50 years.. onwards

I read that it was 50 years ago (1964), that the ‘Fab four’ first turned on (shared a joint with Mr. Zimmerman)..
This inspired me to look at some of their lyrics for evidence of their ‘change of perception’ (opening the doors ?)
This is very obvious in their song, about a girl called : Lucy (who apparently was ‘in the Sky with Diamonds’)
I remember first hearing a cover version by Elton John in 1970s (did not know then, it was a Beatles song) I see in my song book it was under copyright, BUT I think its OK to write the words here : (widely available & I’m not making any money from this)

Picture yourself in a boat, on a river
with tangerine trees & marmalade skies
somebody calls you, you answer quite slowly
a Girl with kaleidoscope eyes..
Cellophane flowers of yellow & green towering over you head
look for the girl with the sun in her eyes.. & shes gone !
Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds

Follow her down to a bridge, by a fountain
where rocking horse people, eat marshmallow pies
ev’ryone smiles as you drift past the flowers, that grow so incredibly high..
Newspaper taxis appear on the shore, waiting to take you away
climb in the back with your head in the clouds & you’re gone !
Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds

Picture yourself on a train in a station
with plasticine porters, with looking-glass ties
suddenly someone is there at the turnstile
the girl with kaleidoscope eyes..
Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds ! (oh yea)

I saw an interview once with Mr. Lennon who avoided any drug (LSD) reference & said the song was inspired by a picture his son painted of a lady called Lucy ?!
BUT I think the words.. speak for themselves, don’t you ?

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