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Back In The USSR

Lyrics

Flew in from Miami Beach BOAC
Didn't get to bed last night
On the way the paper bag was on my knee
Man, I had a dreadful flight
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Flew in from Miami Beach BOAC
Didn't get to bed last night
On the way the paper bag was on my knee
Man, I had a dreadful flight
full lyrics

Features of This Track

basic rock song structures
acoustic rhythm piano
major key tonality
a vocal-centric aesthetic
mixed acoustic and electric instrumentation
electric guitar riffs
a dynamic male vocalist
vocal harmonies

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jayromi
Back in USSR!
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If you like the USSR and Georgia so much why didn't you move there Paul instead of NYC ?
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...3>...
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I dont know if you guys know but this song was made to make fun of the Beach Boys California Girls. Just alittle info for you guys!!
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Back in the USSR
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This is my ex's ringtone so and this song makes me mad when I hear it but I still love this song
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Go Snowden!!!!!
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Hey Justin, don't you think you've been gardening enough? You've got too much Thyme on your hands.
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I thought The Beatles had gone the Elvis Pop Song route when I heard this novelty. The White Album had some good songs on it but far too many crummy songs on it. This is one of the crummy ones.
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Straight up communist
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I wonder what the Dune Dudes felt about this... Ukraine girls vs. California girls...
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Louis Ur listening... . . . . ?
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Strawberry fields forever!
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This song is... Amazing!
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Great song!!
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Paul said this song is about a Russian spy coming home.
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Love this...and Sir Paul!!
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Love this song.
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emilyhall184 1
Beatles 4 ever.
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Hellz yes!! Awesome song & band!! ❌⭕❌⭕
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j.schossow9
When the "Cold War" was going on I didn't want to listen to this song in case people would think that I was being unpatriotic to America. Young and dumb but a Patriot just the same.
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I did hear the Beach Boys sound in it immediately, but I had no idea it was done to taunt them...
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I didn't know about the rivalry between Beatles and Beach Boys until I came here and started reading bios. It's kind of telling that it figures large in the Beach Boys' bio and doesn't rate a mention in the Beatles'.

"Back in the USSR" almost plays like a playground taunt: "Hey look at us, we're playing in your back yard!" You can sort of see why Brian Wilson lost it.
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braymcd
Great guitar riffs
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What got past a lot of listeners then and now is that this song was largely a parody of the Beach Boys, who the Beatles considered their greatest rivals in the late 1960s. Listen to it with that in mind and you can't miss it.
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wsudonnelly
Love the song, but don't like the jet engine noise in the background. Whenever this song comes on in my car I get worried I have a bad belt in the engine.
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i think paul shouldve been the new judge for american idol
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still cant belive paul played the drums on this song (along with dear prudence)
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great tune - totally rock and roll!
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Aw, all o' y'all lay off. This song is great!
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oli44472
That's right Paul, stick it to the Beach Boys!!!
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herecomes2mo r r o w
Paul McCartney. The only rock star to use "dreadful" in a song and get away with it! i like it- too funny!
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Great airplane/jet opening sound effects.
The song really could stand on it's own without the jet sound but it adds nicely and brings the listener into a 'silly little song' which for the Beatles was simply nothing more than 'filler' material.
But even their throw-away music was as good, or better than most other's premium tracks.
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mysteriopus content, w anyone singing it even me or my 90 yr olkd mom--electri c guitar noy here nor there
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Never been to the USSR. Have to go some time.

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