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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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