Come Together, the truth behind the song
The Beatles are a band that almost everyone has heard of, if not heard of one of their songs.
Is also an amazingly overrated band and especially when talking about their lyrics.
Recently I read an article that stated Lennon & McCartney were the greatest songwriters of the 20th century.
Lennon was remarkably under talented, he was a awful guitar player, mostly confined to basic rhythm parts, and his piano playing wasn’t much better.
But as for his songwriting as well as Mr. McCartney, they were merely nostalgic hippies mentally affected by all kind of substance abuse.
All of their lyrics are silly, non-sense and old-fashioned.
In terms of melodic understanding, harmonic construction and composition structure, even ABBA were working on a better level than this faded charlatans.
Let’s focus on Come Together.
Melodies sound strained, tense, forced and they seem like they’re written for a completely different set of lyrics.
They’re pure hippie psychedelic babbling, the kind of thing that passed for profundity in the drug induced haze of the late 1960s.
‘He roller-coaster, he got early warning, he got muddy water, he one mojo filter’ is the most unsuccessful attempt to include subliminal messages on a song that was ever made.
The entire song has no mood, no atmosphere, no attitude or style.
The lyrics keep people guessing the meaning of it and whether you listen to it one or a hundred times it’s still not entertaining.
Every song lyric whether subconscious or conscious, tend to reveal something to the audience or trigger feelings but this song is clearly the exception that proves the rule.
‘Got to be good looking cause he’s so hard to see … ‘
This line subconsciously says something about the writer’s way of life.
The only thing a person has is their look because there is little else there to see, as in he’s got to be good looking on the outside because he feels there is so little on the inside worth showing.
This could also refer to their drives, motives, feelings, thoughts.
Is very difficult to understand why they are being a mojo filter, or a rollercoaster, or in muddy water.
There’s also a reference to the ridiculous, irrational assumption that an item’s intrinsic value is in proportion to its difficulty to obtain.
In other words, the foolish and illogical notion that the harder it is to get something the better that something must be.
It’s bizarre that these two guys got some credit for writing such astronomical stupidity. As far as individual musical proficiency goes, it’ll take barely a paragraph to pull these fakers from their Ivory Tower.
Of course art is largely a subjective matter and of course we all agree that ‘I wanna, I wanna, I wanna, I wanna, I wanna really, really, really, wanna zigga zig ah’ is probably not a master piece measured by any commonly accepted criteria but it holds up at least as well as ‘One and one and one is three’
Everything seems to be somehow hidden to these disturbed minded guys, who lived completely absent and disconnected from reality.
So remember, not everyone who has fame is talented.
Commercial success is not an indicator of artistic merit or quality.
Maybe the man that shot him was just doing what John Lennon asked in this brilliant song.
the world must know the truth!