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Picture yourself in a boat on a river,
With tangerine trees and marmalade skies
Somebody calls you, you answer quite slowly,
A girl with kaleidoscope eyes.

Cellophane flowers of yellow and green,
Towering over your head.
Look for the girl with the sun in her eyes,
And she's gone.

Lucy in the sky with diamonds
Lucy in the sky with diamonds
Lucy in the sky with diamonds
Ahh...

Follow her down to a bridge by a fountain
Where rocking horse people eat marshmellow pies,
Everyone 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,
And you're gone.

Lucy in the sky with diamonds
Lucy in the sky with diamonds
Lucy in the sky with diamonds
Ahh...

Picture yourself on a train in a station,
With plasticine porters with looking glass ties,
Suddenly someone is there at the turnstyle,
The girl with the kaleidoscope eyes.

Lucy in the sky with diamonds
Lucy in the sky with diamonds
Lucy in the sky with diamonds
Ahh...



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    xobeatlesoxDec 15, 2008 at 8:40 pm
    the beatles always denied that the song was about LSD.
    What really happened was: John's son Julian brought home a picture of his friend/ crush and it was of her in the night sky and it inspired John.
    That was how the song originally started. But i'm not gonna lie, it seems like more than just a coincidence with the whole LSD thing. So i kinda think it evolved into a song about drugs, but it started as a song based on that picture.
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    pedestal4Mar 12, 2009 at 2:43 am
    the connection is obvious about LSD.
    but their denial of it always made me question---is it really about love and that picture
    maybe it is about the connection between love and the drug
    both can be addicting. both make u do crazy things u wouldnt otherwise
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    Ginny AndersenAug 21, 2013 at 4:45 am
    Lucy= L Sky= S Diamonds= D was it really about LSD?
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    UnregisteredJun 7, 2012 at 11:10 pm
    The 2 suspect reasons, lsd taking song writers or sum picture that john lennons kid drew, i think that they are both right. John lennons kid was on lsd and drew sum messed up pix for his dad who wrote a song about it! Also, lucy in the sky with diamonds is like cockney ryming slang. Are u on lucy? Lucy sky diamonds, lsd, several liverpudlians have said are u on lucy to me as a joke when i said summit, its slang for are u on lsd, like u might say to ur m8 are u on crack cos he said summit weird.
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    UnregisteredFeb 4, 2012 at 1:53 pm
    It's a load of crap. The beatles were just a bunch of wight fisted tankers. Nothing they ever wrote or did was any good. There's a lot of hype about them, but that's all it is, just hype. There are only three types of song writing, and none of their songs fit any category, it's just dross lyrics and mediocre tunes.

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