Tuesday, July 15, 2008

When I Hold You in My Arms, and Feel My Finger on Your Trigger

What John Lennon is actually saying at the beginning of "Come Together" is not "shoop" but "shoot me." Paul McCartney thought this was in poor taste, which is one reason he devised that fluttering bassline to cover up Lennon's vocal. Of course, intervening events have rendered that line even more tasteless, making us even more grateful to Paul.

If you listen closely, you can still hear him say it: "Shoot me."

4 comments:

Pike said...

All the contributions John Lennon made to this world, and he asks just one little thing, and you begrudge him even that.

(Too soon?)

Pike said...

I guess that was too soon.

T. Nawrocki said...

We were waiting to hear back from Yoko. Still waiting...

Pike said...

She may be speaking in a frequency we can't hear.