For No One
The Beatles Lyrics


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Your day breaks, your mind aches
You find that all her words of kindness linger on
When she no longer needs you
She wakes up, she makes up
She takes her time and doesn't feel she has to hurry
She no longer needs you

And in her eyes, you see nothing
No sign of love behind the tears
Cried for no one
A love that should have lasted years

You want her, you need her
And yet you don't believe her
When she says her love is dead
You think she needs you

And in her eyes, you see nothing
No sign of love behind the tears
Cried for no one
A love that should have lasted years

You stay home, she goes out
She says that long ago she knew someone
But now he's gone, she doesn't need him
Your day breaks, your mind aches
There will be times when all the things she said will fill your head
You won't forget her

And in her eyes, you see nothing
No sign of love behind the tears




Cried for no one
A love that should have lasted years

Overall Meaning

The Beatles’ song “For No One” is about the disintegration of a romantic relationship. The lyrics paint a painful portrait of a man who is still desperately in love with a woman who has already moved on, with the man trying and failing to come to terms with the fact that their love has ended. The song is notable for its sparse arrangement, consisting of only piano, French horn, and McCartney’s vocal.


The first verse describes the man’s state of mind as he tries to deal with the end of his relationship. He is frustrated that even though the woman no longer loves him, her words of kindness still haunt him. The second verse describes the woman’s perspective, as she wakes up, takes her time getting ready, and leaves without any sense of urgency. She no longer needs the man, a fact made clear by the absence of any love in her eyes.


Line by Line Meaning

Your day breaks, your mind aches
You wake up feeling upset and troubled


You find that all her words of kindness linger on
You remember all the nice things she said to you


When she no longer needs you
She doesn't want to be with you anymore


She wakes up, she makes up
She's not upset anymore and is ready to face the day


She takes her time and doesn't feel she has to hurry
She's not in a rush and can take things at her own pace


She no longer needs you
She's moved on and doesn't require your presence in her life


And in her eyes, you see nothing
You can't see any love or affection in her gaze


No sign of love behind the tears
Her tears aren't a result of missing you or wanting to be with you


Cried for no one
She's crying but it's not because of you


A love that should have lasted years
Your relationship was supposed to be long-lasting and enduring


You want her, you need her
You still have strong feelings for her


And yet you don't believe her
You doubt that her love for you is truly gone


When she says her love is dead
She has told you that she doesn't love you anymore


You think she needs you
You believe that she still wants to be with you


You stay home, she goes out
You choose to stay in while she goes out and does other things


She says that long ago she knew someone
She had a past relationship that she talks about


But now he's gone, she doesn't need him
That relationship is over and she doesn't miss him


Your day breaks, your mind aches
You're still feeling upset and troubled


There will be times when all the things she said will fill your head
You'll remember all the things she told you and they will haunt you


You won't forget her
She'll always be on your mind, even if she's not with you anymore


And in her eyes, you see nothing
You still can't see any love or affection in her gaze


No sign of love behind the tears
Her tears still aren't because of you


Cried for no one
She's still crying but it's still not because of you


A love that should have lasted years
Your relationship was really supposed to last a long time and it's unfortunate that it didn't




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: John Lennon, Paul McCartney

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@AqueleRod

Your day breaks, your mind aches
You find that all her words of kindness linger on
When she no longer needs you
She wakes up, she makes up
She takes her time and doesn't feel she has to hurry
She no longer needs you

And in her eyes, you see nothing
No sign of love behind the tears
Cried for no one
A love that should have lasted years

You want her, you need her
And yet you don't believe her
When she says her love is dead
You think she needs you

And in her eyes, you see nothing
No sign of love behind the tears
Cried for no one
A love that should have lasted years

You stay home, she goes out
She says that long ago she knew someone
But now he's gone, she doesn't need him
Your day breaks, your mind aches
There will be times when all the things she said will fill your head
You won't forget her

And in her eyes, you see nothing
No sign of love behind the tears
Cried for no one
A love that should have lasted years

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@chamomile08

Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Your day breaks, your mind aches
You find that all her words of kindness linger on
When she no longer needs you

[Verse 2]
She wakes up, she makes up
She takes her time and doesn't feel
She has to hurry
She no longer needs you

[Bridge]
And in her eyes, you see nothing
No sign of love behind the tears
Cried for no one
A love that should have lasted years

[Verse 3]
You want her, you need her
And yet you don't believe her when she says
Her love is dead
You think she needs you

[French Horn Solo: Alan Civil]

[Bridge]
And in her eyes, you see nothing
No sign of love behind the tears
Cried for no one
A love that should have lasted years

[Verse 4]
You stay home, she goes out
She says that long ago she knew someone
But now he's gone, she doesn't need him

[Verse 5]
Your day breaks, your mind aches
There will be times when all the things she said
Will fill your head
You won't forget her

[Bridge]
And in her eyes, you see nothing
No sign of love behind the tears
Cried for no one
A love that should have lasted years



@rtrepsas

hey, Wikipedia’s got something to say – “"For No One" is a song by the English rock band the Beatles from their 1966 album Revolver. It was written by Paul McCartney, and credited to Lennon–McCartney. An early example of baroque pop[1][2][3] drawing on both baroque music and nineteenth-century art song,[4] it describes the end of a romantic relationship. Mostly performed by the composer, the track is distinguished by its French horn line performed by Alan Civil, played first as a solo and then as counterpoint in the final verse. It was considered one of McCartney's most mature compositions to date on its release.[5]

"For No One"

Cover of the Northern Songs sheet music (licensed to Sonora Musikförlag)
Song by the Beatles
from the album Revolver
Released
5 August 1966
Recorded
9, 16 and 19 May 1966
Studio
EMI, London
Genre
Baroque pop
Length
2:01
Label
Parlophone
Songwriter(s)
Lennon–McCartney
Producer(s)
George Martin
Writing and recording
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McCartney recalls writing "For No One" in the bathroom of a ski resort in the Swiss Alps[6] while on holiday with his then girlfriend Jane Asher; "I suspect it was about another argument," he later recalled.[7] The lyrics end enigmatically with the line "A love that should have lasted years". The song's working title was "Why Did It Die?"[8] The composition is built on a descending scale progression in B major with a refrain that modulates to C-sharp minor.[4]

The song was recorded on 9, 16 and 19 May 1966. McCartney sang and played clavichord (rented from George Martin's AIR company), piano and bass guitar, while Ringo Starr played drums, tambourine and maracas.[9][10] Neither John Lennon nor George Harrison contributed to the recording.[11]

The French horn solo was by Alan Civil, a British horn player described by recording engineer Geoff Emerick as the "best horn player in London".[12] During the session, McCartney pushed Civil to play a note that was beyond the usual range of the instrument. According to Emerick, the result was the "performance of his life".[12] Civil said that the song was "recorded in rather bad musical style, in that it was 'in the cracks' [not in concert pitch], neither B-flat nor B-major. This posed a certain difficulty in tuning my instrument."[13] Civil is one of the few session musicians to receive credit on a Beatles album.[14]”



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@chronodiem

Absolutely one of the best break-up songs ever written.

@lmolmud

With a boss French Horn solo, too!

@bingbongvo7287

Taylor Swift has nothing on this

@thejonegcle7759

great lyrics for when THE reality sets in

@andrebarbosa2569

I totally agree!

@MournfulWhispers

Taylor Swift is better

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@ryanspratt4161

“You think she needs you.” Legitimately one of the hardest emotions someone can experience

@dontshootimfri3ndly853

Stop trying to sound deep.

@ryanspratt4161

@@dontshootimfri3ndly853 Aw thank you ☺️ what a true fellow fan you are! We need more people like you in this world spreading love like the Beatles wanted ❤️

@dontshootimfri3ndly853

@@ryanspratt4161 How was your generic message in any way "spreading love"?

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