Jim Adams aka Newepicauthor, the creator of A Unique Title For Me, is hosting SONG-LYRIC-SUNDAY and this week he has chosen the theme: BETTER WITH AGE – FAILED OR OVERLOOKED SONGS THAT EVENTUALLY BECAME FAN FAVOURITES
This week’s theme is interesting. I thought of a song immediately that I remember being hugely popular amongst us teenagers, but actually due to the big band at the time (Oasis) covering this track in their live shows. I almost picked this track for last week, but then decided it fitted this week’s theme slightly better.
So…I will explain…as we all know The Beatles released a lot of music, and they released different types of music. These were young creative men, learning and pondering and adventuring and their music changed as they changed. Everyone has their favourite Beatles album(s) or a style that was iconic to them at the time their music was produced. I am going to hold my hand up and admit that my favourites are from their early days “I Wanna Hold Your Hand” and “She Loves You – Yeah, Yeah, Yeah”. But that is just me. But I do like some of their other tracks, I have grown up with all of the Beatles songs playing in the background of my childhood in Liverpool, so I know their music.
I was almost surprised when a song that I had always thought of as quite a funny song (as a child I thought that some songs from the Beatles were very weird) gained huge popularity when covered by Oasis. The track is called “I Am The Walrus” (fans all cheer) and although the critics received it well when The Beatles released it, it did not do particularly well in the charts (according to Wikipedia). Yet…it it did firmly become a fan favourite and during the Britpop era and we all looked back at this track with renewed appreciation.
Don’t ask…I can’t really explain it. Don’t worry about the lyrics….they will just confuse you. I do have some videos for you though! (I recall Liam Gallagher being rather colourful with his language on stage, so mute whatever he is babbling before he starts actually singing.)
I am he As you are he As you are me And we are all together See how they run Like pigs from a gun See how they fly I'm crying Sitting on a cornflake Waiting for the van to come Corporation tee shirt Stupid bloody Tuesday Man, you been a naughty boy You let your face grow long I am the eggman (Ooh) They are the eggmen, (Ooh) I am the walrus Goo goo g' joob Mister city p'liceman sitting pretty Little p'licemen in a row See how they fly Like Lucy in the sky See how they run I'm crying I'm crying, I'm crying, I'm crying Yellow matter custard Dripping from a dead dog's eye Crabalocker fishwife pornographic priestess Boy you been a naughty girl You let your knickers down I am the eggman (Ooh) They are the eggmen (Ooh) I am the walrus Goo goo g' joob Sitting in an English Garden waiting for the sun If the sun don't come You get a tan from standing in the English rain I am the eggman They are the eggmen I am the walrus Goo goo g' joob g' goo goo g' joob Expert texpert choking smokers Don't you think the joker laughs at you? See how they smile Like pigs in a sty, see how they snied I'm crying Semolina pilchards Climbing up the Eiffel Tower Element'ry penguin singing Hare Krishna Man, you should have seen them kicking Edgar Allan Poe I am the eggman (Ooh) They are the eggmen (Ooh) I am the walrus Goo goo g' joob Goo goo g' joob G' goo goo g' joob Goo goo g' joob, goo goo g' goo g' goo goo g' joob joob Joob joob... Written by: John Winston Lennon and Paul James McCartney