Penny Lane

I’ve always loved this song for the image it inspired within me. I found this video and thought it came very close to that image.

Growing up, it was my brother’s album where I first heard this song on (and later recorded to cassette and played on a tape deck between the front seats of a 1978 Toyota Corolla for years). The album had a scratch that skipped from the middle to the end of the fifth verse. I saw the banker sitting waiting for his train, but I never heard what the fireman did in the pouring rain.

Weirdly, even hearing the song today, I anticipate that skip.