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   You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
by John T. Marck



You've Got To Hide Your Love Away

Another of Lennon's that we wrote through the influence of Bob Dylan, and similar to John's "I'm A Loser." In his first line, he says, with his head in his hand, and his face turned toward the wall, is a perfect description of how Lennon was feeling when he wrote this song. The song itself deals with a relationship that has gone wrong, and John's feelings for a girl he lost. This song is also interesting for two reasons: First, it features only acoustic guitars, and second, it featured another musician on the flute solo. This musician's name is John Scott, an arranger as well, who was never mentioned in the credits on the album sleeve. Lennon wrote this song at his Kenwood home, and it was used in the film sequence when actress Eleanor Bron went to the house where The Beatles were staying to try to retrieve the ring. Also, this actress is the one whom it was thought Paul may have been referring to in his song, "Eleanor Rigby," yet I believe it was from the gravestone reference. (See Revolver). It was recorded on February 18, 1965.

Here I stand head in hand, turn my face to the wall

If she's gone I can't go on, feeling 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

NOTE: All lyrics contained herein are ©Copyright Northern Songs. All Rights Reserved. International Copyright Secured. The lyrics contained herein are for the sole use of educational reference for the readers of this article. All other uses are in violation of international copyright laws. This use for educational reference, falls under the "fair use" sections of U.S. copyright law. Copyright © John T. Marck. All Rights Reserved. This article and their accompanying pictures, photographs, and line art, may not be resold, reprinted, or redistributed for compensation of any kind without prior written permission from the author, or the registered copyright holders. Except as otherwise stated above, all information contained in this article, EXCEPT song titles, lyrics, and photographs © John T. Marck.

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