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Beatles: You Never Give Me Your Money Meaning


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Song Released: 1969

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You Never Give Me Your Money Lyrics

You never give me your money
You only give me your funny paper
And in the middle of negotiations
You break down

I never give you my number
I only give you my situation
And in the middle of investigation
I break down

Out of college,...


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    Aug 7th, 2009 8:53am report

    This is about ambitious and creative youths that has been forced into an ordinary life. Taking different daytime jobs witch never give them peace of mind(Any jobber got the sack
    Monday morning, turning back
    Yellow lorry slow, nowhere to go).Artistic people with dreams that has so much to give but nowhere to put it(oh that magic feeling nowhere to go)And then finally the conclusion of the persons dreams, quit your job stop moarning your ordinary life and live it (One sweet dream
    Pick up the bags and get in the limousine
    Soon we'll be away from here
    Step on the gas and wipe that tear away
    One sweet dream came true... Today)



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    Oct 19th, 2008 10:48pm report

    Sounds to me like it's about poor youth that have nowhere to go cause they have no home, no job or school to attend..

    funny paper is money, but not real money.
    like the $, legal tender but not backed by anything with real value

    the magic feeling I imagine is the feeling you get when you have nothing to lose.. any politician will tell you that's a very dangerous state of mind to be in (especially if the politician likes to stay in power).. other people claim that's when your truly free..


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    Jan 12th, 2008 1:27am report

    This song is Paul's reply to business associates who (he felt) were attempting financial gain for themselves and not the group.
    the lyrics "..soon we'll be away from here,step on the gas and wipe that tear away" was Paul telling himself not to let himself get too worried about all the problems and misery he was facing and that he would shortly be leaving the group and he'd be free to do whatever he wanted musically and spiritually


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    Jan 7th, 2008 1:46am report

    I believe this song is about Paul realizing the Days of the Beatles will soon be over and though he is nowhere near broke he is wondering what he will do for money after the Beatles are no more.


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    Dec 2nd, 2007 12:43pm report

    Well, this funny paper could be money, but this could also just be another Beatles song glorifying acid. Well, instead of a drug dealer giving him his money, he only receives his "funny paper" (acid can be taken in the form of just a small, and possibly rather funny looking piece of paper). I mean what else could he be talking about later in the song when he says:
    "But oh, that magic feeling, nowhere to go
    Oh, that magic feeling
    Nowhere to go"

    -Well he could be referring to that magic feeling being an acid trip, and he describes his confusions while tripping by saying, "Nowhere to go."

    If it is supposedly true that this has something to do with the Paul is dead conspiracy, or a a manager screwing them over, then I am pretty sure that there is a dual meaning they wrote about here.


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    May 27th, 2007 5:25pm report

    Its in regards to all the hassle and bickering going on over Apple's finances.


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    Apr 4th, 2007 4:26pm report

    This is for you all 'paul is dead' conspirators...

    This is about after Paul was killed, he never wrote a will, and all they had was notes for songs...hence the line ' you never gimme your money, you only give me your funny paper'...yea I'm jkin I think this is about how when their manager died they went to the banks and they only gave them papers saying how much they had, but not real money

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