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Paul McCartney: Let Em In Meaning

Song Released: 1976

Let Em In Lyrics

Someone's knockin' at the door
Somebody's ringin' the bell
Someone's knockin' at the door
Somebody's ringin' the bell
Do me a favor, open the door and let 'em in

Someone's knockin' at the door
Somebody's ringin' the bell


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    Sep 18th, 9:21pm report

    I think it is a drug song, and the singer is too stoned to get up and answer the door. The gentle way the song be-bops along suggests downers, or perhaps some strong weed...


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    Sep 17th, 9:22pm report

    I think he is singing about heavens door that they are knocking on!!!


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    Aug 23rd, 2014 8:19pm report

    Yeah...you blokes let them in, alright. And now that they're in...the mu-slime pukes are going to cut your throats. Big mistake listening to Sir Paul. How could you have been so ignorant ?


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    Aug 2nd, 2014 8:35pm report

    Let em in. Wow how Timely! ... The desperate folks trying to get into this country... The U.S. ...kids escaping violence , sexual exploitation and drugs. .... I thought that was the American way ...to want better for the next generation ?! Indeed ....Someone's Knocking At The Door, Let EM In!!


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    Jun 20th, 2014 6:55am report

    'Brother Michael' is McCartney's brother er Michael also known as Mike McGear, a member of The Scaffold.


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    Jan 14th, 2014 1:44pm report

    I like the above interpretations which talks of the outsiders, the misfits, non-conformists, disabled who are knocking at the door and ringing the bell trying to enter into society, which, as we all should know if we read quality literature,--a society which is a rather tedious invention of latter-day civilization meant solely to tender to the rather selfish pleasures of the petit bourquouis (Spell-Check!) (infernal twits that they are) and---Criminals.....

    But, to go on---I think the song is rather about the lonely person INSIDE the house who, through shyness or a sense of inadequacy, a lack of trust, has shut the door to the OUTSIDE and all the strangers who could very easily become good friends. But that's Paul McCartney--The Eternal Optimist. He's the Yin to Lennon's Yang--which made for the greatest rock band the world will ever have the pleasure to listen to--forever, and ever, Amen. That Martin Luther line is just brilliant! Paul's great!


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    Jan 11th, 2014 1:03pm report

    I believe "Sister Suzie" might refer to Susan Tate.


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    Dec 29th, 2012 12:24am report

    I am not sure Who Sister Suzie is, Brother John might be Lennon or so other Jon as In I have lots of people and only one lue. But Martin Luthor is thee famous reformist, Phil and Don are the Everly brothers Brother Michael Is Michael jackson Who was great friends with McCartney at the time (until jackson bought all of Paul's songs out from under him) and he often referred to him during this period as "Brother Michael" WHO ARE THE REST


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    Jun 20th, 2012 6:10am report

    'Someone is knocking at the door'

    Someone excluded from the society wants to be part of it. The underdogs, the poors, the youths, the ethnic minorities, the disabled people, the lonely ones, the unconformists want to join. They bluntly 'knock' to be heard.

    'Somebody is ringing the bell'

    Someone is realizing what's happening and assist them in their efforts but in a more polite way ('ringing the bell') so that those in the house are less afraid to let'em in. Among those who 'ring the bell' you can find singers, writers, journalists, lawyers, social workers, teachers, doctors, civil rights activists, scientists, religious people.

    'Do me a favor, open the door and let 'em in'

    Someone in the society, a common citizen, the middle-class individual, realizing some people have been left outside, want them to join but has no physical control over the door (i.e. he or she has neither economic nor political power). Nevertheless, being a voter/consumer, the indiviual is entitled to request those powers to take action.

    And by letting'em in, the 'doorman' is really doing a favor to the person in. Because the newcomer would likely become another middle-class citizen...


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    Apr 21st, 2012 4:04pm report

    It's about some lazy dude that won't get up off his ass to answer the door.


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    Feb 23rd, 2011 2:31am report

    Knocking on heavens door. People that have sinned, great people, people that made mistakes. Catholics. Relatives. Addiction. Knocking on the door is religious. Ringing the bell are unknowns......me and you.....family. Knock and the door will open. Ring the door bell is not knocking on the door. He means open the door to the lost sheep....Phil and don because they are ringing the bell. Martin Luther knocked on the door.

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