What does Taxman mean?

Beatles: Taxman Meaning

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Album cover for Taxman album cover

Song Released: 1966

Taxman Lyrics





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
'Cause I'm...

  1. anonymous
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    Jan 19th 2015 !⃝

    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.

  2. anonymous
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    Mar 19th 2011 !⃝

    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.

  3. anonymous
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    Jun 1st 2010 !⃝

    I agree. It was written when George Harrison found out that the government takes most of their money through taxes.

  4. JamesPaul
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    Apr 14th 2009 !⃝

    This is obviously just protesting the 95% taxes England had in the 60's. "one for you nineteen for me". all the stuff about the "try to sit and i'll tax the seat", if it gets to cold, i'll tax the heat" and so on, is just an exageration of the taxation.

  5. anonymous
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    Jul 26th 2008 !⃝

    this song id pretty much about how the Beatles and the general public hated paying taxes and how they thought tax collectors were jerks.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
  6. beatles921
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    Jan 12th 2008 !⃝

    Paul plays lead guitar on this song.

  7. blackbird
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    Oct 5th 2006 !⃝

    This was written after George found out how much they were taking out of his money in taxes, in a pissed off mood.

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