Beatles ( The ) - Please Please me

First performance: 20/12/1999


Coverinfo

Bruce performed the song only once: 
 
1999-12-20 - McLOONE'S RUM RUNNER, SEA BRIGHT
 
During his annual Christmas party at McLoone's Rum Runner in Sea Bright, NJ. Though the date is not certain it seems the party took place on December 20, and Bruce joined Bobby Bandiera's band for well over an hour, performing Beatles and Creedence Clearwater Revival songs among other classics.
 
 

Songinfo

"Please Please Me" is a song and the second single released by the Beatles in the United Kingdom, and the first to be issued in the United States. It was also the title track of their first LP. It was originally a John Lennon composition (credited to Lennon–McCartney), although its ultimate form was significantly influenced by George Martin. John Lennon: "Please Please Me is my song completely. It was my attempt at writing a Roy Orbison song, would you believe it? I wrote it in the bedroom in my house at Menlove Avenue, which was my auntie's place".The single was released in the UK on 11 January 1963.
 
 
 

Bruce on the artist

During the 2012 SXSW Keynote Address

" The Beatles were cool. They were classical, formal, and created the idea of an independent unit where everything could come out of your garage. The "Meet the Beatles" album cover, those four head shots. I remember, I seen 'em at J. J. Newberry's. It was the first thing I saw when you ran down to the five–and–ten cent store. There were no record stores. There weren't enough records, I don't think, in those days. There was a little set by the toys where they sold a few albums. And I remember running in and seeing that album cover with those four headshots. It was like the silent gods of Olympus. Your future was just sort of staring you in the face. I remember thinking, "That's too cool. I'm never gonna get there, man, never." And then in some fanzine I came across a picture of the Beatles in Hamburg. And they had on the leather jackets and the slick–backed pompadours, they had acned faces. I said, hey, "Wait a minute, those are the guys I grew up with, only they were Liverpool wharf rats." So minus their Nehru jackets and the haircuts – so these guys, they're kids. They're a lot cooler than me, but they're still kids. There must be a way to get there from here. "

 

Lyrics

Last night I said these words to my girl
I know you never even try, girl
Come on (come on)
Come on (come on)
Come on (come on)
Come on (come on)
Please please me, whoa yeah, like I please you

You don't need me to show the way, love
Why do I always have to say "love"
Come on (come on)
Come on (come on)
Come on (come on)
Come on (come on)
Please please me, whoa yeah, like I please you

I don't wanna sound complaining
But you know there's always rain in my heart (in my heart)
I do all the pleasing with you, it's so hard to reason
With you, whoa yeah, why do you make me blue

Last night I said these words to my girl
I know you never even try, girl
Come on (come on)
Come on (come on)
Come on (come on)
Come on (come on)
Please please me, whoa yeah, like I please you
(Please) me, whoa yeah, like I please you
(Please) me, whoa yeah, like I please you