For No One Lyrics


Lennon/McCartney


Your day breaks, your mind aches
You find that all the words of kindness linger on
When she no longer needs you

She wakes up, she makes up
She takes her time and doesn't feel she has to hurry
She no longer needs you

And in her eyes you see nothing
No sign of love behind the tears
Cried for no one
A love that should have lasted years!

You want her, you need her
And yet you don't believe her when she said her love is dead
You think she needs you

And in her eyes you see nothing
No sign of love behind the tears
Cried for no one
A love that should have lasted years!

You stay home, she goes out
She says that long ago she knew someone but now he's gone
She doesn't need him

Your day breaks, your mind aches
There will be time when all the things she said will fil your head
You won't forget her

And in her eyes you see nothing
No sign of love behind the tears
Cried for no one
A love that should have lasted years!

 
Lead Singer: Paul

Recording: 5/9/66, 5/16/66, 5/19/66
Mixing: 6/21/66
Length: 2:00
Take: 14

Anomalies

0:58.5
In the horn solo, a punch-in occurs. A glitch in the sustained tone before the final flourish gives it away. It has been suggested that this was a playing technique of the hornist, as it also happens in the Give My Regards To Broadstreet version.

* NEW * It is further observed by Ugo Coppola, that
In The Complete Beatles Chronicle, Lewisohn says that the hornist, Alan Civil , recorded the whole solo eight times, wiping over the tape with every try. No punch-ins or edits.


Paul McCartney wrote this when he was skiing in Switzerland.
When he heard the title, Alan Civil, who played the French Horn on this, thought this was an orchestral piece called "For No. One" (thanks, chet - saratoga springs, NY)
McCartney used this in his 1984 movie Give My Regards to Broad Street.
The original title was "Why Did It Die?"
This was recorded on May 9, 16 and 19, 1966 by only two Beatles - Paul singing and playing the keyboard and bass, and Ringo on percussion. (thanks, Dominic - Pittsburgh, PA)
 
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