A crowd of people stood and stared
They'd seen his face before
But nobody was really sure
If he was from the House of Lords
Even Paul McCartney had no idea what Lennon is talking about; he told an interviewer that he thought the verse was about a “stoned politician.” This was partly inspired by Tara Browne’s father Dominick Browne who actually was in the House of Lords. Coincidentally he took his own father’s seat after he died in a car crash.
Nowadays, of course, Paul would simply have to consult Rock Genius!
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