Get Back

Nice little pop rock song by the Beatles. That’s what I would classify it as, anyway. I don’t like saying things are straight rock, because I don’t know what straight rock is. There are so many subcategories of rock that things just fit better in.

Anyway.

Sweet Loretta Martin thought she was a woman, but she was another man.

The first time I heard this, I’m sure I was all “lolol transvestite!”, but it just occurred to me that maybe it’s not so literal. From a feminist point of view, he could be saying Loretta is a business woman, a woman in a non-traditional role. By being in business (or whatever), she’s acting like “another man”.

I’ve also heard it’s about John and Yoko; Yoko should get back to Japan, and John should get back to The Beatles. This line could be another dig at Yoko, saying she looks like a man. Personally, I don’t care much for this reading because I don’t have a problem with Yoko, and I’d like to think Paul wasn’t a major bitch about it, even though I know he didn’t like her.

It’s pretty awesome that they got Billy Preston to sing this song in the Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band movie. I like his version, but of course, not as much as the original.