The Beatles Song Of The Day: “I’m Only Sleeping”


The Beatles Song Of The Day is “I’m Only Sleeping.” “I’m Only Sleeping” is on The Beatles “Revolver” album. The song was written by John Lennon. This great sounding song can be seen as one of John’s ‘drug songs’, a folk song, a psychedelic song, a ballad. John at this point was taking LSD and he was by nature a sedentary type of person. He would talk about how he was a lazy person. He would be quoted in March 1966 “I’m physically lazy. I don’t mind writing or reading or watching or speaking, but sex is the only physical thing I can be bothered with anymore.” George’s contribution to this song cannot be overlooked. For this song George put extra craft into his trippy solo. He composed a melodic sequence that he recorded in reverse. He spent up to nine hours working on this. John Lennon: double-tracked vocal and acoustic…

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