Australian singles chart:
Lookin’ Out My Back Door entered the Kent chart on 21 September 1970 and was a #1 hit. The song was #7 on the Top 100 of 1970.
The song was on Cosmo’s Factory which entered the Kent album charts on 31 Aug 1970. After only two weeks it hit #1 (on 14 Sep 1970) and remained there for an incredible 19 weeks.
The song’s lyrics, filled with colorful, dream-like imagery, lead some to believe that it is about drugs. According to the drug theory, the “flying spoon” was a reference to a cocaine or heroin spoon, and the crazy animal images were an acid trip. Fogerty, however, has stated in interviews that the song was actually written for his then three-year-old son, Josh.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lookin’_Out_My_Back_Door
Lookin’ Out My Back Door may be considered one of the escapism songs of John Fogerty. Much of the piece was inspired by a Dr. Seuss book called And to Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street. In the book a kid is watching a parade go by with wondrous and magical animals and characters. Fogerty put the action “out my back door” to a place he could escape to.
Read more: sites.google.com/site/theelectricbayou/songs/lookin-out-my-backdoor
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