Revolution 9 Lyrics - The Beatles

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... bottle of claret for you if I'd realised. I'd forgotten all about it, George, I'm sorry.
Well, do next time.
Will you forgive me?
Cheeky bitch.
Number nine, number nine, number nine, number nine
Number nine, number nine, number nine, number nine
Number nine, number nine, number nine, number nine
Number nine, number nine, number...
...Then there's this Welsh Rarebit wearing some brown underpants
...About the stortage of grain in Hertfordshire
Everyone of them knew that as time went by they'd
Get a little bit older and a little bit slower but...
It's all the same thing, in this case manufactured by
Someone who's always umpteen (...)
Your father's giving it diddly-i-dee district was leaving...
Intended to die (...) Ottoman...
(...)...Long gone through...(...)
I've got to say irritably and...
(...) Floors, hard enough to put on (...) Per day's md in our district
There was not really enough light to get down,
And ultimately (...) Slumped down
They may stop the funding...
Place your bets
The original
Afraid she'll die (...)
Great colours for the season
Number nine, number nine
Who's to know?
Who was to know?
Number nine, number nine, number nine, number nine
Number nine, number nine, number nine, number nine
Number nine, number nine, number nine, number nine
I sustained nothing worse than (...)
Also, for example
Whatever you're doing
A business deal falls through
I informed him on the third night, when fortune gives...
Be alright, be alright
Right, right, right, right
Number nine, number nine, number nine, number nine
Number nine, number nine, number nine, number nine
(...) I've missed all of that
It makes me a few day's late
Compared with, like, wow!
And wierd stuff like that...
(...) Taking our sides sometimes
(...) Floral bark
Rouge doctors have brought this specimen
I have nobody's short-cuts, aha...
Nine, number nine
(...) With the situation
They are standing still
The plan, the telegram...
(Hubbbbba, hubbbbba, hubbbbbba, hubbbbba, hubbbbba
Number nine, number Hubbba)
A man without terrors from beard to false
As the headmaster reported to my son
He really can try, as they do, to find function...
Tell what he was saying, and his voice was low and his hive high,
And his eyes were low...
It was on fire and his glasses were the same
This thing know if it was tinted,
But you know it isn't
To me it is...
Number nine, number nine, number nine, number nine
Number nine, number nine, number nine, number nine
Number nine, number nine, number nine
So the wife called me and we'd better go to see a surgeon
to price it (...) Yellow underclothes
So, any road, we went to see a dentist instead
That gave her a pair of teeth which wasn't any good at all
So I said I'd marry, join the fucking navy and went to sea
Block that kick, block that kick
In my broken chair, my wings are broken and so is my hair
I'm not in the mood for whirling
Dogs for dogging, hands for clapping
Bird's for birding, and fish for fishing
Them for themming and when for whemming
...Only to find the night-watchman
Unaware of his presence in the building
Number nine, number nine, number nine, number nine
Number nine, number nine
Industry allows financial imbalance
Thrusting it bewteen his shoulder blades
The watusi, the twist
Take this, brother, may it serve you well
Maybe it's nothing
What, what oh...
Maybe, even then, impervious in London
...Could be difficult thing...
It's quick like rush for peace because it's so much
Like being naked
It's alright, it's alright, it's alright, it's alright
It's alright, it's alright, it's alright, it's alright
It's alright
If, you've become naked
Block that kick, block that kick, block that kick, block that kick
Block that kick, block that kick, block that kick, block that kick
Block that kick, block that kick, block that kick, block that kick
Block that kick, block that kick, block that kick, block that nixon

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Number9 alright | Reviewer: Ilan | 10/27/14

Personally I for some reason enjoy this song and think its cool, i don't find anything meaningful about it i just like the sounds, there is one part I find pretty cool though is when he says "only to find the night watchmen unaware of his presence in the building"

Tripe | Reviewer: Averre | 3/31/14

-This isn't a song.

-You are neither deep or a genius because you convinced yourself that Revolution 9 is good.

-Revolution 9 is a favorite of hipsters. Neff said.

-This track has no meaning. You convinced yourself that it does.

-Paul McCartney wanted Revolution 9 omitted from the album.

-John Lennon was not great. John understood his audience and bilked them for all they were worth. Yoko is not great. Yoko is still riding John's coattails to this day.

-Revolution 9 caters to the gullible, ignorant masses who believe they see the virgin Mary in a dead leaf. These people will always exist because you can't fix stupid.

The Walrus (and the original) Was Paul | Reviewer: William Shears | 2/15/14

'Block that Nixon'?! There is no mention of 'Nixon' in Revolution 9. The final part of the track is from a crowd at an American Football game: shouting 'Hold that Line' and 'Block that kick'.

Although Lennon is often seen as the arty and groovy one, it was McCartney who first did this type of sound collage. The loops on 'Tomorrow Never Knows' were from Paul. There was also his 'Carnival Of Light'. McCartney was the most 'artistic' and avant garde Beatle: Taking in so many things, artists and styles. John only got into it after he met Yoko.

greasy fast | Reviewer: easy greasy | 12/18/13

John is so cool. I cant beleive he put this track down. This is what causes me to like him more than paul. Its so bad ass. As for the bit about singer song writers not being philosophers: just what makes a philosopher, sumone who went to college? Ide say being a true songwriter. If you dont agrea i think you should stick to writing blogs on elvis

so tuff | Reviewer: easy greasy | 12/15/13

John is so bad ass! Who does this shit? This is what makes John my favorite. I love paul, but this shit right here set the stage for the entire 90s alternative era. Somebody had to make this song. It was floating around waiting for johns bad ass. Your bad ass John! I love you!

Its only a Northern Song | Reviewer: norman | 9/19/13

This is nothing more than a stream of consciousness bit of fluff. If you can't understand the meaning then it doesn't mean anything. Take it for what it is, a track on an otherwise iconic album. This guys were singer/song writers, not philosophers.

Well.. | Reviewer: Jamie | 8/3/13

@so cool - it's not even a song, you idiot. A song is something you sing. You can't sing this anymore than you can play it on a piano so it's not a song, it's a track. Nothing more, nothing less!

DOBOPS | Reviewer: Sharon | 3/7/13

I believe the song is based on the "secret war" under the code name, "Operation Claret", planned by General Sir Walter Walker. Objective: Keep Indonesian forces off balance. Outcome: British Commonwealth Success. Dates: July 1964- July 1966 "Truth still a casualty of our secret war" England has an interesting history of war, in particular their "Civil Wars" including "Wars Of The Three Kingdoms...dates pairing off in 3's and the #9

Misunderstood Revolution | Reviewer: Matthew Mawkes | 2/28/13

I don't think people realise that this is primarily an *experimental* track - an opportunity to try something completely different, as John called it "[painting] an unconscious picture of what I actually think will happen when it [the revolution] happens". One of the great things about The Beatles is that they were willing to experiment and they sure did with this one. I think the world is richer for it.

Baby noises | Reviewer: Bails | 2/5/13

I like the part with the baby noises it makes me feel ecspecially calm. This song is brilliance in its own, will have people analyzing it and questioning its meaning for years. In all terms it means whatever you interpret it as. Dont try to look through the eyes of Lennon because no one will know what was in his head. Listen to the song, let it flow through you, question it or not. It may as well be nonsense but it's beautiful

Backwards Bullshit | Reviewer: Dan Al Blanc | 12/7/12

I don't seriously believe in that " backward playing " bullshit, when you play something backwards, it will only go backwards, that's all, it is simple logic. I don't think people could be stupid enough to seriously believe in that sort of crap. Hey come on people, we're not in the Exorcist movie here where a devil speaks backwards, this is real life !

So cool | Reviewer: Anonymous | 11/29/12

I honestly love this song! One thing I can't believe though is that they put demonic messages in the song like at the end when yoko says "when you become naked" it says "Satan look at me" backwards. But overall,I love this song.

galactic number 9 | Reviewer: Will Larsen | 11/4/12

I think the revolution John refers to has to do with either the spiraling shape of the milky way or the eliptical orbit of Planet X. At any rate, I do believe the revolution has to do with repetitive celestial cycles. He may have been pointing to the Mayan prediction for the alignment with the galactic center on 12-21-12, the sum of which coincidentally is 9 as in 1+2+2+1+1+2. This might explain the madness refelected in the song as the destruction of the current age. The reversal of the numbers from 12 to 21 and then back to 12 may indicate the impending pole shift followed by magnetic restabilzation.

Beatle-Bill | Reviewer: Mal Evans | 10/28/12

[QUOTE]i scared... | Reviewer: Anonymous | 9/8/09

ok,this song is creepy. nothin more. it is the one song that keeps me up at night. it haunts me in my dreams. it the only fault i can find in beatles music. expesialy the fact that i heard you can play it backwords and it will say "devil look at me"!!![/QUOTE]

Towards the end where Yoko says "If you've become naked" that's "Satan look at me, please" backwards.

[QUOTE]meaning... | Reviewer: razimus | 12/14/08

it's a cool song, kinda spooky after listenin to it like 4 times in a row, but only cuz I read that some dude claims this song is and I quote, 'is in itself a step-by-step preview of his actual assassination' I don't believe that, after reading the lyrics and listening over and over I see no connection to his assassination whatsoever, the guy just made that up to sell a book about lennon, as david bowie said, 'lennon's on sale again'. It's just an avant garde song as already said... I think its amazing... I can see radiohead was inspired by it no doubt.[/QUOTE]

"Block that kick, block that kick, block that kick, block that nixon" John's death was announced during Miami Dolphins vs the Patriots game when Patriots attempted a field goal.

New interpretation | Reviewer: Gov | 7/14/12

I always saw this song as like a joke almost compared to Revolution 1. Revolution one is about anti radical and anti violent means of change, the way a revolution should be in theory. But by revolution 9, we have just lost ourselves into madness and radicalism, kind off like extreme fringe groups calling for revolution. This is basically their revolution.

I bet ya though in all honesty its just a gibberish song put in by lennon for lols, maybe to erk at paul or something.

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