We Discovered 8 Hidden Things In Beatles’ Songs
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The Beatles liked to goof around whether it’s during recording or in interviews. And so it’s just like them to put Easter eggs in their songs. Let’s take a closer look at these:
It’s a classic song that you’ve probably heard countless times. At the 2:56 mark, you can hear someone exclaim “Fu*king hell” and though it sounds more like John Lennon, sound engineer Geoff Emerick attributed it to Paul McCartney. It was Macca’s reaction “to a botched note” and Lennon thought it’d be funny if they leave it.
It’s not everyone’s cup of tea and we can all agree that it’s not McCartney’s finest composition. During recording, both Lennon and George Harrison couldn’t stop themselves from playing around. After the line “Desmond lets the children lend a hand”, the pair sang “Arm!” and “Leg!” And after McCartney’s “Molly lets the children lend a hand”, Harrison added “Foot!”
A Day in the Life
At the end of the song, you can hear someone say something like “never could be any other way”. It’s Macca who said it.
On the single version of this track, Harrison says something but it’s unclear what it is because it’s barely audible. There have been speculations about what he tried to say – “Let’s give him some might, guys” or even “Let’s give him some night nurse.”
Back in the U.S.S.R.
It’s a parody of The Beach Boys. In the ’60s, they were both the biggest rock acts and it’s no secret that they inspired and influenced each other. McCartney admitted that they “added Beach Boys style harmonies.” Even Mike Love said,” It was light-hearted and humorous of them to do a take on the Beach Boys.”
Paul is Dead
Where do we even begin with one of the biggest conspiracy theories in music? Here are some of the “proofs” that the real McCartney is long gone. In Strawberry Fields Forever, Lennon mumbled “I buried Paul” when he actually said “cranberry sauce”. And it’s also Lennon who sang “Paul is dead, miss him, miss him.”
I Am the Walrus
The million-dollar question here is – who is the walrus? Written by Lennon, he came up with the first two lines during two separate acid trips. It featured words he coined himself. And speaking about the lyrics, it’s not that deep according to the songwriter.
“‘Walrus’ is just saying a dream – the words don’t mean a lot. People draw so many conclusions and it’s ridiculous,” he explained. “What does it really mean, ‘I am the eggman’? It could have been the pudding basin for all I care. It’s not that serious.”
Free As A Bird
Towards the end, Lennon can be heard saying, “turned out nice again.”