_song meanings_


According to Lennon's friend and biographer Peter Shotton, the lines "Some [friends] are dead and some are living/In my life I've loved them all" referred to Stuart Sutcliffe (who died in 1962) and to Shotton. http://bit.ly/9PQqVm

speckle @ 15:04 PM Sep 1010


The song was inspired by English journalist Kenneth Allsop - who said that Lennon should write more songs about his childhood. The original lyrics where therefore based on a bus route he used to take in Liverpool, but then reworked into a generalized meditation of his past. http://bit.ly/9PQqVm

speckle @ 15:03 PM Sep 1010