What does No Reply mean?

Search Login

Beatles: No Reply Meaning

Song Released: 1964


Get "No Reply" on MP3:

Get MP3 from Amazon

No Reply Lyrics

Play "No Reply"
on Amazon Music

This happened once before
When I came to your door
No reply
They said it wasn't you
But I saw you peep through your window

I saw the lie, I saw the lie
I know that you saw me
As I looked up to see your face

I tried to telephone
They...

  1.  

    Jfrench
    click a star to vote
    Apr 1st, 2015 4:04pm report


    I have always felt that this is not Lennon singing about a girlfriend, but about his beloved mother, Julia. Since John did not live with his mom but having her own place nearby, I'm sure he would stop by unannounced and was witness to her having a gentleman friend over...this would probably stir a jealousy worse than a boyfriend girlfriend relationship. Lennon has talked of laying on Julia's bed while she was napping and wondering what she would do if he made love to her.....she was more like a friend to him than a mother.



  2.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Feb 8th, 2012 2:52pm report


    Superb posting! I am just getting started in social media optimization & trying to catch on to how to best take advantage of SMO for our store.

    Keep up the good work!



  3.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Sep 7th, 2011 9:07pm report


    there are many ideas a man can think but if he thinks it twice he thought about another idea which makes his idea nonsense...



  4.  

    lazur
    click a star to vote
    Sep 22nd, 2009 9:54pm report


    Also, this guy's a stalker!: He sees her "with another man",(not a boy, these are adults), yet he doesn't confront them: He's hiding in the bushes, or something similar. Why? Because they've broken up, & he has no right to confront them.



  5.  

    lazur
    click a star to vote
    Sep 9th, 2009 9:26pm report


    A fascinating turn of a phrase: The bulk of the lyrics seem to put the blame on the girl: She won't answers calls, her family lies about her not being home, she's been seen with some other guy...BUT THEN, the bridge: A confusing maze of "I"s, some of the "I"s meaning the boy, others meaning the girl. "If I were you I'd realize that I..."??? "and I'd forgive the lies that I..." ??? If you dont listen closely, it sounds like more of those lies that the girl told in the verse, BUT NO, it's the GUY who's asking for forgiveness for HIS lies, which have recieved "no reply". Besides this being extremely clever, it's also an accurate rendering of the roundabout way guys ask girls for forgivness, while still trying to sound like it isn't their fault.



  6.  

    ny7yankee
    click a star to vote
    Nov 20th, 2008 11:30pm report


    Up until this point, most of John's songs were collaborations with Paul, and they did not tell a complete story. This song was a great artistic moment for John.



  7.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Aug 8th, 2007 8:09pm report


    It is saying that John saw his girl with another man therefor she is cheating on John. When he tried to talk to her, she gave him no reply.




More Beatles song meanings »


 


Submit Your Interpretation

[ want a different song? ]






Just Posted

Jet Lag anonymous
Break Free anonymous
Want To Want Me anonymous
Honey anonymous
Secret Love Song anonymous
1+1 anonymous
The Middle anonymous
Smells Like Teen Spirit anonymous
Lily anonymous
Blunt Blowin' anonymous
Superheroes anonymous
Stay the Night anonymous
D7 anonymous
Jet Lag anonymous
Let Me Down Slowly anonymous

Get a weekly email update

(We won't give out your email)

Latest Releases

I've Been Waiting
Lil Peep
Undrunk
FLETCHER
All My Favorite People
Maren Morris
My Bad
Khalid
Wish You Well
Famba
Red Dirt, Blue Eyes
Dustin Lynch
Little Town Livin'
Dustin Lynch
Maze
Juice WRLD