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"I Don't Want To Spoil The Party"

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Stood up again, there ain't much more that John can do than to neck a couple of stiff drinks to take the edge off the "disappointment" and humiliation, and conclude that:

I don't want to spoil the party, so I'll go...

Whether or not it was based on a real-life experience Lennon never confessed, but he did describe the song as "a very personal one of mine". Of course, it wasn't the first time he'd been in the same boat: the theme and the C&W-ish accompaniment are both quite reminiscent of "I'll Cry Instead", for example. Mind you, he's not looking for revenge this time (too drunk and sorry for himself?), but rather holding out the olive branch, with Paul's cheery harmonies giving him all the encouragement he needs:

Though tonight she's made me sad,
I still love her!


Go take a walk, John. Clear your head a little. Maybe you'll find her, maybe you won't, but it'll all seem a lot better in the morning...

A different mix than For Sale's provided the B-side to early American pressings of the "Eight Days" single.

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