Me and my Monkey

The Beatles

“Everybody’s Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey”

Come on come on
Come on come on
Come on it’s such a joy
Come on it’s such a joy
Come on let’s take it easy
Come on let’s take it easy
Take it easy take it easy
Everybody’s got something to hide except for me and my monkey

 

(Ooh) The deeper you go the higher you fly
The higher you fly the deeper you go
So come on (Come on) come on
Come on it’s such a joy
Come on it’s such a joy

Come on let’s make it easy
Come on let’s take it easy (Oh)
Take it easy (Yeh yeh yeh) take it easy (Hoo)
Everybody’s got something to hide except for me and my monkey, yeah

Oh!

Your inside is out when your outside is in
Your outside is in when your inside is out
So come on (Ho) come on (Ho)
Come on it’s such a joy
Come on it’s such a joy

Come on let’s make it easy
Come on let’s make it easy
Make it easy (Hoo) make it easy (Hoo)
Everybody’s got something to hide except for me and my monkey

Hey!

Come on, come on, come on, come on, come on
Come on, come on, come on…

Come on, come on, come on, come on, come on
Come on, come on, come on…

At what age in 2020 are people ignorant of Beatles songs? I was raised  mostly by myself on Beatles albums from 63 to 70. From age 5 to 12. I had parents but they were of a totally different culture. Baby Boomers they called us. My parents were of the Silent Generation (1928-1945). Their poster girl is Jacqueline Kennedy.  They basically had no childhood during the Great Depression. My dad worked part of his childhood as a paperboy and helper to a local veterinarian; so he told me. This generation was clueless about childhood and raised children who were clueless about childhood. No blaming, just saying… Most humans are shitty parents because of selfishness. I myself have apologized to my son. He recently told me things about me as a parent I had to admit were highly negligent of me. Now I’m selfishly passing the puck to my own parents who would be wise to do the same instead of frustrating themselves against me for telling the truth. My son told the truth as I am as well.
Other artists too were influential to me; Sergio Aragones of MAD magazine; also Johnny Carson was tops funny for a while in the 70s. But that’s unreal. It’s TV. Songs are sometimes real when not so contrived and cleaver. Clearly John Lennon is simulating  a speed kick here when singing the contraire or counter air to the words take it easy. That’s the magic of music. There were Lennons in the village of Inverness Quebec where my great-grandfather had his home. That was in the 1920s. I like Julian and Sean Lennon. Both have shown dignity in a ruff family context. You’re Dad surely agrees.
 This is from Viva MAD! by Sergio Aragones.