Song Lyric Sunday: Harmonica – ‘I Should Have Known Better’

When I saw that the prompt for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday was ‘harmonica’, my immediate thought was early, pre-electric Bob Dylan.

However, about ten days ago we sat down with our twin 13 year old grandsons for what we thought would be a great treat for them, music lovers (and players) as they are – The Beatles’ first feature film, ‘A Hard Day’s Night’.

The music is timeless, of course but it has to be said that the film itself – released in 1964, when I was younger than the twins are now, is a bit dated. It wasn’t long before the boys wandered off to do something else, no doubt involving their mobile phones.

Which is a shame, because they missed this perfect little pop song:

I should have known better with a girl like you
That I would love everything that you do
And I do, hey, hey, hey, and I do

Whoa, oh, I never realized what a kiss could be
This could only happen to me
Can’t you see, can’t you see

That when I tell you that I love you, oh
You’re gonna say you love me too, oh
And when I ask you to be mine
You’re gonna say you love me too

So I should have realized a lot of things before
If this is love you’ve got to give me more
Give me more, hey hey hey, give me more

Whoa, oh, I never realized what a kiss could be
This could only happen to me
Can’t you see, can’t you see

That when I tell you that I love you, oh
You’re gonna say you love me too, oh
And when I ask you to be mine
You’re gonna say you love me too
You love me too, you love me too
You love me too

Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney

Song Lyric Sunday 9 August 2020

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