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Song Released: 1966


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She said I know what it's like to be dead
I know what it is to be sad
And she's making me feel like I've never been born.

I said "Who put all those things in your hair
Things that ake me feel that I'm mad
And you're making me feel like...

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    sacredNight
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    Feb 19th, 2010 2:19am report


    John and George were doing acid for the second time at a party in LA, John was having a bad trip and Peter Fonda kept leaning over to him and saying, "I know what it's like to be dead." just to mess with him. John turned the idea into a song about a girl.



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    texaslyrick
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    Sep 30th, 2009 9:51pm report


    It appears to me John is recounting a "witnessing" session between him and a female Christian during the "Jesus Freak" movement while he was in California. "You're making me feel like I've never been born" is a reference to the idea of being "born again". Another commenter rightly corrected the lyrics from "ideas in her hair" to "her head".



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    shoveitin
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    Aug 5th, 2009 8:20am report


    Yes it may be based on Peter Fonda's story, but John was supposedly having a bad/difficult trip that day. It just the sound of bad sludgy acid in a lyrical love song form if anything. very cool smart songwriting though.



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    anonymous
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    Apr 16th, 2009 4:05pm report


    Actor Peter Fonda told John Lennon at a party that he knew what it was like to be dead after having what we call a near death experience, but should be called a near life experience actually. The rest is pure John creating a song like he often did, out of the inspiration of a phrase or saying that in some way enlightened him.



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    anonymous
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    Feb 4th, 2009 2:11am report


    This song is about 1 of the first acid trips john went on. A girl who was with them freaked him out by telling him she new what it was like to bed....hence the song



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    Rocky
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    Nov 2nd, 2008 11:38pm report


    The song He Said She Said is mainly about sex.
    She meets a guy at the club and gets the hots for him.
    Throughout the song she sings about what a night with him would be like and how right they are for each other.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway


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    anonymous
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    Mar 6th, 2008 3:22pm report


    For what it's worth, this is unquestionably my all-time favorite Beatles song. I've believed this song to be about a man who is troubled and frustrated that the girl he cares for isn't snapping out of her depression, despite his attempts to do so. The phrase "like I've never been born" is essentially "like I don't exist".

    The are some errors here in the lyrics (perhaps they'll be corrected some day), most notably the phrase "who put all those things in your hair". It should be "head", not "hair".



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    anonymous
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    Dec 17th, 2005 12:27am report


    It was Peter Fonda talking about how he almost died when he was a kid.



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    silverbeatle
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    Aug 11th, 2005 8:14pm report


    About an experiance John had with one of his friends, think his name was Peter, anyways, his friend was under the influence of acid and was telling people "I know what it's like to be dead." This annoyed john, but inspired this song.
    John wrote She said, insted of He Said, so it would't be connected to his friend.




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