"Fixing a Hole" as written by John Winston Lennon and Paul James Mccartney....
I'm fixing a hole where the rain gets in
And stops my mind from wandering
Where it will go

I'm filling the cracks that ran through the door
And kept my mind from wandering
Where it will go

And it really doesn't matter if I'm wrong I'm right
Where I belong I'm right
Where I belong.

See the people standing there who disagree and never win
And wonder why they don't get in my door
I'm painting my room in the colourful way

And when my mind is wandering
There I will go
And it really doesn't matter if I'm wrong I'm right
Where I belong I'm right
Where I belong.

Silly people run around they worry me
And never ask me why they don't get past my door
I'm taking the time for a number of things
That weren't important yesterday
And I still go

I'm fixing a hole where the rain gets in
And stops my mind from wandering
Where it will go


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"Fixing a Hole" as written by Paul Mccartney John Lennon

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  • +12
    General Commenti think that this song isn't about an actual roof, though that's what may have inspired the song. nor do i think it's about drugs, though drugs could have had some influence. rather, it's about a person who is frustrated with the people around him, people that don't understand him. rather than letting their ignorance get to him, he's building a "room" for himself inside his own mind, a place where he can go when people are bothering him. when he's in this room no one else can touch him, their bothersome thoughts can only get in through this little hole where "the rain gets in" and which he is currently fixing. inside his room he can almost laugh at the "silliness" of the world, and people rushing around trying to get things done. its interesting inside his room because his own thoughts interest him, i.e., he's "painting the room in a colorful way".

    essentially, this person in the song does not want to be bothered with the so called "real world"... he would rather let his own mind wander some place more important, some place infinately more interesting.
    fatcatfreakon March 07, 2003   Link
  • +3
    General CommentThis song is about distractions and negativity that causes narrow mindedness (or close mindedness) and stifles creativity. He wants to create a barrier (fix a hole) from the outside pressures (the rain) and allow his mind to wander uninhibited. He also wants to smoke a joint and go in a colorful room that inspires him.
    sem3000on May 27, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI think its about him blocking out everyone who doesn't agree with him, and that he really doesn't care what they think. Instead of wasting his time arguing with others whether he's right or wrong, he's "taking the time for a number of things That weren’t important yesterday."
    I think the way he describes blocking them out is brilliant.
    johnisawesomeon June 28, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"Fixing a Hole" is slang for vaginal intercourse.
    WOXvonWubbinson March 10, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe way I interpret this song, is that he's trying to separate himself from his ego. The ego belongs to the outside world, and there is a hole in his heart, letting the ego get in. He's trying to seal this hole, so that the outside world and the inside world can balance eachother out.

    Whether this song is about drugs or not, he is still able to recognize the disfunction, and he is trying to do something about it. Sometimes drugs can help us identify ourselves, perhaps LSD enabled him to realize something of truth.
    Dkthon December 27, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationMy interpretation of this song is that there isn't a "universal" interpretation to this song. Lennon & McCartney have said in various interviews that their songwriting wasn't intended to contain only one correct definition, but was intended to force its listeners to fill in the blank with their own interpretations based on their own life experiences, a creative songwriting style that tends to be overlooked by alot of people. In other words, they felt that real art was meant to be interpreted, not understood. I'm not saying that there is no meaning to this song , However, I believe that there was something on Paul McCartney's mind when he wrote this song. I think that Paul is talking about an outside force (*your own interpretation*) that was causing him distress, and is attempting to fill "the cracks that ran through the door," blocking out these outside forces. He also talks about not caring if people disapprove of him, saying that his mindset accepts him for who he is, therefore he is right....what i'm trying to say is that this is a song about using drugs, fixing a roof, the people around him, etc...no one is wrong, no one is right.

    The Beatles' music was an artistic masterpiece, and shouldn't be mistaken for a design
    metalhead42son April 14, 2012   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI think it's about retreating into your own inner space. The outside is always trying to work its way in, and we'll get around to caring for those things in the end, but it's nice to retreat once in a while and have some personal time and quiet to dream and let your mind wander. Could be about trying to get time to be creative as well.
    BlkWarrioron November 07, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI remember my parents playing this song when i was little...i always liked this song...im not sure what its about though?
    sierra80on June 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentpaul said this song came from when he was fixing his roof
    appypollyloggyon August 15, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI DONT THINK ITS ABOUT DRUGS,BUT ITS STILL A GOOD SONG ANYWAY.
    ladymadonna123on August 23, 2002   Link

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