The Beatles

She Said She Said

Composed by John Lennon / Paul McCartney

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One of the key tracks on Revolver, “She Said, She Said” is John Lennon’s major contribution to the album (apart from the magnificent closer, ”Tomorrow Never Knows”. It’s a vital, scathing track, reputedly inspired from a conversation Lennon had with Peter Fonda. With it’s clearly Acid-inspired lyric, Lennon sneers “She said she said/I know what it’s like to be dead” with a contempt that is rare within his work with The Beatles. Harrison’s guitar is similarly jarring and brittle. The song is quite different to anything The Beatles recorded previously, yet there’s no denying its brilliance, and enormous importance in the development in Lennon’s song writing.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
Revolver 1966 Apple Records / Capitol 2:36
The Ultimate Box Set 1995 Capitol 2:37
No Image 199? VigoTone
The Beatles: Stereo Box Set 2009 Capitol 2:36
The Beatles USB 2009 Capitol 2:36
Tomorrow Never Knows 2012 Apple / Capitol / EMI 2:35
The U.S. Albums 2014 Capitol / Universal 2:36