Which Songs are About Drugs?
"Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds": totally about drugs, right? The initials even spell it out for you: LSD! Well, not according to John Lennon, who innocently based the song on a drawing his son Julian made in preschool. (Julian's teacher's name: Lucy).
And "Lucy" is hardly alone in being (mis-)interpreted this way; a lot of people just can't say no to thinking that any song with cryptic lyrics is some sort of drug anthem. Considering the subject matter, it can be hard to tell fact from fiction...
~Jens T. Carstensen
Songs About Drugs
Songs the Author Denied Was About Drugs
As a sidenote, we don't really believe that "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds" isn't about drugs. Lennon stuck with his story, but who knows if he would have come clean had he lived. Paul, Ringo and Yoko might be the only ones who can definitively answer this question, and we tried to ask Yoko
, but her publicist knocked the question down before it could get to her.