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 the songs on the help album can be navigated from the links below.
Beatles Album: Help: Track 7
Lyrics: Lennon and McCartney
John Lennon wrote the lyrics to the Beatles song ticket to ride, he often thought of the song as “being one of the first heavy metal records made”; in reality the kinks had already beaten the Beatles to this feat with their song ‘you really got me’. The lyrics describe a girl having a good time on John, and leaving him stranded; a theme very much prevalent in Lennon’s song writing.
It is thought that the song may have a double reference and refers to prostitutes in Hamburg , and their ticket to ride; a certificate of clean health required by the government.
John does the lead vocal and for the second time on the help! album Paul gets to play lead guitar.
John Lennon: Lead vocals, Rhythm guitar, Tambourine
Paul McCartney: Harmony vocals, Bass guitar, Lead Guitar.
George Harrison: Lead Guitar.
Ringo Starr: Drums