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« on: March 24, 2009, 12:18:40 AM »

This album has always struck a chord with me, unlike any other album ever produced.
Why is this?  Everything seems to flow perfectly in this album.  There is something about the progression that gives me chills, because I can relate to it on so many levels.

I think the entire Sgt. Pepper album has to do with life/death and/or the psychedelic experience.  The beginning is very "in this reality," but as it goes on, there are revelations and insights.  Each song is perfectly placed.

Caught in the illusions "reality," led astray from the truth:
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
With A Little Help From My Friends

Trip begins, things start to seem new:
Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds
Getting Better
Fixing a Hole

Peak is coming, life will never be the same:
She's Leaving Home

"She's Leaving Home" is such an amazing song..
The beginning has to do with birth ("as the day begins") in my opinion.  By the end of the song she's "leaving home," or leaving the material/superficial world her parents have brought her up in for "truth."  Although her parents are good, they are misled.  She realizes this and starts a new path on her spiritual journey.  They think she's crazy, but in reality she's simply found the truth.  Even though leaving this reality can be hard because it is familiar and comforting, it must be done to find the ultimate truth, because the illusions of "reality" hide the truth.  And once you find that truth, you'll find comfort there.  "Fun was the one thing that money can't buy."

Peak of trip (and album):
Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite

Moments after peak, thinking and reflecting about life:
Within You, Without You

I get chills when I listen to this song, regardless of situation.  George wrote this song, and he really tells it how it is.  This song is so blatantly truthful, and it makes perfect sense in the context of the present situation.  Ponder the lyrics.

Trip levels off, positive mindset:
When I'm Sixty-Four
Lovely Rita

The tripper becomes a new person, they have found "truth" or woken up:
Good Morning, Good Morning

Tripper thinks about life before revelation (looking back on 1st song):
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)

Tripper now realizes "truth," it is both beautiful and frightening, but most of all it is jaw-dropping/amazing/fascinating/perfect.. they have found themselves and "God" - they see life in an entirely new way:
A Day in the Life

Everyday is unique and wonderful.

The very last lyrics sum it all up - life is life:
"never could be any other way"

Also the noise that happens before the "never could be any other way" part can only be heard when someone is young. It is too high pitched for adults to hear. This lends a certain beauty to the idea that there are certain things you can only see when you're young.



It seems as though people connect with this album so well, because they are subconsciously and consciously always thinking about life/death, aging, their youth, etc. .. so Beatles music in general strikes a chord with many, because it talks about such fundamental concerns, worries, musings, etc.

What do you think?  Does this interpretation resonate with you?  Please don't hesitate to share your opinions!  (heart2)
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Re: Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2009, 01:40:01 AM »

DEREK:
(sings)

Oh, dear Little Flo
I love you so
Especially in your nightie

When the moonlight flits
Across your tits
Oh, Jesus Christ almighty

CLIVE:
Thank you, the Reverend Ike.


Now that resonates with me! ;D
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Re: Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2009, 10:20:02 AM »

[sound]http://h1.ripway.com/Bobber3/innergroovebackwards.mp3[/sound]

this is the inner groove on sgt peppers backwards. do you hear what i hear? we'll f*** you like youre supermen. now THATS what sgt pepper is all about.
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« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2009, 10:34:25 AM »

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[sound]http://h1.ripway.com/Bobber3/innergroovebackwards.mp3[/sound]

this is the inner groove on sgt peppers backwards. do you hear what i hear? we'll f*** you like youre supermen. now THATS what sgt pepper is all about.


That's deep man. Far out!
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Re: Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2009, 10:39:28 AM »

or, We'll up the ante superman.
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Re: Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2009, 10:41:37 AM »

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That's deep man. Far out!

i bet you never thought of that, did you? its all about sex. the presentation of the uppermale billy shears. theres men who gives names to their dick. this ones called billy. its not billy shears, but billys here. and then with a little help from my friends. now, what would that be about. wanna do a wild guess? then theyre all shagging lucy, its getting better and theyre fixing a hole. whose hole? is this about homosexuals or what? shes leaving home and why? she wants to have fun. well you can call it anything you want. the most obvious lyrics are within you without you. how can you be within someone? when im 64, lovely rita... prove me wrong. and then theres the holes again (4000!) in a day in the life with the inner groove as a nice dessert.
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Re: Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2009, 10:43:11 AM »

JT could problably find spiritual enlightenment in Alexi Sayle's 'Hello John, Got A New Motor'!

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« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2009, 11:42:50 AM »

LOL...Beaten to it. Was going to suggest tapping up Jethro with this. Nice imagination Swine. Bet you party hard! heheh
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« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2009, 11:47:46 AM »

I'm sure we could find some deep meaning within the line - 'I keep tropical fish, in my underpants'!
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Re: Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2009, 02:24:33 PM »

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Nice imagination Swine.

imagination? just listen to it. imagination my ass.
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Re: Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band
« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2009, 04:53:56 PM »

Gee, thanks for all your thoughtful contributions.   :o

What does this album mean to you?  Is it just music you like to enjoy, or do you find some connection with the lyrics and your life?
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« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2009, 05:09:09 PM »

Just music mate. Because that's all it is; a bunch of songs strung together on two sides of black plastic, with a fancy cover.
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Re: Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band
« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2009, 06:40:10 PM »

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Gee, thanks for all your thoughtful contributions.   :o
youre welcome. do you want me to go through every album?

Quote from: 1915
do you find some connection with the lyrics and your life?

in my interpretation certainly
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« Reply #13 on: March 27, 2009, 09:59:06 PM »

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Just music mate. Because that's all it is; a bunch of songs strung together on two sides of black plastic, with a fancy cover.
See boxing, that's just two blokes hitting each, see the cinema, that's just a bunch of people watching films.
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« Reply #14 on: March 29, 2009, 06:43:06 PM »

See The Beatles, that's just the most popular, impressive, and lovable group of guys that ever recorded music.
I wonder why...
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« Reply #15 on: March 29, 2009, 10:56:40 PM »

The album never flowed properly for me no matter what drug of choice I was on. 'When I'm 64' kills the album in my opinion. I love 'She's Leaving Home', but its missplaced also. Georges indian bullsh*t and me never got along either.  

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Re: Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band
« Reply #16 on: March 30, 2009, 01:09:40 AM »

For my 60's class, I'm doing my presentation on SPLHCB.  :)
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« Reply #17 on: March 31, 2009, 04:01:20 AM »

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The album never flowed properly for me no matter what drug of choice I was on. 'When I'm 64' kills the album in my opinion. I love 'She's Leaving Home', but its missplaced also. Georges indian bullsh*t and me never got along either.  

Does my interpretation (Original Post) make any sense to you?
I think 'When I'm 64,' along with 'Lovely Rita,' marks the beginning of a positive mindset after the trip.
Leaving home is leaving a false, comfortable reality for truth.
'Within you without you' is the reflection period.

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For my 60's class, I'm doing my presentation on SPLHCB.  

Cool!  Are you presenting an interpretation?  If not, what are you going to talk about during your presentation?  I am very curious.  =)

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« Reply #18 on: March 31, 2009, 09:05:12 AM »

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youre welcome. do you want me to go through every album?

jethro you are ignoring my questions again. really its all about sex and no higher spirit is involved. all my loving? now whats that supposed to be? do you want to know a secret? theres a place? twist and shout? please please me? hold me tight? babys in black?
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« Reply #19 on: March 31, 2009, 10:58:04 AM »

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The album never flowed properly for me no matter what drug of choice I was on.

I know what you mean. Then I listen to Revolver and that's as much if not more eclectic, yet the sequence doesn't seem to jar as much as Pepper.
I can't make my mind up about Pepper. Song for song it's weak, sort of Revolver The Dissapointing Sequel in fancy dress. Yet there is something  satisfying about listening to it. (and back down Jethro - nothing mystical going on here.). If I put it on I feel guilty skipping tracks (I abhor Good Morning Good Morning) or taking it off early. It's sort of sacrilege not to see it through. But that probably says more about me than Pepper and these religious mertaphors are disturbing me. Damn you Mr Tull.
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