Josie and I were listening to this children’s Beatles collection this morning. She likes songs like Yellow Submarine and Octopus’ Garden, but Dear Prudence , not so much. “It’s scawey Daddy”. It is a little scary, actually kind of wistful and confusing. If you want Prudence to come out and play, why are you addressing her like it is a formal letter?Josie also doesn’t like Blackbird, also ‘scawey’. It’s this sweet song about a BLACK bird. I think of crows and death.
Fuckin’ Beatles – messin’ with my little girl’s morning!
But they do win you over with the fun ones. Musicians don’t sing about yellow submarines and octopus’ gardens anymore and make it big. That takes a special kind of talent.