Getting Better
The Beatles Lyrics


It's getting better all the time

I used to get mad at my school (no, I can't complain)
The teachers who taught me weren't cool (no, I can't complain)
You're holding me down (ah-ah)
Turning me round (oh-oh)
Filling me up with your rules (foolish rules)

I've got to admit it's getting better (better)
A little better all the time (it can't get no worse)
I have to admit it's getting better (better)
It's getting better
Since you've been mine

Me used to be angry young man
Me hiding me head in the sand
You gave me the word, I finally heard
I'm doing the best that I can

I've got to admit it's getting better (better)
A little better all the time (it can't get no worse)
I have to admit it's getting better (better)
It's getting better
Since you've been mine

Getting so much better all the time

It's getting better all the time
Better, better, better
It's getting better all the time
Better, better, better

I used to be cruel to my woman
I beat her and kept her apart from the things that she loved
Man, I was mean but I'm changing my scene
And I'm doing the best that I can (ooh)

I admit it's getting better (better)
A little better all the time (it can't get no worse)
Yes, I admit it's getting better (better)
It's getting better
Since you've been mine

Getting so much better all the time

It's getting better all the time
Better, better, better
It's getting better all the time
Better, better, better

Getting so much better all the time

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

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Caleb Bunch

It's getting better all the time

I used to get mad at my school (No, I can't complain)
The teachers who taught me weren't cool (No, I can't complain)
You're holding me down
Turning me round
Filling me up with your rules

I've got to admit it's getting better (Better)
A little better all the time (It can't get no worse)
I have to admit it's getting better (Better)
It's getting better
Since you've been mine

Me used to be angry young man
Me hiding me head in the sand
You gave me the word, I finally heard
I'm doing the best that I can

I've got to admit it's getting better (Better)
A little better all the time (It can't get no worse)
I have to admit it's getting better (Better)
It's getting better
Since you've been mine

Getting so much better all the time!

It's getting better all the time
Better, better, better
It's getting better all the time
Better, better, better

I used to be cruel to my woman
I beat her and kept her apart from the things that she loved
Man, I was mean but I'm changing my scene
And I'm doing the best that I can (ooh)

I admit it's getting better (Better)
A little better all the time (It can't get no worse)
Yes, I admit it's getting better (Better)
It's getting better
Since you've been mine

Getting so much better all the time!

It's getting better all the time
Better, better, better
It's getting better all the time
Better, better, better

Getting so much better all the time!

Songwriters: John Lennon / Paul McCartney

Getting Better lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC



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It's getting better all the time

I used to get mad at my school (No, I can't complain)
The teachers who taught me weren't cool (No, I can't complain)
You're holding me down
Turning me round
Filling me up with your rules

I've got to admit it's getting better (Better)
A little better all the time (It can't get no worse)
I have to admit it's getting better (Better)
It's getting better
Since you've been mine

Me used to be angry young man
Me hiding me head in the sand
You gave me the word, I finally heard
I'm doing the best that I can

Getting so much better all the time!

Better, better, better

I used to be cruel to my woman
I beat her and kept her apart from the things that she loved
Man, I was mean but I'm changing my scene
And I'm doing the best that I can (ooh)

Songwriters: John Lennon / Paul McCartney



Christianna Fraschilla

I love this song. All I’ll say is, my life is definitely not the easiest.


I think my favorite line has to be “I used to get mad at my school, the teachers that taught we weren’t cool, you’re holding me down and turning me round and filling me up with your rules”


Even though I had teachers that loved The Beatles and it’s hard for me to listen to certain songs because of the bad memories it brings up, I also love the Beatles, and I don’t want every song to be ruined for me. But the truth is, they weren’t cool, at all. They were actually really really abusive, verbally and emotionally, and at some points even physically. I’m legally blind and they forced me to do work I couldn’t read and when I didn’t do it because I couldn’t read it they’d just get even more mad.. even though I’d explain the situation and get proof. Sometimes I’d walk the wrong way and I didn’t know where to go and they’d get angry, or just grab me and drag me to the right spot, without even telling me. One time one of them even hit me on the head with a recess bell and the proceed to shake it in my face!


But oh well. At least I have this song, and all the other Beatles songs. And they make me happy so it doesn’t matter ☺️



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Primtones

Paul: It's getting better!
John: It can't get no worse.

Perfectly sums up their dynamic.

Rockdoo

@Student of Harvard University The song was mostly Paul’s, but John got inspired to put the lyric about being cruel in the past, although the didn’t dare to sing it himself

Emma Nelson

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The Magick Music Kingdom

lol true.. poor John !!

Partially Hydrogenated Safflower Oil

Oh John 🤣😭

Somebody

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Wingin’ It! Paul Lucas

More genius bass playing. Up until 1:00 all the bass notes are staccato and rigid quarter notes, which underscores the uptightness of the character speaking in the song. After 1:00 the playing becomes much more carefree with float away bass notes not wishing to stick to their fixed positions as quarter notes - almost a musical allegory accompanying the narrative of the song. At 2:17 the bass notes in the chorus go even higher as the song closes.

Tandem Yeti

I am not a bass player myself but I have always loved the bass in this song

noteverton

This was a new(ish) technique for Paul. It was used to brilliant effect on Paperback Writer. Paul's progress as a bass player was astounding.

Greg Boardman

Stop smoking weed i like the lead

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