Lonely Heart's Club Band Again

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Lonely Heart's Club Band Again

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I recently discovered this great unknown 60s rock band. They're called the Breatles, I think. All the songs are made by this fantastically talented duo of Paul Lennox and Johnny McCarty. They didn't sell many records at their time but now they are becoming a cult with their new compilation " Please, Please, Let it Be Me".

My demo has been influenced by their style a lot, maybe too much so, but I still think there is a qenuine song somewhere there hidden. Been doing this from the start of the Challenge bit by bit every day and now it's ready.

I can't spend any more time on this. On to the next one! Smile

Lyrics: 

Lonely Hearts Club Band Again

I say hi
she says bye
I say go
she just says oh no!
Oh-oh-oh, no!

I say you
she says who?
I play nice
she just says no dice
No dice!

I have to
join the Sgt. Pepper's lonely hearts club band again
I guess I have to play the part of nowhere man again
She doesn't love me ( no, no, no! )
she doesn't love me ( no, no, no! )
with a luck like this
all I have is
yesterday

I say now
she says how
I say quick
she says we don't click
do-do-don't click!

I say please
she says freeze
I say why
Please, don't pass me by
Don't pass me by!

I have to
join the Sgt. Pepper's lonely hearts club band again
I guess I have to play the part of nowhere man again
She doesn't love me ( no, no, no! )
she doesn't love me ( no, no, no! )
with a luck like this
all I have is
yesterday

We all live in a hazy crazy world
who could help me to find another girl
missed the boats and the yellow submarines
but I got dreams
yes, I got dreams

I have to
join the Sgt. Pepper's lonely hearts club band again
I guess I have to play the part of nowhere man again
She doesn't love me ( no, no, no! )
she doesn't love me ( no, no, no! )
with a luck like this
all I have is
yesterday



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Comments

cindyrella's picture

The Breatles you say? Biggrin What a great idea and song! So many great lines and so much fun!

Jessicagraae's picture

This is great. I'm a Beatles fan, and have been for years. Wow- your song is really well-put-together.

igg's picture

Klaus,
What a medley!! Great takeoffs....unique and very entertaining!!! I like all the instruments and progressions that capture the feeling tones of the originals ... for all of us die hard Breatle fans...Excellent work!

Kristi's picture

What a treat! So enjoyable to listen to the musical elements and all the new things that enter the scene! I think the concise verses are effective and then the chorus lines ascend nicely. Very effective. Great job!

tiller2's picture

Sweet, funny, and of course nostalgic. Love this.

atitlan's picture

This is brilliant. Great parody. Love getting all the hints of the original Beatles songs throughout this; your choice of chords and instrumentation really give the right feel. Clever and entertaining.

Adnama17's picture

AWESOME! Love all the references and sound tributes and love for the Fab Four you've put into this.
Loved how you sang "Don't pass me by" with an obvious pout in your voice.
Loved the high note on "band" in the chorus.
Just plain loved it all! Smile

tsunamidaily's picture

great references, and musical nods to various phases of the beatles' sounds. it has a life of its own, though. great changing sound. very enjoyable pastiche/parody/tribute.

barbara's picture

Yes, it really does have a life of it's own. The allusions and borrowings are more than pointers to elsewhere; they are worked flawlessly into something very inventive and cohesive and brilliantly performed. I listened twice while I was working, and found it's very energizing too. Wished it were even longer. But I'm satisfied to just hit repeat. You are very, very talented, sir!

Fuzzy's picture

Wow, really great.
Using the Beatles as a launching point to create a tune that is clearly Klaus.
There is a lot going on here, a surprisingly complex little tune.
Well done, I truly enjoyed this.

darcistrutt's picture

That beginning was a trip in the 'way-back' machine. You had me bouncing along and smiling at all the references. Ha! Biggrin The guitar riffs were spot on! Great style. I may need to bookmark this to listen to again whenever I need a smile. Thank you!

Valerie Cox's picture

Wonderful sound. You put a lot into this production and it paid off. The production is awesome. The Beatles references are fun, but still managed a great, orginal song that makes me smile and smile. Biggrin

philmcmill's picture

Excellent!!! The beginning effects, the different Beatles styles, the instrumentation - the whole thing is fabulous! I bet Rob From Amersfoort would love and appreciate this.

Powerstars's picture

Had to click when I saw the title, being the huge Beatles fan I am. I dig the "Taxman" count-in you're doing there. All the references are so cool (I think "Don't Pass Me By" was my favorite), and the chorus is exquisite. The lead guitar during the second verse nails Harrison's style pretty well. And the strings during the second chorus? Fantastic. Followed by the Strawberry Fields mellotron as well? Even better. The harmonies also all fit together nicely. I also like the subtle lyric changes during the last chorus. As a huge Beatles fan, this is a huge treat to listen to, and a solidly written song on top of that. Awesome work!

bigmart's picture

This is almost too clever for words. I wasn't sure what to expect when I saw the title but it certainly was not something of this magnitude.
It's clever, inventive, funny and yet still conveys total pop pleasure.
My favourite line was:

"She doesn't love me ( no, no, no! )"

I detected a big 1950s pop influence behind the 1960s parody. I suspect we are both from the same decade.

mike skliar's picture

This is so wonderful- right up there in Beatles parody-land with the Rutles, in fact! maybe even better! great great stuff, really enjoyed every note!

Rob From Amersfoort's picture

Very funny, and well done! Like Mike I had to think about the Rutles (love their Piggy In The Middle song from the Tragical History Tour). It would be a cool idea though to call the SPLHCband together again.

Technicolor Gramophone's picture

Excellent pastiche of various Beatles tracks ... the instruments and melodies are spot on. More importantly, it's a great listening experience ... really fun and, as always, smile-inducing!