Beatles songs, You've Got to Hide Your Love Away
You've Got to Hide Your Love Away(John Lennon – John Lennon and Paul McCartney)
Albums in which the song is present1965 - Help!
1966 - The Beatles 1962-1966 (The Red Album)
1977 - Love Songs
1980 - The Beatles' Ballads
1996 - Anthology 2
JOHN 1965: 'One I do which I like is, 'You've Got To Hide Your Love Away.' But it's not commercial.'JOHN 1971: 'It's one of those that you sort of sing a bit sadly to yourself, 'Here I stand/Head in hand.' I started thinking about my own emotions.
I don't know when exactly it started, like 'I'm A Loser' or 'Hide Your Love Away,' or those kind of things.
Instead of projecting myself into a situation I would just try to express what I felt about myself which I had done in me books.
I think it was Dylan helped me realize that – I had a sort of professional songwriter's attitude to writing Pop songs, but to express myself I would write 'Spaniard In The Works' or 'In His Own Write' – the personal stories which were expressive of my personal emotions.
I'd have a separate 'songwriting' John Lennon who wrote songs for the sort of meat market, and I didn't consider them, the lyrics or anything, to have any depth at all.
Then I started being me about the songs… not writing them objectively, but subjectively.'JOHN 1980: 'That's me in my Dylan period again.
I am like a chameleon… influenced by whatever is going on.
If Elvis can do it, I can do it.
If the Everly Brothers can do it, me and Paul can.
Same with Dylan.'PAUL 1984: 'That was John doing a Dylan… heavily influenced by Bob.
If you listen, he's singing it like Bob.'
Here I stand head in hand
Turn my face to the wall
If she's gone I can't go on
Feeling two-foot smallEverywhere people stare
Each and every day
I can see them laugh at me
And I hear them sayHey You've Got to Hide Your Love Away
Hey You've Got to Hide Your Love AwayHow can I even try
I can never win
Hearing them, seeing them
In the state I'm inHow could she say to me
Love will find a way
Gather round all you clowns
Let me hear you sayHey You've Got to Hide Your Love Away
Hey You've Got to Hide Your Love Away
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