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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Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds – The Star

Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds – The Star (Lennon/McCartney) Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, 1967 When 3-year-old Julian Lennon eagerly showed his father a picture he drew in preschool, John found it deeply beautiful and inspiring. He asked him what he called it, and Julian replied, “That’s Lucy in the sky with diamonds.”…

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Things We Said Today – 2 of Cups

Things We Said Today –2 of Cups (Lennon/McCartney) A Hard Day’s Night, 1964 Have you ever been in a long-distance relationship? If so, do you remember how you felt during the agonizing days when you were together but about to be separated once again? Did you worry that the distance would tear the two of…

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The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill – Knight of Swords

The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill – Knight of Swords (Lennon/McCartney) The Beatles (White Album), 1968 “The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill” is a silly sing-along appearing on Side 1 of the White Album. The song was written by John while the four Beatles were on retreat in Rishikesh, India, with the Maharishi. Among the…

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Tell Me What You See – 2 of Swords

Tell Me What You See – 2 of Swords (Lennon/McCartney) Help!, 1965 “Tell Me What You See” was recorded for the movie Help!, but the song was rejected by the film’s director Richard Lester for not being strong enough. The Beatles still decided to include it on the film’s soundtrack. Years later, Paul admitted it…

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Blue Jay Way – 7 of Cups

Blue Jay Way – 7 of Cups (Harrison) Magical Mystery Tour, 1967 Depending on personal taste, “Blue Jay Way” could be described as a psychedelic masterpiece or one of the most dreary songs in the Beatles’ catalogue. The song was George Harrison’s contribution to the Magical Mystery Tour movie and album, released at the end…

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What Goes On – 5 of Cups

What Goes On – 5 of Cups Lennon/McCartney/Starkey Rubber Soul, 1965 As the Beatles neared the end of recording their sixth album, Rubber Soul, they needed a vocal contribution from Ringo. So they pulled out “What Goes On”, a song written by John many years earlier, when the band were still called The Quarrymen. John…

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