These Chart Topping Hit Songs Have Wildly Misinterpreted Lyrics

Laura Martin | April 24, 2019 8:07 pm

“Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds” — As Literal As A Song Can Get

The Beatles Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
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“Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” by the Beatles sparked some tense reactions. Even the BBC banned the song for its supposed acid references. To many peoples’ surprise, John Lennon asserted that he based the song off of a drawing by his four-year-old son, Julian.

“My son Julian came in one day with a picture he painted about a school friend of his named Lucy,” Lennon said in an interview. “He had sketched in some stars in the sky and called it ‘Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds,’ Simple.” Despite this confirmed story, listeners still argue that the song isn’t entirely acid-free.