"Got To Get You Into My Life"
Although credited to Lennon/McCartney,"Got To Get You Into My Life" was written by Paul McCartney. The song was second song to be recorded for the album Revolver".
The song was recorded on:
April 7, 8 and 11, 1966
May 18, 1966
June 17, 1966
McCartney tried to capture the Motown sound with this piece. One may think the song is simply a love song, however, it was written as an ode to cannabis. John Lennon originally thought the song was about LSD.
"Paul's again. I think that was one of his best songs, too, because the lyrics are good and I didn't write them. You see? When I say that he could write lyrics if he took the effort, here's an example. It actually describes the experience taking acid. I think that's what he's talking about. I couldn't swear to it, but I think that it was a result of that."
All We Are Saying, David Sheff
"Got To Get You Into My Life was one I wrote when I had first been introduced to pot. I'd been a rather straight working-class lad but when we started to get into pot it seemed to me to be quite uplifting... I didn't have a hard time with it and to me it was mind-expanding, literally mind-expanding.
So Got To Get You Into My Life is really a song about that, it's not to a person, it's actually about pot. It's saying, I'm going to do this. This is not a bad idea. So it's actually an ode to pot, like someone else might write an ode to chocolate or a good claret."
Many Years From Now, Barry Miles
"The Beatles wanted a definite jazz feel. Paul and George Martin were in charge. There was nothing written down but Paul sat at the piano and showed us what he wanted and we played with the rhythm track in our headphones. I remember that we tried it a few times to get the feel right and then John Lennon, who was in the control room, suddenly rushed out, stuck his thumb aloft and shouted 'Got it!' George Harrison got a little bit involved too but Ringo sat playing draughts in the corner."
The Complete Beatles Recording Sessions, Mark Lewisohn