THE BEATLES SONG OF THE DAY- I’M SO TIRED

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The Beatles Song of the Day is “I’m So Tired”- which appears on side 2 of The Beatles aka The White Album. It is a song written by John Lennon. Another song John wrote while The Beatles were in India with the Maharishi. John doing his Transcendental Meditation during the day so much that when the night came he had a hard time sleeping then he would be tired the following day. I”m So Tired was written three weeks into The Beatles stay at Rishikesh and John was starting to miss things this certainly wasn’t the life style he was used to living. He was missing his cigarettes and his drink and most of all Yoko. He was still married to Cynthia at this point and had briefly thought of bringing both Cynthia and Yoko to the retreat but wisely let that idea go.  John would later call it one of his favorite tracks saying he liked the sound of it and the way he sang it. John Lennon: vocal, acoustic guitar, lead guitar, organ. Paul McCartney: harmony vocal, bass, electric piano. George Harrison: lead guitar. Ringo Starr: drums. Produced by George Martin. Recorded on October 8th, 1968.

  • rating the song- **** 1/2 stars out of 5 stars.
  • length of song- 2:03.
  • I’m So Tired was never released as a single.
  • Spignesi and Lewis rank I’m So Tired at #86 in their Top 100, critic Bill Wyman has it at #76 out of 213 Beatles songs, Rolling Stone Magazine has it at 83. The Beatles Channel vote of listeners it didn’t make the top 100 and Jim Beviglia in Counting Down The Beatles has it at #54.

 

I’m so tired, I haven’t slept a wink
I’m so tired, my mind is on the blink
I wonder should I get up and fix myself a drink
No, no, no
I’m so tired, I don’t know what to do
I’m so tired, my mind is set on you
I wonder should I call you but I know what you would do
You’d say I’m putting you on
But it’s no joke, it’s doing me harm
You know I can’t sleep, I can’t stop my brain
You know it’s three weeks, I’m going insane
You know I’d give you everything I’ve got
For a little peace of mind
I’m so tired, I’m feeling so upset
Although I’m so tired, I’ll have another cigarette
And curse Sir Walter Raleigh
He was such a stupid get
You’d say I’m putting you on
But it’s no joke, it’s doing me harm
You know I can’t sleep, I can’t stop my brain
You know it’s three weeks, I’m going insane
You know I’d give you everything I’ve got
For a little peace of mind
I’d give you everything I’ve got
For a little peace of mind
I’d give you everything I’ve got
For a little peace of mind
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One response to “THE BEATLES SONG OF THE DAY- I’M SO TIRED

  1. This one and I’m Only Sleeping go together to me…
    Bring Cynthia and Yoko…that would be like bringing a date to your wedding. Even being a Beatle couldn’t get you out of that nasty reality.

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