Song of the Day #2,134: ‘I Should Have Known Better (BBC)’ – The Beatles

harddaysI spent the past three weeks listing 15 songs I consider favorites. I tried to skip around between genres and artists for the sake of variety, but all of those songs shared one thing in common.

They were thoroughly depressing.

I know I’ve explored my penchant for the melancholy before, but this exercise really highlighted exactly how morose I really am.

So I figured I’d force myself to feature some happy (or at least happier) songs this week. Songs I love just as much as the tear-soaked batch I’ve already offered up, but ones that didn’t rise to the top when I was making the original list.

First up is one of my favorite Beatles songs (from the same album, A Hard Day’s Night, as ‘If I Fell,’ the melancholy Beatles song I posted two weeks ago).

I should have known better with a girl like you
That I would love everything that you do
And I do, hey, hey, hey, and I do.

Whoa, whoa, I never realized what a kiss could be
This could only happen to me;
Can’t you see, can’t you see?

That when I tell you that I love you, oh,
You’re gonna say you love me too, hoo, hoo, hoo, hoo, oh,
And when I ask you to be mine,
You’re gonna say you love me too.

So, I should have realized a lot of things before
If this is love you’ve gotta give me more
Give me more, hey hey hey, give me more

Whoa, whoa, I never realized what a kiss could be
This could only happen to me
Can’t you see, can’t you see?

That when I tell you that I love you, oh
You’re gonna say you love me too, oh
And when I ask you to be mine,
You’re gonna say you love me too,
You love me too
You love me too

2 thoughts on “Song of the Day #2,134: ‘I Should Have Known Better (BBC)’ – The Beatles

  1. Dana says:

    There are other upbeat Beatles songs I might have personally picked, but it’s hard to go wrong with this one. For me, one that immediately jumps to mind is “Drive my Car,” the lead off song of Rubber Soul, which is arguably my favorite Beatles album.

  2. pegclifton says:

    Nice theme; and you are not morose just sensitive 🙂

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