Number nine, number nine, number nine, number nine...

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"Revolution 9" as written by Paul Mccartney John Lennon

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  • +5
    General Commentthe whole backwords thing is bullshit, and its the bullshit that got lennon killed so i hate when people talk about it. you think lennons the spawn of the devil? the guy who killed lennon could die a hundred deaths and it wouldnt be justice
    goomba555213on January 10, 2005   Link
  • +3
    My InterpretationThis is a wonderful piece of music IMO. I don't think people quite understand and appreciate how difficult it is to compose something like this. Anyway, on to the meaning - I know John's said it's a music collage representing the sound of revolution, but I see it more as just a psychedelic piece of music...when I meditate, and certainly when I dream, a lot of nonsensical stuff pops in and out of my mind...there's no sense to it but a lot of it is quite entertaining (at least to me) and Revolution 9 really captures that for me. I like to listen to it in the dark with my eyes closed so that I can just let it take over my mind. Revolution 9 is really essential to The White Album as it stands as a key example of why The White Album is one of the most successfully-innovative albums ever
    acphenomon June 29, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThis whole can be back masked to get messages. I personally think this song is 100% about the 'Paul is Dead' hoax. When you play it backwards, you can hear Paul screaming, fire cracking, people shouting. "Let him live!" and much more.

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    BK520on April 19, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwho the hell wrote this????? this is wrong. i don't know all of the conversation between John and George but i know alot of this is wrong.
    song4juliaon January 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis doesn't even classify as a song! It's still cool to listen to every once in a while, though.
    SgtPepperLHCBon April 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhen you play it backward, "numbuh nigh-een" sounds like "turmeeyondedmun". This is NOT an example of intentional "backward masking."
    Bite Meon May 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI like this song. Its awesome. Its so original and its kinda eerie too.
    gen-gon June 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI totally love this song...well, it's not quite a song...but anyway. This is another song that is linked to the whole "Paul is dead" scam. Intentional or not, that's how people saw it. It doesn't make any sense, but why do songs have to make sense?

    This is missing from the very beginning:
    [Bottle of Claret for you if I had realised...

    Well, do it next time.

    I forgot about it, George, I'm sorry.
    Will you forgive me?


    Also, song4julia, as far as I know, these lyrics are correct...I checked with another site that has all of the songs listed and they match word for word...except for the part that's missing at the very beginning (in my post). If you'd like the link, PM me and I'll get it for you.
    Tuesdayz_goneon July 04, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI applogize, it is at the beginning of the song. I didn't see it when I first looked at the page.

    Also, in the background, it appears as the crowd is saying "paul's not dead" but it's something like, "Block that kick..." it's a crowd at a soccer game. This is around the 5 minutes and 30 second's right around the part that reads, "So the wife called me and we'd better go to see a surgeon to price it ..."

    Anyway...that's it.
    Tuesdayz_goneon July 04, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhile this is one of two Beatles songs that I am not extremely fond of, I can still tolerate this song (well, it's more of a random mixture of noises). Personally, I think they were just messing around with things. I have no real problem with this song though. I don't think that the Beatles tried to carry on with that stupid "Paul is dead" hoax. People just read way too much into things.
    Beatlesfan1on July 04, 2002   Link

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