Beatles: Day in the Life
“I’d love to turn you on” = “I wish I could make you return to life, Paul.”
You load sixteen tons, and what do you get?
Another day older and deeper in debt.
Saint Peter, don’t you call me, ‘cause I can’t go;
I owe my soul to the company store…
~Merle Travis, “Sixteen Tons,” Folk Songs of the Hills (1947)
Get rhythm when you get the blues
Hey get rhythm when you get the blues
It only costs a dime, just a nickel a shoe
Does a million dollars worth of good for you
Get a rhythm when you get the blues
~Johnny Cash, “Get Rhythm”