This #1 pop song from 1985 was inspired by a 1912 book written by the Lebanese poet-philosopher Kahlil Gibran about a love that is doomed by social convention. A line from today’s song appears in The Beatles song "Blackbird." McCartney and Lennon also drew from the work of Kahlil Gibran. This song became the first of two consecutive number ones of the band on the American charts, the other chart-topper being "Kyrie".
The three of them came up with the song in about 20 minutes and recorded it on a tape machine. Listen for the song's hissing intro; the effect was created by the sound of a crash cymbal played in reverse.
In 2009 Train name dropped the band in their smash Hey Soul Sister.
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