"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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  • +3
    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
  • +2
    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 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
  • +1
    General CommentWell in actual fact Jo Jo was in reference to John Lennons driver Joe ,Loretta Martin was the telephone operator at Apple.
    Aymnzon June 12, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is about Paul's little stab at Foreigners and their insane immigration patterns, he was pissed, but made a funny song out of it,
    How someone can say this is a bad one, I dont know,
    This is a great song by paul, some lyrics by george and john too
    sebastianquilton November 26, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThere's one line in this song that I REALLY don't understand:

    "Sweet Loretta Martin thought she was a woman
    But she was another man"

    Can someone please explain at the very least what they think it means?
    freethegoldfishon February 09, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI just read last night an interview with John, and he said that everytime Paul would sing the line "Get back to where you once belonged " He would sing it at Yoko when she was in the studio.

    Cool little fact I thought :P
    josh87on March 17, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentfor freethegoldfish, i think these lines refer to a woman who is in business world with men and playing by the rules of men. she thinks she is a woman but has become a part of a masquline world-she is another man.she may be working hard to''get it while she can'get back may mean to be a woman again with high heel shoes and low neck sweaters-something she cant wear at work.
    i may be wrong,though.
    greatpretenderon June 21, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLet it Be was originally gonna be called Get Back, Paul wanted the Beatles to Get Back to their roots (rock & roll), so that the fighting between the band members would stop.
    Howlin_Pelleon August 10, 2005   Link

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