Quoted from Waspinators
"Why is this song so hated? I love this song so much. Whenever I feel down, this song always brightens me up. Anyone else love this underrated gem? "
hmmm i never knew the song was hated..news to me Granted it's not in the catagory of Paul's greatest works (i.e.,Hey Jude), but i feel it does have it's place on the White Album. I was 15 when the double-LP came out in late 1968 and I've always liked the song (Paul obviously wrote it very tongue-in-cheek; an obvious rollicking sing-a-long (of the "All Together Now" class, certainly)w/John's not-so-subtle audible horse-play in the backround as further indication. Ob La di was not to be taken seriously, just enjoyed.The lyrics speak of whimsy....a classic sex-role reversal ditty ("Desmond stays at home and does his pretty face..etc")
"It's a clean machine..."