Beatles: Taxman Meaning
Song Released: 1966
Let me tell you how it will be
There's one for you, nineteen for me
'Cause I'm the taxman, yeah, I'm the taxman
Should five per cent appear too small
Be thankful I don't take it all
anonymous Jan 19th, 2015 1:30pm report
I always loved the part where if you get too cold... and this means that most money we break our backs to earn goes to taxes and how we pay for pretty much everything. Heat, streets, seats, except for feet (for now). I'm sure he was just mad that we have to pay so much for what we earn.
anonymous Mar 19th, 2011 3:15pm report
George Harrison wrote this in a state of anger, it has over-exaggerated references to the british tax system. George probably felt the same whay that most people did at that point in britain, so not only did he write the song because he disliked taxed, but it would appeal to the general public.
anonymous Jun 1st, 2010 6:48pm report
I agree. It was written when George Harrison found out that the government takes most of their money through taxes.
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