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26 May 2013
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Egroeg Evoli
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Here's my song analysis:

Back then long time ago when grass was green
Woke up in a daze
Arrived like strangers in the night
Fab - long time ago when we was fab
Fab - back when income tax was all we had (
Taxman reference?)

Caresses fleeced you in the morning light
Casualties at dawn (I think in this part of the song there's something that reminds me of the orchestral crescendo of A Day In The Life.)
And we did it all
Fab - long time ago when we was fab
Fab - you are my world you are my only love

And while you're in this world
The fuzz gonna come and claim you
But you mo better wise
When the buzz gonna come and take you away
Take you away (Magical Mystery Tour reference? Also, Blue Jay Way voice effect?)
Take you away

The microscopes that magnified the tears (Referring to the press, as in the press during Beatlemania?)
Studied warts and all
Still the life flows on and on (Within You Without You reference?)
Fab - long time ago when we was fab
Fab - but it's all over now baby blue
Fab - long time ago when we was fab
Fab - like this pullover you sent to me

Fab
And you've really got a hold on me (The Beatles covered the song You've Really Got a Hold On Me.) 
Fab - long time ago when we was fab

At the end of the song, there's an Indian-sounding bit which is reminiscent of songs like Within You Without You and Love You To. After the Indian bit, there's a screaming crowd, which could represent Beatlemania.

Of course, there's the whole "fab" and "gear" thing, too.

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Geometry, wisdom, tangerines... "The time is gone, the song is over, thought I'd something more to say..."

Also known as Egg-Rock, Egg-Roll, E-George, Eggy, Ravioli, Eggroll Eggrolli...

Purple stuff... ellipses...

26 May 2013
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Ron Nasty
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A pretty good analysis, Egroeg. The only thing I'd say you missed out is the Dylan reference in "but it's all over now baby blue". It's All Over Now, Baby Blue being a Dylan song, and Dylan's influence having a major impact on the Beatles throughout their career, with George's walk-out during the Get Back sessions even having a Dylan - he'd spent some time with Dylan and The Band in Woodstock during the weeks before, and loved the atmosphere, and then came back to the atmosphere at Twickenham.

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27 May 2013
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Ron Nasty
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I'd say it's reference to somebody who had a huge influence on them, and on George in particular during the later years of The Beatles. I also think it's interesting in being the only obvious reference to something they didn't do (though they did attempt many Dylan songs during the Get Back sessions). To get some of the references I think you have to sideways glance, and I think the Dylan reference is one such case.

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16 February 2015
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AL Ruano
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He also says 'baby blue', which has to be a reference to For You Blue, no?

16 February 2015
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Annadog40
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AL Ruano said
He also says 'baby blue', which has to be a reference to
For You Blue, no?

It could also be about the Badfinger song since they were also on apple and George produced one of their songs.

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16 February 2015
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PeterWeatherby
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"Arrived like strangers in the night"

That could be a reference to the early days in Hamburg. They did arrive in the middle of the night, and they were very much strangers to the country.

"The microscopes that magnified the tears
Studied warts and all"

I believe that's a reference to the Get Back/Let it Be sessions -- the camera (microscope) that was supposed to capture the Beatles, in Lennon's words, "warts and all."

Not a bit like Cagney.
18 February 2015
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