Here he is again, our Johnny, trying to get his head round his double-standards: "You can't do that, I'll go out of my mind!"
It's all well and good for him to up-and-off to pastures new whenever he feels like it (c/f "When I Get Home"
), but just one more flutter of your
eyelids at a potential rival, girl, is all that's required to have himLet you down and leave you flat!
Another raunchy vocal to summon up the green-eyed monster, the tight call-and-response refrain seemingly giving his bandmates' seal of approval on his stance. The manic six-versus-twelve-string solo duel between John and George, almost discordant at times, with "the chord going chatoong
" piles on the passion further, as Ringo piles on the cowbell. A heavy metal cover wouldn't be able to mosh it up much more, I don't reckon.Because I've told you before:
Woah — you can't do that!
Far better, in fact, was John's future friend Harry Nilsson, mushing
it up magnificently with a whole bunch of other Beatletoons.
But then — all the thrash aside — there's that gorgeous little outro, just to "let you down" so nice and gently.