why do many people think that aall beatles songs are about drugs?

i mean sure, some of them are, but that doesnt mean that they ALL are

and the worst thing is that they seem pretty convinced about it

10 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    It's because people automatically correlate messages of peace and unity with hippie-based, drug-induced, rantings. It's rather stereotypical and quite pathetic really.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Well, certainly a lot of the beatles' material was very suggestive of the times in which they were building their careers and their fame. I don't think any realist would try to pretend that the Beatles were "clean and sober" when they created a lot of their material. It's just the way things were in that line of business at that time, and let's face it, still is today for a lot of "pop artists".

    The approval / disapproval issue is, of course, a different subject, and not part of the question you asked. But whatever this person, or that person happens to think about sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll, I guess is his or her right to think it, and in no way affects YOU, so, I guess as the Beatles themselves would have said.... "Let it be... let it be... let it be" LOL

  • 1 decade ago

    People look for meanings in songs, especially hidden meanings. People will say that about all Led Zepplin songs too. I guess that it was because of the times, drugs were becoming more accessible and acceptable as a way to "expand your mind". I am sure many songs were composed while they were high, but you are right, that doesnt mean they were about drugs.

  • 1 decade ago

    This is so funny. I had my (much older) boyfriend sit down with me and talk to me about music he loved when he was growing up... and we listened to the Beatles. He told me, on almost every song, that he thought they were about drugs. Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds. (LSD...) etc. etc. I was in shock! I never really thought of most of the songs as drug songs until he told me that... But, he was a druggie back in the day, so that's probably why he thought they were all about drugs!

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  • 1 decade ago

    of course ALL their songs werent about drugs. they spanned almost a decade as a band and the drugs didnt come in till about halfway even then, they were starting to experience going off in their own directions and the beatlemania was getting to big and also conflict so just because they did drugs didnt mean they had to write every song about drugs. they had many things going on, so people are just stupid who assume that.

  • 1 decade ago

    Because they don't understand the difference between the peace on earth and the peace of one on drugs.

  • 1 decade ago

    The Beatles had strange lyrics, that could of pertained to drug usage.

  • 1 decade ago

    name one that is about drugs? ive never heard any of there music about drugs.

  • 1 decade ago

    *le gasp!!* i love the beatles... what about the song imagine???

    no druggies in there!!!

  • 1 decade ago

    all man..........peace

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