Originally Posted by Maia 66
I like the Sgt. Pepper = LSD concept. May very well be true because it makes some sense.
Someone on the songfacts site said that John even admitted that it was just code for acid. I'd like to find that actual quote.
Yeah, it's an interesting idea but I'm not convinced that the 'you' in the first line is McCartney.
To me Lennon is speaking to the listener saying Sgt. Pepper surprised a lot of people who thought the Beatles were going to implode when they stopped touring.
The 'you' in the second line is also the listener saying, 'look this guy may be talented but you don't know him like I do'...