Practicing Gratitude – Song Lyric Sunday

 This week the prompt is Lost/Found/Hide/Seek.

Here are the rules.

I chose another Beatles favorite of mine: You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away.

Here I stand head in hand
Turn my face to the wall
If she’s gone I can’t go on
Feelin’ two-foot small

Everywhere people stare
Each and every day
I can see them laugh at me
And I hear them say

Hey you’ve got to hide your love away
Hey you’ve got to hide your love away

How can I even try
I can never win
Hearing them, seeing them
In the state I’m in

How could she say to me
Love will find a way
Gather round all you clowns
Let me hear you say
Hey you’ve got to hide your love away
Hey you’ve got to hide your love away

From Wikipedia:You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away” is a song by English rock band the Beatles. It was written and sung by John Lennon (credited to Lennon–McCartney) and released on the album Help! in August 1965.”
What I found interesting were the possible reasons for the song lyrics. One source said that it was written for their manager, who had to hide his homosexuality from the public. Another source said that John was in his Dylan phase and was just expressing more personal lyrics in his music. A funny tidbit I had never heard was that the original lyrics it said feeling two feet tall, then in the published song it said two feet small. 
The song was recorded in February 1965 and released in August 1965. I was listening to the song on the radio and two years later I was given the Help album for my birthday. I am grateful that I still use Beatles music as my go to choice for listening pleasure.



6 thoughts on “Practicing Gratitude – Song Lyric Sunday

  1. Lauren, I am going to have this song stuck in my head for the rest of the day, but that is a good thing. An artist friend of mine was also into tie dying shirts and he also ink stenciled shirts at our music parties which we called sound tests, because we would hook up as many speakers and amplifiers as we had electricity for.

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