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The Beatles - She Said, She Said - Lyrics Meaning

Though countless Beatles' songs are rumored to be about experiences with drugs, the band has confirmed that LSD was the inspiration for "He Said, She Said." The song, released on the 1966 album Revolver, was based off of the second time John Lennon took acid. During a break from their tour in August of 1965, The Beatles stayed in a rented home in Beverly Hills, CA at 2850 Benedict Canyon Drive. The band was constantly mobbed by fans and so found it difficult to leave their home, so they invited artists to the house instead. On August 24, when the Byrds and Peter Fonda were guests, the group took LSD. When George Harrison began having a bad trip, Fonda attempted to comfort him by saying "I know what it's like to be dead." The comment, a reference to Fonda's near death from a self-inflicted shooting accident when he was ten-years-old, forms the opening line of "She Said, She Said." Lennon warned Fonda not to talk about such an upsetting subject, and told the man "You're making me feel like I've never been born." This line, too, appears in the song, as "she's making me feel like I've never been born."