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Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds: Is Not a Song About LSD (Lysergic Acid Diethylamide)

Contrary to popular belief, John Lennon did not write this song as a anthem to the highly overused and abused hallucinogenic medium of the late 60s and early 70s, LSD (Lysergic Acid Diethylamide). This drug, if you are not in the know, causes the brain to misfire neurons and become entranced in a state of outer being. People see things that are not there, feel things that are not present and are generally in a state of mental disarray while under the influence of LSD. So, it should come as no surprise that people loved this song while they were tripping on acid back in the day.

If you have not already caught the drift, people thought, or assumed, that this song was a balled for the drug for several reasons. One, Lennon and The Beatles were in their hippie heyday. Transformed from the suit wearing, clean cut, Beatle Boys of their past into a more modernized, Hindu of tomorrow that fully embraced the “Summer of Love.” Secondly, the song was released on Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band; a totally eclectic yet conceptual album that spawned these revelations of hippie-Dom. And, finally, the acronym for the song title is LSD.

If you really wonder where the song came from, the answer is rather simple. Julian Lennon, John’s son, had drawn him a picture one morning. When John was unable to figure out what the picture was of, he asked his son. Julian told him, “its Lucy…in the Sky with Diamonds.” That’s where the song came from folks!

Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds Awesome Animated Video (Below)
If you love this song as much as I do, then you will truly appreciate the video that I searched far and wide on the web to find below. It is a cartoon music video – rare but a semi-popular medium for the day – that takes the viewer on a listening and visual journey in the cosmos of music. Since this song is considered to be one of the more ‘trippy’ songs that The Beatles ever recorded – with the exception of “Strawberry Fields Forever,” many people who already love this tune will definitely love the video that I found. This tune, “Yellow Submarine,” and “Strawberry Fields Forever,” are perhaps the most innovative tunes that were found on the most amazing and conceptual rock album of all time: “Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.”