Monday, April 4, 2011

I Am The Walrus

I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together. Has anyone read these lyrics? What does Lennon mean in them? While researching it out I discovered that Lennon had taken three songs that he was writing and put them together while adding a bunch of nonsensical lyrics because he heard that a class from his old primary school was asked by their teacher to analyze and interpret the lyrics of The Beatles. He was also inspired mostly by the Lewis Carroll poem "The Walrus and The Carpenter." I remember this poem mostly from watching the Disney film Alice in Wonderland when I was a kid. It is recited by Tweedledum and Tweedledee. The walrus and a carpenter invite some oysters over and than the walrus eats them up. Lennon didn't know until later that the walrus was actually the villain of the story. I am the carpenter didn't sound as good anyways.

What does goo goo ga joob mean anyway? I always thought they were saying coocookachoo, which is what Simon and Garfunkel say in their song "Mrs. Robinson." I thought there was some connnection there, but I guess they both just threw them in their songs to make them flow better.

I don't think I'm the walrus. I think I might be an oyster.


  1. Or maybe you're Tweedledee. Just sayin'. Nice post!!!

  2. Nice!! I like it!! Plus, Lennon = Amazing!!