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Beatles: Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey Meaning

Song Released: 1968


Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey Lyrics

Come on come on come on come on
Come on is such a joy
Come on is such a joy
Come on take it easy
Come on take it easy
Take it easy take it easy
Everybody’s got something to hide except for me and
My monkey.

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    anonymous
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    Jul 25th, 7:09pm report


    The Beatles loved to take sexual innuendo and wrap it up in the lyrics of a song. It was a form of rebellion for them to take a theme that would shock the establishment,wrap it up in pretty lyrics and serve it up in a popular song that would be widely acclaimed by the public. If you listen to this song and many others like Octopus' Garden, and Savoy Truffle, they actually speak for themselves. Highly sexualized themes that were taboo in the 1960s were often incorporated into their lyrics as a type of sexual freedom. Of course they never admitted to the game and often had another explanation for the lyrics that they hid behind when challenged but if you really listened it was unmistakeable. They laughed all the way to the bank.



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    anonymous
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    May 6th, 5:38pm report


    Okay, but if the chorus is describing how he and Yoko were in love and not hiding anything (which is untrue because John was such a bastard to her), What about the verses which consist only of two contradicting statements?



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    anonymous
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    Nov 13th, 2011 11:23pm report


    This song is about micheal jackson and his monkey lol..



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    anonymous
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    Jul 22nd, 2011 7:24pm report


    Its obviously about some drug, an addictive drug, probably heroin, used for relaxation.



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    anonymous
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    May 9th, 2011 5:08am report


    I pulled this out of my ass, but somebody might find it entertaining:

    He's talking about public masturbation (spanking the monkey). That would explain the "Come on is such a joy" part. If you did it in front of everyone, that would certainly not be hiding you and your monkey.



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    anonymous
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    Jul 26th, 2010 7:14pm report


    hes moking the people who are afraid to expose them selves and throw themselves into the fire for fear what people will think of them socialy.what i mean is hes mocking the bastards who dont show and express them self to the public.thats why everybodys got somthing to hide exept me and my monkey makes alot of sense to me.



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    so123
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    Feb 2nd, 2009 2:59pm report


    TO the last post . Yes it could but then the rest of the song would support that idea



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    Lennon0770
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    Jan 29th, 2009 1:29pm report


    Most agree that the song is about the relationship between John Lennon (Me) and Yoko Ono (My Monkey).

    However, it should also be considered that monkey may refer to an addiction.



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    so123
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    Nov 24th, 2008 11:15pm report


    Ok as unpleasent as this may seem to everyone including myself . I believe this song written by john is a responce to the horrible rap Yoko got not just from female fans ,but from male fans also . I remember people saying what is he doing with that monkey as well as other insults that she was forced to bear just because she was different . It was John saying we are all different but at least Yoko and i are not hiding it here we are accept us or not we don't care .He also says that she is a joy he pleads for people to take it easy and finaly for all to make it easy and stop the hatred towards her



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    so123
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    Nov 24th, 2008 11:07pm report


    Ok as unpleasent as this may seem to everyone including myself . I believe this song written by john is a responce to the horrible rap Yoko got not just from female fans ,but from male fans also . I remember people saying what is he doing with that monkey as well as other insults that she was forced to bear just because she was different . It was John saying we are all different but at least Yoko and i are not hiding it here we are accept us or not we don't care .He also says that she is a joy he pleads for people to take it easy and finaly for all to make it easy and stop the hatred towards her



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    anonymous
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    Oct 25th, 2008 10:15pm report


    'Beatlesongs' is by William Dowlding, not Golding...



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    drencrom68
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    Sep 27th, 2008 9:16pm report


    First interpretation and second combined are right.

    Again, John said it himself.

    I recommend a few people out there find copies of
    the Lennon Tapes and read the last interview he did
    with Playboy. So many songs that I have read "interpretations" of are outright discussed their by their
    author.



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    anonymous
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    Jan 13th, 2008 1:07pm report


    This song was written in 68. They had already left India after discovering Guru Dev (the song across the universe...jai guru deva) is about their spiritual leader Guru Dev and what a fraud he turned out to be. So why would this song refer to him....especially in a positive sense??? It's about him and that moron Yoko.



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    anonymous
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    Jan 13th, 2008 1:01pm report


    The 8th grader is right and I hope that he got an a on that project. My sources say the same thing. (encyclopedia by bill harry)



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    Beatlesfan91
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    Dec 25th, 2007 12:39am report


    Well, 8th grader guy. It could be a different writer by the same name, so don't get discouraged. Anyway I think this, as many of the Beatles songs can be interpreted in any way you want, but I am thinking on the paranoia one. That sounds most logical to me.



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