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“You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away”

Published on 1965
Author: Lennon/McCartney
Track 3 on “Help!”

What the Beatles said about “You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away”

JOHN 1965: "One I do which I like is, ‘You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away.’ But it’s not commercial."

JOHN 1971: "It’s one of those that you sort of sing a bit sadly to yourself, ‘Here I stand/Head in hand.’ I started thinking about my own emotions. I don’t know when exactly it started, like ‘I’m A Loser’ or ‘Hide Your Love Away,’ or those kind of things. Instead of projecting myself into a situation I would just try to express what I felt about myself which I had done in me books. I think it was Dylan helped me realize that– I had a sort of professional songwriter’s attitude to writing Pop songs, but to express myself I would write ‘Spaniard In The Works’ or ‘In His Own Write’ –the personal stories which were expressive of my personal emotions. I’d have a separate ‘songwriting’ John Lennon who wrote songs for the sort of meat market, and I didn’t consider them, the lyrics or anything, to have any depth at all. Then I started being me about the songs… not writing them objectively, but subjectively."

 

 

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