"Day Tripper" as written by John Lennon and Paul Mccartney....
Got a good reason
For taking the easy way out
Got a good reason
For taking the easy way out now
She was a day tripper
One way ticket, yeah
It took me so long to find out
And I found out

She's a big teaser
She took me half the way there
She's a big teaser
She took me half the way there, now
She was a day tripper
One way ticket, yeah
It took me so long to find out
And I found out
Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah

Tried to please her
She only played one night stand
Tried to please her
She only played one night stand, now
She was a day tripper
Sunday driver, yeah
It took me so long to find out
And I found out

Day tripper, day tripper, yeah
Day tripper, day tripper, yeah
Day tripper, day tripper, yeah


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"Day Tripper" as written by John Lennon, Paul Mccartney

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  • +2
    General Commentit doesn't make sense that it would be about a whore unless you stiffed her the bill. Whores are supposed to take you all the way there, not tease you and leave. Why a whore? are whores the only females who have sex? maybe that line is just a thinly veiled sex image. Sex does not equal whore. One night stand doesn't even equal whore. Slut sometimes. But I don't see any money transaction taking place. I wish this song were about John realising what a loser Yoko was.
    KurdtTBOon December 20, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI heard in an interview with paul m. that this song was about acid. rumor had it that once you took that drug you where never quite the same and could never get back to that original high becuase it was a "...day tripper one way ticket,yeh." It is also about paul's struggled with peer pressure within that group to try it that is why it took him "so long to find out, but [he} found out."
    rubyhorse21on July 21, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentokay well this song is a drug song...cause george harrison liked the word...day tripper...but also this song is about a whore...a prostitue...it explains here"she took me half the way there now"
    ryanilano11on May 05, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commentone the best riffs of all time. catchy as crap.
    oidimedon May 01, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentREPORTER: I'd like to direct this question to messrs. Lennon and McCartney. In a recent article, Time magazine put down pop music. And they referred to "Day Tripper" as being about a prostitute...

    PAUL: Oh yeah.

    REPORTER: ...and "Norwegian Wood" as being about a lesbian.

    PAUL: Oh yeah.

    REPORTER: I just wanted to know what your intent was when you wrote it, and what your feeling is about the Time magazine criticism of the music that is being written today.

    PAUL: We were just trying to write songs about prostitutes and lesbians, that's all.
    fusionpiton February 03, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentA "DAy Tripper' was a peson who hung with the cool folks and did the drugs, but on Monday morning took off the cool clothes and put back on the suit and tie and went back to the 9-5 world. Not a cool dude at all. It was a scornful song.
    jim68nyon July 30, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe song is about someone who takes trips during the day.
    SecretAgentMan00on June 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"She’s a big teaser, she took me half the way there,
    She’s a big teaser, she took me half the way there - now"

    ha ha, in true Beatles fashion, this verse is about being blue-balled. 'big teaser' was supposed to subliminally bring to mind the term 'prick-teaser'.

    which is probably not such a big deal today (heard worse on MTV), but back in the Sixties, pop musicians just couldn't say those things.
    roger wilcoon June 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits a good song and the videos great in a studio non of that black and white shit so beatles kick ass
    ryanilano11on August 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthas anyone heard the version with the beatles and Jimi Hendrix ,ohh its so good,totally raw and unpolished,Jimi plays the guitar its sounds so awesome.their singing isnt that good but that beside the point-its probably b/c they hadnt sung the song in awhile.Download it,its worth it(too many "its").the song is about drugs-im pretty sure.
    ladymadonna123on August 24, 2002   Link

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