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Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Day Tripper by The Beatles
Stunningly Good Footage of "Day Tripper"
Paul sings lead on this, though John came up with the idea and did most of the composing. That's what John claimed, anyway, though Paul sees things a little bit differently. Anyway, the song isn't really about what it says about, which isn't unusual at all with John's songs. The "day tripper" is his personal slang, not for a tourist or person on holiday, but rather for people who pretend to be cool (hippies) but really aren't in that life completely. Which is why it was so important to "find out" this important fact about the girl in question. Yoko, presumably, was the real deal. Or, if you listen to Paul's take, it was the same idea, only relating to drug use. Anyway, yet another smash hit for the group.