"Glass Onion" as written by John Lennon and Paul Mccartney....
I told you about strawberry fields
You know the place where nothing is real
Well here's another place you can go
Where everything flows.

Looking through the bent-backed tulips
To see how the other half live
Looking through a glass onion.

I told you about the walrus and me, man
You know we're as close as can be, man
Well here's another clue for you all
The walrus was Paul.

Standing on the cast iron shore, yeah
Lady Madonna trying to make ends meet, yeah
Looking through the glass onion

Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah
Looking through the glass onion.

I told you about the fool on the hill
I tell you man he's living there still
Well here's another place you can be
Listen to me.

Fixing a hole in the ocean
Trying to make a dove-tail joint, yeah
Looking through a glass onion.


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"Glass Onion" as written by John Lennon, Paul Mccartney

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    General CommentPaul is my favorite Beatle and possibly my all time hero. He is by no means a dick head. This is where you interpret the song, or give your opinion, not where you criticize the bands members.
    EyesSoBrighton June 29, 2003   Link
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    General CommentHow appropriate for the site, a song about song meanings... A Glass Onion - you just keep peeling it and searching for hidden layers and meanings as much as you want but you ain't gonna see anything new, it was all completely transparent to begin with.
    defgripon June 10, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"the walrus was paul" that about sums it up!
    weezerific:cutleryon January 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenta real powerfull song that flows great; remeniscing about their great hits of the past.
    song4juliaon January 17, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYes, that lyric was referring to the whole misunderstanding that Paul was replaced. The walrus is sometimes used to refer to death.
    SgtPepperLHCBon April 24, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThe misunderstanding that Paul was dead. Sorry about the typo.
    SgtPepperLHCBon April 27, 2002   Link
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    General CommentAccording to Lennon, anyway, it was about how, although in "I Am the Walrus" he sang that he was, Paul was the true "walrus," as he was the one who kept the band together through some tumultuous times, the true leader.
    asdfghjklon June 18, 2002   Link
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    General CommentJOHN IS NOT THE LEADER,I HATE WHEN FUCKING PEOPLE SAY THAT SHIT,YEAH JOHN WAS A BIG PART OF THE BEATLES,BUT SO WAS PAUL WHO HELPED RIGHT THE SONGS(AA HAA,GET IT RIGHT,WRITE-HE PLAYS THE BASS LEFT HANDED,NEVER MIND)AND HE PLAYS THE BASS,GEORGE IS A BIG PART HE PLAYS THE ELECTRIC AS WELL AS THE ACCOUSTIC(JOHN PLAYS RYTHM GUITAR AND HARMONICA) AND THEY DEFINETLY NEED RINGO-THEY COULDNT VERY WELL GO BACK TO PETE BEST-I KNOW HE WAS ONE OF THE ORIGINALS,BUT HE WAS A SUCKY DRUMMER,YEAH THE WALRUS WAS NOT PAUL IT WAS JOHN LOOK AT THE ALBUM COVER(MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR) AND THE ROOSTER IS RINGO!!!BY THE WAY EXCELLANT SONG-THE SONG IS REMENESENT OF SOME OF THEIR EARLIER SONGS(WELL NOT EARLY-LIKE I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND-BUT BEFORE THIS SONG)ITS RECAPING ON SOME OF THEIR BIGGEST OR MOST WELL KNOWN SONGS AND I LOVE AT THE END-THE GLASS BREAKING AND THE GUY KEEPS REPEATING SOMETHING,BUT I CANT FIGURE OUT WHAT IT IS.
    metallicaman123on August 20, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIt was another one of the songs that John wrote when he became fed up with people trying to look too much into their songs. It was a song meant to confuse people, especially on the "Paul is Dead" thing. Also, the name Glass Onion was the name that John wanted for one of the bands they signed on for Apple Records. The band didn't like the name Glass Onion and took the name Badfinger instead.
    BrainDamageon August 24, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI THINK HE'S REPEATING"ITS A GOAL".DURING THE PAUL IS DEAD HOAX,PEOPLE BELIEVED THAT "GLASS ONION" WAS REFERING TO A CAFFIN OR A CASKET AND ON THE COVER FOR I THINK THIS SONG W/ ANOTHER FOR A SINGLE,PAULS SITING IN A TRUNK THATS FLIPPED OVER WHILE ALL THE OTHERS AROUND HIM,BELIEVED TO ANOTHER REFERENCE TO PAUL BEING DEAD,MEANING IN A CASKET.
    ladymadonna123on August 24, 2002   Link

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