Post by Mrs. O'Boogie on Jun 26, 2009 4:37:40 GMT 1
This is a very good question!I looked up on my books and what I found in "A Hard Day's Write" by steve turner. The book says that John wrote this song in The Beatles USA tour in 1964. It says that he wrote the song in LA and that he turned down an invitation to a party to stay in on the night writing while George, Paul and Ringo went to the party. This could been part of the inspiration for the song. John's mind turned to the subject of being a party pooper. Another detail that the book mentions is that on of those days in LA the Beatles were invited to a charity garden party, they were supposed to be there for an hour, the party was hosted by the Hemophilia Foundation and adults could only attend if they brought a child. This was the sort of event that John hated because he had to play the role of the cheerful Beatle. This situation might have put him in the mood to write a song about his inability to pretend that he's enjoying himself. Later discussing the song he said it was " deeply personal" to him.
That's all what I found today. If anyone knows some more we are eager to know.
"Some of us got kaleidoscope eyes, so for all I know, the rabbit’s fur can be apple green and all the cats should be black. Who’s to say for sure that the sky couldn’t be strawberry marmalade, the grass blue and the trees leaves tangerine orange instead of green?" A. Gauthier
Post by johnnumberone on Aug 25, 2011 17:34:08 GMT 1
I've always heard it was about him going to a party, coming on to one of the married women, some say it was Ronnie Spector or one of those English singers, being turned down and left in a huff- or that something like someone came up to him and told him he should be ashamed of coming on to women because he was married, something like that, and then he left. I never heard it was about wanting to write all night or anything like that.