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Song Released: 1967

Blue Jay Way Lyrics

There's a fog upon L.A.
And my friends have lost their way
"We'll be over soon," they said
Now they've lost themselves instead.
Please don't be long, please don't you be very long
Please don't be long or I may be asleep
Well it only goes to...


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    Dec 16th, 2011 12:39pm report

    I seem to remember from the Anthology that this song harkens to the "hippie" movement going on in 1967 when the song was written. Although The Beatles were sort of the unofficial band of the summer of love, Harrison was the only Beatle to actually make the trip to California and experience it first-hand. He expressed many times in interviews who dissapointed he was with the experience. He came expecting to find a movement of well-intentioned young people wanting to change the world and instead found them to be a disorganized group of young people who he felt lost their way from the message that brought them together. Just one man's opinion, but I understand this song to be speaking directly to the California scene of the summer of '67.


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    Sep 13th, 2011 9:46pm report

    George Harrison said this song is about him waiting for some friends on Blue Jay Way in L.A. They never made it there because, they got lost.


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    Apr 10th, 2011 4:47pm report

    I believe theres no additional meaning. Maybe a person travels and travels for something that is or never was coming or there. The exotic flow of the song does trigger a subconscious and you would suspect a backwards meaning or unidentified message throughout. I go with the meaning that comes most to me, a man waits and eventually travels for something that is nor never was there.


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    Mar 18th, 2011 3:24pm report

    I think the lyrics are supposed to signify that a person is just waiting and waiting for a person or people to find their way to the man. As time goes on, the person questions whether they are just lost or poor-minded.

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