In the town where I was born
Lived a man who sailed to sea
And he told us of his life
In the land of submarines
So we sailed up to the sun
Till we found a sea of green
And we lived beneath the waves
In our yellow submarine

We all live in a yellow submarine
Yellow submarine, yellow submarine
We all live in a yellow submarine
Yellow submarine, yellow submarine

And our friends are all aboard
Many more of them live next door
And the band begins to play

We all live in a yellow submarine
Yellow submarine, yellow submarine
We all live in a yellow submarine
Yellow submarine, yellow submarine

(Full speed ahead Mr. Boatswain, full speed ahead
Full speed ahead it is, Sergeant.
Cut the cable, drop the cable
Aye, Sir, aye
Captain, captain)

As we live a life of ease
Every one of us has all we need
Sky of blue and sea of green
In our yellow submarine

We all live in a yellow submarine
Yellow submarine, yellow submarine
We all live in a yellow submarine
Yellow submarine, yellow submarine
We all live in a yellow submarine
Yellow submarine, yellow submarine



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"Yellow Submarine" as written by John Lennon, Paul Mccartney

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  • +2
    General Comment:I love the Beatles!!
    redcabooseon May 27, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Comment:''We all are really really high we are all really really high''
    Alec2234on June 13, 2009   Link
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    General Comment:I hate how everyone says its so simple, childish, and a bad song. it seems that way but it does have meanings,but no im not talking abnout how its about LCD and that its in the lyrics. that is totally wrong, (probably, you never know with the beatles.) because they did that in Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds. so why would they do that in thius song too? that would be pretty wierd. but thats just my opinion.
    musiclover413on February 06, 2010   Link
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    General Comment:if you think the song is trippy, watch the movie.
    danny_Bfosson August 23, 2002   Link
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    General Comment:This song, like many other beatles songs, were written so that you can come up with your own meaning. It probably had its own meaning to John just like it has its own meaning to each one of us. And for those thinking its purely made as a child's song with no real meaning, I do not think they would release a song like that. Listen to the lyrics and you can't help but find your own interpretation.
    jojobombieston January 01, 2009   Link
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    General Comment:Not that I'm saying this is the 'official' or 'real' interpretation, but personally, I see this as a lighthearted song about death:

    In the town where I was born (the start of life...)
    Lived a man who sailed the sea (life can be related to a long journey, perhaps overseas)

    So we sailed on to the sun (sailing on to the sun=sailing to a higher place, to heaven)
    Till we found the sea of green (brings to mind a carpet of grass, like in an outdoor funeral)

    And we lived beneath the waves (beneath the waves... beneath the surface of the earth)
    In our yellow submarine (we're all in the same boat; we all die)
    We all live in a yellow submarine (...)
    And our friends are all aboard (same idea)

    And the band begins to play (funeral music, perhaps)

    Sky of blue and sea of green (again, this brings to mind a funeral outdoors)

    I don't know, I think it kind of fits. I'm not getting a drug vibe from this :)
    Fuzzyfeeton January 03, 2009   Link
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    General Comment:WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    thespacemanliveson October 20, 2009   Link
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    General Comment:this song is as hard as it is easy to understand.

    it is simply about life. were all riding it, and theres nothng more to do than to live it and enjoy it:)

    few people can mwrite a song so simple, but in the same time genious!
    GroveGon January 13, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Yellow submarine is an excellent movie.
    0coolon January 06, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:This song is really a child song. It is really very very bad.
    mercanfaton January 09, 2002   Link

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