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Ticket To Ride and She's Leaving Home
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22 November 2013
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TheBeatlesJohn
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Connected?

She's Leaving Home is the story of a girl leaving her house and the parent/s are worried?

Maybe in Ticket To Ride it's her brother's view on it

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22 November 2013
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LongHairedLady
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TheBeatlesJohn said
Connected?
She's Leaving Home is the story of a girl leaving her house and the parent/s are worried?
Maybe in Ticket To Ride it's her brother's view on it

I always thought of Ticket To Ride as a point of view of her live-in spouse, or husband.  Seeing as it was written by John (primarily) and he usually wrote from an his point of view.  Paul (primarily) wrote She's Leaving Home, which is more of a story about someone.  I believe it was about the stories he was seeing a lot of in the papers about girls leaving home.

"Please don't bring your banjo back, I know where it's been..  I wasn't hardly gone a day, when it became the scene..  Banjos!  Banjos!  All the time, I can't forget that tune..  and if I ever see another banjo, I'm going out and buy a big balloon!"

 

22 November 2013
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Interesting piece of trivia about TTR: It can be heard on the pink floyd songs eclipse. This is because the violin tape of it was reused. 

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22 November 2013
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^

Yeah I know, that's superweird.

I personally never thought there was a connection between TTR and SLH.

22 November 2013
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Nothing to support it, really. I don't really go for this ''conspiring'' (that's not the exact word I want, but I can't think straight). I like facts. Facts that have a bulk of proven evidence behind them.

Not to say you're wrong, but I think it unlikely that the two are connected in any way besides them both being by the same band.

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22 November 2013
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This actually sounds like the inspiration for a thread devoted to Beatles songs that "could" be related if we fantasized about it a bit!

THEORY: The girl who left home in "She's Leaving Home" was named Rita, and later became a traffic warden through her connections with "the man from the motor trade".

I remember George saying 'Blimey, he's always talking about “Yesterday”, you'd think he was Beethoven or somebody' - Paul McCartney

22 November 2013
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Bungalow Bob
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vonbontee said
This actually sounds like the inspiration for a thread devoted to Beatles songs that "could" be related if we fantasized about it a bit!

THEORY: The girl who left home in "She's Leaving Home" was named Rita, and later became a traffic warden through her connections with "the man from the motor trade".

Another theory: Rita's sad parents finally had the light bulb go on over their heads, and they dolefully started singing "Fun is the one thing that money can't buy," after hearing the Beatles' song "Can't Buy Me Love" on the radio.

23 November 2013
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Or to go on a more sadistic route, the guy was deeply jealous at the girl being elsewhere, at times hanging around with other guys (No Reply) and talking to others (You Can't Do That), and so wasn't happy that she was never around (Ticket To Ride), eventually she did leave having to Run For Her Life, meeting a man at a motor trade so they could speed off, grabbing the bagging and getting in the Limousine (You Never Give Me Your Money).

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