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George Harrison: Crackerbox Palace Meaning

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Song Released: 1977


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Crackerbox Palace Lyrics

I was so young when I was born
My eyes could not yet see
And by the time of my first dawn
Somebody holding me . . . they said

I welcome you to Crackerbox Palace
We've been expecting you
You bring such joy in Crackerbox Palace
No matter where you...

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    astorian
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    Mar 15th, 2012 3:35pm report


    When George Harrison was young, his favorite comedian was an eccentric English-American fellow who called himself Lord Buckley.

    Years after Buckley's death, George Harrison literally did meet a man named George Grief (pronounced "gryfe"), who had been Lord Buckley's manager. When Harrison told Grief what a big fan he'd been, Grief took him to see Buckley's old house, a house he called "Crackerbox Palace."

    George Harrison wrote the whimsical, silly song "Crackerbox Palace" in honor of Lord Buckley. He even mentions "Mr. Grief" in the lyrics.

    At the end of the song, when George Harrison sins "Know that the Lord is well and inside of you," many people think GEorge is singing about God being inside each and every one of us. Rather, he's saying that, somewhere, the late Lord Buckley is happy in a new, Heavenly Crackerbox Palace.



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    Martysnorkle
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    Mar 4th, 3:21pm report


    To me the song is about the cycle of life, and while there are references to real people, places, and events, the song is a metaphor.
    When George enters the world he describes being held by a Dr. and feeling the love of the world, CrackerBox Palace. As the song progresses, he finds that he must grow up, and “do what the rest will do”. He finds that grief will visit and that the love of the world can be conditional. Even through the difficulty he finds the world is still full of love and it requests our presence to participate in the game of “Cracker Box Palace”. There is love in the good and bad.



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    anonymous
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    Feb 25th, 2:46am report


    I think Crackerbox Palace is a song about a trip to a mental institution. A "crackerbox" palace like One Flew Over the CooCoo's Nest.

    In the video, there are a lot of strange people and imagery which appear to be congruent with mental disease or perhaps a Monty Python skit.



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    anonymous
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    Feb 25th, 2:44am report


    I think Crackerbox Palace is a song about a trip to a mental institution. A "crackerbox" palace like One Flew Over the CooCoo's Nest.

    In the video, there are a lot of strange people and imagery which appear to be congruent with mental disease or perhaps a Monty Pyrhon skit.



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    anonymous
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    May 26th, 2019 5:35am report


    My interpretation is that, viewing the other interpretations, no one really knows what it means except George himself. Probably a good dope song...
    everybody will hear something different.



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    anonymous
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    Feb 16th, 2018 2:59pm report


    The Lord is always with us. We don't know this till .We live An look for him .After we live in this life a while.Unless you look you will never see him.But never the less he's still with us.George is genus trying to help those looking .In his songs!!!

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway


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    anonymous
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    Sep 22nd, 2017 9:54pm report


    The fact that we are born into this crazy world called cracker box with all the problems



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    anonymous
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    May 28th, 2017 5:13am report


    Lord Buckley was strictly American - there was nothing English about him or his life.



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    anonymous
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    Sep 23rd, 2015 9:47am report


    I think the meaning this song is about the a tribulations of life. from the personx fixt dawn till the end of a immortal soul,



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    anonymous
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    Jul 28th, 2014 7:06am report


    I think its a song about Saltine Cracker houses. Sooner or later.it rains and no more home. Just a pile of mush.




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