"You've Got to Hide Your Love Away" as written by John Lennon and Paul Mccartney....
Here I stand head in hand
Turn my face to the wall
If she's gone I can't go on
Feeling two foot small
Everywhere people stare
Each and every day
I can see them laugh at me
And I hear them say

Hey you've got to hide your love away
Hey you've got to hide your love away

How can I even try?
I can never win
Hearing them, seeing them
In the state I'm in
How could she say to me
"Love will find a way?"
Gather round all you clowns
Let me hear you say

Hey you've got to hide your love away
Hey you've got to hide your love away


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"You've Got to Hide Your Love Away" as written by John Winston Lennon John Lennon

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  • +4
    General CommentVedder does do it justice, but as with most covers the original is still highly superior.
    Ferthukoon April 24, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI read on a fundamentalist Christian anti-Beatle website that this song was about masturbation, LOL!
    Victoronehalfon September 28, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentJohn Lennon is awesome, one of The Beatles best songs. Basically he's saying your a fool to hide your love away even if it ends up breaking your heart. It would be sad for a person to go through life and not experience love. That's why he sings "Gather round all you clowns, let me hear you say, hey, you"ve got hide your love away"; he calls them clowns because he understood that love is worth it, even if it ends up turning bad.
    stpittsson October 08, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentDylan was overrated my ass, FelixCloud.
    aphekqson June 26, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentRegos. Jesus. Pearl Jam is fucking amazing. But to say that they were more passionate than the beatles is barely worth the scoffing face that i'm giving it now. In a perfect world hyper masculine heterosexist folks like you would be sodomized repeatedly in a dark prison deep in the heart of the Moab Desert. Perhaps instead of being such a hardcore fan of the Ramones and Neil Young you should stop licking balls and start realizing that there is more to music...like talent, of which the beatles had an undisputedly high amount. It doesnt really matter if you like the beatles or not, but its kind of lame knowing that you hate the beatles for you to come on to a beatles forum just shit talk. Seriously dude, there are more constructive things to be doing, like wanking, or learning how to appreciate real music. Additionally it doesnt matter if this song was influenced by bob dylan. Bob Dylan was very influentual and talented, it isnt a surprise that other artists would imitate his work. The important thing is that the Beatles also made work that was also entirely original (see the white album/abby road/rubber soul) that didn't sound like bob dylan. At anyrate, as far as i can tell the only redeeming part of your personality is that you enjoy listening to pearl jam. But perhaps its time for you to take off the oversized unbuckled black boots, and checkered flannel shirt and realize that hardcore pearl jam fans don't exist anymore. But this song rocks. lots of passion, interesting lyrical skemes everything that makes a song totally rockin'. piss off regos.
    R.O.U.S.on December 25, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA great Lennon song.
    song4juliaon January 21, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI've read that the title was a veiled message to (Beatles manager) Brian Epstein regarding his homosexuality and his unrequited love for John. But I can't see how this fits with the rest of the song.
    butterfingersbeckon March 18, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYea i read that too butterfingersbeck! i can see the whole "everywhere people stare," "how can i even try, i can never win seein them hearing them, int his state im in?" but i seriously hope its not true cause i am in love with the man who John Lennon was. i guess it doesnt matter either way tho...
    strwberryf1dson April 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOasis also does a decent cover, but none can match the original..
    infidelon April 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is the epitome of everything
    amiton May 14, 2002   Link

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