"Helter Skelter" as written by John Winston Lennon and Paul James Mccartney....
When I get to the bottom I go back to the top of the slide
Where I stop and I turn and I go for a ride
Till I get to the bottom and I see you again

Do, don't you want me to love you
I'm coming down fast but I'm miles above you
Tell me, tell me, tell me, come on tell me the answer
Well, you may be a lover but you ain't no dancer

Helter skelter, helter skelter
Helter skelter

Will you, won't you want me to make you
I'm coming down fast but don't let me break you
Tell me, tell me, tell me the answer
You may be a lover but you ain't no dancer

Look out
Helter skelter, helter skelter
Helter skelter
Look out, 'cause here she comes

When I get to the bottom I go back to the top of the slide
And I stop and I turn and I go for a ride
And I get to the bottom and I see you again, yeah, yeah

Well do you, don't you want me to make you
I'm coming down fast but don't let me break you
Tell me, tell me, tell me your answer
You may be a lover but you ain't no dancer

Look out
Helter skelter, helter skelter
Helter skelter

Look out, helter skelter
She's coming down fast
Yes, she is
Yes, she is
Coming down fast

(I've got blisters on my fingers)


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"Helter Skelter" as written by Paul Mccartney John Lennon

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  • +5
    General CommentIt's a slide. The kind that you find in any kiddy park. The song was written BEFORE the Tate murders. Peace.
    FritzTon November 30, 2009   Link
  • +4
    General Commentvery simply, this song blew my mind. it's like a four minute trip. and i love the end when john (or whoever it is..it sounds like john) screams "I've got blisters on my fingers!"
    weezerific:cutleryon April 12, 2002   Link
  • +4
    General Commenti just checked out "helter skelter" and i didn´t like, what i read, so i decided to sign up and place a comment to put things right...

    now read - all who are interested in how this song is related to the manson family:

    it is not true, that the beatles got inspiered by the murders - FACT!!!

    charles manson believed that the beatles were sending him messages through their songs. he saw a race-war coming up between blacks and whites - of which he preached to his disciples, the so called "manson family".
    he gave this war the name "helter-skelter" named after the song.
    in the song he heard machineguns and pigs. when he realized, that his "helter-skelter-war" wouldn´t start, he decided to start it by himself. he went out with the family to commit the murders. the murderers stole a wallet in the polanski´s house and it was dropped in a toilet in a petrol-station in a "black area". then - so he thought -the war would start. he believed, that the blacks would win the war and kill all the white population. he and his family would escape and hide under the earth surface in the "bottomless pit" (described in the bible) which he saw located in death valley. after a long period of time the children of the family would arise out of the bottomless pit, kill all the blacks and then rule the world.

    there is a lot more to this story but this version is enough for you to know.

    all the beatles wanted to do with this song is to outrock pete townsend - THAT´S ALL

    peace!!!!!!, fnord
    SNAFU - Fnordon April 30, 2002   Link
  • +4
    General CommentI think this song is about having sex while you're high. Paul McCartney most likely wrote this song in a girl's POV.

    "When I get to the bottom I go back to the top of the slide,
    Where I stop and I turn and I go for a ride
    Till I get to the bottom and I see you again."

    Basically, Paul (still in a girl's POV) is describing the different sex positions and how she's so high she's comparing the experience to a slide.

    Both:
    "I'm coming down fast but I'm miles above you." - refers to how she's about to cum but she's still higher than he is.
    "I'm coming down fast but don't let me break you" - refers to how she's about to cum (again) but doesn't want him to yet.

    Which is also why the song laters says "She's coming down fast, yes she is." in the guy's POV (or Paul's)

    The chorus "Helter Skelter" is just another reference to their sex experience or a possible orgasm.

    The entire song is just one correlation for a crazy sexual exp.
    mayqueen94on June 16, 2009   Link
  • +4
    General CommentI can't believe that the same guy who wrote this song wrote "Blackbird". Paul McCartney is something else...
    theeman0000on November 16, 2010   Link
  • +3
    General Commentwhen i was young (this was the 80s...) helter skelter came on the radio in the car. my mother said to me 'this song started all the punk music' and i didn't forget it.
    i must say, this song really proves the beatles' strength as innovators.
    slushieon March 08, 2003   Link
  • +3
    General CommentForget the Manson thing for a moment. Heavy Metal had not come out yet, but this song had all the properties of an awesome metal song. So metalheads who are against The Beatles, shut the hell up.
    KingofCatson February 22, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentAwesome song, probably one of the first modern 'hard rock' songs. Even though the Beatles were anything but hard rock, for it's time this song probably was.
    Muzzyon March 07, 2003   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIt was not about the Manson murders, Charles Manson believed in some Beatles songs they were sending him messages. Take George's song, "Piggies". Manson spelled this out on walls in blood in some of the murders, if I'm not mistaken?
    MaggieBeatleson April 17, 2003   Link
  • +2
    General CommentHow could this song be about the manson family murders if it was written before. It is a song about an amusement park. Not that big of a deal. Charles Manson was a psycho. They found "Helter Skelter" written in blood on the house walls. The Beatles however are no blame for the crime.
    shiznaz_kurtazon May 02, 2003   Link

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