In 1980, Lennon said: "That was just a sort of nice line that I made into a song. It was about me and Yoko. Everybody seemed to be paranoid except for us two, who were in the glow of love. Everything is clear and open when you're in love. Everybody was sort of tense around us: You know, 'What is she doing here at the session? Why is she with him?' All this sort of madness is going on around us because we just happened to want to be together all the time."
The song's title is the longest of any in the Beatles' catalogue, and it originates from a quote by the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, however, as for the "and My Monkey" part, George Harrison attested that he didn't "know where that came from" though McCartney believes it was a reference to Lennon's heroin habit.
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