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Beatles: Sun King Meaning

Song Released: 1969


Sun King Lyrics

Aaaaahhhhhhhhhh...
Here comes the sun king
Here comes the sun king
Everybody's laughing
Everybody's happy
Here comes the sun king

Quando paramucho mi amore de felice carathon
Mundo paparazzi mi amore cicce verdi parasol
Questo abrigado...

  1. anonymous
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    Jun 16th report

    The Beatles would often amuse themselves listening to people trying to decipher their nonsensical lyrics and would even tease their followers who thought they had insight on their lyrical meanings. If you look up the meaning of the foreign lyrics at the end of "Sun King" on several different websites, you'll discover that each website has a different interpretation, meaning the lyrics are open to subjective interpretation. A lot of the Beatles post-psychedelic songs had speculative, intangible verses that were lyrically enchanting. "Sun King" is one of them.

  2. anonymous
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    Oct 29th 2013 report

    Quando (when) paramucho (for; towards much) mi (my) amore (love; lover) de (in; at; of) felice (happy; lucky; fortunate; favorable) carathon (joining;, drawn out event; betrothal period; engagement; race)

    "Because of my great happiness towards my love, I must become one with her."

    Mundo (world; society) paparazzi (photographer) mi (my) amore (love) cicce (fat; flab) verdi (green) parasol (stop the sun)

    "O great Earth, my love! Picture this. We must stop the Sun (of righteousness) from shining."

    Questo (how many; amount) abrigado ( wrapped up; warm; sheltered; protected) tantamucho (great demand) que (what) canite (to sing; to sound (a trumpet), especially a military call) carousel (from carosella meaning, 'little battle')

    "How many, warm and sheltered, will answer the call to battle, though it be a little thing? Sound the trumpet with great demand!"

  3. anonymous
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    Feb 19th 2012 report

    Taken from a Christians p.o.v. sun is a reference to Jesus Christ as is king....but none of the other lyrics fit in...maybe everyone's laughing and happy bc the messiah has come? Just one way to think of it..bc in you never give me your money they repeat "1,2,3,4,5,6,7 all good children go to heaven"

  4. anonymous
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    Jan 11th 2012 report

    Maybe' its an appreciation for the sun we take for granted...

  5. kpatte1
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    Sep 25th 2009 report

    What a bunch of morons with your interpretations...Here’s a novel idea! How about getting the interpretation directly from the Beatles...Duh!

    SUN KING
    (Lennon/McCartney)

    JOHN 1969: "We just started joking, you know, singing `quando para mucho.´ So we just made up... Paul knew a few Spanish words from school, you know. So we just strung any Spanish words that sounded vaguely like something. And of course we got `chicka ferdy´ in. That´s a Liverpool expression. Just like sort of-- it doesn´t mean anything to me but (childish taunting) `na-na, na-na-na!´ `Cake and eat it´ is another nice line too, because they have that in Spanish-- 'Que' or something can eat it. One we missed-- we could have had 'para noya,' but we forgot all about it."


    JOHN 1980: "That's a piece of garbage I had around."


    GEORGE 1987: "At the time, 'Albatross' (by Fleetwood Mac) was out, with all the reverb on guitar. So we said, 'Let's be Fleetwood Mac doing Albatross, just to get going.' It never really sounded like Fleetwood Mac... but that was the point of origin."

  6. bydawnsearlylite
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    Jan 29th 2009 report

    If for much, my love of happy heart.

    World Paparazzi, my love, green girl for the sun.

    This, thanks very much, cake and eat it, dearest sun.



    Let's break this apart term by term:

    "Parasol" is an umbrella.

    "Paparazzi" are people who take pictures of celebrities.

    "Que can eat it" should be "que/cake and eat it".

    "Carousel" could be doing double duty as "cara sole" (dearest sun).

    "Obrigado" is Portuguese for thank you.

  7. anonymous
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    Sep 24th 2008 report

    It does seem like a trance or spell with the hypnotic tune. but it could really just e a relaxing peace song

  8. qris24
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    May 1st 2008 report

    I believe that the Sun King is not a nice character. First of all if you listen to the song carefully "Everybody's laughing, Everybody's happy" sounds as if everybody is under some kind of hypnotic spell. Notice how this song goes right into Mean Mr. Mustard as if to say the Sun King IS Mean Mr. Mustard.

  9. anonymous
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    Feb 11th 2007 report

    mayhap it's about louis the fourteenth?

  10. anonymous
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    Nov 9th 2006 report

    It's about some kind of "sun king"?


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