The Beatles Song Tarot Project

“Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.” – Lao Tzu “Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife.” – Khalil Gibran “From one generation to the next, The Beatles will remain the most important rock band of all time.” – Dave…

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Good Night – The Star

Good Night – The Star (Lennon/McCartney) The Beatles (White Album), 1968 The Beatles’ self-titled album is by far their longest and most varied. Listening to it all the way through is like experiencing a journey through all manner of musical styles and dimensions of the psyche. And in the end, the White Album comes to…

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I Feel Fine – 2 of Cups

I Feel Fine – 2 of Cups (Lennon/McCartney) Released as a single, 1964 Available on Past Masters “I Feel Fine” was one of the Beatles’ biggest singles, reaching #1 all over the world in late-1964. By the time of its recording, the Fab Four were looking for innovative ways to expand their sound. So they…

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The Word – Ace of Swords

The Word – Ace of Swords (Lennon/McCartney) Rubber Soul, 1965 By late-1965, Beatle fans were more than accustomed to hearing their heroes sing songs about love. But this one was notably different. Compared to so many of their early songs about sweet and romantic love, this was the first time where love was sung about…

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Roll Over Beethoven – Ace of Wands

Roll Over Beethoven – Ace of Wands (Berry) With the Beatles, 1963 John Lennon once said, “If you tried to give rock and roll another name, you might call it ‘Chuck Berry.’” It’s not a stretch to say that the legendary Berry was the single most influential artist in rock’s early years, appearing on a…

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Sexy Sadie – 7 of Swords

Sexy Sadie – 7 of Swords (Lennon/McCartney) The Beatles (White Album), 1968 John Lennon and his bandmates wrote dozens of songs while on spiritual retreat in India during early-1968. “Sexy Sadie” was the last. The song was written by John as he stewed in resentment toward the Maharishi while waiting to leave the compound. A…

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I’ll Cry Instead – 5 of Cups

I’ll Cry Instead – 5 of Cups (Lennon/McCartney) A Hard Day’s Night, 1964 How does it feel to have someone you love break up with you? You’re likely to feel some mixture of sadness and anger. That’s what we hear expressed in “I’ll Cry Instead”, a country-tinged John composition from the soundtrack to A Hard…

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