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McCartney: "I Have Tried Heroin" (Doubtless Explains the Writing of "Silly Love Songs")
The Mirror ^ | 6/2/04 | Jon Wilde and David Edwards

Posted on 06/02/2004 10:51:49 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

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1 posted on 06/02/2004 10:51:49 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Oh, I am the walrus GOO GOO G’JOOB.


2 posted on 06/02/2004 11:07:56 PM PDT by anonymous_user (Telling the truth means you never have to change your story.)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
why he should never have released some of his solo albums

I liked Wings at the time but this guy seems to be lamenting he wasn't a neurosurgeon. Grow up Paul. You didn't change the world, but you certainly entertained it.

It may have not been the most noble cause but that's not a bad thing.

3 posted on 06/02/2004 11:08:57 PM PDT by lizma
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To: lizma
I liked Wings at the time but this guy seems to be lamenting he wasn't a neurosurgeon.

Or maybe a high end accountant eh? Get real. Oh, and I agree with Paul, Wings sucked.

4 posted on 06/02/2004 11:12:27 PM PDT by Joe Hadenuf (I failed anger management class, they decided to give me a passing grade anyway)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

No mention of "I am the Walrus" on a Beatles and drug interview?


5 posted on 06/02/2004 11:18:37 PM PDT by Dan from Michigan ("Today we did what we had to do. They counted on America being passive. They were wrong. - Reagan)
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To: Joe Hadenuf

"I liked Wings at the time but this guy seems to be lamenting he wasn't a neurosurgeon.
Or maybe a high end accountant eh? Get real. Oh, and I agree with Paul, Wings sucked."

paul said that wings sucked?

(i think the ref to "neurosurgeon" may have been a ref to "temporary secretary" from mccartney II)

my friends frown at me when i say that i like wings better than the beatles.

paul was definitely the most talented, he taught his wife to sing. if only john could've done that...

if i was stranded on a desert island, and had a choice of ten records to have, two of them would be wings over america, and mccartney II.


6 posted on 06/02/2004 11:22:21 PM PDT by gooseanders
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To: gooseanders
paul said that wings sucked?

"Early Wings were pretty rough, not terribly good," admits Paul.

Seems pretty clear to me. And I agree with him, they weren't terribly good, or in other words, they sucked.

7 posted on 06/02/2004 11:27:55 PM PDT by Joe Hadenuf (I failed anger management class, they decided to give me a passing grade anyway)
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To: Dan from Michigan
Conclusive evidence that Paul McCartney used heroin at least once in his life:


8 posted on 06/02/2004 11:29:16 PM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (I feel more and more like a revolted Charlton Heston, witnessing ape society for the very first time)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Thanks for the article. He fascinates me, because I just cannot imagine the life that they have had. Totally incomparable. Unimaginable.

The comment about being flattered to be asked to smoke weed with kids was kinda dumb though. I suppose he may be saying he was flattered that they thought an older guy like him was still cool.


9 posted on 06/02/2004 11:31:45 PM PDT by Lijahsbubbe
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To: Joe Hadenuf

"Early Wings were pretty rough, not terribly good," admits Paul.

"Seems pretty clear to me. And I agree with him, they weren't terribly good, or in other words, they sucked."

he also said the same thing about early beatles. do you think that the beatles sucked?


10 posted on 06/02/2004 11:36:59 PM PDT by gooseanders
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To: Joe Hadenuf

They were better than 95% of the guano that's on the radio today.


11 posted on 06/03/2004 12:06:35 AM PDT by Choose Ye This Day (4 months in the Mekong don't make up for 30 years of lies and shameful votes since then.)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
"It was only on Pepper that we started to use stuff in the studio. On the earlier albums we'd have been using those drugs socially, so in that sense the drugs informed what we did.

"A song like Got To Get You Into My Life, that's directly about pot, although everyone missed it at the time. Day Tripper, that's one about acid. Lucy In The Sky, that's pretty obvious.

"Got To Get You Into My Life" is about marijuana? It doesn't make a bit of sense at all.


Got to Get You Into My Life

I was alone, I took a ride,
I didn’t know what I would find there.
Another road where maybe I
Could see another kind of mind there.
Ooh then I suddenly see you,
Ooh did I tell you I need you
Ev’ry single day of life?
You didn’t run, you didn’t lie,
You knew I wanted just to hold you,
And had you gone, you knew in time
We’d meet again for I had to hold you.
Ooh you were meant to be near me,
Ooh and I want to hear me,
Say we’ll be together ev’ry day.
Got to get you into my life.
What can I do, what can I be?
When I’m with you I want to stay there.
If I’m true I’ll never leave,
And if I do I know the way there.
Ooh then I suddenly see you,
Ooh did I tell you I need you
Ev’ry single day of my life?
Got to get you into my life.
Got to get you into my life.
I was alone, I took a ride,
I didn’t know what I would find there.
Another road where maybe I
Could see another kind of mind there.
Ooh then I suddenly see you,
Ooh did I tell you I need you
Ev’ry single day of life?
What are you doing to my life?

Jeez Louise, was he stoned when he gave this interview?

12 posted on 06/03/2004 12:15:10 AM PDT by L.N. Smithee (Just because I don't think like you doesn't mean I don't think for myself)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Recently, Paul McCartney has been citing drug culture and social struggle as having directly inspired his music. As you would expect from an authentic artist, he previously scoffed at such pop culture theorizing. Unfortunately all those years of pot consumption have addled the brain of a marvelous song writer and troubador. It's funny that he doesn't see the connection with the band members' drug addictions and their 'implosion'. Now he's rambling on about how great it is that the Hollywood street vermin are inviting him for a smoke. I repeat, shut up, Paul.


13 posted on 06/03/2004 12:29:54 AM PDT by Havisham
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To: L.N. Smithee

Now it can be told. John the eclectic, George the acetic, and Paul the copacetic. I had always admired him for that, but after reading that interview, I've come full circle.

You would think that an almost-62-year-old man would have learned to keep his mouth shut about his drug use, having seen the damage it's done in the world since the 60s. Now he graciously informs us that songs we adored in our youth, and taught our children to love, were inspired by drugs after all. Ta, Paulie.


14 posted on 06/03/2004 12:36:53 AM PDT by CaliGirlGodHelpMe
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To: L.N. Smithee

I can see it. (no, I'm not high....or burned out) :)

Strawberry Fields forever man! Peace!


15 posted on 06/03/2004 12:38:10 AM PDT by Lijahsbubbe
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To: lizma
You didn't change the world,

Unfortunately they did change the world, but not in a particularly positive way.

16 posted on 06/03/2004 1:03:07 AM PDT by tallhappy (Juntos Podemos!)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
"I tried heroin just the once. Even then, I didn't realise I'd taken it. I was just handed something, smoked it, then found out what it was.

"It didn't do anything for me, which was lucky because I wouldn't have fancied heading down that road.

"I did cocaine for about a year around the time of Sergeant Pepper. Coke and maybe some grass to balance it out. I was never completely crazy with cocaine.

"I'd been introduced to it and at first it seemed OK, like anything that's new and stimulating.

And yet pot's not a gateway drug...

He kept looking for a new kind of kick. Article doesn't go into how his depression after the breakup of the Beatles lead to alcoholism.

17 posted on 06/03/2004 1:34:18 AM PDT by weegee (NO BLOOD FOR RATINGS. CNN ignored torture & murder in Saddam's Iraq to keep their Baghdad Bureau.)
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To: L.N. Smithee

>>> "Got To Get You Into My Life" is about marijuana? It doesn't make a bit of sense at all.



"I was alone, I took a ride, I didn’t know what I would find there. Another road where maybe I Could see another kind of mind there."



"Girl" sounds to me a whole lot like it's about pot (the constant sounds of inhaling add to that perception) or at least addiction:



Is there anybody going to listen to my story
All about the girl who came to stay?
She's the kind of girl you want so much
It makes you sorry
Still you don't regret a single day.
Ah girl! Girl!

When I think of all the times I've tried SO HARD to leave her
She will turn to me and start to cry;
And she promises the earth to me
And I believe her
After all this time I don't know why.
Ah, girl! Girl!

She's the kind of girl who puts you down
When friends are there, you feel a fool.
When you say she's looking good
She acts as if it's understood.
She's cool, cool, cool, cool,
Girl! Girl! [Was she]

Was she told when she was young that pain
Would lead to pleasure?
Did she understand it when they said
That a man must break his back to earn
His day of leisure?
Will she still believe it when he's dead?
Ah girl! Girl! Girl!



"Rain" is another of their admitted drug songs:


If the rain comes they run and hide their heads.
They might as well be dead.
If the rain comes, if the rain comes.
When the sun shines they slip into the shade
(When the sun shines down.)
And sip their lemonade.
(When the sun shines down.)
When the sun shines, when the sun shines.
Rain, I don't mind.
Shine, the weather's fine.
I can show you that when it starts to rain,
(When the Rain comes down.)
Everything's the same.
(When the Rain comes down.)
I can show you, I can show you.
Rain, I don't mind.
Shine, the weather's fine.
Can you hear me, that when it rains and shines,
(When it Rains and shines.)
It's just a state of mind?
(When it rains and shines.)
Can you hear me, can you hear me?
If the rain comes they run and hide their heads.
sdaeh rieht edih dna nur yeht semoc niar eht fI.
(Rain)
naiR.
(Rain)
enihsnuS

Dear Prudence was about an acid trip with Mia Farrow's sister.


18 posted on 06/03/2004 1:47:53 AM PDT by weegee (NO BLOOD FOR RATINGS. CNN ignored torture & murder in Saddam's Iraq to keep their Baghdad Bureau.)
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To: CaliGirlGodHelpMe

Actually Paul and George talked about this in the Beatles Anthology documentary. I don't know if those elements aired in the ABC broadcasts (the videos were longer than the tv shows).


19 posted on 06/03/2004 1:49:32 AM PDT by weegee (NO BLOOD FOR RATINGS. CNN ignored torture & murder in Saddam's Iraq to keep their Baghdad Bureau.)
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To: bc2; labowski; LibertyGrrrl; marktuoni; itsamelman; Sam's Army; RepoGirl; Redcoat LI; mylife; ...

20 posted on 06/03/2004 1:53:15 AM PDT by weegee (NO BLOOD FOR RATINGS. CNN ignored torture & murder in Saddam's Iraq to keep their Baghdad Bureau.)
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To: weegee
Oops, there it is. Late night post.

"It was difficult to get up in the morning. I was drinking quite a lot, probably having a bit of a nervous breakdown. Looking back, I was in a state of grief. I realise that now. Grief for the end of the Beatles."

21 posted on 06/03/2004 1:56:22 AM PDT by weegee (NO BLOOD FOR RATINGS. CNN ignored torture & murder in Saddam's Iraq to keep their Baghdad Bureau.)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
"In 1977, I fancied doing a Scottish bagpipe song, so I wrote Mull Of Kintyre. The people who hated it were p****d off with me.

"Of course, it didn't help that it came out at the height of punk rock. But what should I have done at that time? Stuck a safety pin through my nose and done some bonkers punk song?

MY attitude is really: 'Sod you. You think Mull Of Kintyre is crap - you try writing something like that.' I do get annoyed at having to justify myself.

It would have been all wrong for Paul to "write" a punk song. Wrong era, wrong mindset. There is a "play it loud, play it wrong" asthetic to Helter Skelter. There is an element of early 60s R&B tinged garage punk in some "unreleased" Beatles songs like "Leave My Kitten Alone".... but largely the Beatles were a pop band that went psychedelic, formed a publishing company for other artists, watched as Woodstock passed them by, and fought for more representation on their albums.

They knew they all had songs to contribute. They didn't want every release to be a 2-record set like the White Album (and the projects would not have had the cohession of Rubber Soul or Revolver).

22 posted on 06/03/2004 2:01:42 AM PDT by weegee (NO BLOOD FOR RATINGS. CNN ignored torture & murder in Saddam's Iraq to keep their Baghdad Bureau.)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
McCartney says: "Just the other day I went for a walk on my own in the Hollywood Hills.

"This bunch of teenagers passed by me and one of them turned to me and said: 'Hey, Macca, you're the man! Fancy joining us for a smoke?'

A suspicious story on several counts. Do teens walk in the Hollywood Hills? I though nobody walks in LA.

Also, how many teens know who he is (that guy who was in a band before they broke up... Wings I think...)?

How many know his nickname is Macca? I figure more people would be calling him "Sir Paul" these days.

"Fancy joining us for a smoke?" - Do kids in Hollywood talk like this???

He'd be advised to watch out. The world is not a peaceful place. Ray Davies of the Kinks has been living down yonder in New Orleans. He was shot in the leg while in the French Quarter after someone stole his girlfriend's purse. Reports said he was not seriously injured but he is still getting about with a cane.

23 posted on 06/03/2004 2:07:10 AM PDT by weegee (NO BLOOD FOR RATINGS. CNN ignored torture & murder in Saddam's Iraq to keep their Baghdad Bureau.)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

i always thought that paul should have written a song titled they took the toke out of tokeyo.

george was my favorite but in very kerryesque style i sometimes say john was my favorite.


24 posted on 06/03/2004 3:14:28 AM PDT by 537cant be wrong (the lib turneraitor)
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To: anonymous_user

Actually the song "Silly Love Songs" was a slight at John Lennon....Lennon had made the comment that McCartney was writting only silly love songs...So McCartney promptly wrote and released Silly Love Songs, which promptly went to # 1.


25 posted on 06/03/2004 3:29:37 AM PDT by Moby Grape
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To: L.N. Smithee

Heck, just revisiting the lyrics, you'd miss it again if he hadn't said it was about pot.
I am a bit surprised that Pepper was the first time they did studio work while high...I would have bet it was Rubber Soul.


26 posted on 06/03/2004 3:30:01 AM PDT by Adder (Can we bring back stoning again? Please?)
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To: L.N. Smithee

I guess the title of Day Tripper might make sense that it was about acid. Silly, naive me. I thought it was about someone going on a one-day holiday.


27 posted on 06/03/2004 3:33:34 AM PDT by HungarianGypsy
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To: anonymous_user

I figured that the walrus song and the one about the octopus garden had to be written by someone who was high.


28 posted on 06/03/2004 3:38:17 AM PDT by thathamiltonwoman
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To: gooseanders
my friends frown at me when i say that i like wings better than the beatles.

You have chosen your friends wisely.

29 posted on 06/03/2004 3:50:14 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: weegee
You would have tried heroin, too, if your former best friend had insisted you listen to THIS:

:)

30 posted on 06/03/2004 3:57:24 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (I feel more and more like a revolted Charlton Heston, witnessing ape society for the very first time)
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To: gooseanders

I liked a lot of Wings stuff - Venus and Mars, At The Speed of Sound, Band On The Run. I also liked his first two solo albums - McCartney and RAM. If anyone saw Jerry McGuire, there is a scene where Tom is wooing the girl and an instrumental is playing. Took a while for me to figure it out but it came off of McCartney.


31 posted on 06/03/2004 4:03:46 AM PDT by 7thson (I think it takes a big dog to weigh a hundred pounds!)
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To: Lijahsbubbe

Whether you like or dislike them, the Beatles were extremely talented. Not many groups break up and every one of them have successful solo careers.


32 posted on 06/03/2004 4:04:52 AM PDT by 7thson (I think it takes a big dog to weigh a hundred pounds!)
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To: L.N. Smithee

I can clearly see the metaphor of smoking pot in that song. But that's the thing about songs, poetry, etc.- everyone will read something different. Would I have seen the innuendo without Paul's confession? Probably not. But some people need help finding Waldo too. ;)


33 posted on 06/03/2004 4:14:36 AM PDT by rintense (Screw justice. I want revenge.)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Thanks for that image.

I think I now need a shot of heroin to get that song out of my head...

/sarcasm


34 posted on 06/03/2004 4:47:37 AM PDT by KangarooJacqui ("Welcome to Tehran. Please set your watches back fourteen hundred years")
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Wow ... 60's and 70's rock star did smack. Er-frigging-mazing.


35 posted on 06/03/2004 4:50:10 AM PDT by Carcharodon
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To: anonymous_user

The walrus was Klein.


36 posted on 06/03/2004 4:55:00 AM PDT by GodBlessRonaldReagan (Count Petofi will not be denied!)
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To: KangarooJacqui
Thanks for that image.

I think I now need a shot of heroin

Oh.

Well... you're probably really gonna hate THIS one, then... :)


37 posted on 06/03/2004 4:55:43 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (I feel more and more like a revolted Charlton Heston, witnessing ape society for the very first time)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

(Jacqui on phone to heroin dealer:) "Make mine a double-shot, and hang the consequences. After seeing that Michael Jackson pic, an overdose would be merciful..."

<:-)~~


38 posted on 06/03/2004 5:05:30 AM PDT by KangarooJacqui ("Welcome to Tehran. Please set your watches back fourteen hundred years")
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To: anonymous_user
I am the egg man

Drugs ? Naaa can't be *sarcasm
39 posted on 06/03/2004 5:38:05 AM PDT by Charlespg (Civilization and freedom are only worthy of those who defend or support defending It)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
"We wrote loads of stuff. We'd stuff some Twinings tea in a pipe, smoke that and write songs. It wasn't all good but we always came up with something.

Bogus. But here's to Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, John Lennnon (RIP), and George Harrison (RIP), as a whole, simply the best rock musicians and craftsmen ever.

40 posted on 06/03/2004 5:46:24 AM PDT by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: Adder
I am a bit surprised that Pepper was the first time they did studio work while high...I would have bet it was Rubber Soul.

Or Revolver. Could they have come up with Tomorrow Never Knows sans grass? That's a stretch.

41 posted on 06/03/2004 5:50:55 AM PDT by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: weegee
And yet pot's not a gateway drug...

He kept looking for a new kind of kick. Article doesn't go into how his depression after the breakup of the Beatles lead to alcoholism.

Pot is the gateway to alcohol?

42 posted on 06/03/2004 6:35:17 AM PDT by Know your rights (The modern enlightened liberal doesn't care what you believe as long as you don't really believe it.)
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To: Choose Ye This Day

They still suck


43 posted on 06/03/2004 7:15:53 AM PDT by bad company (stones)
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To: weegee
"Fancy joining us for a smoke?" - Do kids in Hollywood talk like this???

Bleedin' right they do, mate! It's the fab, gear, grote thing to do.

44 posted on 06/03/2004 7:31:14 AM PDT by pawdoggie
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
I'm still waiting for McCartney to explain this one:

Someone's knockin' on the door
Somebody's ringin' the bell
Someone's knockin' on the door
Somebody's ringin' the bell
Do me a favor
Open the door
And let 'em in
Ooh yeah yeah yeah yeah
45 posted on 06/03/2004 7:47:51 AM PDT by Bars4Bill
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To: FrankWild

True, the song is dreadful...McCartney did it for a lark...just a playful dig at Lennon, who afterall wrote the song "How Do You Sleep at Night" as a dig at Paul.


47 posted on 06/03/2004 8:21:55 AM PDT by Moby Grape
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To: 537cant be wrong
they took the toke out of tokeyoBwahaha
48 posted on 06/03/2004 8:25:13 AM PDT by Lijahsbubbe
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To: L.N. Smithee
I was alone, I took a ride,
I didn’t know what I would find there.
Another road where maybe I
Could see another kind of mind there.
Ooh then I suddenly see you,
Ooh did I tell you I need you
Ev’ry single day of life?
You didn’t run, you didn’t lie,
You knew I wanted just to hold you,
And had you gone, you knew in time
We’d meet again for I had to hold you.
Ooh you were meant to be near me,
Ooh and I want to hear me,
Say we’ll be together ev’ry day.
Got to get you into my life.
What can I do, what can I be?
When I’m with you I want to stay there.
If I’m true I’ll never leave,
And if I do I know the way there.
Ooh then I suddenly see you,
Ooh did I tell you I need you
Ev’ry single day of my life?
Got to get you into my life.
Got to get you into my life.
I was alone, I took a ride,
I didn’t know what I would find there.
Another road where maybe I
Could see another kind of mind there.
Ooh then I suddenly see you,
Ooh did I tell you I need you
Ev’ry single day of life?
What are you doing to my life?

No, this sounds about right. This sounds like an addict.

49 posted on 06/03/2004 8:25:50 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("Stay well - Stay safe - Stay armed - Yorktown" -- harpseal)
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To: 7thson

The Beatles were amazing. Their impact cannot be matched.


50 posted on 06/03/2004 8:30:28 AM PDT by Lijahsbubbe
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