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Beatles: Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds Meaning

Song Released: 1967

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Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds Lyrics

picture yourself in a boat on a river,
with tangerine trees and marmalade skies -
somebody calls you, you answer quite slowly …
a girl with kaleidoscope eyes!

cellophane flowers of yellow and green,
towering over your head …
look for the...

  1. GooJoob
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    May 27th 2007 report

    THIS SONG IS NOT ABOUT LSD..Johns son painted a picture and John asked oh whats this and his son said Lucy In The Sky with Diamonds...it inspired John so he wrote the song...people just wanted something to talk about so they started all these rumors about the Beatles...

  2. anonymous
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    Apr 24th 2007 report

    I TOTALLY agree with that one person who ever said that Yoko is a bitch who can't sing. I effing hate her and everything she did to john. She screwed with him so bad and screwed over the band. I HATE HER! nice I hope I passed the audition quote ;)... Impressive. Yoko is redic!

  3. anonymous
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    Apr 21st 2007 report

    Actually John Lennon went to a boarding school and when he got homesick a girl called Lucy Richardson was always called out to sit with him while he drew pictures. one time he drew a picture of Lucy. Then years on Julian Lennon came home with a picture of a schoolfriend called Lucy and that's what made him remember about his Lucy who he had a soft spot for at the time.

  4. anonymous
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    Apr 19th 2007 report

    Everyone is basically on Crack because seriously not everything needs to have a meaning. Sure the whole LSD thing is entirely believable and the whole Jullian thing too I guess but honestly... who says John Couldn't just write a song for the sake of psyching people out. I think artists write songs that are seemingly filled with symbolism just to mess with us. I'm sure John is having a good time watching us struggle.

  5. anonymous
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    Apr 2nd 2007 report

    Are you all like innocent prudes? The whole picture thing is just an excuse they used back then...its about LSD Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds....thats too random to b a coinkadink

  6. brielle
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    Feb 24th 2007 report

    Nobody can say lucy in the sky with diamonds isn't about drugs, because it most definitley is. John Lennon even admitted to it. Everything that they talk about in the song are the symptoms and what they were experiencing when getting high off LSD.

    Lucy in the
    Sky with
    Diamonds...... LSD

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  7. anonymous
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    Feb 18th 2007 report

    This song is definitely about LSD were "lucy in the sky" came from could easy be from the picture but that's not the point.

    The song is about on lsd if you take enough you can go any were and be any were and he's just describing a trip. bit by bit...

    I think its a beautiful song and the lyrics produce a lot of pictures in your mind very nice

  8. anonymous
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    Feb 16th 2007 report

    Did you know that Paul only did acid because Lennon and them were doing it? it was written somewhere that Paul said that he never had the intention of doing acid but when the band became known for the drug usage he really had no choice but to do it, I can't find the write words but I'll use "fit in", he did it to fit in with the rest of the beatles. also at recording sessions Paul wanted to rush threw all of lennons songs so he could get to his instead. now don't get me wrong, Paul is badass I love the music he makes to this day but I gotta say, he was the bitch of the beatles. and bout the song, listen to the lyrics man, like someone wrote above, the song is displaying a park scene perhaps were lennon saw lucy, the girl his son talked about, and no one can know for sure. no point in arguing about it. Serously the only way you'd really know what the song was about would be to ask lennon and well that's kinda hard lookin at the state that he's in. Hidden in a little jar that stupid ass yoko won't even give his family. and lennon was afraid of being cremated and it was against his familys will to creamate him. yoko is a bitch and can't sing wortha shit.
    on behalf of me,
    i hope I passed the audition

  9. anonymous
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    Feb 15th 2007 report

    Okay, well that could be right and you could've have posted it. However, you have just as much proof to that as anyone else commenting...So if your giving me another explanation about the song while accusing people of making blind assumptions, then that's hypocritical. I'm seriously sorry, for that comment. It was offensive and based on nothing but a lyric critique. *waves white flag.*

  10. anonymous
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    Feb 13th 2007 report

    I get that that's what the site is all about asshole, I'm not a moron. All I'm saying is that song is really good and it pisses me off when people argue over and over with really no proof that it's completely about drugs and that the Beatles were totally tripping when they wrote it. They were great musicians, so don't you think they could have written something that good sober?

    Oh and I'm aware that Paul said that it was all about drugs 30 years after they broke up but Paul, at the same time, had a lot of bad blood with John. He even went so far as to change the song authors listed on the albums from "Lennon & McCartney" to "McCartney & Lennon". It may be that he said all that just to take credit away from John.

  11. anonymous
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    Feb 11th 2007 report

    This guy's an idiot above me. That's the point of the site douche bag.

  12. anonymous
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    Feb 11th 2007 report

    Who cares what it's about!!! LSD or Julian's picture, it doesn't matter! In the end all that's important is that an INCREDIBLE song was written! So quit your bitching and enjoy the music!!!!

  13. anonymous
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    Feb 11th 2007 report

    yeah, of course the LSD thing is bs. It was derived from a picture of a girl with diamonds in the sky...not crystal meth, diamonds. Though I can see it both ways seeing as it says she's so incredibly high and LSD was a popular drug in that time period. but I'm fairly convinced that it's about the girl in the picture. Especially since the majority of the lyrics are positive and give off nice mental portraits. "tangerine trees" "cellophane flowers of yellow and greeen." knd of compensates for that small LSD factor which is uncertain and could just be coincidental, where as the lyrics were written on purpose.

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  14. anonymous
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    Feb 5th 2007 report

    Somebody above was saying how the song was SOOOOO about LSD. They said, and I quote, that John fed the media some stupid crap about a drawing and that years later, Paul admitted the "truth", a.k.a. LSD!!!! ITS ALL ABOUT LSD!!!!
    This song has gone down in pop culture history because its a work of art, and not all that mainstream crap that was going on in the 60's (*cough*beachboys*cough*). This song is a combination of lyrical genius, a drawing done by julian lennon at age three, and the Beatle's whole drug thing (yes, I admit they wrote SOME songs about acid). Now please realize, people, that you are ALL right (except you stupid incredibly close minded idiots bent on destroying the reputation of one of the greatest musical groups of all time).
    -A Sensible Person

  15. anonymous
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    Jan 29th 2007 report

    This is one of the Beatles better songs. Yes it is about an LSD trip and that is obvious, but it goes much deeper than that. Most importantly it is describes a chance meeting with a beautiful girl and love at first sight. After that he stops and notices everything for the first time. The importance of thier meaning in the world. No matter how insucnifcant they still have a meaning. How people take for granted the little things and looking outside the box. The best part is in the end he bumps back in to her proving that fate does exsist.

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