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Misheard lyric/question -- Happiness Is A Warm Gun
11 November 2013
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In Happiness Is A Warm Gun, I had always heard "I need a fix coz I'm going down, down to the bitch that I left uptown."

But I noticed that he is supposedly singing "down to the bits that I left uptown."  Bits of what?  Did he leave bits of paper, or bread crumbs?  Enlighten me.

"This Beatles talk bores me to death." --John Lennon

11 November 2013
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"I need a fix cause I'm going down, down to the 'bits' that I left uptown" 

I am pretty sure its about heroin. He is coming down from his high and he feels insignificant, like 'bits,' when he has to go and purchase more uptown. 

Great Song!!!!!!!!!!!!

11 November 2013
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I'll throw this in that I found at http://www.eden.rutgers.edu/~w…..eatles.htm

"The lines that follow describe his craving for sex, and how he will journey back “uptown” to see Yoko. The lines “going down” play on the sexual meaning of the phrase, with the clear non-traditional use being indicated since one would not travel down to go uptown."

This is a student-run website out of Rutgers University English department.

I have no idea if this is right or not. Just thought I'd add it to  the mix.

Can buy Joe love! Here's the link that explains how. http://www.beatlesbible.com/forum/getting-better/forum-changes/page-9/#p110183

 

11 November 2013
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Hadn't ever thought of it with a sexual connotation, it is a very good point. The page referenced John saying it wasn't about heroin does anybody know what that reference is referring to?

"reference is referring to" made me lol 

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Ahhh Girl said
I'll throw this in that I found at http://www.eden.rutgers.edu/~w…..eatles.htm

"The lines that follow describe his craving for sex, and how he will journey back “uptown” to see Yoko. The lines “going down” play on the sexual meaning of the phrase, with the clear non-traditional use being indicated since one would not travel down to go uptown."

This is a student-run website out of Rutgers University English department.

I have no idea if this is right or not. Just thought I'd add it to  the mix.

Interesting.  He uses the same phrase, "going down," to refer to his losing an erection in the song, "It's So Hard." 

you got to run
you got to hide
you got to keep your woman
satisfied
but it's so hard, it's really hard
sometimes i feel like going
down

There is also the line in "Well, Well, Well" where he says

she looked so beautiful i could eat her

…in the "Live in NYC" album he adds, "So I did."

"This Beatles talk bores me to death." --John Lennon

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