The Beatles: The Truth Behind Some Of The Songs Which Made The Group Famous

   She’s a Woman

Turn me on when I get lonely
People tell me that she’s only fooling
I know she isn’t
Woo oo oo, woo

She’s a woman who understands
She’s a woman who loves her man

It was a big deal for John Lennon and Paul McCartney to use the phrase “Turn Me On” in the lyrics. It was a drug reference. The woman in the title apparently gets the singer high on marijuana.

The song is notable as the first Beatles’ song to contain a drug reference: ‘turns me on when I get lonely’ – and came directly from their first experience of marijuana, just five weeks earlier, with Bob Dylan.

Years later, they would use the line “I’d love to turn you on” in “A Day In The Life”.