The Beatles Song Of The Day: “For No One”

The Beatles Song Of The Day is “For No One.” The song appears on The Beatles “Revolver” album. “For No One” was written by Paul McCartney. Paul wrote this song on a holiday with Jane Asher in Switzerland. In a hired chalet amongst the snow. John would later say that “For No One” was ‘another one of his I really liked.” The original title for the song was “Why Did it Die?” George and John do not play on this song. This is one of Paul’s most beautiful songs and a perfect song. Paul McCartney: vocal, bass guitar and clavichord/ Ringo Starr: drums and tambourine/ Alan Civil: horn. The song was recorded on August 5th,1966 at Abbey Road. Producer: George Martin.

Rating “For No One” on a scale of 1 to 5 stars ***** a classic.

  • Rolling Stone Magazine ranked “For No One” at #40 on their “The Beatles 100 Greatest Songs” list. Spignesi and Lewis ranked it at #53 on their “100 Best Beatles Songs” list.
  • Alan Civil of the London Philharmonia played the french horn on the song and got paid 5o pounds but he did get credit for playing on a Beatles album!!
  • “For No One” was never released as a single.
  • Length of song: 2:01.

“For No One”

Your day breaks, your mind aches
You find that all the words of kindness linger on
When she no longer needs you
She wakes up, she makes up
She takes her time and doesn’t feel she has to hurry
She no longer needs you
And in her eyes you see nothing
No sign of love behind the tears
Cried for no one
A love that should have lasted years
You want her, you need her
And yet you don’t believe her when she said her love is dead
You think she needs you
And in her eyes you see nothing
No sign of love behind the tears
Cried for no one
A love that should have lasted years
You stay home, she goes out
She says that long ago she knew someone but now he’s gone
She doesn’t need him
Your day breaks, your mind aches
There will be time when all the things she said will fill your head
You won’t forget her
And in her eyes you see nothing
No sign of love behind the tears
Cried for no one
A love that should have lasted years
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