"Magical Mystery Tour" as written by John Winston Lennon and Paul James Mccartney....
Roll up roll up for the Mystery Tour
Roll up roll up for the Mystery Tour

Roll up
That's an invitation
Roll up for the Mystery Tour
Roll up
To make a reservation
Roll up for the Mystery Tour

The Magical Mystery Tour
Is waiting to take you away
Waiting to take you away

Roll up
Roll up for the Mystery Tour
Roll up
Roll up for the Mystery Tour

Roll up
They've got everything you need
Roll up for the Mystery Tour
Roll up
Satisfaction guaranteed
Roll up for the Mystery Tour

The Magical Mystery Tour is hoping to take you away
Hoping to take you away

The Mystery Tour

Ah

The Magical Mystery Tour
Roll up
Roll up for the Mystery Tour

Roll up
That's an invitation
Roll up for the Mystery Tour
Roll up
To make a reservation
Roll up for the Mystery Tour

The Magical Mystery Tour
Is coming to take you away
Coming to take you away

The Magical Mystery Tour
Is dying to take you away
Dying to take you away
Take you today


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"Magical Mystery Tour" as written by Paul Mccartney John Lennon

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    General Commentmetallicaman123 no metallica fan (or that big of a fan) would know the significance of the beatles, because metallica didn't have such deepness and musicality

    I think the song is just like Sgt. Peppers L H C B, just an introduction to a show for a fake band...
    A_Page06on July 01, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis was Paul's idea for a third movie, this time made by the Beatles themselves.
    Although filmed in color, it was shown on British TV in black & white, which did it no justice.
    It was attacked by critics at the time, but has now been recognized for it's pre-Pythonesque humor.

    The song is merely the theme for the film, based on Mystery Tours which people in England took at the time.
    It was sort of an adventure weekend bus tour for tourists.
    maharishion December 24, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe Magical Mystery Tour was the sequel to Sgt. Pepper and a good one that almost ranks up to the same level as it's predesesor. "Roll Up" I think is refering to rolling a marijuana cigarette. I don't think The Beatles would ever refer to heroin especially in 1967 when heroin wasn't a mainstream drug. Magical Mystery Tour is a place you go to when your stoned and at a different frame of mind.
    Nolesy101on March 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI believe this song is about drugs, I mean think of it: "Roll up for the mystery tour" , and its saying how the 'mystery tour is hoping to take you away'. I just think its about them offering pot or something to anyone who wants a good time loll. And yes, I love this song, as well.
    TheAcidSoundon February 16, 2007   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionThis is probably wrong, but...I always think of the Viet Nam War when I listen to this.

    Think about it--tanks would simply "roll up" and take soldiers away...when one was drafted, their ticket could be seen as an "invitation to make a reservation"...and the lines "we've got everything we need, satisfaction guaranteed" could be used ironically, how the government used propaganda to make the war, and the army, seem desirable...

    Also, soldiers leave on "tours" of duty during wartime..."Magical Mystery Tour" could signify that when soldiers left on their tours, they were not completely sure what would happen to them--perhaps something "magical" or "mysterious." And the last lines--"The Magical Mystery Tour is dying to take you away"--could have some literal meaning to it--how so many died in the Viet Nam War.

    Anyway, that's just my interpretation.
    loverly23on February 16, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationOnce you hear the lyrics, it sounds more sinister. I had a shower epiphany where I realised it sounds like a song about Jews being taken away to Nazi death camps, only to be told they were going to "work camps" or something similar ("they've got everything you need [...] satisfaction guaranteed"). They're coming to take you away, take you today. They're not asking you to come on this Mystery Tour, they're forcing you.
    Dexter742on January 01, 2018   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTHE MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR IS COMING TO TAKE ME AWAY!
    weezerific:cutleryon January 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMay god help us all...
    pkjunon April 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentha ha
    XoxoLauren87on May 18, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI LIKE THIS SONG-IF ANY OF YOU HAVE REALLY HEARD IT YOU WOULD TOO-SO FUCK ALL YOU POSERS!
    metallicaman123on August 20, 2002   Link

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