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Song Released: 1967


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Roll up, roll up for the magical mystery tour, step right this way.
Roll up, roll up for the mystery tour.
Roll up, roll up for the mystery tour.
Roll up GOT AN INVITATION, roll up for the mystery tour.
Roll up TO MAKE A RESERVATION, roll up...

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    anonymous
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    Nov 29th, 2017 11:21pm report


    The magnificent ''Magical Mystery Tour'' of The BEATLES was to promote Their music as something new of the old to experience. Heading towards the mysteries of the Illuminati's enlightenments to explore with the new Generation of kids. By way of the Mystery Tour Bus that was dropping new psychedelic rock music of peace and love. Sub-merged in subterranean waters of the occult. That wanted to rise to the surface and expand our minds knowledge. And when this new stuff was beginning to rise out of our hands control. In those same times, there was always Scooby Scooby Do coming to the rescue when needed. With his own 'mystery machine van''. Riding around with his Heroes to solve the many mysteries and problems that the ''magical mystery tour'' of the Beatles rise to power, Re-emerged strange and spooky beliefs of the occult. Which at times took us on the left hand path of trouble.



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    anonymous
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    Oct 12th, 2013 10:10pm report


    It's probably a reference to the Mystery Schools. The "magik" practiced by those occult religions was passed down from Babylon. The infamous Alistair Crowley - OTO and Golden Dawn leader is on the cover of the album. The music industry was/is heavily influenced by those cults - Jimmy Page having even bought Crowley's mansion. Jay-Z today even has a clothing line promoting Crowley's Satanic slogans and symbols. Crowley was into child sacrifice. "The magical mystery tour is dying to take you away, take you today" might be a reference to the sacrifices.

    David Bowie sang "I'm closer to the Golden Dawn, Immersed in Crowley's uniform of imagery"!(Quicksand)



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    anonymous
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    Apr 26th, 2012 4:57pm report


    The Magical Mystery Tour, when I think about it is possibly The Beatles addressing the Vietnam War. I mean many of the vets smoked a lot of marijuana there possibly the "magical part" but probably not. But I think it mainly pokes fun at the draft for taking away the boys of America to the war which they make light-hearted because it was thought it would be fun and quick. That is not the case clearly. Got this idea from the helicopter noises in the middleish?



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    anonymous
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    Dec 30th, 2011 12:28pm report


    Magical Mystery Tour is as drug-related as they come. Along with Tour being another word for Trip, it tells you to roll a joint (or your sleeve), with a direct reference to marijuana: "It's got everything you need, satisfaction guaranteed."



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    anonymous
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    Aug 25th, 2011 8:46pm report


    The Beatles are inviting people to come and join them on a bus tour were the passengers don't know were they are going. And magical things happen. Paul said he got the idea from mystery bus tour in Liverpool where only the driver knew where they were going that way people could see place they never had before. Also the Merry pranksters went around in a bus and putting LSD in people's drinks and see what happens this is better know as the eletric acid kool aid test. Magical mystery tour was inspired by mystery bus tours in liverpool and the counterculture in the 1960s.



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    anonymous
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    Apr 11th, 2011 4:06am report


    This song just making me feel that they're taking someone to the summer camp. The part of: "The magical mystery tour is coming to take you away, coming to take you away, the magical mystery tour is dying to take you away dying to take you away take you today..."
    Make me feel that John or Paul was warning off their children that if they don't eat the spinach or the broccoli, the magical mystery tour will come to take them away. LOL...



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    anonymous
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    Nov 28th, 2009 11:53pm report


    Give me a break. For those of you who think this album is not about a drug trip, you're fools.

    This album was made during the Beatles acid tripping heyday.
    Magical Mystery Tour, just analyze those words while you notice the trippy colors and the lyrics that all refer to an altered state of mind. For those of you who have never had the pleasure of listening to this album with a free flowing mind, I feel bad for you. The way the music is put together and flows is unbelievable. It was no coincidence, this album is about a drug trip. You can deny it all you want, but when you get the chance, stop being a moron entwined in the grasp of what is acceptable in society, and look at it from a different perspective. The Beatles were absolute geniuses and if they wanted us to believe this was not about a drug trip, there would be no argument. LISTEN TO THE LYRICS, HELL WATCH THE VIDEOS FOR FUCKS SAKE, THIS ALBUM IS ABOUT DRUGS! You people who think otherwise make me sick.

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    anonymous
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    Nov 26th, 2009 11:41pm report


    I came to the realization that this whole album is about a drug trip, LSD induced.

    Magical Mystery Tour, get your shit ready, were about to blow your minds, did they not?

    The Fool on the Hill, First stop, loneliness. No one likes us because we free our minds. Its ok though, no one is wrong, we are just different people doing different things.. no harm in that is there?

    Flying, the only serious instrumental by the Beatles (excluding yellow submarine). Now that you feel alone, let go because we are about to go for a ride. The song is airy, floating on the air, comfortable, no?

    Blue Jay Way, now that you are floating away, it will be hard to find your friends. We are all split up and none of us are willing to wait for the other, this tour is getting groovy huh?

    Your Mother Should Know, now that you're all worried and tense, mother is a safe place to bring you. Now you feel comfortable and nurtured. All rejuvenated, on we go!

    I am the Walrus, this song makes no sense at all. Its a complete masterpiece for he whos mind is flowing. Pure brilliance.

    Hello, Goodbye, a reference to a ego-loss. Hello to this new fabulous world, goodbye to your past. We are free now, its a new beginning. What a great party at the end, haha, now I feel so happy!! As do you, eh?

    Strawberry Fields, absolute bliss. Go to your strawberry fields and be. Just be and you will see all. Confusion sets in, but its easily brought back to central.



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    Entheogen
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    Jan 30th, 2009 1:48pm report


    The magical mystery tour is Life. Touring around in the magical mystery to the birth of this universe. Thats the magical mystery. The Magical Mystery Tour is the psychedelic trip. This album is a psychedelic trip. Pieced together beautifully.



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    m320753
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    Jul 14th, 2008 7:33am report


    Again that must have been some good stuff they had.they are welcoming or warning you about the album you are about to hear much along the lines of Bob's Mr. Tambourine man. In other words close your eyes and let me paint you a picture, I can still see in my mind Dylan dancing around in circles of his own choosing in wet sand at Jones beach holding a bottle of wine victoriously over his head .so boys and girls light up, sit back, close your eyes and enjoy the tour.



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    Insight
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    Jul 9th, 2008 7:10pm report


    The Magical Mystery Tour is "waiting to take you away" to a new world of peace and love, but nobody especially "dear Prudence" wants to know the "fool on the hill", "they don't like him" because he tells you "you've got to be free" from your attachment to the material world, looks like "my friends have lost their way" "you were diverted". "I look at you all and see the love that is sleeping and my guitar gently weeps", "isn't it a pity how we break each others hearts"

    You know the Beatles were trying to do to something that's why you search their words for meaning, but just how unimaginably divine, you haven't understood it yet.



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    anonymous
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    Apr 27th, 2008 4:25pm report


    I hate it when people say it's about "rolling a joint" or "rolling up their sleeves to take a hard drug" no they were on a tour one of their VERY first tours and they sold tickets at music store. So in interpretation roll-up just means to roll-up and pick someone up



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    anonymous
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    Apr 25th, 2008 4:32pm report


    Knock it off with the drugs! Unbelievable! It's just a good song, maybe about a fair or show or something innocent as that! Sheesh!



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    anonymous
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    Apr 4th, 2008 4:32pm report


    "Roll up" is a reference to rolling up one's sleeve to take an injection of a hard drug.

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    anonymous
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    Mar 10th, 2008 3:18pm report


    Perhaps it's referring to their ill-fated movie of the same name, or inviting people to come on a tour? The Beatles undoubtedly used a lot of drugs, but most of their songs didn't have drug references.



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