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“Here today” | Paul McCartney


source : YouTube

“Here today”

And if I said
I really knew you well
What would your answer be?
If you were here today
Here today

Well knowing you
You’d probably laugh and say
That we were worlds apart
If you were here today
Here today

But as for me
I still remember how it was before
And I am holding back the tears no more
I love you

What about the time we met?
Well I suppose that you could say that
We were playing hard to get
Didn’t understand a thing
But we could always sing

What about the night we cried?
Because there wasn’t any reason left
To keep it all inside
Never understood a word
But you were always there with a smile

And if I say I really loved you
And was glad you came along
Then you were here today,
For you were in my song
Here today

paroles et musique de Paul McCartney

1982, from Paul to John…

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“Dear friend” | Paul McCartney


source: YouTube

“Dear friend”

Dear friend, what’s the time?
Is this really the borderline?
Does it really mean so much to you?
Are you afraid or is it true?

Dear friend, throw the wine
I’m in love with a friend of mine
Really truly, young and newly wed
Are you a fool or is it true?

Are you afraid or is it true?

Dear friend, what’s the time?
Is this really the borderline?
Does it really mean so much to you?
Are you afraid or is it true?

Dear friend, throw the wine
I’m in love with a friend of mine
Really truly, young and newly wed
Are you a fool or is it true?

Are you afraid or is it true?

paroles et musique de Paul & Linda McCartney

1971, from Paul to John…


“Song for John” | Yoko Ono


source: Apple


source: YouTube

On a windy day, let’s go on flying.
There may be no trees to rest on,
There may be no clouds to ride.
But we’ll have our wings and the wind will be with us,
That’s enough for me,
That’s enough for me.

On a windy day, we went on flying.
There was no sea to rest on,
There were no hills to glide.
We saw an empty bottle rolling down the street
And on a cupboard stand at the corner of the street,
Wrinkled souls piled up like grapefruits.

paroles et musique: Yoko Ono


source: Apple

Cette chanson est extraite de l’album de Yoko OnoApproximately infinite universe“, sorti en 1973. Cet album est considéré comme son plus abouti et le plus harmonieux.

Sur celui-ci, accompagnée par Joel Nohnn (John Lennon) et le Elephant’s Memory Band, Yoko laisse de côté les cris perçants qui ont fait sa réputation pour quelque chose de plus dépouillé. Le principal thème traité dans ses chansons est la violence des hommes envers les femmes et les différents styles musicaux abordés en font un album doté d’un répertoire très divers.


photo: Allan Tannenbaum

Ce disque a suscité très peu d’intérêt à l’époque, ce qui explique qu’il n’ait été au mieux qu’à la 193ème place des palmarès aux États-Unis. Aujourd’hui, il est toutefois reconnu pour sa qualité et sa diversité musicale.

Une ré-édition du disque a été faite par Rykodisc en 1997.


Kiss a Beatle !


tiré de la revue “16 Magazine” (1965)
source: bestkisses.com


I remember…


photo: Iain Macmillan


photo: Iain Macmillan


Les Beatles en mode relax


photo: (inconnu)

Les Beatles en répétition au Deauville Hotel (Miami, Floride) le 14 février 1964 en vue de leur participation au Ed Sullivan Show.


Yoko Ono a croqué la pomme


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“Bless you” | John Lennon


source: YouTube

Une version de cette chanson …

Bless you wherever you are
Windswept child on a shooting star
Restless Spirits depart
Still we’re deep in each other’s hearts

Some people say it’s over
Now that we spread our wings
But we know better darling
The hollow ring is only last year’s echo

Bless you whoever you are
Holding her now
Be warm and kind hearted
And remember though love is strange
Now and forever our love will remain


source: YouTube

… et une autre version.