The Beatles - Fixing A Hole lyrics

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  • Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
  • With A Little Help From My Friends
  • Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
  • Getting Better
  • Fixing A Hole
  • She's Leaving Home
  • Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite
  • Within You, Without You
  • When I'm Sixty Four
  • Lovely Rita
  • Good Morning, Good Morning
  • Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (reprise)
  • A day In The Life

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    Find out how the lyrics to the Fixing A Hole song by the Beatles were written.


    Beatles Album: Sgt. Peppers lonely hearts club band : Track 5

    Year: 1967

    Lyrics: Lennon, McCartney

    Length: 2.33

    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 Beatles 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.

    Individual Beatles role on Fixing a hole

    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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