"Get Back" as written by John Winston Lennon and Paul James Mccartney....
Jojo was a man who thought he was a loner
But he knew it wouldn't last.
Jojo 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 Jojo. 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. Go home
Get back, get back.
Get back to where you once belonged
Get back, get back.
Get back to where you once belonged.

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"Get Back" as written by John Winston Lennon, Paul James Mccartney

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    General CommentAfter listening to this sound 50,000 times over the course of my life, it occurred to me recently that this is Paul's attempt at a Lou Reed-type song -- colorful characters with sex and drug hangups going through interesting journeys. Compare the lyrics here to "Take a Walk on the Wild Side."
    PencilNeckedGeekon July 30, 2010   Link
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    General Commentjohn said whenever paul sang that part "get back to where you once belonged" he would look at yoko. you know to me, in some ways, this ogn is about john and yoko. or maybe i'm letting my imagination get to me. i feel like it's paul's cry for john to stay with the beatles and also paul saying to yoko stay away from john and leave them and the beatles alone.

    jojo is john and loretta is yoko. jojo left his home(the beatles)..for some california grass(this i dunno but i just took a wild guess he went with yoko and then him and yoko were arrested for having pot)

    then paul says "get back" to both "jojo" and "loretta." telling "jojo" to stay home with the beatles..."where he once belonged." then telling "loretta" to go back wherever she came from.

    also in loretta's part. it says "all the girls around her said she's got it coming. but she gets it while she can" maybe saying yoko's friends are like "you're gonna get in trouble if you go with john"...but she goes with john anyway. she gets him while she can?

    lol, no one said this is bout john and yoko i just thought of it before.

    but anyway, awesome song

    appypollyloggyon August 15, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Commentummm... Death Cab for Cutie was named after a song performed in the "Magical Mystery Tour" film. It was called "Death Cab for Cutie" and was performed by Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band.

    Get Back is my favorite song in the whole world right now. It's so upbeat and happy.

    Also, there was a verse that was left out because it was too racially tense.

    "Meanwhile back at home too many Pakistanis,
    Living in a council flat
    Candidate Macmillan, tell us what your plan is,
    Won't you tell us where it's at"

    And yes, the California grass is speaking of marijuana. The boys were quoted as saying that any song with the word grass in it was a reference to pot as well as the song "Got To Get You Into My Life."
    karma_chameleonon August 11, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentBy the way "Death Cab for Cutie" named their band after a variant of the "Paul is dead" myth, in which the unfortunate Beatle dies in a Taxi. Oh, and of course Paul himself would be the "Cutie".

    I gotta go - I'm having way to much fun with this silly stuff.
    jaZZjaZZ54on February 08, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentcould be about the beatles dropping the psychadelia element of their music and stripping down their sound. in the record Let It Be, it could be the beatles "getting back to where they once belonged"
    jazza225on September 27, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI like ther version on the Let It Be album...at the end john says "thank you very much on behalf of the band and i hope we passed the audition".
    weezerific:cutleryon January 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNow that was a really good idea. Singing this great song from the top of their record company in the middle of Liverpool. The Beatles still ROCK!!!
    themanckyon June 04, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI like this song. I kinda get what you're saying about John and Yoko. The California Grass part is to me not about Pot but like How Grass is always greener on the other side... You know look at where Jojo is from... Tuscon, Arizona. My friend moved there and sent photos and her yard is made of clay not grass... so you know. This song is about you gotta stay where you come from cuz your home will make the most influence on you...
    Lostmyconcentron September 08, 2002   Link
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    General CommentEr... "themancky", the Beatles' Apple Corps HQ wasn't in Liverpool - they'd all moved to London years earlier! No, it was in the very conservative and upmarket bespoke tailoring district of London's Savile Row. I can imagine all the "City Gents" getting their suits made and complaining about the noise from the rooftop.
    butterfingersbeckon June 21, 2003   Link
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    General CommentActually, Tommy, this was the second to last album The Beatles made. Abbey Road being the final one. Let It Be was just released last.

    That being said, I don't think Paul wrote this song about Yoko, but I do believe that when they were recording it he had her in mind. Even when you wrote the song, your interpretations of it will change eventually. And I think that after being couped up in that studio for as long as they were, tensions are sure to rise between everyone, especially if your bandmate insists on dragging his wife everywhere with him.

    As to what he meant when he wrote the song, I haven't a clue. God only knows what they were thinking with some of these songs.
    plosionon July 01, 2003   Link

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