Beautiful Boy very underrated?

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Beautiful Boy very underrated?

Postby EddieV » Thu Dec 14, 2006 12:33 pm

Well to me it is underrated and one of his best solo recordings??
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Postby Bluebird » Thu Dec 14, 2006 1:21 pm

I don´t like the song. Not Lennons style..
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Postby EddieV » Thu Dec 14, 2006 4:14 pm

It is a beautiful song, much better than eg. Woman
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Postby james1985 » Thu Dec 14, 2006 5:46 pm

I like it. He sings it well, pretty good bassline. And he definitely means what he's singing. Guys on the forum who have sons...is that what it feels like?
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Postby Cologne girl » Sat Dec 16, 2006 9:29 pm

It's a lovely song - but better than "Woman"?? For me no way. About James's question - which I don't know if it was meant for males only or for "guys" in a broader sense (like "you guys", which can also mean girls) - I can relate to a lot of what John says, above all this protective attitude and just enjoying being with your kid. One line which has always puzzled me, however, is this "I can hardly wait - To see you come of age". Many parents (myself included) are a little sad when they see their kids grow up - on one hand, you're proud when they learn more and more things, but on the other, it makes you sad to see them gradually lose their innocence (like when they no longer believe in Santa), take on more and more responsibilities and gradually get absorbed by the hustle and bustle of our (adult) lives. When my kids left kindergarten and started school, I had to hide a tear or two. For my taste, they could take more time coming of age... And I think this is one of the few things where my husband and I actually agree.
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Postby 2 of 3 » Sun Dec 17, 2006 10:14 am

I saw Macca say that Beautiful Boy was his favourite Lennon song. Have none of you seen that interview?
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Postby EddieV » Sun Dec 17, 2006 10:21 am

2 of 3 wrote:I saw Macca say that Beautiful Boy was his favourite Lennon song. Have none of you seen that interview?


I guess he had to say something from Double Fantasy, I haven´t got the interview, but it was right after John was killed wasn´t it?
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Postby 2 of 3 » Sun Dec 17, 2006 10:31 am

I'm not sure of the exact date, but it was just after DF was released. He said something like " I wish I'd wrote that one"
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Postby RickStark79 » Sun Dec 17, 2006 10:37 am

Yeah, I think Beautiful Boy is a song that was subconsciously influenced by Paul. It's just ok to me.
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Postby Cologne girl » Sun Dec 17, 2006 8:15 pm

2 of 3 wrote:I'm not sure of the exact date, but it was just after DF was released. He said something like " I wish I'd wrote that one"

I remember some of this too, he said it was one of the John songs he would take to the proverbial desert island - and I think it goes a little deeper than just "I wish I had written that one". I think Macca was pleasantly surprised that John had eventually "discovered" fatherhood. I'm pretty sure he said something to that effect, but as usual I can't remember when or where I heard this :cry: .
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