The Beatles Song Of The Day: “Not A Second Time”

The Beatles Song of the Day is “Not A Second Time.” The song is on The Beatles second album “With The Beatles” and it is the last Lennon-McCartney original on the album. The song and its bitter lyric was written by John Lennon. John Lennon: double-tracked vocal, acoustic guitar/Paul McCartney: bass guitar/ George Harrison: acoustic guitar/ Ringo Starr: drums/ George Martin: piano. The song was recorded on September 11th,1963 at Abbey Road. Producer: George Martin. There seems to be some dispute as to whether Paul and George actually played on this song.

Rating of “Not A Second Time” on a scale of 1 to 5 ***

  • Length of song-2:08
  • John Lennon said this was another of his attempts at writing a Smokey Robinson song.
  • “Not A Second Time” did not make Rolling Stone Magazines “The Beatles 100 Greatest Songs” or “100 Best Beatles Songs’ by Spignesi and Lewis’ -lists.
  • “Not A Second Time” was never released as a single.
  • This is the song that the London Times critic William Mann famously spoke of the Acolian cadence at the end of. John Lennon in 1980 would say “To this day I don’t have any idea what Aeolian cadences are. They sound like exotic birds.”

NOT A SECOND TIME {Lennon-McCartney}

You know you made me cry

I see no use in wondering why

I cry for you

And now you’ve changed your mind

I see no reason to change mine

I cry it’s through, oh

You’re giving me the same old line

I’m wondering why

You hurt me then

You’re back again

No, no, no, not a second time
You know you made me cry

I see no use in wondering why

I cry for you, yea

And now you’ve changed your mind

I see no reason to change mine

I cry it’s through, oh

You’re giving me the same old line

I’m wondering why

You hurt me then

You’re back again

No, no, no, not a second time

Not a second time

Not the second time

No, no, no, no, no No, no no

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