METUCHEN, NJ  - Strawberry Fields? Nope. Abbey Road? Wrong again. Penny Lane? Not even close.

The long and winding road inexplicably led Paul McCartney to this 2.8 square-mile borough that's home to about 14,000 people in the center of Middlesex County.

The residents who happened to be strolling down Main Street on Sunday afternoon were stunned at the sight of the former Beatle, whose wife, Nancy Shevell, grew up in nearby Edison.

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One resident, John Manzo, told that he slowed down to take a photo of Sir Paul.

Before driving off, he yelled out, "You are awesome."

McCartney replied, "No, you are awesome."

Now that's a day in the life!

It was far from McCartney's first "gig" in New Jersey.

The Beatles' first trip to the Garden State can be traced back more than 55 years ago.

On Aug. 30, 1964 — at the height of Beatlemania — the Fab Four performed before some 18,000 fans in Conventional Hall (now Boardwalk Hall).

As legend has it, they left after the show in a laundry truck so as not to not be spotted.