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Lyric Meaning?
« on: July 21, 2004, 11:49:33 PM »

Does anyone know the meaning behind the lyrics to Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except for Me and My Monkey?
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Re: Lyric Meaning?
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2004, 01:10:42 AM »

Yes.
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Re: Lyric Meaning?
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2004, 01:32:58 AM »

its a secret apparently and Charlie aint tellin.
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Re: Lyric Meaning?
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2004, 02:49:23 AM »

[quote by=misterchaz link=Blah.pl?b=songs,m=1090453773,s=1 date=1090458642]Yes.[/quote]


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Re: Lyric Meaning?
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2004, 06:00:08 AM »

Yup.  I string 'em all out one word at a time.  :)



There are conflicting stories about the song, one of the most common is one John mentioned himself, having seen a cartoon about he and Yoko and she was drawn as a monkey on his back...it was one way of him turning the insult back around.

As to what they might have been hiding, I don't know.
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Re: Lyric Meaning?
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2004, 08:06:58 AM »

According to George, the "everybody's got something to hide"-line was taken from one of the Maharishi's teachings.
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Re: Lyric Meaning?
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2004, 12:11:01 PM »

Yeah, I heard it was based on things the Maharishi used to say all the time, "come on it's such a joy" etc

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Re: Lyric Meaning?
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2004, 09:53:52 PM »

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As to what they might have been hiding, I don't know.

I've always thought it was John's way of saying that he and Yoko were honest and in the open about everything, and not ashamed to be in your face about it.
Everybody else by comparison were a bunch of phonies.
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Re: Lyric Meaning?
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2004, 12:04:14 AM »

thats what i thought too
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Re: Lyric Meaning?
« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2004, 12:43:44 AM »

I'm going with the Maharishi thing, cause that's what it said on Anthology
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Re: Lyric Meaning?
« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2004, 01:58:23 AM »

what John said: "About me and Yoko. Everybody seemed to be paranoid except for us two, who were in the glow of love."

the line 'Come is such a joy' came from the Maharishi
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Re: Lyric Meaning?
« Reply #11 on: July 23, 2004, 02:32:48 AM »

its about the whole monkey concept.mashi was only inspiration.but john had a many monkied back i think.the beatles were one.........yoko is monkey looking or has a monkey?
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Re: Lyric Meaning?
« Reply #12 on: July 23, 2004, 04:53:43 AM »

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« Reply #13 on: July 23, 2004, 06:12:27 AM »

[quote by=pc31 link=Blah.pl?b=songs,m=1090453773,s=11 date=1090549968]its about the whole monkey concept.mashi was only inspiration.but john had a many monkied back i think.the beatles were one.........yoko is monkey looking or has a monkey?
pet the monkey he likes you.....house me teenage rave..........[/quote]


Actually this jogged my memory...there WAS talk about India and all the monkeys fornicating everywhere...but now I don't recall if it was an inspiration for this song or Why Don't We Do It In The Road?
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Re: Lyric Meaning?
« Reply #14 on: July 26, 2004, 06:14:43 AM »

Monkeys fornicating?

I never knew they got married.  ::)
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Re: Lyric Meaning?
« Reply #15 on: July 26, 2004, 06:07:20 PM »

:D :D, how funny.
Actually, Paul saw two monkeys doing it in the middle of the road. The male monkey jumped into the female and f***ed her and then, with the same indifference, got out of her. She looked everywhere as if only a little disturbance had bothered her, and then continued as if nothing had happened. paul got the inspiration for "Why don't we do it in the road?"
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« Reply #16 on: July 26, 2004, 07:38:16 PM »

[quote by=Sadie4 link=Blah.pl?b=songs,m=1090453773,s=15 date=1090865240] :D :D, how funny.
Actually, Paul saw two monkeys doing it in the middle of the road. The male monkey jumped into the female and f***ed her and then, with the same indifference, got out of her. She looked everywhere as if only a little disturbance had bothered her, and then continued as if nothing had happened. paul got the inspiration for "Why don't we do it in the road?"
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Pretty detailed! :)
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