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“You Like Me Too Much”

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  • Published on 1965
  • Author: Harrison
  • Track 10 on “Help!

About “You Like Me Too Much”

“You Like Me Too Much” is George Harrison’s second composition for the Help! album. The song was recorded on 17 February 1965 for inclusion in the film of the same name, although it was later relegated to the second, non-soundtrack, half.. It was first released on the Help! album in the UK and on Beatles VI in the U.S., both in 1965.

Presumably written about his relationship with Pattie Boyd, ‘You Like Me Too Much’ was Harrison’s third song to be recorded by The Beatles, after ‘Don’t Bother Me’ and ‘I Need You’.

There is an introduction using piano and electric piano, with Paul McCartney and George Martin playing two different piano parts on separate ends of the same Steinway grand piano. The Steinway appears only in the song’s intro and was overdubbed separately, as was McCartney’s bass. The electric piano is a Hohner Pianet, and you can hear the instrument’s tremolo being switched off after the intro.

Meaning of “You Like Me Too Much”

The meaning of “You Like Me Too Much” revolves around themes of uncertainty and imbalance in a romantic relationship. The lyrics suggest that the narrator’s partner is more invested in the relationship than he is. Lines like “You’ve been good to me, you made me glad / When I was blue” express appreciation for the partner’s kindness and affection.

However, the narrator also acknowledges his own hesitation or inability to reciprocate those feelings fully. Lines like “But I’m just a little bit crazy for you” and “You know it’s true” suggest a level of emotional distance or ambivalence.

The title phrase, “You like me too much and I like you,” seems to encapsulate the idea that the feelings in the relationship are not perfectly balanced, with one party being more enthusiastic than the other.

“You Like Me Too Much” is a reflective and introspective song that delves into the complexities of romantic relationships, particularly when one person’s feelings may outweigh the other’s. It’s a testament to George Harrison’s growing songwriting skills and his ability to convey nuanced emotions through his music.


  • George Harrison – double-tracked vocal, lead guitar, tambourine
  • John Lennon – acoustic rhythm guitar, electric piano
  • Paul McCartney – backing vocal, bass, piano
  • Ringo Starr – drums
  • George Martin – piano

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