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Information on how the Beatles wrote the lyrics to their songs on the Please Please Me Album can be navigated from below the album cover.
Beatles Album: Please Please Me: Track 13
Lyrics: Lennon and McCartney
One of the recurring themes in the lyrics of John Lennon can be found in “there’s a place”; this is the theme of John retreating from the sorrow of life into his own inner thoughts. Although an extrovert on the outside John was actually a very deep person who thought about things a lot. Similar use of the deep thinking of John Lennon can be found on songs such as In my life, Strawberry fields forever and Girl.
John considered this song to be an attempt at the musical motown style of music coming from the great musical city of Detroit . The Beatles really enjoyed the Motown sound, especially acts such as Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, and Barrette Strong. They even went on to record motown standards such as Money; please Mr Postman and You’ve really got a hold on me. This did a great deal towards the popularising of the motown sound away from its community into the mass market.
There’s a place is a good example of John Lennon’s ballad style of writing and features close harmony singing by John and Paul, though John also sings some of the song solely.
John Lennon: Lead vocals, rhythm guitar, Harmonica.
Paul McCartney: Harmony vocals, Bass guitar.
George Harrison: Lead Guitar
Ringo Starr: Drums
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