For No One
(Lennon/McCartney)
Originally recorded by: The Beatles

Your day breaks
Your mind aches
You find that all the 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 said 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

(total playing time 2:27)


Song Facts: This can be found on Anthology and The Day After Yesterday.
Rick performed part of this song in Milwaukee, WI on 5/11/05.

For more check out the cover section.

Footnote - background photo was taken in Milwaukee, WI on 5/11/05  during the performance of this song.

 

 According to US

I love the music, love the words, love everything about this one. As a child raised on Beatles music, it just makes me giddy to hear Rick cover their tunes. I don't know if it's because they're familiar, or if it conjures up a more simpler time , or both - but I swear I grin from head to toe. (Seriously, the toes do grin - it's quite the sight to see.)

Not only is this a song Rick wishes he had written, to me the words do sound like something he would've written, if Paul McCartney hadn't beaten him to it. You can hear the ache in Rick's voice. It's really there.

I think Rick's tweaking of the music, and adding a more beatle-like sound to the beginning (if that's possible, and it does seem to be here) really adds to the song. The original does have it's own melancoliness going on, with just Paul singing with some simple music. However, the new step to the rhythm and additional instruments make it somewhat more dramatic. I think this was an extremely fine salute to a legendary band's catalog of covers. I'd really love to know what Paul would think of it.  - Michelle P.

This was kind of our first taste of TDAY, †getting to hear it early on Anthology: Written in Rock. †I'm not sure I †ever listened to the first disc more than once, because this was on disc two and †I played it over and over and over.

OMG, that voice! I wasn't really †familiar with the Beatles version. †Rick says he tried to pick some songs that were under the radar, and this seems to be one of them. †This also †seems more in line with Rick's style of writing - being in love with someone that doesn't love him, and he doesn't see it, or doesn't accept it.

I think Rick's version of this song is so much †smoother than the Beatles version. †It's so soothing to listen to, so calm, †so peaceful, with the music and the voice. †I listened to this one so much, †though, when I first got it, that I kind of wore myself out on it. †When †TDAY finally came, his voice had this same quality to it on a lot of the songs, †so it wasn't such a novelty by
that point. - rlh


 I was not particularly familiar with the Beatles version either. This is one of my favorite tracks off TDAY. I definitely agree that this song is one of the few on TDAY that identifies with Rick's style of writing and is a good fit for his voice. I recently saw Paul in concert and I was pretty excited when he sang this one. However, it seemed most of the audience wasn't. I like Rick's version so much more. (And that doesn't come from a biased point of view either ;) I'm not sure if the original is as fast as Paul sang it that night but it was almost like he was doing it in double time. I can see the perfectionist we know Rick to be coming out on this one. - Lisa C.


I had never heard this before - I'm not much of a Beatles fan (OK don't smack me with a wet noodle - I did not say I disliked the Beatles, I can appreciate their music but I've just never been that into them and thus if it's not played on the radio it's outside my radar). My parents love the Beates and I played this song for them - without saying what it was. And they immediately recognized it as a Beatles song --- but it took me showing my mom the CD for her to believe it was Rick singing it. Both liked his version. Now that I've heard both versions I concur. Rick's version just seems more finished - polished. The original has a very simple almost demo-like quality to it. The thing that's irked me about this song is it's abrupt end. Took me forever to get used to that. - Jen H.