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Stuck inside these four walls, sent inside forever,
Never seeing no one nice again like you,
Mama you, mama you.
If I ever get out of here,
Thought of giving it all away
To a registered charity.
All I need is a pint a day
If I ever get out of here.

Well, the rain exploded with a mighty crash as we fell into the sun,
And the first one said to the second one there I hope you're having fun.
Band on the run, band on the run.
And the jailer man and sailor sam were searching every one

For the band on the run, band on the run, band on the run, band on the run

Well, the undertaker drew a heavy sigh seeing no one else had come,
And a bell was ringing in the village square for the rabbits on the run.
Band on the run, band on the run.
And the jailer man and sailor sam, were searching every one

For the band on the run, band on the run,band on the run, band on the run

Well, the night was falling as the desert world began to settle down.
In the town they're searching for us every where, but we never w I'll be found.
Band on the run, band on the run

And the county judge, who held a grudge
Will search for evermore
For the band on the run, band on the run, band on the run, band on the run



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    I've been thinking of this, and don't claim to have all (or truly any) of the answers, but this is what I think...

    "Stuck inside these four walls, sent inside forever..." is a reference to the feelings Paul or more members of the Beatles had that lead to the band's breakup. "Four walls" could be a reference to the four band members. "Sent inside forever" could show how they felt they were perceived by fans - they were and always would be The Beatles - they could be nothing else, in the hearts of the fans.

    "Never seeing no one nice again like you, Mama you, mama you." I don't believe this refers to anyone specific, but perhaps to a earlier, more peaceful time and place.

    "If I ever get out of here, Thought of giving it all away, To a registered charity.
    All I need is a pint a day, If I ever get out of here." If he could ever get out of the spotlight he would give away all the fame, fortune, etc., to live a simple life.

    "Well, the rain exploded with a mighty crash as we fell into the sun," There was a huge outcry - a figurative thunderstorm - among the fans when The Beatles disbanded, falling "into the sun." Nothing can survive falling into the sun.

    "And the first one said to the second one there I hope you're having fun." Perhaps John Lennon to Paul McCartney, or Paul to John - a sarcastic comment on the media reaction to the band's breaking up.

    "Band on the run, band on the run. And the jailer man and sailor sam were searching every one" The band is literally on the run - from itself and all former ties, and I speculate that the "jailer man" might represent England, where they began their careers, and "sailor sam" (Uncle Sam) might represent the United States.

    "Well, the undertaker drew a heavy sigh seeing no one else had come,
    And a bell was ringing in the village square for the rabbits on the run."

    I don't know who the "undertaker" is, but I suspect he's the band's manager or the record label. No one else has come because the rest of the world has yet to acknowledge the 'death' of The Beatles. The bell is ringing perhaps to call the band home to the village (London? Liverpool?) but the band members (rabbits) are each running on their own paths now.

    "Well, the night was falling as the desert world began to settle down.
    In the town they're searching for us every where, but we never will be found."

    After the media storm was over the 'desert (deserted?) world' started to get used to the fact that The Beatles were no more. In the home country - 'the town' - however they are slower to accept this and either keep lamenting or keep questioning former members of the band.

    "And the county judge, who held a grudge, Will search for evermore, For the band on the run" I can't imagine who is meant by the 'county judge' unless this is a personification of all the Beatles fans who felt let down and somehow betrayed when the band went their separate ways. Many of the fans certainly 'held a grudge' blaming one band member or another for the breakup.

    And all Beatles fans have definitely been searching "evermore, for the band on the run."

    Well, that's my take on possible meanings for the song's lyrics - I in no way claim to be "in the know" or any sort of English scholar. I'm just a fan, giving what I believe may be a plausible interpretation.

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