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Beatles: Revolution #9 Meaning

Song Released: 1968

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[Bottle of Claret for you if I had realised…

Well, do it next time.

I forgot about it, George, I'm sorry.
Will you forgive me?


Number 9, number 9, number 9, number 9, number 9, number 9, number 9, number 9, number 9, number 9,...


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    Jun 27th, 2018 6:12pm report

    It's an audio of a car crash, with paul dying. And police man and detectives talking about the dead body afterwards at the crime scene, then weird shit about "i lost my wings and my head" "rouge doctors have brought this specimen" "


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    Jul 16th, 2016 7:01pm report

    I think the whole song/sound collage is meant to be the aural equivalent of experiencing a bad LSD trip. That's really how I interpret it.


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    Mar 30th, 2015 3:10pm report

    I recently visited the remnants of the Maharishi's ashram in Rishikesh, India - where the Beatles stayed during the visit know for them having written most if not all of the White Album. The story I got from the locals is this. The ashram was just that - an ashram, meaning it is a place intended for use by those on spiritual pilgrimage, and selfless service. Outfitted with 84 identical little stone huts that have dome roofing making making them look the shape of an egg. Only large enough one person and intended for use by the monks for sleeping or meditation - no facilities, no windows, a doorway with no door, although they may have had them at one time. Each hut has it's number carved in the keystone above the entranceway. John stayed in ...#9.



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    Mar 30th, 2015 3:11pm report

    To me the song could mean anything really.
    Still the song has the sound of a ambulence.
    The song has Paul screaming "Let Me Out."
    Either something bad did occur or they are mind messing with us,


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    Jun 20th, 2014 6:09pm report

    Have you ever listened to it backwards? it's a hidden message contributing to the "Paul is dead" hoax


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    Mar 12th, 2013 3:11am report

    Its the illuminaughty, the soundwaves affect your brain and once the illuminaughty attack, we all go crazy because the soundwaves are in us.

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    May 2nd, 2012 5:52am report

    I have been reading this storys and yeah this song is scary as hell i am listening to the song right now and now since my brother told about this song.They are all scared and I was like what the fuck man!!!!


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    Jan 22nd, 2012 1:32am report

    Gustavo says "messiah says" is stupid as Fuck! Your not a prophet so don't get Gods word mixed up


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    Dec 8th, 2011 12:03am report

    It has been my long-standing belief that Revolution #9 was put on The Beatles White Album (properly entitled "The Beatles") as a simple 'filler'. And - only after it came out the way it came out - did John Winston Lennon decide on making it a 'show-case' - or a 'show-piece' - whichever.
    As you are most probably aware, the White Album was The Beatles first - as it would be, to everyone's chagrin, their last - try at making a double-album. They may have thought that they had enough material to cover two albums, but when they found that they were lacking by one or two songs, everybody was most happy that they had John. For, he could jot out a song in a breath!
    The thing is, he could not know what an impact it would have forever more on the entire Music Industry!
    John Winston Lennon - where-ever you are - you are still appreciated highly!

    I am Who I am,
    The Superfluous Lee 3
    (Know Me?)

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    Nov 13th, 2011 11:23pm report

    1. Drugs
    2. Random conversations
    3. 9 was John's number. (I'm not going to say lucky number, but maybe favorite.)
    4. Yoko Ono's influence.
    5. The lure of playing a song backwards and seeing what happens.
    6. Drugs. Again.


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    Nov 13th, 2011 11:20pm report

    Drugs and random conversations.


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    Jul 31st, 2011 7:57pm report

    John cut up a bunch of bits of tapes and put them back together.


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    Jul 1st, 2011 7:27am report

    Alright, a little bit of insight into this song since there is a lot of confusion.

    The song was purposely dubbed by the Beatles, during this time they had been around and started the whole "If we play it backwards, what happens?" theory that literally struck classical rock. This song is a bunch of noises that they collected from popular culture at the time, and wanted to make people uncomfortable. Songs were to be appealing, but also they were supposed to insight some sort of emotion when listened too. Obviously this song makes many people feel uncomfortable because of the rushes and random noises that are being made throughout the entire song.

    Also this is before computers, and the dubbed parts where you hear "number 9, number 9, number 9" were put in there to just keep the mentality of the song in place. I can't remember the proper musical term but its sonographical recognition. The music is supposed to be played backwards.

    It does not mean the Beatles believed in Satan or stuff like that, because clearly they didn't but the song was insighted and supposed to make people feel strongly about it.


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    Apr 27th, 2011 4:07pm report

    Yeah when he says number 9 multiple times if that part is played backwards you here turn me on dead man

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