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again, with the beatles thing

Travellers arriving at Luton Airport are to be greeted with the lyrics of John Lennon's "All You Need Is Love".

The words of the Beatles' hit are to be written on the walls of the arrivals walkway after being voted the greatest words of all time in an internet poll.

Love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love. There's nothing you can do that can't be done.
Nothing you can sing that can't be sung.
Nothing you can say but you can learn how to play the game
It's easy.
There's nothing you can make that can't be made.
No one you can save that can't be saved.
Nothing you can do but you can learn how to be in time
It's easy.
All you need is love, all you need is love,


Also: Hork.


All you need is love? Damn.
I sending valentines to Bank America.

Heh. I was just listening to this track a couple minutes ago on the ol' iPod. The lyrics are 100% hippy-dippy good times, but there are some stunning harmonies going on in there. Which you won't be able to hear over the loudspeaker and over the noise of the crowd, but they're there all the same.

Sheesh. First it's God, now it's Lennon. Why ya gots to be a playa-hata, Michele? :)

Stones v. Beatles
Whose music stands erect after forty odd years?

Stones v. Beatles. Now there's a sound feast for the damned. Throw in some Zeppelin and Floyd and I'll be lost between trying to puncture my ear drums or falling asleep.

Beatles beat Stones, but not with weak crep such as this. [The fab four win because the Stones have no McCartney...]

The good part about this song, though, is that anyone can make up new verses with no effort whatsover...

There's nothing you can buy that can't be bought
There's nothing you can seek that can't be sought
There's nothing you can eat that can't be ate...[ad nauseam...]

Pray tell, what wondrous words would you have chosen?

There's an episode of a Brit comedy (don't remember the name of the show) called "In Luton, no-one can hear you scream." My brother tells me that Luton has a reputation of the airport you can never leave because all the flights are perpetually screwed up into and out of that airport. Maybe they're trying to calm the angry hordes of passengers....

I don't know about you, but the greatest words I ever heard in a song were "Good morning, starshine. The earth says hello." Deep, man.

Then again, "love, love, love, love, love, love" has a lot of things going for it. It rhymes, for one.


As Charlie Sheen said in Ferris Bueller's Day Off? Drugs.

Not that there's anything wrong with drugs necessarily, but this choice of lyrics is proof that too many people never learned when to put down the bong.

I've always thought that the Beatles were overrated, and John was the most overrated of them all.

George was my favorite Beatle, btw.

All you need is steak and BJ?

//would have made a better song

I like this line from the Eagles.

So often times it happens that we live our lives in chains
And we never even know we have the key.

Led Zep blow the Stones and the Beatles to bits. As I get older it amazes me how truly dire some of the Beatles stuff was...some of their lyrics are just tres banal.

BTW: I shocked a few people last night by declaring that Lennon getting wacked was karma for his financial support for the IRA.

Well now you've gone and pissed on the golden calf. Remember, Lennon was all about peace... man.

I've always marvelled at how immature popular music was when The Beatles first hit:

Love love me do,
you know I love you
I'll always be true
so please, love me do

THIS was musical art? I guess, in a desert-sort of setting.

The levels to which they evolved, however, will always be noteworthy.

The song was written for a live BBC broadcast that went around the world; for ease of subtitling, John limited himself to words of one or two syllables, preferably one, which means the lyrics look rather banal when written out as poetry, but, based on that poll result, they apparently did the job of appealing to the lowest common denominator amongst the audience.

Well at least they picked a Beatles track. It would have really ironic if they picked a solo song. Having Lennon lyrics at a natural target for an IRA attack would have been amusing to say the least.

I like the Beatles, but Geez, couldnt they haev picked something other than that tripe?

The Beatles suck bucketloads of shit.

And Zep kicks ass, if for no other reason, than they didn't have Mccartney.

When I find myself in crowds of trouble
Makers who are marching free
Shrieking words of hatred, Left it be.
And in their mindless darkness
Thugs are standing right in front of me
Ignoring words of wisdom, Left it be.
Left it be, Left it be.
Ignoring words of wisdom, Left it be.

Whenever anti-war signs crowd the
Boulevard, surrounding me
There you will find A.N.S.W.E.R., Left it be.
For though our aims are parted there is
Solidarity you see
There you will find A.N.S.W.E.R., Left it be.
Left it be, Left it be. Yeah
There you will find A.N.S.W.E.R., Left it be.

And though the night is rowdy,
There are armed forces protecting me,
Yes, even me the Lefty, Left it be.
I wake up to the sound of screaming
Noam Chomsky comes to me
With no words of wisdom, Left it be.
Left it be, Left it be.
And there you will find A.N.S.W.E.R., Left it be.
Left it be, Left it be.
With no words of wisdom, Left it be.

I used to really like the Beatles when I was young. Nowadays, the feeling their music engenders in me is best described as "eh."