Lucy (Julian Lennon song)

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Single by Julian Lennon and James Scott Cook
Released 15 December 2009
Genre Rock
Length 4:40
Label theRevolution, RED
Producer(s) Todd Meagher, Julian Lennon; Engineer: Jason Stone
Julian Lennon chronology
"I Don't Wanna Know"

"Lucy" is a song written and performed by Julian Lennon, James Scott Cook and Todd Meagher. Recorded and mixed by Jason Stone in NYC. The song, is a sort of follow-up to The Beatles' "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds", originally inspired by a drawing by a then four-year-old Lennon given to his father. The drawing was inspired by Lucy Vodden, a child friend of Lennon, and this song is dedicated to her.[1]

Cover art[edit]

Lennon and Cook appeared on CBS's The Early Show on 16 December 2009 to debut the song. In the interview with co-anchor Harry Smith, Lennon revealed his original drawing depicting Lucy "got lost. So how it was found or who may have taken it, I have no idea, but it's now been re-found and David Gilmour from Pink Floyd has it and kindly allowed us to use a copy of it for the art work" for "Lucy.""[1]


Lennon contacted his childhood friend Lucy later in life, and learned she had contracted the auto-immune disease lupus which she eventually died from. A portion of the proceeds from sales of the song and the EP release went to two lupus charities, St. Thomas' Lupus Trust ( in the United Kingdom and the Lupus Foundation of America.[1]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Lucy" (studio version) Julian Lennon, James Scott Cook & Todd Meagher 4:40
2. "Sober" Cook 3:37
3. "Lucy" (acoustic version) Lennon, Cook & Todd Meagher 4:51
4. "Beautiful" Lennon 4:55
Total length: 18:02


  1. ^ a b c "Julian Lennon: I Finally Forgive Dad". CBS News. 15 December 2009. Retrieved 19 December 2009.