Just an observation, really. I've always been struck by the structural similarity of these two great--and contemporaneously created--songs. Both had a brooding melancholy that set them apart from the rest of their respective albums. Both featured three distinct musical parts (the Lennon sections, the McCartney section, and the orchestral bits for ADITL, while SU had the two opening verses, the middle verses, and the coda). The primary verses in both songs climaxed with soaring falsettos ("if he was from the House of Lords," "having read the book," "it takes to fill the Albert Hall" for the Beatles and "columnated ruins domino" for the Beach Boys) Then in a couple of places, those vocal climaxes are immediately followed by a transitional line sung in the upper register ("I'd love to turn you on" and "are you sleeping, brother John"--heck, they even rhyme). Those do not strike me as common songwriting techniques. Yet there we were--late '66, early '67 with two of the biggest bands in the world simultaneously creating two oddly similar (but completely original) songs that were to be the centerpieces of their most ambitious albums. Interesting coincidence. Synchronicity or hashish? Either way, can't argue with the results.