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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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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle
McCartney did hard drugs? Well, that explains the following:
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So i sat in the attic, a piano up my nose,
And the wind played a dreadful cantata.
Sore was i from a crack of an enemy's hose
And the horrible sound of tomato.

Ketchup,
Soup and puree,
Don't get left behind.
Ketchup,
Soup and puree,
Don't get left behind.

When a rattle of rats had awoken
The sinews, the nerves and the veins.
My piano was boldly outspoken
In attempts to repeat this refrain.

So i stood with a knot in my stomach,
And i gazed at that terrible sight,
Of two young lovers concealed in a barrel,
Suckin' monkberry moon delight, ho!
Monkberry moon delight,
Monkberry moon delight,
Monkberry moon delight,
Monkberry moon delight.

Oh -
Oh-oh, oh-oh.

Well, i know my banana is older than the rest
And my hair is a tangled beretta. (beretta, beretta)
But i leave my pyjamas to billy budapest,
And i don't get the gist of your letter.

Catch up, Catch some kittens,
Don't get left behind.
Catch up,
Catch kittens,
Don't get left behind.

Oh - monkberry moon delight, yeah,
Monkberry moon delight,
Monkberry moon delight,
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh,
Monkberry moon delight, yeah, yeah, yeah,
Monkberry moon delight,
Oh, monkberry moon delight,
Oh, monkberry moon delight,
Monkberry moon delight, oh-oh,
Monkberry moon delight
Suckin' monkberry moon delight,

Monkberry moon delight,
Monkberry moon delight,
Monkberry moon delight,
Ah, monkberry moon delight, yeah, yeah,
Monkberry moon delight, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh,
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh....
Uh, monkberry moon delight.

"try some of this, honey!
"what is it?"

Monkberry moon delight, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah,
Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah....
(ooh) monkberry moon delight,
Uh, monkberry moon delight,
Monkberry moon delight,
Monkberry moon delight, ...

52 posted on 06/03/2004 8:53:43 AM PDT by Ignatz (Rent this space! Daily and weekly rates available!)
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To: HungarianGypsy
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.

It was in a sense (an escape).

Does this put the rumored "She's a d*** teaser" misheard lyric out in the cold? (...she led me half the way there)

53 posted on 06/03/2004 9:49:19 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: Hemingway's Ghost
Could they have come up with Tomorrow Never Knows sans grass? That's a stretch.

Came up with it on drugs but not when it came time to put it to tape.

54 posted on 06/03/2004 9:52:06 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: Know your rights
He wasn't "looking for a kick" when he went fell to alcoholism. He did find pot, heroin (which he smoked), LSD, cocaine, (others?) when he was working and partying.

His wife and family may have also had an impact on his chemical choices after the Beatles.

55 posted on 06/03/2004 9:55:48 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: Ignatz

What album was that on? The only version I heard was sung by Screamin' Jay Hawkins (and it said it was written by Linda and Paul).


56 posted on 06/03/2004 9:59:01 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

It's on the RAM albumn


57 posted on 06/03/2004 10:31:25 AM PDT by Ignatz (Rent this space! Daily and weekly rates available!)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

I think the good thing about having a songwriting partner is that they will tell you 'this sucks' and tweak your work to make it better. That's why John Lennon and Paul McCartney's solo work is lessar than theie Beatle work, they didn't have the other one to tone down their indulgences.


58 posted on 06/04/2004 5:33:24 AM PDT by Big Guy and Rusty 99 (Jihad on Islam and their liberal assistants!)
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To: FrankWild

you are one of the few who reads the articles . . .


60 posted on 06/04/2004 6:38:12 AM PDT by Big Guy and Rusty 99 (Jihad on Islam and their liberal assistants!)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

Silly Love Songs? Cute and harmless little ditty. You want bad? The B side to SLS was "Cook of the House". That was as bad as most anything from Yoko's ouevre.


61 posted on 06/04/2004 7:26:22 AM PDT by TheEditor
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To: gooseanders; 7thson

McCartney II? Really? I can understand Wings Over America, because '76 Wings was a really cooking live band, but McCartney II? Some of it is OK (Waterfalls, One of these Days), but there's too much "Bogey Music" and "Check My Machine" electronic stuff for my taste.

Oh, and if memory serves the Jerry McGuire soundtrack featured three tunes from McCartney. Cameron Crowe knows how to pick his background music...


62 posted on 06/04/2004 2:22:38 PM PDT by MikeD (Don't go there, Diane...)
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