You Won't See Me (3:18)

Cover of Rubber Soul

From Rubber Soul and 19 other releases

‘You Won’t See Me’ was another song written by Paul during the crisis in his relationship with Jane Asher. By now, he was suffering the indignity of unanswered phone calls and other rejections. The dip in his romantic fortunes raised his writing to new heights because he now found he was the one in the vulnerable position. Paul had never seen life from this perspective. Throughout Beatles for Sale and Help!, he’d been dreaming up situations for his love songs but now, perhaps for the first time, he was writing from the heart.

It was written as a two-note progression and Paul had the Motown sound in mind, particularly the melodic bass playing of James Jamerson, the legendary studio musician. Ian MacDonald in ‘Revolution In The Head’ suggests that the specific model he might have had in mind might have been ‘It’s The Same Old Song’ by The Four Tops.

‘You Won’t See Me’ was recorded during the last session for ‘Rubber Soul’, by which time Jane was playing in ‘Great Expectations’ at the Theatre Royal, Bristol.

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