Beatles songs, Don't Let Me Down
Don't Let Me Down(John Lennon – John Lennon and Paul McCartney)
Albums in which the song is present1970 - Hey Jude
1970 - The Beatles 1967-1970 (The Red Album)
1988 - Past Masters
2003 - Let It Be… Naked
JOHN 1969: (to Ringo, regarding the cymbal smash in the intro) 'Give me a big 'kzzzsshhhh!' Give me the courage to come screaming in.'JOHN 1980: 'That's me, singing about Yoko.'PAUL circa-1994: 'It was a very tense period.
John was with Yoko, and had escalated to heroin and all the accompanying paranoias and he was putting himself out on a limb.
I think that, as much as it excited and amused him, at the same time it secretly terrified him.
So 'Don't Let Me Down' was a genuine plea, 'Don't let me down, please, whatever you do.
I'm out on this limb…' It was saying to Yoko, 'I'm really stepping out of line on this one.
I'm really letting my vulnerability be seen, so you must not let me down.' I think it was a genuine cry for help.
It was a good song.
We recorded it in the basement of Apple for 'Let It Be' and later did it up on the roof for the film.
We went through it quite alot for this one.
I sang harmony on it, which makes me wonder if I helped with a couple of the words, but I don't think so.
It was John's song.'
Don't let me down, don't let me down
Don't let me down, don't let me downNobody ever loved me like she does
Oh, she does, yes, she does
And if somebody loved me like she do me
Oh, she do me, yes, she doesDon't let me down, don't let me down
Don't let me down, don't let me downI'm in love for the first time
Don't you know it's gonna last
It's a love that lasts forever
It's a love that had no past (Seeking past)Don't let me down, don't let me down
Don't let me down, don't let me downAnd from the first time that she really done me
Oh, she done me, she done me good
I guess nobody ever really done me
Oh, she done me, she done me goodDon't let me down, hey don't let me down
Heeeee, don't let me downDon't let me down
Don't let me down, don't let me let down
Can you dig it? Don't let me down
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