What does Come Together mean?

Beatles: Come Together Meaning

Album cover for Come Together album cover

Song Released: 1969

Covered By: Taylor John Williams (2014), Gary Clark Jr. (2017)

Come Together Lyrics

Lyrics removed by the request of NMPA

  1. JNT1513
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    Jun 12th 2008 !⃝

    The song you're talking about is I am the Walrus.

  2. niftymacaroons
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    Jun 8th 2008 !⃝

    It's about the four members of the Beatles.

    The first verse is about George. The whole grooving up slowly referring to his groovy guitar play and hair down to his knees is about his long hair.

    The second verse is about Paul.He wear know shoe shine refers to how you see picture( Abbey Road) cover with Paul having no shoes on. Monkey Finger is a common reference to a bass player.

    The third verse is about John. He got WALRUS gumboot, John wrote "I am the Walrus". He got Ono sideboard. Yoko Ono was the wife of John.

    The last verse is about Ringo. One and One and One is three meaning the three symbols he used, and got to be good looking cause he's so hard to see means that it is hard to see him behind his drum set.

  3. anonymous
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    May 1st 2008 !⃝

    Come together was written by John Lennon for Dr. Timothy Leary in the late 1960s as his campaign song when he wanted to run for governor, but he ended up dropping out of the race so the song opened up Abbey Road.

  4. anonymous
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    Apr 24th 2008 !⃝

    We acctuly discussed this in class today, so heres what I think,
    The song is about A man on drugs, very homley, Long hair("he got hair down to his knee"), likes to gamble ("He one holy roller"),is poor(no mony because he spent it on drugs, can't afford a shoe shine), is a druggie("He shoot coca-cola") & ("He got muddy water he one mojo milter" maybe refering to a bong) , sloppy("He got walrus gumboot"), pack rat(he bag production"), has a disease(mist likely a drug addiction), has ups and downs(He roller-coaster he got early warning"), is good looking on the inside but people often don't look that far in to him("got to be good looking 'cause he's so hard so see"), and everyone is telling him he's got to be free(from the drugs), And the "Come together right now over me" is either him or someone else saying no matter who/what you are everybody should come together.
    So that's just what I think.

  5. anonymous
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    Mar 25th 2008 !⃝

    That was crap.

    It is so obvious since I have read all of the reviews. I believe the three most believable interpretations was the wrong death of paul. The four verses and four Beatles interpretation was amazing as well. I also like the drug reference of course it was the 60s and it was the Beatles. Like "Muddy Waters" and "Mojo Filter" definitely could be referring to a bong as well as the most obvious drug reference using the words coca cola in form of cocaine.

    Good job and maybe one day someone will get deep into this and find the whole exact meaning..

  6. anonymous
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    Mar 22nd 2008 !⃝

    There is only one true interpretation to the lyrics to "Come Together", CRAP!
    The lyrics have never meant anything unless you are a drugged out jerk like John Lennon was. John Lennon could write catchy tunes, but could not write lyrics to save his soul because he had fried his brain with drugs for years.

    All this crap about it meaning this and that, he was full of crap and nothing meant anything, that is the way that his mind worked, or I should say DID NOT WORK! that IS THE END OF THE DEBATE....

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
  7. anonymous
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    Mar 17th 2008 !⃝

    I think its a song about a guy and a girl coming together behind his back while he's so depressed he's on drugs...

  8. anonymous
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    Mar 12th 2008 !⃝

    Well first off I am pretty sure that the song is about the 4 of them.... now as far as the others some of them seem like they could make sense but I would like to say that those of you who think it's about the Revelation and Jesus' return are just wrong.... John Lennon made it clear that he was not a Christian, Spiritual yes, but not a Christian. He even made a LOT of people mad by saying at one point that they "are bigger than Jesus Christ" does that sound like he wrote a song about the bible? Come on people.

  9. anonymous
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    Mar 10th 2008 !⃝

    I think they just said it was a bunch of jibberish to leave it up to us to figure out what it meant. I know a lot of it just doesn't make sense but if you read between the lines you can see kind of understand. I believe that it is about equality. About not judging people by the way they are and accepting everyone. I don't know if that's true but that's how I feel when I hear the song.

  10. anonymous
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    Feb 20th 2008 !⃝

    I'm confused! There's so many different people saying so many different things and it's hard to figure out what is true and what's not. Would y'all just make up your minds please!!

  11. anonymous
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    Feb 17th 2008 !⃝

    I always thought this song was a tribute to George Martin. There are references to musical styles and tempo (groove it up slowly,muddy water,1+1+1 is 3). Martin was older (old flattop)probably had Yoko sitting in the booth with him during recordings (ono sideboard)also explaining the armchair and how serious he was about his craft (feel his disease). While in the studio Martin would be behind the glass (so hard to see) and finally the obvious, Come together over me. Martin was key in keeping it all together, especially near the end.

  12. blue_eyes
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    Jan 30th 2008 !⃝

    Ok, listen, there's a bunch of songs written by the Beatles that can easily be interpreted as "Paul is dead" songs, and I think that was the real reason they put all those "clues" in that song, they were just trying to get more publicity, some sort of made up scandal that would get people to buy their songs and talk about them. So no the song doesn't make any sense in terms of lyrics, but it did serve a purpose to the band! (Although I kind of agree that it might also have some drug references in it.)

  13. anonymous
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    Jan 13th 2008 !⃝

    When I first heard this song, I also thought it was about the 4 boys. Seems like it makes a lot of sense. The world would have come together over them, given more time. but after researching it, it really is the whole Timothy Leary obligation thing. But Leary's political life crumbled when he was imprisoned for his advocacy of drugs. And Lennon wrote the tune obscurely around Chuck Berry's song, "Here come old flat top" is the only line he left in from Berry's "You can't catch me" and it got taken to court over the influence but it was settled because John agreed to include two berry songs on an album. But they do goof and throw some crazy lines in their songs so us fans will create entire websites dedicated to cracking the Beatles code. as fun as it is...they just wanted music and peace man. let it be. I love George.

  14. anonymous
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    Dec 19th 2007 !⃝


    -'he come grooving up slowly'
    -clearly there are some drug mentioning whichever ones you want to think are or aren't, they are hippies, that's how we do
    -he got hair down to his knee (obvi)

    this is the one that is why they hippies:
    *got to be a joker he just do what he please*
    common that's what hippies are about, liberation, rebellion, doing what you please!

    -he say 'i know you, you know me' 'one thing I can tell you is you got to be free'
    *everyone knows who they are, and he knows that. and everyone has to be free.

    that was the first time I have ever tried to figure that song out but it really makes sense because that's what the beatles are and represent. I have been learning about this stuff for the past two weeks in history. EASY RIDER is a good movie for this ;)

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
  15. anonymous
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    Dec 12th 2007 !⃝

    So far, nobody has mentioned the fact that the song is influenced by the Chuck Berry song "You Can't Catch Me".
    The line "here come ol' flat top" is a direct lift from that song. The rest of Come Together follows the same rhyme and meter pattern as the Berry song. Lennon was actually sued for using this material without crediting Chuck Berry (and paying royalties!)

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