"Got to Get You Into My Life" as written by John Lennon and Paul Mccartney....
I was alone, I took a ride
I didn't know what I would find there
Another road where maybe I
Could see another kind of mind there
Ooh, then I suddenly see you
Ooh, did I tell you I need you
Every single day of my life

You didn't run, you didn't hide
And had you gone, you knew in time
We'd meet again for I had told you
Ooh, you were meant to be near me
Ooh, and I want you to hear me
Say we'll be together every day
Got to get you into my life

What can I do, what can I be
When I'm with you I want to stay there
If I'm true I'll never leave
And if I do I know the way there
Ooh, then I suddenly see you
Ooh, did I tell you I need you
Every single day of my life
Got to get you into my life

I was alone, I took a ride
I didn't know what I would find there
Another road where maybe I
Could see another kind of mind there
Ooh, then I suddenly see you
Ooh, did I tell you I need you
Every single day


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"Got to Get You into My Life" as written by Paul Mccartney John Lennon

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  • +4
    General CommentHaha it saddens you that it's about 'devil's grass'? Get a life! Let yer hair down once in a while.
    rossclarkon December 25, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentFrom Many Years from Now' (New York, Henry Holt and Company, 1997) by Paul :

    "Got to Get You Into My Life" was one I wrote when I had first been introduced to pot. I'd been a rather straight working-class lad but when we started to get into pot it seemed to me to be quite uplifting. It didn't seem to have too many side effects like alcohol or some of the other stuff, like pills, which I pretty much kept off. I kind of liked marijuana. I didn't have a hard time with it and to me it was mind-expanding, literally mind-expanding.

    So "Got to get You Into My Life" is really a song about that, it's not to a person, it's actually about pot. It's saying, 'I'm going to do this. This is not a bad idea.' So it's actually an ode to pot, like someone else might write an ode to chocolate or a good claret. It wouldn't be the first time in history someone's done it, but in my case it was the first flush of pot."

    Pp 184-193.
    Solinuson October 20, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIt's alove song - and a wonderful up-tempo exuberant one too. It doesn't matter that it was inspired by Paul's love for pot - it works just as well being sung to my girlfried Myrtle or my cat Fosdyke.
    Zeronadaon July 13, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI'm with the stoners and sympathisers -- I think it makes a far better drug song than a love song. As a "love" song to a person I can't help thinking it sounds a bit creepy with the full-on devotion at first sight, but as an ode to pot it evokes the exuberance of one of those head-stones that make you chatter nonstop and giggle at everything.
    Maggie Sausageon April 12, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentDoodad, can you verify some sources where The Beatles said it wasn't about weed? I would be interested to find these. As for the song, I don't know why there's so much discussion over whether or not this song is about weed. Numerous times Paul said it was so I doubt he would care that much to continue lying as a joke. Personally, this is my favorite song about marijuana, especially since it's so much more subtle and enjoyable than all of the other "in your face", boorish songs about pot that artists create these days.
    RoryCoasteron October 12, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAll I meant by it saddening me to hear it's about pot is that it would make an excellent song about infatuation with a person, a love perhaps. It would be a great song to sing to someone to let them know the way you feel...yet, knowing the true meaning causes it to feel less meaningful.
    AnotherLonelyDayon December 27, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI tend to take this one at face value based on what was said. I guess it's because I feel the same way about pot. ;-)
    stajon December 02, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgah, i love this song. it's so uppity and just woo! a good driving in your car with music loud and singing at the top of your lungs song.
    stardropleton September 08, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"A song like 'Got to Get You Into My Life,' that's directly about pot, although everyone missed it at the time," McCartney said.
    ShoeyFighteron June 02, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti actually love it when people write about things and disguise them as "just another love song." I actually just wrote a poem for english, that sounds like a love poem, but it's really about surfing. I knew there was more to this song than just being a happy little love song. However it is fun to listen to it as a light hearted love song.
    IfItMakesYouHappieron January 14, 2005   Link

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