I think you are trying to be overly clever and need to realise we listen to a bunch of pop songs written by a couple of scouse gits for teenage girls.
A bit of a closed-minded statement.
So, all the songs they wrote in India were for teenage girls? What about their later career?
Your telling me that songs like "Within You Without You" are 'pop songs written by a couple of scouse gits for teenage girls?"
I agree that when they first started as young chaps, they may have been writing some of their early songs for teenage girls. However, I do think that they were presenting a much bigger message throughout their musical career. No other band changed as much as The Beatles over the years, from Please Please Me to Abbey Road. Anyone who has ever been in a band knows that what they did was near impossible. I think there was something far more special to the Beatles' music besides 'pop music.'
One can interprete them in many-many different ways. But they can`t all be true, cause they are different. Where does the truth lie? So, better look at it as it is, take it as it is. Do not attach some far-fetched ideas and "connotations" to it.
Jane, you are absolutely right in the sense that there have been many different interpretations. They can't all be right, but I'm sure many of them have been hinting at the same thing. "The Present" is also an interpretation, but it is one that you can check for yourself. This interpretation doesn't attach "far-fetched ideas and connotations" to the music. It just suggests a new way to listen to their music. I thought the implications were rather obvious instead of far-fetched, and they helped me enjoy the music I had loved for so long in a new, magical way.
In other words, to interprete them in his own way! You see! Do you think he was close to the truth?
Thank you for sharing that. I'm not sure if he was close to the truth; I have not heard his lectures. Many have realized how special The Beatles were, whether it be subconsciously or consciously. What they did was magical; they brought people together and were the forefront of the peace and love movement.
There are undeniably many interpretations of The Beatles message; but from what I have seen, "The Present" has the most sensible, accurate interpretation, with ideas that you can check for yourself. It made complete sense to me, and I wouldn't be sharing it with you if I thought it was false.