"Eleanor Rigby" as written by John Lennon and Paul Mccartney....
Eleanor Rigby Picks up the
Rice in the church
Where a wedding has been
Lives in a dream Waits at the
Window Wearing the face that
She keeps in a jar by the door
Who is it for?

All the lonely people
Where do they all come from?
All the lonely people
Where do they all belong?

Father McKenzie Writing the
Words of a sermon that no one
Will hear No one comes near
Look at him working Darning
His socks in the night when
There's nobody there
What does he care?

All the lonely people
Where do they all come from?
All the lonely people
Where do they all belong?

Ah, look at all
The lonely people
Ah, look at all
The lonely people

Eleanor Rigby Died in the
Church and was buried along
With her name Nobody came
Father McKenzie Wiping the
Dirt from his hands as he walks
From the grave No one was saved

All the lonely people
Where do they all come from?
All the lonely people
Where do they all belong?

Ah, look at all
The lonely people
Ah, look at all
The lonely people


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"Eleanor Rigby" as written by John Winston Lennon John Lennon

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  • +1
    General Commentthis is an awesome song! it's a cover of the Bealtes.
    ninonon May 11, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthere are some lonely ass people out there. that's what it means, i think so at least.
    Crimsifiedon October 11, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's about being lonely, single, and the desperation that comes with that. Depressing but wonderful (The Beatles version, anyway)
    missmeon March 06, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this version because it sounds nothing like the original.

    It's different, and that's what I like about it.
    Spoon333on September 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah a cover of the Beatles and what a cover. i got the Godhead album last july off my brother for my birthday and never proply listened to it but i listened to it today and it was pretty class. least they r tryin to be original with all programming etc
    sugarpunkon June 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's about finding someplace that you belong.
    mjk ninon April 10, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhile I listened to this song, I could hear a rotating, thumping noise. I realized it was John Lennon's and George Harrison's bodies turning in their graves, and I then heard Paul McCartney smashing his head into a cinderblock and damning the name "Godhead". Before the song came to an end, I heard Ringo Starr screaming a blood-curdling scream as he slowly snipped his ears off his head with nail clippers. Then again, this version's better than what Thrice did to it.
    murdertrampon July 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis version is actually cool, I think it's pretty good.. I actually like it better then the Beatles. The meaning of the song is fairly simple... Eleanor Rigby is an old lady, she is lonely so so many people in the world. The priest is writing the sermon for her "funeral." I would assume that he had murdered her.. why is that? Well I was thinking to myself and he could have done this thinking it was a good act, taking her away from her misery. Plus when it says she was buried along with her name, and that nobody came, it can refer to her being buried with nobody knowing she died *cough* MURDER. No one was saved could have refered to other people he may have killed, but that's my twisted view of the song.
    My other belief is how this song simply relates to how short life is. All the lonely people can relate to the people that have died.. think of.. tombstones, in a graveyard... rows and rows of them, compare it to people! Now these people are dead (lonely).. it could be as simple as that. I dunno, this song still remains a mysetery to it's proper meaning
    horridhalloweenon June 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is actually better than the original. The industrial sounds in the background really add to the morbid feel of the lyrical content.
    gothic_hobbiton January 07, 2009   Link
  • -1
    General Commentyeah but what does it mean?
    GreenPixieon July 13, 2002   Link

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