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Strawberry Fields Forever
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I don't think it means he IS crazy; conversely, people might be confusing the definition of sanity because they are not on the same wavelength.

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KaleidoscopeMusic said
I don't think it means he IS crazy; conversely, people might be confusing the definition of sanity because they are not on the same wavelength.  

Exactly. a-hard-days-night-george-9

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My favorite Beatles song by far.  I recall where I was the first time I "remember" hearing it.  It was around dusk and cold, so it was winter 67/68 right after it was released.   I was about three and a half years old.

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For some reason, I thought John was singing, "Strawberry Beatles Forever". a-hard-days-night-john-7

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c64wood said
My favorite Beatles song by far.  I recall where I was the first time I "remember" hearing it.  It was around dusk and cold, so it was winter 67/68 right after it was released.   I was about three and a half years old...

It’s amazing you can remember that, @c64wood. I barely remember what happened at that age. It is my favorite song as well.

Forsan et haec olim meminisse juvabit” (“Perhaps one day it will be a pleasure to look back on even this”; Virgil, The Aeneid, Book 1, line 203, where Aeneas says this to his men after the shipwreck that put them on the shores of Africa)

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In the orchestral take (25), I hear John say "I buried Paul" twice in as row. I listened to it again trying to hear "cranberry sauce," but I heard "I buried Paul" clear as day.

"I buried Paul... I buried Paul."a-hard-days-night-john-1

Paul is not dead, but Lennon is a goddamn genius for all of the clues that he snuck in.

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14 September 2016
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Or maybe he buried Paul alive.

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It does sound more like "I buried Paul" than cranberry sauce.

And in I Am The Walrus, it sounds more like "everybody smoke pot" than everybody's got one. I think in both cases it had to be intentional.  Sort of like how he did "Baby, you're a rich man too" and "Baby you're a big fat jew."

"Remember, we are writing in the sky instead of on paper--that's our song. Lift your eyes and look up in the sky. There's our message. Lift your eyes again and look around you, and you will see that you are walking in the sky, which extends to the ground. We are all part of the sky, more so than of the ground. Remember, we love you." --John Lennon and Yoko Ono

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Isn't it "rich, fag Jew"?

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Ahhh Girl said
Isn't it "rich, fag Jew"?  

Yes, that's right. Maybe my mind was autocorrecting it to something slightly less offensive.

"Remember, we are writing in the sky instead of on paper--that's our song. Lift your eyes and look up in the sky. There's our message. Lift your eyes again and look around you, and you will see that you are walking in the sky, which extends to the ground. We are all part of the sky, more so than of the ground. Remember, we love you." --John Lennon and Yoko Ono

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I thought he replaced rich with queer. Learned something new today.

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"Rich fag Jew" is a myth. It's not sung - in case anyone suggests it is. Neither is "I buried Paul" or "Everybody smoke pot".

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Philip Norman wrote that John sang the jew line in his biography. But then Philip Norman's biography was just one big, extended character assassination. 

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Philip Norman wrote that John sang the jew line in his biography. But then Philip Norman's biography was just one big, extended character assassination.   

It's been suggested a number of times and is complete garbage.

"I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris) 

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-e.....e-38995175

 

I saw this article about Strawberry Fields site being revamped and I noticed this....

 

The song's refrain "and nothing to get hung about" is said to be a reference to Lennon's retort "they can't hang you for it" to Mimi about playing on the property.

I never knew that. (Is it correct?)

 

It's my favourite song of all time.

Pivotal Moments in Beatles History No.118:  Yoko helps herself to one of George's digestives. 

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Can anyone explain why most sources claim John plays an acoustic guitar on the song. All guitar parts are electric, so where is this acoustic guitar.

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Leppo, I can't verify that. That would be a great piece of trivia if it is true!

HMBeatlesfan, I can hear something very low down in the mix in places that resembles an acoustic guitar. 

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