I had an improper introduction to the Beatles. It all started in fifth grade, when the lyrics from the song “Help!” appeared in our literature book as an example of how song lyrics are actually poetry.
In written form, to a ten-year old, the Help! lyrics seemed a bit basic. I also still don’t really care for that song in particular. I don’t hate it, but it isn’t my favorite Beatles tune.
I really started to like the Beatles at some point after I first heard the song “Across the Universe” on a movie or television show…it may have even been Fiona Apple’s version on Pleasantville, but I quickly found the Beatles and I’ve loved that song ever since.
The older Beatles are where I live. They soothe me, they make me think, they were the game changers. The Beatles rocked America when they came on over the Ed Sullivan show, but they changed it forever in their last years.