Oh! darling, please believe me
I'll never do you no harm
Oh! darling, if you leave me I'll never make it alone
Believe me when I beg you don't ever leave me alone
(Believe me darling)

When you told me you didn't need me anymore
Well you know I nearly broke down and cried.
When you told me you didn't need me anymore
Oh well you know I nearly broke down and died.

Oh! darling, if you leave me
I'll never make it alone
Believe me when I tell you, you don't ever leave me alone
Oh! darling please believe me
I'll never let you down (Oh believe me darling)
Believe me when I tell you Ill never do you no harm

When you told me you didn't need me anymore
Well you know I nearly broke down and cried
When you told me you didn't need me anymore
Oh well you know I nearly broke down and died

Oh! darling, please believe me
I'll never let you down (Oh believe me darling)
Believe me when I tell you I'll never do you no harm



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  • +2
    General Comment:This song was not directed in any way at John. Just a very typical Paul song, probably not directed at anybody for that matter. Here's something interesting though that I read about it in one of John's last interviews, John stated that Paul did a terrible job with the song, and that Paul knew that John was more suited for that type of song, but he sang it himself anyways and did a bad job. I know sort of where John is coming from on that statement, he typically does sing songs with that type of rawness shall we say, but I can't imagine anyone doing a better job as Paul did on it really. One of the best, if not the best McCartney vocal performance on any song in my opinion.
    the8eson April 06, 2005   Link
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    General Comment:I don't know who or what it is written about... i just love it!! It is my favourite song EVER to sing (scream?) along with, because it suits my voice perfectly! lol! loveloveLOVE it!! Paul is a champ. John is too. In fact i love them all!!!!!!!!!!
    baby-wormson February 08, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:best song ever. period.
    feversxmirrorson August 07, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:OMG!! John could NOT do what Paul did for this song! Paul's deeper voice gave it more depth because of the range, and he really tore it up for this. John's voice works well for Twist and Shout and Please Please Me, but this one has more despair and has a greater impact because of PAUL'S voice. OMG. I love Paul, and this song is soooooooo...omg. So good.
    HeyJude91on July 08, 2008   Link
  • +1
    My Opinion:OH MY GOD, the best part about this song is when they go all rock and yell "WHEN YOU TOLD ME...."
    Jude2011on January 28, 2009   Link
  • +1
    Song Meaning:It is interesting that no one has commented on the meaning of this song yet. This is strange, as the song means totally opposite of what the lyrics apparently say!!

    First thing: do NOT believe him when he says, "Oh! darling, please believe me". He's lying! And trying to cover it up!

    He wants to leave her so bad (but probably does not have the guts to do it himself), that when she actually tells him she's leaving him- he's delirious.

    Constant repetition of "believe me" indicates that he's lying!

    The tone of the voice clearly indicates that he'd like nothing more than to harm her.

    The whooping towards the end of the song on, "When you told me you didn't need me anymore" clearly indicates his sheer pleasure at her leaving him!

    I suggest listening to the song with this interpretation in mind. It is one of the funniest Beatles song, on a classic album.
    Samroskion October 06, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:I think this song is just so awesome to "rock out" to. :-D
    TheModNymphon September 26, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Word up dude, who the hell cares what it's about? It's fuckin awesome anyways
    Potatoes9000on April 09, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:this is really great when the refrain of the songs goes you heard paul mccartney screaming as hi larnyx blow up
    helterskelterpaulon April 30, 2004   Link
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    General Comment:one of my favorite songs.
    __burnpianoislandon June 07, 2004   Link

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