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Lennon wrote the song at a Transcendental Meditation camp when he could not sleep; the Beatles had gone on a retreat to study with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in Rishikesh, India. After three weeks of constant meditation and lectures, Lennon missed his soon-to-be wife, Yoko Ono, and was plagued by insomnia, which inspired the song. One of dozens of songs the Beatles wrote in India, "I'm So Tired" detailed Lennon's fragile state of mind. It was also an open letter… read more

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  • Avatar for theironictea
    I identify with this song strongly.
  • Avatar for bossmark1
    This is Groovy
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  • Avatar for jillian8
    definitely one of my faves!
  • Avatar for Cassandra-Leo
    I don't know if "too short" is necessarily a negative thing to say about a song. It does embody that principal concept of show business: "Leave them wanting more".
  • Avatar for jeemajamajimma
    So much good stuff to say about this song I have to say something negative: too short.
  • Avatar for Isabel94
    Always listen to this when I need to stay up and study till the early hours of the morning, as well as"I'm only sleeping", and "For no one", two other songs about sleep. the Beatles write the most beautiful songs about mundane things.
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  • Avatar for nikkisway
    my love song to insomnia :)
  • Avatar for amaroK_usr
    rip Paul... I mean what!?

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