Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds (3:04)

Cover of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

From Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and 28 other releases

“Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” is a song written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney that was recorded by The Beatles for their 1967 album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

Many people thought this was about drugs, since the letters “LSD” are prominent in the title, and John Lennon, who wrote it, was known to have taken acid. In 1971 Lennon told Rolling Stone that he swore that he had no idea that the song’s initials spelled L.S.D. He added: “I didn’t even see it on the label. I didn’t look at the initials. I don’t look— I mean I never play things backwards. I listened to it as I made it. It’s like there will be things on this one, if you fiddle about with it. I don’t know what they are. Every time after that though I would look at the titles to see what it said, and usually they never said anything.”

Paul McCartney recounted trading lyric ideas with Lennon in an interview, saying, “We never noticed the LSD initial until it was pointed out later, by which point people didn’t believe us.” This is confirmed by a 1971 interview of Lennon, where he described searching for acronyms in other song titles only to find “they didn’t spell out anything.” In an interview with Playboy, published in 1981, Lennon revealed the true background of the song: “My son Julian came in one day with a picture he painted about a school friend of his named Lucy. He had sketched in some stars in the sky and called it ‘Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds,’ Simple.” George Martin also denied the song was about LSD in the book The Complete Beatles Recording Sessions by Mark Lewisohn.

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  • Ambaryadav

    "John Lennon's kid Jullian went to school and came back with a picture of a girl in the sky with diamonds. John asked who it was, and Jullian said, "It's Lucy in the sky with diamonds." Hence, the name of the song. Many people thought it to be about LSD, but The Beatles realized it after speculation sprouted." --- Just had to throw that down, because a band does a drug doesn't mean that they have to idolize it.... like every rapper does for pot." -------------------- Honestly, I think that's bullshit. This song was absolutely written on acid about acid. Even if the L-S-D initials are pure coincidence. Not that it changes the fact that it's an absolutely fantastic song

    24 May 6:41pm Reply
  • EbbaOzolins

    All The Beatles recorded was fantastic. The best band of all time [3]

    20 May 8:31pm Reply
  • robveiga

    All that Beatles recorded was magic , really the best band of all time I'm a Beatlemaniac

    12 May 10:38pm Reply
  • jooiceboss

    All The Beatles recorded was fantastic. The best band of all time [2]

    11 May 4:27pm Reply
  • jooiceboss

    "John Lennon's kid Jullian went to school and came back with a picture of a girl in the sky with diamonds. John asked who it was, and Jullian said, "It's Lucy in the sky with diamonds." Hence, the name of the song. Many people thought it to be about LSD, but The Beatles realized it after speculation sprouted." --- Just had to throw that down, because a band does a drug doesn't mean that they have to idolize it.... like every rapper does for pot.

    11 May 4:27pm Reply
  • littlelouie1

    CLASSIC.

    7 May 11:06am Reply
  • robveiga

    All The Beatles recorded was fantastic. The best band of all time

    24 Apr 5:57pm Reply
  • Druid66

    "Pepper" is such an overrated album, but this is one of its high points.

    24 Mar 4:12am Reply
  • rockandrolljoe

    Waiting to take you away.

    14 Feb 2:23pm Reply
  • leomezzari

    L S D <3

    2 Feb 12:13am Reply
  • alefspfc

    lúcia no céu com diamantes

    14 Jan 12:56pm Reply
  • rosmaritbrum

    Som horrívelllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll

    28 Dec 2014 Reply
  • malzi274

    waiting to take you away...

    11 Dec 2014 Reply
  • jpzitoleopold

    n mereço ver gif aqui

    4 Nov 2014 Reply
  • MrShayton

    Nice Song

    28 Oct 2014 Reply
  • LordSnow-

    deixa eles gostarem uai

    11 Oct 2014 Reply
  • MellotronY

    man, sometimes i tend to discredit these dudes were because they're the most famous band ever, but then i listen to some of their shit again and it's just like "yeah, this shit's ridiculous, i remember exactly why everyone loves this"

    11 Oct 2014 Reply
  • putzharold

    agora todo mundo gosta da música por causa da novela :) [2]

    5 Oct 2014 Reply
  • SthefanyBianca

    muita perfeição pra uma música só [2]

    19 Sep 2014 Reply
  • Kerny96

    Little Strange Day

    18 Sep 2014 Reply
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