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Iron Butterfly: In-A-Gadda-da-Vida Meaning

Song Released: 1968

In-A-Gadda-da-Vida Lyrics

Don't you know that i love you?
Don't you know that i'll always be true?

Oh,won't you come with me and take my hand?
Or,won't you come with me and walk this land?
Ah, please take my...


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    Feb 25th, 2012 2:02pm report

    There is an island in the British Virgin Islands named Anegada. The story is that when Iron Butterfly was in concert in Miami a girl from Anegada named Davida Chinery was invited backstage and eventually that meeting made it to song.


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    Jul 3rd, 2011 7:03pm report

    When I was in Jr. High in the early '70s we would discuss this song at slumber parties. Our take on it was as follows: A girl is at the funeral for her boyfriend. She hears him calling for her from his casket, begging her "oh won't you come with me and take my hand", etc. All of a sudden, she is swept up by his friends and placed in a casket next to him. The drum solo starts out fast, signifying her heartbeat, which slows down as the drumming slows down. There's even some screeching noises in the song - her fingernails clawing at the casket lid. She dies. Then the song picks up again, they are together again, in death.


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    Apr 17th, 2011 4:26am report

    The song was supposed to be "In the Garden of Eden" but the singer was really stoned and mumbled the wrong words. Their manager said to leave it that way becouse it would be fun listening to all the people coming up with a idea of what the words meant.


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    Mar 17th, 2011 3:12pm report

    Tried to record a song titled "In The Garden of Eden". The singer was too high or drunk, and when they played the recording back it sounded like he was saying In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida.

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