If "25 Or 6 To 4" isn't about drugs

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  1. Gig Young

    Gig Young You donut send me flowers anymo Silver Supporting Member

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    Per Peter Cetera's explanation I read a year ago or so,

    How does the line figure in...

    "Should I try to do some more?"
     
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    TonePilot Supporting Member

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    Why can’t some things just remain a mystery?
     
  3. Killed_by_Death

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    They were writing a song, doing some more = write some more, modify the arrangement, etc.

    I saw an interview where they claimed they had been hanging out at the Rainbow bar & grill & had an apartment overlooking Doheny Drive.
     
  4. marktweedy

    marktweedy In Transit® Silver Supporting Member

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    80tiger Gold Supporting Member

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    Yes, it doesn’t seem to be any veiled reference here.
     
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  6. TheMemoryEstate

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    Lucy in the sky with diamonds is about a drawing

    haha
    Just say in’
    :D
     
  7. sixty2strat

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    Wow it is as if they are trying to get the hip underground cred, by using loaded terms but not really meaning it . mean ingesting their fair share of the goodies that made the 60's n 70's "interesting".
     
  8. sixty2strat

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    no it was a friend of Julien's and he drew a picture....That said a quick wit like John's would no doubt have notice the words.....I always figured the tale was true but, John saw it and referenced other things like we all do.
     
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    A-Bone Montonero, MOY, Multitudes Gold Supporting Member

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    Lucy Vodden, Who Inspired a Beatles Song, Dies at 46
    By The Associated Press

    Sept. 29, 2009

    LONDON (AP) — Lucy Vodden, who provided the inspiration for the Beatles’ song “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds,” has died in London. She was 46.

    Her death, after a history of lupus, was announced Monday by St. Thomas’s Hospital in London, where she had been treated for more than five years, and by her husband, Ross Vodden.

    Ms. Vodden’s connection to the Beatles dates back to when she was Lucy O’Donnell, a schoolmate and friend of Julian Lennon, John Lennon’s son. Julian, then 4, came home from school with a drawing one day, showed it to his father, and said it was “Lucy in the sky with diamonds.”

    At the time John Lennon was gathering material for his contributions to “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” the landmark album released in 1967. He seized on the image and developed it into what is widely regarded as a psychedelic masterpiece, with haunting images of “newspaper taxis” and a “girl with kaleidoscope eyes.”

    Rock music critics credited the song’s title to a veiled reference to LSD, but John Lennon always said the phrase came from his son.

    Ms. Vodden lost touch with Julian Lennon after he left the school following his parents’ divorce, but they were reunited in recent years. After hearing about her disease, Julian Lennon, who lives in France, sent her flowers and vouchers for use at a gardening center near her home in Surrey in southeast England, and frequently sent her text messages in an effort to buttress her spirits.

    Ms. Vodden said she enjoyed her link to the Beatles but was not particularly fond of “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds.”

    “I don’t relate to the song, to that type of song,” she told The Associated Press in June. “As a teenager, I made the mistake of telling a couple of friends at school that I was the Lucy in the song and they said, ‘No, it’s not you, my parents said it’s about drugs.’ And I didn’t know what LSD was at the time, so I just kept it quiet, to myself.”
     
  10. Billy Moss

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    It's about the time he wrote the song
     
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    It is lyrics about stealing the music from some other band. More specifically the bass player in that band.
     
  12. ChipOnly

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    Grew up in Chicago, rode the CTA plenty. It's about bus routes. He took the #25 or the #6, to the #4 bus, to get to work.

    ;)
     
  13. TheMemoryEstate

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    Kaleidoscope eyes tho’
    :D
     
  14. Sacrifice

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    All heresay. It's all about the brass.
     
  15. A-Bone

    A-Bone Montonero, MOY, Multitudes Gold Supporting Member

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    Hearsay or heresy?
     
  16. Gig Young

    Gig Young You donut send me flowers anymo Silver Supporting Member

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    Well dangdoodle!
    Thanx all !
     
  17. drewl

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    Maybe it's about the wah wah solo.


    Or not.
     
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  19. DGTCrazy

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    In the interview with members of the band I heard, they stated it was simply about the time of day (or early morning) that they were still working on writing music.
     
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  20. musicman1

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    Robert lamm said in the recent documentary that the title is the time of morning 25 or (2)6 to 4 (am) that he wrote the song.
     

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