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Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds was about doing drugs

Discussion in 'The Vapor Lounge' started by 2 Cycle, Jan 8, 2019.

  1. warren0728

    warren0728 Well-Known Member

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    my thoughts exactly!
     
  2. ghostofcyberx13

    ghostofcyberx13 And That Ain't No Joke, You Can Disappear In Smoke

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    Well then there's "The Beatles" song on the White Album, "Happiness Is A Warm Gun"(Bang, bang, shoot, shoot). Many believe the song to be about shooting up drugs(Heroin?) and the "Gun" is actually a "Fit" usually an eyedropper with a needle. Although I don't believe any of the Beatles shot up drugs with a needle. Later.
     
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  3. ClearBlueLou

    ClearBlueLou unbearably light in the being....

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    I’ve always thought that was too much of a stretch, the song is perfectly plain and simple about guns and love, and matches with Bungalow Bill, which takes on hunting just as directly.
     
  4. uncanni

    uncanni Well-Known Member

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    There was a twilight zone episode that changed my life when I was a kid. They changed everyone on their 18th birthday into one of two models--two male types and two female types. You had to pick one or the other. One girl tries to escape; she doesn't want to be changed from plain to beautiful and brainwashed. She is captured and when she wakes up from her operation, she loves her new beauty. I wonder if you can get this: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x41why0

    Anyway, that episode captured for me the essence of culture in the US: complete conformity and superficiality. That episode showed in 1964, I was 11 years old, it was the year I fell in love with the Beatles...
     
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  5. Abysmal Vapor

    Abysmal Vapor Shaman of The Pyramid of Orlin'Malah

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    I always thought Let it be is about MJ... the whole text matches if you think of it while reading it.
    When I find myself in times of trouble
    Mother Mary comes to me
    Speaking words of wisdom
    Let it be
    ****
    And when the night is cloudy :brow:
    There is still a light that shines on me
    Shine until tomorrow
    Let it be
    https://www.songtexte.com/songtext/the-beatles/let-it-be-73d2920d.htm
    And how about this classic,lol..
    ______________________
    Click to play YouTube Video

    My head keeps spinning
    I go to sleep and keep grinning
    If this is just the beginning
    My life is gonna be beautiful
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    Also this one is one of my favorites
    Click to play YouTube Video
     
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  6. Summer

    Summer Well-Known Member

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    The cookie-cutter youth of today ... all walking around with their heads bowed to a cell phone.

    Great music, @Abysmal Vapor.
     
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  7. uncanni

    uncanni Well-Known Member

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    I know I'm getting old: the present looks bleak.
     
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  8. 2 Cycle

    2 Cycle Well-Known Member

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    jeez, that song Nookie by Limp Bizkit is a hot mess lyrically. One minute the singer brags about doing it “all” for the nookie, the next he is telling someone else to stick a cookie where the sun don’t shine. What is going on in that song?
     
  9. little maggie

    little maggie Well-Known Member

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    I loved the twilight zone. My favorites were based on literature- especially stories by Ambrose Bierce: Chickamauga and Occurence at Owl Creek Bridge
     
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  10. uncanni

    uncanni Well-Known Member

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    Wow, I remember the Owl Creek episode!! Amazing exploration of human consciousness in/of time...
     
  11. looney2nz

    looney2nz Research Geek, Mad Scientist

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    as I recall, while their psychedelic drug use may have infused the lyrics, the original concept was
    from a school drawing and story that Julian did while very young. The story made a real impression on the lads, and that's where they took off. No LSD, no drug use, just a precocious young talent telling a story to his dad and uncles.
     
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