This site covers the original British Beatles Albums plus analyses of the lyrics of non-album tracks.
Information on how the Beatles wrote the lyrics to their songs on the Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band album can be found below.
Beatles Album: Sgt. Peppers lonely hearts club band : Track 5
Lyrics: Lennon, McCartney
The lyrics to fixing a hole probably ring a bell with many people who are renovating ruined farmhouses as holiday homes in Tuscany and Provence, and especially Scotland. By the mid 60'S the Beatles had a lot of money to play with and Paul McCartney was advised to invest in property. He bought a house close to Campbeltown called High Park which was falling to pieces.
Paul got to work on fixing up the somewhat isolated property, which gave him an escape from the pressures of being a Beatle and allowed him to rejuvenate. Fixing a hole is simply a song about his time repairing the farmhouse in Scotland and the emotions that he was feeling at the time.
As with many Sgt. Pepper songs 'Fixing a Hole' has been linked to drugs, with the song thought to perfectly describe the feelings of hollowness being fixed whilst shooting up. As it is well reported that the Beatles were experimenting with substances at this time it is more than possible that fixing a hole is a DIY parody for drug use. It is interesting that songs that the beatles openly admitted were about drugs such as She's a woman and Day tripper escaped the censors, and those that they defended as being innocent did not.
Paul McCartney does the lead vocals on fixing a hole, and there is a lead guitar solo by George in the middle of the track.
John Lennon: Backing vocals, maraccas
Paul McCartney: Lead vocals, bass guitar, lead guitar, Harpsichord
George Harrison: Lead guitar, backing vocals
Ringo Starr: Drums
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