The Beatles -- ‘Two Of Us’

Two Of Us (3.37)

John Lennon: Lead vocal, acoustic guitar; Paul McCartney: Lead vocal, acoustic guitar; George Harrison: Lead guitar; Ringo Starr: Drums;

Paul wrote this whilst driving around with Linda. They used to go out for a lazy drive on Sunday afternoons and he wrote it underneath a tree, which might explain the rather whimsy lyrics.

The whole thing was an attempt to reconcile Paul and John’s troubled relationship. The part about “burning matches and lifting latches” and “spending someone’s hard-earned pay” is about them skipping school when they were little kids, and the bit about “chasing paper and getting nowhere” refers to their tortured contract dealings. The chorus contains a sad appeal for them to try and put their differences behind them: “You and I have memories, longer than the road that stretches out ahead”.

Phil Spector ended up tacking the little bit of chatter onto the beginning where John says “‘I …

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