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If the lyrics of "Come Together" were describing...

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Duke of York, Feb 23, 2016.

  1. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    It's anyone's guess what certain song lyrics actually mean, if indeed they mean anything at all. I wouldn't put it past some of the weirdest as being odd notes made on the back a lyricist's fag packet when having a fag outside a pub by writing down the mutterings of a drunk who begged a light, then saving them up until the occasion arose that they became useful when the lyricist was lost for a phrase that rhymed with another part of the song.

    For all we know, the words of Come Together may merely be a compilation of such notes and when Paul McCartney dies, his collection of used fag packets fetches a fortune at auction.

    But let's suppose those words have some significance; and were in fact, a prediction of the front runners in the EU debate. Who do you think each of the phrases might be describing?

    To help you out, here are the main lyrics:

    "Here come old flattop, he come grooving up slowly
    He got joo-joo eyeball, he one holy roller
    He got hair down to his knee
    Got to be a joker he just do what he please

    He wear no shoeshine, he got toe-jam football
    He got monkey finger, he shoot Coca-Cola
    He say, "I know you, you know me."
    One thing I can tell you is you got to be free

    Come together right now over me

    He bag production, he got walrus gumboot
    He got Ono sideboard, he one spinal cracker
    He got feet down below his knee
    Hold you in his armchair you can feel his disease

    Come together right now over me"

    He roller-coaster, he got early warning
    He got muddy water, he one mojo filter
    He say, "One and one, and one is three."
    Got to be good-looking 'cause he's so hard to see
     
  2. Grassroots_Out

    Grassroots_Out Occasional commenter

    You lot are obsessed with the EU!
     
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  3. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

  4. Grassroots_Out

    Grassroots_Out Occasional commenter

  5. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    Not so much as the Out campaigners appear to be. I'm mostly interested in the satirical side of it.

    Who might be the one with the joo-joo eyeballs and the early warning, which I presume means dogs breath.
     
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  6. ValentinoRossi

    ValentinoRossi Star commenter

    In response to the original post...

    Rubbish lyrics! Paul McCartlidge is soooooo over-rated.
     
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  7. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    It's a Lennon song.
     
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  8. delnon

    delnon Lead commenter

    Lennon is overrated, too.
     
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  9. artboyusa

    artboyusa Star commenter

    That song is overrated too. Best song on Abbey Road is...
    "I Want You (She's So Heavy)"
    I want you
    I want you so bad
    I want you
    I want you so bad
    It's driving me mad
    It's driving me mad I want you
    I want you so bad, babe
    I want you
    I want you so bad
    It's driving me mad
    It's driving me mad
    I want you
    I want you so bad, babe
    I want you
    I want you so bad
    It's driving me mad
    It's driving me mad
    I want you
    I want you so bad
    I want you
    I want you so bad
    It's driving me mad
    It's driving me mad
    She's so heavy
    Heavy, heavy, heavy
    She's so heavy
    She's so heavy
    Heavy, heavy, heavy
    I want you
    I want you so bad
    I want you
    I want you so bad
    It's driving me mad
    It's driving me mad
    I want you
    You know I want you so bad, babe
    I want you
    You know I want you so bad
    It's driving me mad
    It's driving me mad
    Yeah

    She's so


    Classic rock n roll. Rubbish delivered with conviction...
     
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  10. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    Not according to Lennon.

    He did an interview for Melody Maker some years after the Beatles had split up where he discussed how he and McCartney had collaborated as a songwriting team and what he felt about the songs they'd written. He said that in the main, the songs were written by one or the other, rather than as a songwriting team, and the only input from the other would be to change a few words. He said you could usually tell who had written what because they usually sang their songs themselves..

    I remember him rubbishing some of McCartney's songs, but he said that Come Together was, in his opinion, one of McCartney's best.
     
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  11. Jude Fawley

    Jude Fawley Star commenter

    What do you think this song is about?


     
  12. Alf58

    Alf58 Established commenter

    Free! Now you are talking.:):):)
     
  13. crysys

    crysys Occasional commenter

    Everyone knows that many song writers were off their heads on dope back in the day. My favourite one is I am the walrus. So many academics tried to explain and unpick the lyrics while L and M laughed all the way to the bank.
     
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  14. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    Never heard that before

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Come_Together

    http://factually.gizmodo.com/john-lennon-wrote-come-together-for-timothy-leary-but-1618446177

    http://ultimateclassicrock.com/the-beatles-come-together-lyrics-uncovered/

    http://www.beatlesbible.com/songs/come-together/

    Come Together, the lead song on The Beatles' Abbey Road album, was conceived by John Lennon as a political rallying cry for the writer, psychologist and pro-drugs activist Timothy Leary.

    It was a funky record - it's one of my favorite Beatle tracks, or, one of my favourite Lennon tracks, let's say that. It's funky, it's bluesy, and I'm singing it pretty well. I like the sound of the record. You can dance to it. I'd buy it! - John Lennon
     
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2016

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