What does Happy Family mean?

King Crimson: Happy Family Meaning

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Happy Family Lyrics

Happy family, one hand clap,
Four went in and none came back.
Brother Judas, ash and sack,
Swallowed aphrodisiac

Rufus, Silas, Jonah too
Sang, "We'll row our own canoes,"
Poked a finger in the zoo,
Punctured all the...

  1. anonymous
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    Feb 16th 2017 !⃝

    Sgt could be reference to Sgt Pepper album?

  2. astorian
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    Mar 13th 2012 !⃝

    "Happy Family" was a comical look at the breakup of the Beatles. Judas was Paul, Jonah was John, Rufus was Ringo, and Silas was George.

    Nasty Jonah's wife was Yoko, of course.

    George, like Silas, grew a beard and pursued a lot of weird Eastern spiritual gurus.

    Pete Sinfield called Paul "Judas," perhaps because his signature song was "Hey Jude," or perhaps it was widely believed back in 1970 that Paul was the one who broke up the band.


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