Glass Onion

Title: Glass Onion
Artist: The Beatles
Year: 1968
Album: Anthology 3 (CD)
The Beatles (The White Album) (CD)
Charts: UK: Reached No 3
US: Reached No 1

Glass Onion was written by John Lennon but was credited to both Lennon and McCartney. It is a lesser known track from The White Album and contains references to several other Beatles hits. It amused Lennon when people tried to analyse the lyrics to his songs and he deliberately used meaningless lyrics to confuse his listeners.

Incidentally John Lennon wanted to name a new band to the Apple record label 'Glass Onion'. He was outvoted and the group became known as 'Badfinger' who had three hit singles in the early 1970's.

Lyrics:

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 that 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 a glass onion

Oh yeah
Oh yeah
Oh yeah
Looking through a glass onion

I told you about the fool on the hill
I tell you man he 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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