You Never Give Me Your Money Lyrics

You never give me your money
Your only give me your paper
And in the middle of negotiations you break down
I never give you my number
I only give my situation
And in the middle of investigation I break down.
Out of college money spent
See no future pay no rent.
All the money’s gone, nowhere to go.
Any Jobber got the sack,
Monday morning turning back.
Yellow lorry slow, nowhere to go.
But oh – that magic feeling nowhere to go.
One sweet dream
Pick up the bags and get in the limousine.
Soon we’ll be away from here.
Step on the gas and wipe that tear away,
One sweet dream came true today, came true today.
One, two, three, four, five, six, seven,
All good children go to heaven.
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Apr 01, 2001
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Like many great writings, subject to interpretation. I hear a story about rising from nothing to being something. The song's hero starts out materially needy and melancholy, hits the dregs, reaches the bottom of the barrel, understands that nothing could be worse, dreams of a better future, and reaches his long-desired place.

I've heard all of the other interpretations; I like mine the best. My favorite Beatles song of all time. PLAY IT AS LOUD AS YOU CAN STAND IT!

My Interpretation
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for a long time, i thought it said "oh that magic feeling, oh where'd it go". after listening closer, it seems like that might be what he says the first time, and then right after says "nowhere to go"

Exactly! I'm glad I'm not the only one that hears it that way, because I thought it said "oh that magic feeling, oh where'd it go" for a long time and liked the song like that :)

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"pick up the bags and get in the limousine." Sometimes don't we all wanna do that. Just step on the gas, wipe the tear away and leave for nowhere? haha maybe that's just me.

its called adventure dude. im sure paul loved to randomly disappear and go to places hes never been.

ever had the urge to just jump on a train thats pulling away and see where it takes you? maybe that's just me. :P

@sgtpepper agree most of us love to just get up and go ... most us can't afford the luxury of a limousine to do in though :)

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yea i think this one's about the record company screwing them over....kinda reminds me of "have a cigar" by floyd about how everyone in the industry is basically only looking out for themselves and that they love when you're making them money

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real nice song off abbey road. sounds like "carry that weight" in the beginning

other way around dude. that's the idea. its why abbey road is such a damn good album.

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I think that the first part is definitely about his dissatisfaction with the manager, and i also think that he is sad about the tension between the beatles and sees that when they started out, it was fine, but the bigger they became, the further apart they grew,i think 'that magic feeling' is just about lounging around, and not having to do anything, the simple pleasures in life that he misses, and he gave it up for the 'one sweet dream' of fame.

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I think the one line is—you only give me your funny paper—angels camping out at my house for who knows why, prefer to sing—you only give me your funny faces—probably because I do but then I have always given them my money—funding their projects that granted—didn’t cost that much but this was much more difficult when they also didn’t want me to have a job—don’t think I was feted with angelic funding—I don’t imagine there is such a thing. In the middle of negotiations, they conveniently break down—a clever ruse that always works. After a few mishaps, I never gave my number but usually my situation and they handle investigations like they do negotiations. Still in school with them, I see no future but do pay rent and have been able to sneak in working at a job without too much lip from them—they want to play all day—I can’t.
Baby—step on the gas and wipe that tear away—one sweet dream—came true—today. What might that be?

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Surely Macca never thought this song would become sooooo meaningfull in March 2008......

Heather Mills : "You never give me your money, Your only give me your funny paper. And in the middle of negotiations you break down!"

Paul : "I (will) never give you my (actual fortune's) number, I only give my situation. And in the middle of investigation I (broke) down...

Daughter Beatrice certainly has a future after college!

I'm on Paul's side, not mocking him AT ALL. See how the rest of the lyrics can match our days: "Any Jobber got the sack, Monday morning turning back."

It only begins for us anyways, North American workers... can get worse...

"One sweet dream Pick up the bags and get in the limousine. Soon we’ll be away from here. Step on the gas and wipe that tear away, One sweet dream came true today..."

   The image and sound coming first in mind:
         "PAULA, YES, SIMON, IT'S A YES,  
       WELCOME TO HOLLYWOOD BABY!!!"

( What do they say in Pop Idol? Congratulations, you're going to London??? )

( I'm not crazy bout these shows b t w...)

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i'm wonderin why no one has mentioned that the beatles practically sampled this song in another son, Carry That Weight. instead, they sing "you never ive me your pillow" etc.

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I think this song is about how they went from being super poor and trying to make it, to super pop stars. That could be just the literal interpritation, there's probably a deeper meaning. But regardless, I love this song. I got my boyfriend (who doesn't really listen to the Beatles) to listen to it and he was like, "This is nice, it reminds me of Bohemian Rhapsody." and I was like "And this came beforeee Queen."

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