"She Said She Said" as written by John Lennon and Paul Mccartney....
She said
I know what it's like to be dead
I know what it is to be sad
And she's making me feel like I've never been born

I said
Who put all those things in your hair
Things that make me feel like I'm sad
And you're making me feel like I've never been born


She said you don't understand what I said
I said no no no you're wrong
When I was a boy, everything was right
Everything was right

I said
Even though you know what you know
I know that I'm ready to leave
'Cause you're making me feel like I've never been born

She said you don't understand what I said
I said no no no you're wrong
When I was a boy, everything was right
Everything was right

I said
Even though you know what you know
I know that I'm ready to leave
'Cause you're making me feel like I've never been born

She said
I know what it's like to be dead
I know what it's like to be dead
I know what it is to be sad
I know what it is to be sad


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"She Said She Said" as written by Paul Mccartney John Lennon

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    General CommentPeter Fonda was recently interviewed on "Here & Now" with Robin Young(produced by WBUR, here-now.org). He was being interviewed because of the movie "3:10 to Yuma". Peter stated that George Harrison was having a bad trip & he was trying to calm George down by telling George that he knew what it was like to be dead. So at least I believe the song is in part due to Peter Fonda.

    Wikipedia states that there are early demos with the lyrics stating "He said", instead of "She said". Also it states that John Lennon was upset with what Peter was saying and stated "You're making me feel like I've never been born". Eventually John had Peter kicked out.
    Klinkyon September 05, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI heard this song was written after an acid trip at a party with Peter Fonda. Apparently PF kept telling JL that he knew what it was like to be dead.
    SVon June 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song was supposedly written about an arguement John had with a journalast during an interview.
    jslatzon May 11, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYeah, they were tripping and Peter Fonda was all hopped up and told John he knew what it was like to be dead, and The Beatles all thought he was a total wank and wanted him to get lost.
    arothmanmusicon April 16, 2004   Link
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    General Commentquote from peter fonda:
    "I said to George Harrison, 'I know what it's like to be dead' And John Lennon said to me, 'who put all that sh** in your head-- You know you're making me feel like I've never been born.' I said when I was a boy, I shot myself. It was an accident, and I died on the operating table and I suffered from a massive loss of blood, and I my heart stopped. So I died three times on the operating table."

    Lennon's acid-mind at the time most likely associated that with the Tibetan book of the dead stuff that he was reading/putting into lyrics like Tomorrow Never Knows. Interesting stuff.
    ultramouseon October 13, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsounds like one hell of a party they were at...
    misirlouon October 20, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about a conversation with Peter Fonda tripping on acid at a party.

    John was rather depressed about what he was hearing and probably said so.

    "He Said" became "She Said" because it sounds more compelling when sung by a man, suggesting a conversation between possible lovers.

    "She Said" became "She Said She Said" most likely because of the arrangement of the ending.
    maharishion December 24, 2004   Link
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    General CommentMan, this song gives me the chills.
    Eatcarpeton April 18, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyeah this was about a party with peter fonda, i saw an interview with john lennon and he mentioned that.
    adri29on June 20, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAdd to that the fact that the early demos were called "He said he said" (I've read several instances of John mentioning the Peter Fonda thing).

    I love the song itself because it perfectly seems to capture the beginning of the LSD experience: confusion, anxiety and excitement. In fact, the "when I was a boy everything was right" part always reminds me of Strawberry Fields Forever (also comparing the LSD experience to childhood).
    Hapson July 04, 2005   Link

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