What is the meaning of the Beatles song 'Yellow Submarine'?
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It was intended as a simple children's song, but people continue to read way too much into it.
Answer . Paul McCartney of the Beatles wrote the song in bed. It was intended to be a children's song. Many people have tried to find further meaning in it but it was really intended to just be a kid's song. It is sung by Ringo. . There is a movie of the same name based on the song. . the group t…hat sung it was the beatles ( Full Answer )
There are various possible meanings to this song. One is it's aboutan actual bird who wants to be free and fly away. The other ismetaphorical-- it could refer to the a person who has been captive(whether enslaved, imprisoned, in a bad relationship) and has beenwaiting for so long for the moment of f…reedom to arrive. PaulMcCartney himself told ABC News in a 2001 interview that "I wroteit in the '60s, when the civil rights movement was at its height. Iliked to think of a blackbird as being a kind of symbol for a blackwoman." another comment from a contributor: Since the Beatles are from England, they call women birds.Blackbird was written when Paul McCartney was just sitting while hehad free time on a tour. Then he heard a women screaming and a lotof police cars pulled up. The police had her handcuffed and werebeating her. There was a giant crowd. Paul thought the black womencommitted a huge crime. Turns out all she did was sit in the whitessection. Paul was shocked, as there was no segregation in England.He decided to write a song. Notice how all the adjectives arenegative: dead,dark, sunken, broken. They describe the unfairness.The verbs show the actions of the black people: fly, singing, free,arise, waiting and see. After all those tragedies the AfricanAmericans didn't use violence. It was the lady's time to be freeand arise from the dark black night. There is also the sound of afoot beating in the background. The footsteps represent themarching of all the African Americans, longing for freedom. and another comment from another contributor: McCartney in 2002: "I was in Scotland playing on my guitar, and I remembered thiswhole idea of 'you were only waiting for this moment to arise' wasabout, you know, the black people's struggle in the southernstates, and I was using the symbolism of a blackbird. It's notreally about a blackbird whose wings are broken, you know, it's abit more symbolic." (Radio interview with KCRW's Chris Douridas, May 25, 2002) McCartney in Rolling Stone Magazine: "I had in mind a black woman, rather than a bird. Those werethe days of the civil rights movement, which all of us caredpassionately about, so this was really a song from me to a blackwoman, experiencing these problems in the States: 'Let me encourageyou to keep trying, to keep your faith, there is hope.' As is oftenthe case with my things, a veiling took place, so, rather than say,'Black woman living in Little Rock,' and be very specific, shebecame a bird, (she) became symbolic." ( Full Answer )
Out of all the beatles, (Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, John Lennon, and George Harrison) all of them sung the chorus, where as the main singer was Ringo Starr.
its a social commentary about Class and Corporate Greed. it has nothing to do with cops. cops was brought into it when Charles Manson claimed how much he liked the song and how much he hated cops.
To sell records and make lots of money. "Yellow Submarine" possibly has the unique distinction of being adopted by the supporters of many British football teams (with the colour appropriately changed) as the team song.. Paul McCartney got the idea to write a children's "sing-a-long" song. Gradually… the idea developed into a story of a young boy listening to an old sailor telling of his exploits in the "Land of Submarines". The song was recorded in 1966. Why wouldn't they? ( Full Answer )
Yes. It was a 1968 animated musical film. It featured the music of The Beatles & the band themselves inanimated form but The Beatles did not voice themselves but appearat the end of the film in real life.
The Beatles did not live in a yellow submarine that was just the name of one of their songs.
i will break it down for you She was just five years old. A slightly moody day. She couldn't stay away, from that rivers edge and I. I turn my back to count. All the daffodil seas that surrounded. I close my eyes, and then heard the water wake up. (a mother took her five year old daug…hter to play in a river and she turned away to see the flowers and while she was turned her daughter started to drown in the water) And I, I can still hear that scream, It's still lingering, in the air, everywhere. "Mother, please save me, grab my hand" I can't I can't I can still see that face, sink beneath the waves. Baby please, breath for me, give me time I am here. (the mother can still hear the haunting scream of her daughter even after she has died and she remembers being usucessfull at saving her) Where did you go? Where'd you go? Where'd you go? Hey, where'd you go? (she want to know where she went) ( Full Answer )
Revolution 9 is a collage of tape segments put together by John Lennon and Yoko Ono to represent the tumult and chaos of a revolution. Various lunatics, such as Charles Manson, thought it to be a message from Lennon to him personally, to rise up and deal with the coming apocalypse (Revelations chapt…er 9).. Paul McCartney was said to be disappointed with the inclusion of Revolution 9 on the album as he had been working on collages himself since 1966. ( Full Answer )
Ringo Starr; it was chosen for him to sing, as his solo on the Revolver album.
John Lennon was drawing on "The Walrus and the Carpenter" by Lewis Carroll, not realizing at the time that the poem was a comment on rich versus poor. "Yellow matter custard" was from a nonsense rhyme he'd loved as a boy. "Elementary penguin singing Hare Krishna" was a knock on people who oversimpli…fied their beliefs, or "put all their faith in one idol". According to the Beatles book "A Hard Day's Write", "I Am The Walrus" is an amalgamation of three separate songs that were not quite enough to make it on their own. John Lennon was inspired by a distant police siren for the first part, the second part was a pastoral melody conceived when John was relaxing at home in his garden, and third was a nonsense piece. It sounds all very credible for John Lennon and, fully aware that it was a compilation of disjointed themes and ideas, Lennon was reputed to have said, "Let the ******* work that one out", referring to the music critics. The only serious line in the whole song is the first one, "I am he, as you are he, as you are me and we are all together", which is "a vision of the unity of all things" according to Lennon. ( Full Answer )
According to Sir Paul McCartney, co-writer of the song, the song "Yellow Submarine" was written as a children's song, with limited vocal ranges for Ringo Starr to sing lead on. He has stated on more than one occasion that nothing else should be viewed as far as the lyrics are concerned.
Basically, it wasn't their project. The Beatles had signed a three-movie deal with United Artists, but had lost interest after Help! . They had also licensed King Features Syndicate to do a cartoon show featuring their images and music, but didn't like the results. (Lennon's opinions softened years… later; he told a friend in the 1970s "I still get a blast out of watching those old Beatles cartoons on TV."). When the producers of the cartoon approached them about doing Yellow Submarine , they agreed because it would give United Artists the third movie they'd agreed to do. They contributed ideas for the jokes and storyline, but otherwise had little to do with the production of the movie. (They were mostly busy trying to get Apple Corps off the ground.). The new songs they contributed were mostly leftovers from other projects; it became almost a running joke among them, that if a session went badly, they'd save the song recorded "for the film". (Apparently "Hey Bulldog" was deliberately made for it, but the sequence was deleted from the American print; the producers thought it made the program run too long, for the American audience's patience.). It was only after the Beatles saw a rough cut of the movie, and were impressed by its visual and technical quality, that the Beatles agreed to do a live cameo for the ending. ( Full Answer )
John wrote the song because Julian came home with a picture. John said what's this and he said "It's Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds."
John Lennon said, in interviews, that the song was about Yoko. He also said that he kept the lyrics simple and direct: "When you're drowning, you don't say, 'I would be incredibly pleased if someone would have the foresight to notice me drowning and come and help me. You just scream." "Heavy" was… and is a slang term, but usually in the 60's it meant "intensely good," though sometimes it was used to mean "hard to understand". I think Lennon was using the term as a compliment.MP ( Full Answer )
Yellow Submarine first appeared on the Beatles Album Revolver, which was released on the 5th August 1966.
John Lennon wrote this song after having an argument with his wife Cynthia. He said, "I was lying next to me first wife in bed, and I was irritated. She must have been going on and on about something and she'd gone to sleep and I kept hearing these words over and over, flowing like an endless stream…. I went downstairs and it turned into sort of a cosmic song rather than an irritated song... it drove me out of bed. I didn't want to write it, but I was slightly irritable and I went downstairs and I couldn't get to sleep until I'd put it on paper." . I really love to listen to this song. I'm quite sure what he is actually referring to when the song was written, but my interpretation would be the following: Perhaps there is hope for peace or love through words and thoughts. Maybe such words of joy, happiness and even sorrow are contagious. "Words are flying out like endless rain into a paper cup, They slither while they pass, they slip away across the universe." I think these words encourage the belief that such words of meaning and feeling, when spoken, can be passed on from person to the next just by the very sound of them and thoughts of them. The very idea that love or sorrow exists, allows for love or sorrow to actually be. Pass it on, those feelings and thoughts. "Sounds of laughter shades of earth are ringing Through my open views inciting and inviting me. Limitless undying love which shines around me like a million suns, It calls me on and on across the universe" -here it is explained how he is surrounded by words of feeling and hope. encouraged by words of all people around the world. not just a certain race or religion....just the kindness of humanity across all of the universe. ( Full Answer )
It was an easy to learn, "singalong" kind of song, ideal for children and groups. Also, it was the first time Ringo sang on a song that was released as a single, a double A-side, with Eleanor Rigby on the flip side. American DJ's gave both sides equal airplay.
"I Will" was written by Paul McCartney as a love song to his future wife, Linda Eastman.
No. Donovan's song "Mellow Yellow" was the one that fell victim to that rumor. (He said later that the song was actually about a vibrator.)
Yellow Submarine as in: We all live in the Yellow Submarine Yellow Submarine Yellow Submarine
Reportedly, it was over a royalty dispute. There are also reported plans to re-produce the movie in 3D.
it means that at the time that they wrote that song everyone was giving them a lot of pressure. So they fill like they lived in a yellow submarine
Some say that john Lennon was crying for help because he was insecure, but he had his friends around. Hence 'but now those days are gone and im not so insecure' and 'and i do apriciate you being around'.
"Yellow Submarine" was released in 1966, and was number 1 on every major British chart for four weeks, winning an Ivor Novello award for the highest certified sales of a single. In the US it reached number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, number 1 in Record World, and number 2 in Cashbox, selling more th…an a million copies in for weeks, and earning the Beatles their 21st US gold record. ( Full Answer )
Yellow Submarine included chains, a ship's bell, tap dancing mats, whistles, hooters, a tin bath filled with water, wind and thunderstorm machines, as well as a cash register, which was later used on Pink Floyd's song "Money". Lennon blew through a straw into a pan of water to create a bubbling e…ffect, McCartney and Lennon talked through tin cans to create the sound of the captain's orders, at 1:37 in the song, Ringo stepped outside the doors of the recording room and yelled like a sailor acknowledging "Cut the cable! Drop the cable!", which was looped into the song afterwards, and Abbey Road employees John Skinner and Terry Condon twirled chains in a tin bath to create water sounds. After the line, "and the band begins to play", Emerick found a recording of a brass band and changed it slightly so it could not be identified, although it is thought to be a recording of Georges Krier and Charles Helmer's 1906 composition, "Le RÃªve Passe" When the overdubs were finished, Evans strapped on a marching bass drum and led everybody in a line around the studio doing the conga dance whilst banging on the drum. . Ringo Starr - vocal, drums . Paul McCartney - backing vocal, shouting, bass . John Lennon - backing vocal, shouting, acoustic guitar . George Harrison - backing vocal, tambourine . Mal Evans - backing vocal, bass drum . George Martin - backing vocal, producer . Geoff Emerick - backing vocal, engineer . Neil Aspinall - backing vocal . Alf Bicknell - sound effects (rattling chains) . Pattie Harrison - backing vocal . Marianne Faithfull - backing vocal . Brian Jones - backing vocal, sound effects (clinking glasses) ( Full Answer )
The song, "Yellow Submarine", was written by Paul McCartney, andsung by Ringo Starr on the Beatles' album Revolver. As well as TheBeatles themselves, Mal Evans, George Martin, Geoff Emerick, NeilAspinall, Alf Bicknell, Pattie Harrison, Marianne Faithfull, andBrian Jones all appear on the track, doin…g sound effects and backupvocals. ( Full Answer )
How much for 1968 original The Beatles Yellow Submarine book featuring the Sgt. peppers lonely heart club band mint condition?
Its price is immeasurable...what i mean by that, is that it's worth whatever a collector is prepared to pay for it. That could be any amount of money. Recently a collector payed $275,000 for the first comic to feature Superman, it had a cover price of 13c.
There is no special story to it, Paul woke up one day with the tune in his head.
I couldn't find any reference of the song Yellow Submarine having any "Bad Publicity". Of What publicity are you referring too?
The Beatles did themselves all of the voices. They are very talented. I am 12 and an OBSESSED with the beatles. I know everything about them. __________________________________________________________________ EDIT: Um, actually you're wrong, The Beatles did not in fact provide their own voices… for Yellow Submarine. Their voice actors are as follows: John Clive: John Lennon Paul Angelis: Ringo Starr/George Harrison* Geoffrey Hughes: Paul McCartney *George's voice for the first half of the film was provided by Peter Batten. Peter Batten was discovered to be a deserter of the British Army, and was arrested during recording. Paul Angelis then provided George's voice for the rest of the movie. I also happen to be 12, and I also happen to be a HUGE Beatles fan. Funny how things work out. ( Full Answer )
Everything but the actual song is owned by Apple corp and Subafilms (subsidy of Apple). The song is owned by Sony. The Beatles still get royalties (actually, John Lennon and Paul McCartney).
Two of the songs from Yellow Submarine are "Yellow Submarine" brought from Revolver and "All You Need is Love" brought from "The Magical Mystery Tour". other non-instrumental songs are "All Together Now", "Hey Bulldog", "It's All Too Much", and George's "Only a Northern Song" the other tracks are al…l instrumentals, they are "Pepperland", "Sea of Time", "Sea of Holes", "Sea of Monsters", "March of the Meanies", "Pepperland Laid Waste", and "Yellow Submarine in Pepperland" ( Full Answer )
it was describing the mind of an autistic child, the songs purpose was to reach out to autistic children.
Paul McCartney wrote the song, but it is credited to "Lennon/McCartney" as was all the songs written by McCartney or Lennon, either separately or together, during the time when they were The Beatles. Ringo sang lead.
YeS, it was written by Ringo Starr assisted by John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Ringo sings lead on this track as well.
I don't believe anyone ever asked John this question. However, I am going to guess that "blue" was rejected for not having enough syllables, and "purple" isn't as singable a word as "yellow."
yellow submarine was a movie too..so id sugest you watch it the characters are john,paul,george and ringo sgt pepper the blue meanie jermey (the nowhere man) and the king of pepper land
In the 1968 film, Geoffrey Hughes voiced Paul McCarthy, John Clive voiced John Lennon, Paul Angelis voiced Ringo Starr, and both Peter Bratten and Angelis voiced George Harrison. The Beatles themselves did the singing voices.
Which song did not appear in the beatles revolver album good day sunshine elenor rigsby godend slumbers yellow submarine?
Golden Slumbers was not on the Revolver album. This song is the 4th to last song on their Abbey Road album. Good Day Sunshine, Eleanor Rigby and Yellow Submarine were all on the Revolver album.
She loves him and with a love like that he knows he should be glad.
the sea was all different colours it was black (the first one) with different coloured people and objects
Donovan contributed the (uncredited) line "Sky of blue and sea of green, in our yellow submarine", and also sang on the recording.
No-one will ever know, but if they were they can't have been very much on a 'high', since that would have affected their singing ability and their musicianship. They might have smoked a little cannabis during the recording of it, but this is probably as far as it went. Despite his prolific drug expe…rimentation, John Lennon at least was strictly disciplined about his performing. He would never allow himself to take intoxicants of any sort either before or during a performance, whether this was a live concert or the recording of a studio record. ( Full Answer )
1.Yellow Submarine 2.Only A Northern Song 3. All Together Now 4.Hey Bulldog 5.It's All Too Much 6.All You Need Is Love 7.Pepperland 8.Sea Of Time 9.Sea Of Holes 10. Sea Of Monsters 11. March Of The Meanies 12.Pepperland Laid Waste 13.Yellow Submarine In Pepperland
Paul Angelis played Ringo and George, John Clive played John, and Geoffrey Hughes played Paul.
Each line represented a different Beatles member! Either Ringo Star r, John Lennon , George Harriso n, or Paul McCartney.
The Beatles song Yellow Submarine was published on August 5, 1966. It was part of their Revolver album and featured Ringo Star on lead vocals. The song was a huge success remaining top of the charts for a number of weeks.
It's meant to be about wisdom being dismissed as folly or madness,by people with a lesser understanding or a lower intelligence. 'TheFool' is in fact meant to represent a deeper level of humanunderstanding than most people ever manage to attain, so because itis beyond their grasp they disregard it a…s eccentricity, madness ormental disorder- but the whole point is that it's the other wayround, 'The Fool' is the wise and clever one and it is otherpeople's attitudes towards him that reflect their own innerinadequacies. ( Full Answer )
Yellow Submarine, which was both a single in 1966 and the name ofan animated Beatles film in 1968.