Welcome to "Every Little Thing", a blog discussing all 214 songs released by the Beatles from 1962 to 1970....by Daniel Seth Levine.

Friday, June 11, 2010

#111: And Your Bird Can Sing

Written by: John Lennon & Paul McCartney
Released: August 5, 1966
Appears on: Revolver
Lead vocal: John

"And Your Bird Can Sing" is one cool song. It's about a girl who prides herself on having so many things that the singer feels the need to make fun of her. Oh, you've seen and have all these great things, but you can't understand me, can you? This girl is so materialistic that she ignores everything around her, including the guy that's interested in her. I love that bridge, which has some of John's most poignant lyrics: When your prized possessions, start to wear you down...Look in my direction. I'll be 'round, I'll be 'round.  
The double lead guitar parts by George and Paul give the song one of the most unique guitar sounds on the album and a harder edge. While it might have been easier to have just double-tracked George's lead, it would have been far less interesting.  
While I don't think this is one of John's major songs with the Beatles, it's still a great one that I'd love to hear more people talk about. It's as obscure as a Beatles song can be, only appearing on Revolver. Although, it is one of the three John songs released early in the States. 

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