The 'Sgt. Pepper' Song Paul McCartney Described as 'Another Ode to Pot'

Sunday, June 28, 2020

If you hoped The Beatles would maintain the optimism and love songs approaching Revolver (1966), you may need felt reassured by a couple of music titles. With “Good Day Sunshine,” you’d rightfully anticipate some old style Paul McCartney optimism. And “Love You To” needed to sound promising.

But there was one other title towards the tip that certainly would have caught your eye: “Got to Get You Into My Life.” That needed to be a love music, didn’t it?Well, it was, solely Paul was singing about marijuana, not a residing particular person. In reality, Paul later referred to the monitor as “an ode to pot.”

The odes to pot didn’t finish with Revolver. When followers picked up Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band the next yr, they heard Paul sing of getting “a smoke” earlier than he “went into a dream” (in “A Day in the Life“). And “I love to turn you on” sounded drug-inspired to these within the know.

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