Some forever, not for better?

  • TraductoraPobleSec

    Senior Member
    Catalan & Spanish
    "Some forever, not for better" comes, as far as I know, from The Beatles' song In my life. It relates to the places the first person singing (in this case, Macca) is attached to. Some places have changed forever, but instead of improving, have changed to the worse.

    This is my personal read. See what other forum members have to say about it, especially native English speakers.

    Best regards from Barcelona :)


    Thank you, it was from the lyrics :)

    I thought the same but couldn't be sure, though it might be an idiom.
    It makes more sense now, thank you again.


    Senior Member
    "There are places I'll remember
    All my life though some have changed
    Some forever not for better
    Some have gone and some remain"

    Some places have changed and not necessarily for the better.

    Janey UK

    Senior Member
    Native speaker of British English
    There are places I'll remember
    All my life, though some have changed.
    Some [have changed] forever, [and] not for [the] better,
    [Whilst] Some have gone, and some [still] remain

    The brackets denote words omitted from the original lyrics which I've added to clarify the meaning (which is that some places have changed and that the change is detrimental).

    This isn't an idiom in British English...