Monday, March 5, 2012

For No One


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Paul McCartney sings "For No One."



"For No One" is a very pretty low-profile Beatles track that was on their "Revolver" album. "For No One" is distinctive for its haunting horn solo. Paul McCartney wrote "For No One" in March 1966 while vacationing in Switzerland with Jane Asher.

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Paul has said:
I was in Switzerland on my first skiing holiday. I'd done a bit of skiing in Help! and quite liked it, so I went back and ended up in a little bathroom in a Swiss chalet writing For No One. I remember the descending bassline trick that it's based on, and I remember the character in the song – the girl putting on her make-up. 
Occasionally we'd have an idea for some new kind of instrumentation, particularly for solos... On For No One I was interested in the French horn, because it was an instrument I'd always loved from when I was a kid. It's a beautiful sound, so I went to George Martin and said, 'How can we go about this?' And he said, 'Well, let me get the very finest.'
Regarding recording "For No One," McCartney has said:
We came to the session and Alan looked up from his bit of paper: 'Eh, George? I think there's a mistake here – you've got a high F written down. Then George and I said, 'Yeah,' and smiled back at him, and he knew what we were up to and played it. These great players will do it. Even though it's officially off the end of their instrument, they can do it, and they're quite into it occasionally. It's a nice little solo.
Paul played the clavichord on the record, while Alan Civil plays the horn.

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"For No One" was among John Lennon's favorites:
One of my favorites of his—a nice piece of work.
Since John was rather sparing in his praise of Paul, this was a great compliment. "For No One" seems to have some personal meaning to Paul, who returns to it now and then over some more famous songs. He included it in his set for the first time in 1995, then made "For No One" a regular part of his concerts in 2004-2005.



You day breaks, your mind aches
You find that all her words
Of kindness linger on
When she no longer needs you

She wakes up, she makes up
She takes her time and doesn't
Feel she has to hurry
She no longer needs you

And in her eyes, you see nothing
No sign of love behind the tears
Cried for no one
A love that should have lasted years

You want her, you need her
And yet you don't believe her
When she says her love is dead
You think she needs you

And in her eyes, you see nothing
No sign of love behind the tears
Cried for no one
A love that should have lasted years

You stay home, she goes out
She says that long ago she knew someone
But now he's gone
She doesn't need him

Your day breaks, your mind aches
There will be times when all the things
She said will fill your head
You won't forget her

And in her eyes, you see nothing
No sign of love behind the tears
Cried for no one
A love that should have lasted years

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