No Reply, Beatles 1964

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"No Reply" is a song by the English rock band the Beatles from their 1964 album Beatles for Sale.
The lyrics typify Lennon's more introspective and mature songwriting on the Beatles for Sale album.


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Love the song... it's a fav. Is there any guy who's not at one time or another found his girl stepping out with another man? The song so well describes the gamut of emotions that discovery conjures.
 

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This was one of John Lennon's first songs to tell a complete story. The boy knocks on his girl's door, knows she is home because he sees her in the window, but she does not answer.

Your version is a good listen done solo. Nice work!
 

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"No Reply" is a song by the English rock band the Beatles from their 1964 album Beatles for Sale.
The lyrics typify Lennon's more introspective and mature songwriting on the Beatles for Sale album.


Dedicated to all peoples that have nowhere to go, or no one to get support from. Open your hearts and ears, there are still good people in this world!!!

Feedback is much appreciated.



Always liked this song. It was a few years later that I realized it was actually a "stalker" song. Lennon wrote a few songs about unhealthy, obsessive love.
 

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I love this song! I really like the grammar in the bridge and the way it shifts point of view. It goes

If I were you, I'd realise that I
Love you more than any other guy
And I'll forgive the lies that I
Heard before, when you gave me no reply


With "If I were you" the "I" shifts so that "I'd realize" is really "you'd realize." Then the next "I" is the speaker again. Then if she realizes that he loves her the most, he will forgive her. The blame is on her for lying, not on him for basically stalking her.

But really, the whole song is from the speaker's point of view. When he briefly tries to see things from her point of view, it quickly snaps back to being about him. He's not getting the message. The tangled up point of view is analogous to the speaker's confused state of mind. It is brilliantly done.
 

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Cool to hear any Beatles song done 'solo'.
You get to hear the little non-standard they'd do with the harmony.
 

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Love the song... it's a fav. Is there any guy who's not at one time or another found his girl stepping out with another man? The song so well describes the gamut of emotions that discovery conjures.
Hi @noname_dragon ,
The Beatles know how to touch a lot people, and your point is so well taken.
My fav as well.
Thank you.
Rene
This was one of John Lennon's first songs to tell a complete story. The boy knocks on his girl's door, knows she is home because he sees her in the window, but she does not answer.

Your version is a good listen done solo. Nice work!
Hi @fendrguitplayr ,
Very nice feedback!
Definitely one their earlier songs, and John's a true storyteller extraordinaire!!!
Thank you for your listen and comment!!!
With love and respect,
Rene
Always liked this song. It was a few years later that I realized it was actually a "stalker" song. Lennon wrote a few songs about unhealthy, obsessive love.
Hi @nojazzhere ,
Now that you said it, definitely a "stalker" song.
And I only realized it now. Thanks for the education-share.
To talk about these unhealthy stuff, is a good thing for the whole humanity.
Thank you.
Respectfully,
Rene
 

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Yeah, you got it Rene; you can sing anything and it will sound sweet.
 

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Hi @noname_dragon ,
The Beatles know how to touch a lot people, and your point is so well taken.
My fav as well.
Thank you.
Rene

Hi @fendrguitplayr ,
Very nice feedback!
Definitely one their earlier songs, and John's a true storyteller extraordinaire!!!
Thank you for your listen and comment!!!
With love and respect,
Rene

Hi @nojazzhere ,
Now that you said it, definitely a "stalker" song.
And I only realized it now. Thanks for the education-share.
To talk about these unhealthy stuff, is a good thing for the whole humanity.
Thank you.
Respectfully,
Rene
My youngest brother used to "DJ" for wedding receptions and anniversary parties. At one time, one of his most requested songs for newlyweds was the Police's Every Breath You Take. Sometimes he'd ask the couple, "You do know this song is about obsession and stalking, right?" No, they thought it was a simple love song.......;)
 

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I love this song! I really like the grammar in the bridge and the way it shifts point of view. It goes
If I were you, I'd realise that I
Love you more than any other guy
And I'll forgive the lies that I
Heard before, when you gave me no reply

With "If I were you" the "I" shifts so that "I'd realize" is really "you'd realize." Then the next "I" is the speaker again. Then if she realizes that he loves her the most, he will forgive her. The blame is on her for lying, not on him for basically stalking her.
But really, the whole song is from the speaker's point of view. When he briefly tries to see things from her point of view, it quickly snaps back to being about him. He's not getting the message. The tangled up point of view is analogous to the speaker's confused state of mind. It is brilliantly done.
Hi @guitarsophist ,
Love the great feedback!
The shifts in the pot, are part of the Beatles storytelling genius, and I love it!!!
Great notice, on your part, and I appreciate that!!!
You are a lyricist and a music lover, indeed!!!
Thank you so very much!
Respectfully,
Rene
 

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My youngest brother used to "DJ" for wedding receptions and anniversary parties. At one time, one of his most requested songs for newlyweds was the Police's Every Breath You Take. Sometimes he'd ask the couple, "You do know this song is about obsession and stalking, right?" No, they thought it was a simple love song.......;)
Hi @nojazzhere ,
Me, too.
I thought this song was a simple love song, as well.
There is another version of this song "I'll Be watching You" which is a stalker song.
Love your feedback, and appreciate you, my friend!!!
Happy Thanksgiving!
Rene
 

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Great job!! Poignant song about infatuation possibly being confused with love and the fragile nature of both. Been there more than once...
 

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Oh, yea, what about I'd rather see you dead, little girl then to be with another man. That trumps any other song about creepiness.
Ha, ha. Good night Irene.
Indeed. Lennon actually said things that must not be said OUT LOUD, which endeared him to me and many others. Shows insecurity and vulnerability, which can be a dark rider.
 

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Cool to hear any Beatles song done 'solo'.
You get to hear the little non-standard they'd do with the harmony.
Hi Ken,
The harmony that The Beatles do, and a lot of the bands in the 60s and 70s are so phenomenal.
We take 'em for granted, but the musicality and the art is really a work of genius!!!
Thank you for your wonderful comments, I love 'em!!!
You are so appreciated, your support and your kindness is truly a blessing, for many people!!!
With love and respect,
Rene
 




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