"The Night Before" as written by John Lennon and Paul Mccartney....
We said our goodbyes, ah, the night before
Love was in your eyes, ah, the night before
Now today I find you have changed your mind
Treat me like you did the night before

Were you telling lies, ah, the night before?
Was I so unwise, ah, the night before?
When I held you near you were so sincere
Treat me like you did the night before

Last night is a night I will remember you by
When I think of things we did it makes me want to cry

We said our goodbye, ah, the night before
Love was in your eyes, ah, the night before
Now today I find you have changed your mind
Treat me like you did the night before

When I held you near you were so sincere
Treat me like you did the night before

Last night is a night I will remember you by
When I think of things we did, it makes me want to cry

Were you telling lies, ah, the night before?
Was I so unwise, ah, the night before?
When I held you near you were so sincere
Treat me like you did the night before
Like the night before


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"The Night Before" as written by Paul Mccartney John Lennon

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    General CommentTHIS SONG IS SIMPLE-ITS ABOUT SEX!!
    I LIKE IT PAUL SINGS IT IN HELP.
    ladymadonna123on August 24, 2002   Link
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    General CommentTHAT OR PAUL MASTERBATING.WHATEVER WORKS FOR HIM.
    ladymadonna123on August 24, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIt is masturbating, numb nuts.. and that was a poor attempt at a joke.
    vettesr76on March 09, 2003   Link
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    General CommentIt is masturbating, numb nuts.. and that was a poor attempt at a joke.
    vettesr76on March 09, 2003   Link
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    General CommentWait, were you correcting her spelling or her understanding of the song? Because I don't get how it's about masturbation if that's what you're saying.
    goodmorningmisterbenon December 28, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think he was correcting the mis-spelling...and yes it was a poor attempt at a joke.

    This song is about a one night stand a guy(some guy in general, not one of the Beatles in specific) had with a girl, then the next day she totally blew him off like nothing had ever happened between them.

    Our hero in the song can't understand why, after such a glorious love filled night she would act so cold and aloof towards him.

    Just another typical case of a broken hearted guy who fell for a girl to quickly!
    Capt Aviatoron January 22, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song makes me think of I Don't Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met) by Bob Dylan.
    airforbes1on May 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWho doesn't love the harmonies of the Beatles of this period coupled with the more mature lyrics? This is Paul being inspired lyrically by John and Dylan to write a self-doubting song about a one-night stand.
    henrythehosson April 13, 2007   Link
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    General Commentyeah definitely about sex. I like this song though, its pretty fun. ... It reminds me of my ex though.. because me and him were having hard times and then we spent a night together and everything was like it used to be, and he was very sincere. then the next day it was back to being really bad, not like the night before, and then 3 days later we broke up, it was horrible.
    _briannaon March 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, my favorite for some reason. I love Paul's voice here and then George's, it's fantastic.
    ohhamburgerson October 15, 2008   Link

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