No. 47 in Top 50 Bee Gees’ Songs 1966-72
By Robin & Barry Gibb
Lead Vocals: Barry, Robin & Maurice
Album: Bee Gees’ 1st 1967
“I never saw reality”
Please Read Me is a simple plea to be understood by another. The mention of a couch might lead us to believe that this ‘other’ is a psychiatrist of sorts but ‘Please Read Me’ works beyond that particular scenario.
The introduction has a kind of underplayed air of swooning regret. A rueful opening verse takes up the mood. The singer looks back to a time of life which was simple and carefree to a melody which tends to fall away.
The song’s mood of slight ennui gives way to some happy-sad Four Seasons/Beach Boys type harmonies but the overall feel is 1966 Hollies.