"Get Back" as written by John Lennon and Paul Mccartney....
Jo Jo was a man who thought he was a loner
But he knew it couldn't last
Jo Jo left his home in Tucson, Arizona
for some California grass

Get back, get back
Get back to where you once belonged
Get back, get back
Get back to where you once belonged
Get back Jo Jo

Go home
Get back, get back
Back to where you once belonged
Get back, get back
Back to where you once belonged
Get back Jo

Sweet Loretta Martin thought she was a woman
But she was another man
All the girls around her say she's got it coming
But she gets it while she can

Get back, get back
Get back to where you once belonged
Get back, get back
Get back to where you once belonged
Get back Loretta

Ah, get back
Yeah, get back
Get back to where you once belonged
Yeah get back
Get back to where you once belonged
Get back, Ooo


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"Get Back" as written by Paul Mccartney John Lennon

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    General CommentI don't think there are any hidden meanings here (except for possibly the 'California Grass' reference). I think it's Paul taking some really, really simple lyrics (and a simple song) and making something of it. I don't think most artists could record a song like this as musically successfully as the Beatles/McCartney did.
    Digi-Gon June 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentPaul wrote this song after Epstien (the beatles' producer) died and after yoko ono hooked up with john lennon. This song was not recorded with john for a reason: "Jojo" was the name used in the stead of "Yoko" in this song. this was telling yoko to "get back to where you once belonged." and get out of their lives.
    antwons34on February 02, 2008   Link
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    General CommentRubbish, as John might say.

    There was an earlier version where John sang lead, although the words were different, Don't want no Pakistanis taking the Englishman's Jobs. This is one of the few songs John played lead on. Have you seen the video from teh rooftop concert of this song. John looks like he loves the song.

    JoJo was most likely Joe See, Linda's ex-husband from Tucson Arizona and hanger-on at the time. "Get Back Joe. Go home!"
    TheBeckleson January 31, 2010   Link
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    MemoryI lived in Tucson and was married to a gold geologist who worked with Melvin Joseph See at Gulf Resources. Mel was married to Linda McCartney, before she married Paul. Jo Jo, refers to my Melvin Joseph See.
    victrola33353on July 16, 2013   Link

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