Many of us have a special place in our hearts for the trippy Beatles song, “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.” Maybe it’s because it’s so out of this world; while Lennon claims it was inspired by a picture his son Julian drew, many of us still feel like it had to be inspired by an acid trip or something similar! With lyrics like “tangerine trees and marmalade skies” and “rocking horse people eat marshmallow pies,” it’s hard to not imagine it being drug-inspired.
Still, kids are incredibly creative, and I could definitely see my own child come up with anthropomorphic-toy people who eat candy-based pies, for sure. In fact, she could do that well before breakfast on a normal day.
A friend of mine dressed up as Lucy for Halloween last year and she pulled it off so beautifully; I wrote a very macabre poem about Lucy once as well. Something about the song just seems to stir one’s artistry up and inspire you. I would wholly suggest that anyone suffering from artist block play this song for a while and see what you come up with! Even if you just start with one lyric, you’re bound to find something interesting.
You can listen to “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” (and check out the trippy cartoon accompanying it) here.