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THE RED ALBUM (1962-1966)
CD2

1973 - Apple

1. Help ! (Lennon/McCartney)
2. You've got to hide your love away (Lennon/McCartney)
3. We can work it out (Lennon/McCartney)
4. Day tripper (Lennon/McCartney)
5. Drive my car (Lennon/McCartney)
6. Norwegian wood (this bird has flown) (Lennon/McCartney)
7. Nowhere man (Lennon/McCartney)
8. Michelle (Lennon/McCartney)
9. In my life (Lennon/McCartney)
10. Girl (Lennon/McCartney)
11. Paperback Writer (Lennon/McCartney)
12. Eleanor Rigby (Lennon/McCartney)
13. Yellow submarine (Lennon/McCartney)

1. HELP !
(Lennon/McCartney)

Help ! I need somebody
Help ! not just anybody
Help ! You know I need someone
Help !

When I was younger so much younger than today
I never needed anybody's help in any way
And now these days are gone
I'm not so self assured
Now I find I've changed my mind
I've opened up the doors.

Help me if you can I'm feeling down
And I do appreciate you bein' round
Help me get my feet back on the ground
Won't you please please help me ?

And now my life has changed in oh so many ways
My independence seems to vanish in the haze.
But every now and then I feel so insecure
I know that I just need you like I've never done before.


2. YOU'VE GOT TO HIDE YOUR LOVE AWAY
(Lennon/McCartney)

Here I stand head in hand
Turn my face to the wall
If she's gone I can't go on
Feeling two foot small
Everywhere people stare
Each and everyday
I can see them laugh at me
And I hear them say.

Hey! You've got to hide your love away!
Hey! You've got to hide your love away!

How can I even try?
I can never win
Hearing them seeing them
in the state I'm in.
How could she say to me "love will find a way"
Gather round all your clowns
Let me hear you say.


3. WE CAN WORK IT OUT
(Lennon/McCartney)

Try to see it my way
Do I have to keep on talking till I can't go on
While you see it your way
Run the risk of knowing that or love may soon be gone

We can work it out
We can work it out

Think of what you're saying
You can get it wrong and still you think that it's all right
Think of what I'm saying
We can work it out and get it straight or say good night

We can work it out
We can work it out

Life is very short and there's no time,
For fussing and fighting, my friend.
I have always thought that it's a crime,
So I will ask you once again.

Try to see it my way,
Only time will tell of I am right or I am wrong.
While you see it your way,
There's a chance that we might fall apart before too long..

We can work it out
We can work it out.


4. DAY TRIPPER
(Lennon/McCartney)

Got a good reason,
For taking the easy way out .
Got a good reason,
For taking the easy way out, now.

She was a day tripper,
One way ticket, yeah !
It took me so long to find out,
And I found out.

She's a big teaser,
She took me half the way there.
She's a big teaser,
She took me half the way there, now.

Tried to please her,
She only played one night stand.
Tried to please her,
She only played one night stand, now.


5. DRIVE MY CAR
(Lennon/McCartney)

Asked a girl what she wanted to be
She said baby, can't you see ?
I wanna be famous a star of the screen,
But you can do something in between.

Baby you can drive my car,
Yes I'm gonna be a star,
Baby you can drive my car,
And maybe I'll love you.

I told that girl that my prospects were good,
And she said baby, it's understood,
Working for peanuts is all very fine,
But I can show you a better time.

Beep beep
Beep beep yeah !

I told that girl I could start right away,
And she said listen babe, I've got something to say,
I got no car and it's breaking my heart,
But I found a driver and that's a start.


6. NORWEGIAN WOOD (THIS BIRD HAS FLOWN)
(Lennon/McCartney)

I once had a girl, or should I say, she once had me,
She showed me her room, isn't it good,
Norwegian wood ?
She asked me to stay and she told me to sit anywhere.
So I looked around and I noticed there wasn't a chair.

I sat on a rug, biding my time, drinking her wine.
We talked until two, and then she said, it's time for bed.

And she told me she worked in the morning and started to laugh.
I told her I didn't and crawled off to sleep in the bath.

And when I awoke, I was alone, this bird had flown.
So I lit a fire, isn't it good,
Norwegian wood ?


7. NOWHERE MAN
(Lennon/McCartney)

He's a real nowhere man,
Sitting in his nowhere land
Making all his nowhere plans for nobody.

Doesn't have a point of you,
Knows not where he's going to,
Isn't he a bit like you and me ?

Nowhere man, please listen.
You don't know what you're missing,
Nowhere man, the world is at your command.

He's as blind as he can be,
just sees what he wants to see,
Nowhere man, can you see me at all ?

Nowhere man don't worry,
Take your time don't hurry
Leave it all, till somebody else lends you a hand.


8. MICHELLE
(Lennon/McCartney)

Michelle, ma belle
These are words that go together well,
My Michelle.

Michelle, ma belle
Sont des mots qui vont très bien ensemble,
très bien ensemble.

I love you, I love you, I love you !
That's all I want to say,
Until I find a way, I will say the only words
I know that you'll understand.

I need you, I need you, I need you !
I need to make you see,
Oh what you mean to me
Until I do I'm hoping you will know what I mean.
I love you.

I want you, I want you, I want you !
I think you know by now,
I'll get to you somehow.
Until I do, I'm telling so you'll understand.

And I will say the only words
I know that you'll understand.
My Michelle.


9. IN MY LIFE
(Lennon/McCartney)

There are places I remember all my life,
Though some have changed,
Some for ever, not for better,
Some have gone and some remain.

All these places had their moments
With lovers and friends I still can recall
Some are dead and some are living
In my life I've loved them all.

But of all these friends and lovers
There is no one compares with you.
And these mem'ries lose their meaning
When I think of love as something new.

Though I know I'll never lose affection
For people and things that went before,
I know I'll often stop and think about them,
In my life I'll love you more.
In my life I'll love you more.


10. GIRL
(Lennon/McCartney)

Is there anybody going to listen to my story
All about the girl who came to stay?
She's the kind of girl you want so much it makes you sorry,
Still you don't regret a single day.
Ah girl ! Girl ! Girl !

When I think of all the times I've tried to leave her,
She will turn to me and start to cry.
And she promises the earth to me and I believe her,
After all this time I don't know why.
Ah girl ! Girl ! Girl !

She's the kind of girl who puts you down
when friends are there
you feel a fool !
When you say she's looking good
she acts as if it's understood,
She's cool, ooh, ooh ooh !
Girl ! Girl ! Girl !

Was she told when she was young that pain would lead to pleasure ?
Did she understand it when they said
That a man must break his to earn his of leisure ?
Will she still believe it when he's dead ?
Ah girl ! Girl ! Girl !


11. PAPERBACK WRITER
(Lennon/McCartney)

Paperback writer
Dear sir or madam will you read my book ?
It took me years to write, will you take a look ?
It's based on a novel by a man named Lear
Aand I need a job so I want to be a paperback writer,
Paperback writer.

It's a dirty story of a dirty man and his clinging wife doesn't understand
His son is working for the Daily Mail
It's a steady job but he wants to be a paperback writer,
Paperback writer.

It's a thousand pages, give or take a few
I'll be writing more in a week or two
I can make it longer if you like the style
I can change it 'round and I want to be a paperback writer.

If you really like it you can have the rights,
It could make a million for you overnight
If you must return it you can send it here
But I need a break and I want to be a paperback writer.
Paperback writer.
Paperback writer.


12. ELEANOR RIGBY
(Lennon/McCartney)

Ah! look at all the lonely people!
Ah! look at all the lonely people!

Eleanor rigby picks up the rice in the church where a wedding has been
Lives in a dream, waits at the window,
wearing a face that she keeps in a jar by the door.
Who is it for?

All the lonely people, where do they all come from?
All the lonely people, where do they all belong?

Father McKenzie writing the words of a sermon that noone will hear,
No one comes near,
Look at him working, darning his socks in the night
when there's nobody there.
What does he care?

Eleanor Rigby died in the church and was buried along with her name.
Nobody came
Father McKenzie wiping the dirt from his hands
As he walks from the grave
No one was saved.


13. YELLOW SUBMARINE
(Lennon/McCartney)

In the town where I was born
Lived a man who sailed to sea
And he told us of his life in the land of submarines
So we sailed up to the sun till we found the sea of green
And we lived beneath the waves in our yellow submarine.

We all live in a yellow submarine,
yellow submarine, yellow submarine.
We all live in a yellow submarine,
yellow submarine, yellow submarine.

And our friends are all on board
many more of them live next door
and the band begins to play.

As we live a life of ease
Everyone of us has all we need
Sky of blue and sea of green
In our yellow submarine.


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