The Return of Unlikely Lyrics

In the Beatles’ “She Came in Through the Bathroom Window,” Paul McCartney sings:

And so I quit the police department / And got myself a steady job

Leaving aside the overuse of “and” to fill out the lines–how does McCartney think police employment works? Seasonally? Piecework? What kind of crazy freelance police work is the narrator doing?

posted 20 September 2010 in Tasty Bits and tagged , . 2 comments

2 Comments on The Return of Unlikely Lyrics

  1. Chris M. Says:

    Remember, he wrote the song pre-Serpico. Police work was a lot more corrupt/intermittent then. 🙂

  2. Gavin Says:

    Does this cast new light on the financial situation of Lovely Rita?

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