Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Forever and ever and ever

I've decided that Strawberry Fields Forever completely rocks the shit. I like the original version okay, but all of the alternate versions/edits on the Apple Recordings double disc, all stripped down and bare reveal just how beautiful the song really is: both conceptually and musically.
I have about 13 versions on my ipod right now. Richie Havens' and Cyndi Lauper's covers are both worth finding and owning. If you really want to trip yourself out, I'd highly recommend compiling as many (good) versions as you can and listen to them all in a row. If you don't cry, you're not human.

Let me to take you down
‘Cause I’m going to strawberry fields
Nothing is real
And nothing to get hung about
Strawberry fields forever

Living is easy with eyes closed
Misunderstanding all you see
It’s getting hard to be someone
But it all works out
It doesn’t matter much to me


No one I think is in my tree
I mean it must be high and low
That is you can’t, you know, tune in
But it’s alright
That is I think it’s not too bad

Let me to take you down
‘Cause I’m going to strawberry fields
Nothing is real
And nothing to get hung about
Strawberry fields forever

Always, no sometimes, think it’s me
But you know I know when it’s a dream
I think I know I mean I guess, but it’s all wrong
That is I think I disagree

Let me take you down
‘Cause I’m going to strawberry fields
nothing is real
And nothing to get hung about
Strawberry fields forever
Strawberry fields forever
Strawberry fields forever

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