast version
This is why we need a "repeat" option!
a solid 10
Just perfection
Simply Amazing.
 Ok_Sobriquet wrote:


Sounds like Paul's waiting on a friend, if you know what I mean. Wink, wink, nudge, nudge.



Well is a Saturday afternoon in the UK - can you blame him!!
 johnnycache wrote:

Sunday's on the phone to Monday, and Tuesday's on the phone to me. hmmm, deep



Sounds like Paul's waiting on a friend, if you know what I mean. Wink, wink, nudge, nudge.
The greatest
 Triquel67 wrote:

I guess we'll find out.


Today Life on mars followed!
And in one song they created a depth of musical experience that very many bands struggle to achieve on an album and even entire career.
I do not regret missing 16 minutes of work
 Gourd wrote:


You know, I DID have this rated at 10, but after reading comments like this...

... I'm going to rate it a 7 in defense of the maligned people out there who 'missed music appreciation classes'

Cripes, people, talking down to people over the Beatles is NOT A GOOD LOOK.  Don't be that guy or gal.  Especially if you are old, you're making all us old people look really bad.



Thank you - doesn't make me feel so retarted any more, as I actually don't like this song too much...
That Ringo guy is no Neil Pert...
 chuck02 wrote:

How on earth do you follow this?  


I guess we'll find out.
Thank you for playing this whole group of songs together on this album because they really do all go together
What a way to end your career! 10 x 10!
How on earth do you follow this?  
 air199 wrote:

Double goosebumps this evening
 

 Punkysoup wrote:
 

Timeless!!
Fantastic.  Thank you.
Not breaking any news but this song, The Beatles, they both blow my mind while listening to this at this point in time.  About 52 years after it was created by them.   This in itself blows my mind as well.   When our solar system implodes and/or the sun burns out into eternal darkness, may the last sounds emanating from our corner of the universe be from a Beatles song.  This one will do, too.
longest song in a schizophrenic way. 
The Beatles body of work in one side. And that body of work anticipated the following 50 years in popular music.