John Lennon: Instant Karma Meaning
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Instant Karma Lyrics
Gonna knock you right on the head
You better get yourself together
Pretty soon you're gonna be dead
What in the world you thinking of
Laughing in the face of love
What on earth you tryin' to do
It's up to you, yeah...
anonymous Sep 17th, 2016 9:35pm report
"Why in the world are we here
Surely not to live in pain and fear
Why on earth are you there
When you're ev'rywhere
Come and get your share"
I believe he's referencing a God that seems to be absent on the job...Come and get your share of the misery
anonymous Dec 16th, 2010 12:58pm report
Anonymous above is clueless. It's not about a particular person, it was left that way to be universally recognizable to everyone.
anonymous Jan 9th, 2010 1:39am report
This song is in a way a culmination of many other Beatles songs. They were singing about 1 person. Blackbird, Jude, S. Sadie, JoJo, Fool on the Hill, and many others - all about 1 person. To this day, this has not been revealed. Instant Karma expresses the frustration with this unnamed person's response or lack thereof, to finding out that the Beatles were singing about him/her. How else to explain this line "what on earth do you think you are - a superstar? well all right you are...", or this line "And why on earth do you fear, when you are everywhere - come and get your share". it's amazing that not too many people have figured this out yet.
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