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Paul McCartney: Let Em In Meaning

Song Released: 1976


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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
Someone's...

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    #1 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Apr 21st 2012 report

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

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    #2 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Dec 29th 2012 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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    #3 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Dec 6th 2019 report

    I think it’s about opening up our hearts and lives to others and To God and not isolating In our own self imposed emotional prison of loneliness

  4. anonymous
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    Apr 22nd report

    Wondered why Martin Luther would be in this list, but it's occurred to me that his claim to fame, as it were, was posting his "95 Theses," nailing them to the door of Wittenburg Church (no doubt making a "knocking" sound in the process), for all intents and purposes signaling the beginning of the Protestant Reformation.

  5. anonymous
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    Mar 27th report

    Songfacts®: the true story

    Paul McCartney "shouted out" to several of his relatives and friends in this song: his aunt ("Auntie Gin") and brother ("Brother Michael"), the Everly Brothers ("Phil and Don"), Keith Moon ("Uncle Ernie") and his famous former bandmate ("Brother John"). His reference to "Sister Suzie" was a reference to Linda, who once recorded a song under the name "Suzie And The Red Stripes."

    Paul McCartney told The Mail on Sunday's Event magazine: "When we went to Jamaica on holiday, a lot of the local guys used to call Linda 'Susie' for some reason. And we kind of liked that. Then 'brother John' – I would be thinking either of John Lennon, or Linda's brother, John. But the weirdest thing is, my wife now, Nancy, has a sister Susie and a brother John." >>

  6. anonymous
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    Feb 8th report

    immigrants, ets and....spirits! Let’em in! Truly a demonic thing....Luther is known having had interviews with the Devil himself.

  7. anonymous
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    Jan 17th report

    Let’s ask Paul before it’s too late, he obviously has a meaning he was trying to share? We can continue to try and break this down or ask the source?

  8. DollyRocker
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    Aug 13th 2020 report

    Me thinks some of you knuckleheads do not know who Martin Luther is. (No, not Martin Luther King, Jr.)

  9. anonymous
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    Jan 13th 2020 report

    Paul McCartney wrote the song in 1976 but it seems to be based on something much older. In an abandoned room in London notes and diaries belonging to someone who died in the late 1960s were found, including:
    Someone's knocking at the door. Somebody's ringing the bell. Go and see who it is. It is Rabbi Amitov. Let him in, please come in, welcome.
    This is described in Rodinsky's Room by Rachel Lichtenstein and Iain Sinclair. It may have originated as a children's game, where one person chants the first two lines and then the others take turns at naming the visitor, and I suppose you usually name someone you know.

  10. anonymous
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    Dec 14th 2019 report

    Open the door to the deportation bus to remove the illegal immigrants from our Constitutional Republic.

  11. anonymous
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    Sep 13th 2019 report

    It's about freedom so asking anyone to come in who ever it is.

  12. anonymous
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    Jul 5th 2019 report

    It's about Charles Manson.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
  13. anonymous
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    Feb 15th 2019 report

    It could be about a boy and girl having sex to let him in her front door if you know what I mean.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
  14. anonymous
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    Feb 22nd 2018 report

    About the Protagonist who's playing god and telling his 'door man' of his heavenly mansion to let those people in for him to see what they want, that have been ringing his bell{by doing some good works of faith while on this earth}

  15. anonymous
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    Feb 13th 2018 report

    The knocking on the door is the message of non-violence that people, like Martin Luther, preach. The door represents your mind and the knocking is asking you to have an open mind. Notice that he does not refer to Martin Luther as Reverend. The religious aspect is ignored, possibly because religious ideology has been a reason for some violence in the world.

  16. anonymous
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    Feb 2nd 2018 report

    He got tired of all the people showing up at his door after he became famous, but being the good natured guy he is, he 'let em in' and bemusedly wrote a song about it.

  17. anonymous
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    Oct 15th 2017 report

    Its two fingers up to john Lennon because he wouldn't let Paul in when he called at his flat in new York.

  18. anonymous
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    Sep 19th 2017 report

    I thought it was about Jehovas witnesses with the mention of religious figures and yknow, people knocking at the door.

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