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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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    anonymous
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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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    anonymous
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    Jan 13th, 2020 1:33pm 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.



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    anonymous
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    Dec 14th, 2019 12:19pm report


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



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    anonymous
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    Dec 6th, 2019 12:20pm 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



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    anonymous
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    Sep 13th, 2019 9:00am report


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



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    anonymous
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    Jul 5th, 2019 7:10pm report


    It's about Charles Manson.

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    anonymous
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    Feb 15th, 2019 2:00pm 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


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    anonymous
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    Feb 22nd, 2018 2:58pm 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}



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    anonymous
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    Feb 13th, 2018 2:56am 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.



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    anonymous
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    Feb 2nd, 2018 2:56am 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.



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    anonymous
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    Oct 15th, 2017 10:18am report


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



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    anonymous
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    Sep 19th, 2017 9:14pm 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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    anonymous
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    Sep 18th, 2017 9:40am report


    I just listen - and love it not trying to interpret it !!!



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    anonymous
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    May 10th, 2017 5:20pm report


    Sister Susie is from Wake up little Susie by Phil and Don.
    Uncle Ernie is Ernie Kovac and Auntie Gin should be Auntie Em from Wizzard if Oz.



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    anonymous
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    Feb 25th, 2017 2:26pm report


    Immigrants to the US, knocking on the door of freedom, the revolutionary war fifes and drums, bicentennial 1976, multiculturalism, "let 'em in."



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    anonymous
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    Nov 14th, 2016 11:07pm report


    People who passed in his life and it's okay to let them in.



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