I’ve always thought that if not all, then fair a proportion of the lyrics to John’s song ‘I know, I know’ were written with Paul in mind, perhaps some of it is directed to Yoko, but at this stage in 1973 John and Paul were very close after a year or so of fighting, there is an interview with John by (Gag) Elliot Mintz from this time, where he talks very warmly of Paul, the Beatles and how he would be happy to work with them again, it’s just my thought’s but with conciliatary lyrics, that included the phrases “Yesterday” and “It’s getting better” i can’t help but feel Pauyl, the break up and how John acted and reacted were very much on his mind.

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9 Responses to “I KNOW I KNOW:”

  1. Sadie says:

    Great song! And “I know”, yes “I KNOW” it MUST have been about Paul! :)

  2. Nicole says:

    How Do You Sleep? (Lennon – Imagine):
    How do you sleep at night?

    Some People Never Know (McCartney – Wild Life):
    ‘Some people can sleep at night time,
    Believing that love is a lie.
    I’m only a person like you, love,
    And who in the world can be right all the right time?
    I know I was wrong, make me right, right!

    I Know (I Know) (Lennon – Mind Games):
    ‘The years have passed so quickly…

    And I know just how you feel
    And I know now what I have done
    And I know and I’m guilty (yes I am)
    But I never could read your mind

    I know what I was missing
    But now my eyes can see
    I’ll put myself in your place
    As you did for me

    Today I love you more than yesterday
    Right now I love you more right now

    And I know what’s coming down
    I can feel where it’s coming from
    And I know it’s getting better all the time
    Now we’re sharing each other’s minds’

    I just love that Paul has said Jealous Guy was about him…
    From Playgirl in 1985: “He wrote ‘I’m Just a Jealous Guy,’ and he said that the song was about me. So I think it was just some kind of jealousy. I had to try and forgive John because I sort of knew where he was coming from.”

    ‘I was dreaming of the past
    And my heart was beating fast
    I began to lose control
    I began to lose control

    I didn’t mean to hurt you
    I’m sorry that I made you cry
    Oh no, I didn’t want to hurt you
    I’m just a jealous guy

    I was feeling insecure
    You might not love me anymore
    I was shivering inside
    I was shivering inside’

    Love them.

  3. jimmmmybrady says:

    Wasn’t it another apology to Yoko?It was written after he humiliated her because Nixon won the election in ’72.

  4. Brian says:

    …and “Woman” is John saying sorry to May Pang (I reckon).
    His lyrics are broad enough to apply to all sorts of things in many aspects of life. That’s the beauty in them.

  5. Sophie says:

    I’ve always thought “I Know” and “Jealous Guy” were directed to Paul. Nice picture. :)

  6. debjorgo says:

    “Well I been to Meat City (McCartney?) to see for myself
    Just got to get me some rock ‘n roll
    People were dancing like there’s no tomorrow
    Meat City
    Finger licking chicken picking Meat City shook down U.S.A.
    Pig Meat City”

    “Well I been the mountain to see for myself
    Just got to get me some rock ‘n roll
    Snake doctors shaking like there’s no tomorrow
    Freak City
    Chicken sucking mother trucking Meat City shook down U.S.A.
    Pig Meat City”

    “Well I’m going to China
    Yes I’m going to China
    Well I’m going to China
    Yes I’m going to China
    I’m going to China
    Yes I’m going to China”

    At the time Paul had been trying to arrange a tour of China that didn’t happen.

    “Who is that? And why are they doing … those…. strange …things.”

  7. AyaZ says:

    ‘Let me roll’ it is to John from Paul.

  8. A different Jennifer says:

    “I Know (I Know)” is an epic song. Man, John’s solo music gets a bad rep because I frekaing LOVE the MIND GAMES LP.

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