Back in the USSR



John Lennon & Paul McCartney


This song, totally composed by Paul McCartney, is a pastiche of Chuck Berry’s famous Back in the USA. It was recorded upon the Fab Four’s return to England after their 1968 meditative trip in India. Back in USSRopens the album The Beatles released in 1968 and, in the middle of the cold war, tells the story of a spy leaving his job in the USA to go back to the USSR. The song mentions Georgia and « the Ukraine girls » : history repeats itself, a chilling parallel…

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