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Not being quite old enough (born in 79 to parents who didn't listed to this stuff) to realize Aerosmith remade it, I just now found out they didn't originally sing Come Together.<br><br>
Anyway, can anyone decipher this song for me? The bolded parts specifically <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;"><span style="font-family:Verdana;"><span style="font-size:small;"><span style="color:#666655;">(Lennon/McCartney)<br><br>
Here come <b>old flattop</b>, he come grooving up slowly<br>
He got <b>joo-joo eyeball</b>, he one holy roller<br>
He got hair down to his knee<br>
Got to be a joker he just do what he please<br><br>
He wear no shoeshine, he got <b>toe-jam football</b><br>
He got <b>monkey finger</b>, he shoot coca-cola<br>
He say "I know you, you know me"<br>
One thing I can tell you is you got to be free<br>
Come together right now over me<br><br>
He <b>bag production</b>, he got <b>walrus gumboot</b><br>
He got <b>Ono sideboard</b>, he one <b>spinal cracker</b><br>
He got feet down below his knee<br>
Hold you in his armchair you can feel his disease<br>
Come together right now over me<br><br>
[Right!<br>
Come, oh, come, come, come.]<br><br>
He roller-coaster, he got early warning<br>
He <b>got muddy water</b>, he <b>one mojo filter</b><br>
He say "One and one and one is three"<br>
Got to be good-looking cos he's so hard to see<br>
Come together right now over me<br></span></span></span></td>
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Signed, the youngster <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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Hang on here, little lady, and let me find my teeth so I can tell ye what it means. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Drug references, all of it. Timothy Leary ran for governor of California in 1969 after he got out of jail and his campaign slogan was "Come together, join the party," (the party being drug culture) and the slogan gave Lennon the idea for the song. I don't know what all the bolded references mean, but once you read them through a drug lens, well...muddy water is kinda self-explanatory.<br><br>
Actually, I didn't know any of that. My DH did. I'm only a little old; he's the <i>really</i> old one. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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<a href="http://beatlesnumber9.com/together.html" target="_blank">Here</a> is a pretty decent analysis of the lyrics. <a href="http://www.rock-songs.com/songfacts/come-together.html" target="_blank">Here's</a> another one.And <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Come_Together" target="_blank">here's</a> the Wikipedia entry on the song.<br><br>
Hope this helps.
 

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Uptown Zoo, LOL. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Synthea, you must do yourself a ginormous favor and listen to Abbey Road-that is one freaking fantastic piece of musical magic. You won't be sorry <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Synthea, you must do yourself a ginormous favor and listen to Abbey Road-that is one freaking fantastic piece of musical magic. You won't be sorry <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"></div>
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OMG yes.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
Both sides of it are perfect album sides.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
Oops ... you probably don't know what listening to "albums" is either, or what exactly constitutes an "album side."<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
Sigh. You kids today ...<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
Ya' know, I'm a little jealous ... To be able to be blown away by that album for the first time, all over again ... wow.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Hey now, I have vinyl!!! AC/DC '74 Jailbreak and Who Made Who, some Bon Jovi, ZZ Top, and about 10 more that I have no idea who they are/were <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"><br><br>
Just no way to play them. I don't even have CD player outside of my computer <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">: All music is digital now.<br><br>
I just found my Bruce Willis CD :dreamystareintoouterspace <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
I'll check out Abbey Road, thanks!<br><br>
UptownZoo, you cracked me up! Thanks for the info. I wondered if the writer wasn't on something good at the time. karen ann, thanks for the links <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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Ten albums? I have more vinyl 45's than that! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
(And tons of CD's and digitial downloads and cassettes and vinyl albums and about 3 eight tracks!)<br><br>
I even have a couple of 78's that were handed down in the family. (If Wikipedia is to be trusted, these were from the 1940's and earlier.)
 

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if you get Abbey Road the album you can check out all the hidden signals on the album cover that pointed to the inevitable conclusion that Paul must be dead!!<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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Wow. I'm really suprised that you just now found out that the Beatles originally did this song. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: I'm 21 and I knew that. Then again my parents did listen to that. I even have every beatles album (yes, actual albums - not cd's <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">).
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Hang on here, little lady, and let me find my teeth so I can tell ye what it means. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Drug references, all of it. Timothy Leary ran for governor of California in 1969 after he got out of jail and his campaign slogan was "Come together, join the party," (the party being drug culture) and the slogan gave Lennon the idea for the song. I don't know what all the bolded references mean, but once you read them through a drug lens, well...muddy water is kinda self-explanatory.<br><br>
Actually, I didn't know any of that. My DH did. I'm only a little old; he's the <i>really</i> old one. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"></div>
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i grew up listening to this music from birth through my teens. my best friend and i would sit and 'meditate' w/candles...(i am only 35--but my parents never really let go of those "days" and i caught on...) and discuss the deeper meanings...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> man, we were silly!!
 
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