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Fixing A Hole
The lyric to Fixing a Hole is actually about a farm in Scotland which Paul had invested in. The house hadn't been occupied for nearly five years and was run down. Many people have thought that the "hole" is a needle hole in the arm, but Paul has denied this. "If you're a junkie sitting in a room and fixing a hole then that's what it will mean to you, but when I wrote it I meant if there's a crack or the room is uncolorful, then I'll fix it." Paul, Jane Asher, and Alistair Taylor tried to eliminate the drabness by buying markers and coloring and drawing pictures on the walls. Paul has also claimed at the song was an "ode to pot" and about the idea of literally fixing a hole in a road.
- Completed in two recording sessions, the first of which commenced at London's Regent Sound Studio because Abbey Road was not available that night. it was the first use of a recording studio other than Abbey Road for an EMI-issued Beatles album.
- The recording session was attended by a man calling himself Jesus Christ who showed up at the gate outside Paul McCartney's house. Paul was able to convince the man to settle down in exchange for tea and attendance at the session.