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Postby Liam OSM » Mon Oct 14, 2002 7:53 am

I've read somewhere that on this song, John says "shoot me" on the bass riff. Is this true? Not to mention other implications . . .
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Postby Liam OSM » Mon Oct 14, 2002 7:53 am

I've read somewhere that on this song, John says "shoot me" on the bass riff. Is this true? Not to mention other implications . . .
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Postby Aujouret » Sun Nov 10, 2002 5:57 am

Yes, he does sing shoot me.
John often imagined himself Christ-like or a martyr.
Maybe because he was always getting song after song banned on the BBC. Not to mention the British press were always crucifying him and Yoko in those days.
So it showed up in the lyrics of Come Together and The Ballad of John and Yoko.
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Postby Steve-o » Sun Nov 10, 2002 11:41 am

Maybe it was a inner cry to the sorrows of life with Bin Ono. [:D]
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Postby Aujouret » Sun Nov 10, 2002 5:05 pm

LOL[:D]
good one, Steve[:D]
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Postby Steve-o » Sun Nov 10, 2002 5:13 pm

Sorry, Yoko. I'm probably way too hard on you, but I can't help it. I'm sure I'll see you on the dark side after this life, LOL.
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Postby scrodfish256 » Sun Nov 10, 2002 6:01 pm

LOL, steve. Bin ono is a perfect name.[:D]
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Postby Liam OSM » Mon Nov 11, 2002 11:07 am

quote:Originally posted by Aujouret
Yes, he does sing shoot me.
John often imagined himself Christ-like or a martyr.
Maybe because he was always getting song after song banned on the BBC. Not to mention the British press were always crucifying him and Yoko in those days.
So it showed up in the lyrics of Come Together and The Ballad of John and Yoko.


I just find it curious, given that there had already by that time been a few accusations of subliminal messages, like this murderer saying that the songs on the White Album told him to go and kill people. It's also unfortunate, and one can't help but wonder if you-know-who took it as just such a message . . . [:0]
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Postby DylansMrJones » Sat Nov 23, 2002 12:52 am

Those of us who collect "Beatlegs" might also recall another song with John using the phrase "Shoot me!". The song is known as WATCHING RAINBOWS - obviously a Lennon song - from the January 1969 Get Back/Let It Be period.
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