"Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End" as written by John Lennon and Paul James Mccartney....
Once there was a way to get back homeward
Once there was a way to get back home
Sleep pretty darling do not cry
And I will sing a lullaby

Golden Slumbers fill your eyes
Smiles awake you when you rise
Sleep pretty darling do not cry
And I will sing a lullaby

Once there was a way to get back homeward
Once there was a way to get back home
Sleep pretty darling do not cry
And I will sing a lullaby

Boy, you're gonna carry that weight
Carry that weight a long time
Boy, you're gonna carry that weight
Carry that weight a long time

I never give you my pillow
I only send you my invitations
And in the middle of the celebrations
I break down

Boy, you're gonna carry that weight
Carry that weight a long time
Boy, you're gonna carry that weight
Carry that weight a long time

Oh yeah, all right
Are you gonna be in my dreams
Tonight

And in the end
The love you take
Is equal to the love you make








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"Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End" as written by Paul Mccartney John Lennon

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    Song MeaningWhat an amazing track! All one track to me because:

    Sounds like its about Heroin. As lots of great songs are....


    "Once there was a way to get back home"
    - The beginning, when it was take it or leave it, but it's past that point

    "Sleep pretty darling do not cry
    And I will sing a lullaby"
    - The Heroine calling.

    "Golden Slumbers"
    - Golden brown?

    "Boy, you're gonna carry that weight
    Carry that weight a long time"
    - Pauls warning to John, who was big on the stuff in '68

    "I never give you my pillow
    I only send you my invitations"
    - With the desire for it outweighing any high

    "And in the middle of the celebrations
    I break down"
    - I have known a couple of people plough Heroins lonely furrow, when it took hold fully their lives broke down.

    "Oh yeah, all right
    Are you gonna be in my dreams
    Tonight"
    - I got nothing.

    "And in the end
    The love you take
    Is equal to the love you make"
    - What goes up must come down?
    Or maybe a more subtle point about "The [drugs] you take" eclipsing The Beatles love spreading agenda.


    Still love this track. Though I'm kinda hoping someone will come and say it's about how great it is to walk through the countryside early on a Saturday, or maybe Kittens? Anyone?
    FPV1701Don July 13, 2015   Link

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