Yellow Submarine

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by

The Beatles



In the town where I was born
Lived a man who sailed to sea
And he told us of his life
In the land of submarines
So we sailed up to the sun
Till we found a sea of green
And we lived beneath the waves
In our yellow submarine

We all live in a yellow submarine
Yellow submarine, yellow submarine
We all live in a yellow submarine
Yellow submarine, yellow submarine

And our friends are all aboard
Many more of them live next door
And the band begins to play

We all live in a yellow submarine
Yellow submarine, yellow submarine
We all live in a yellow submarine
Yellow submarine, yellow submarine

(Full speed ahead Mr. Boatswain, full speed ahead
Full speed ahead it is, Sergeant.
Cut the cable, drop the cable
Aye, Sir, aye
Captain, captain)

As we live a life of ease
Every one of us has all we need
Sky of blue and sea of green
In our yellow submarine

We all live in a yellow submarine
Yellow submarine, yellow submarine
We all live in a yellow submarine
Yellow submarine, yellow submarine
We all live in a yellow submarine
Yellow submarine, yellow submarine

Writer/s: LENNON, JOHN / MCCARTNEY, PAUL
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This is a weird Beatle song(and that's covering a lot of ground).
- Jim, West Palm Beach, FL
yellow sub was in the period of Beatledom called the Phychodelic period, which included S Pep's L H C B and M M Tour, the yellow sub is a pill drug and blue meanies are the small magic mushrooms, look it up on drugs facts, the whole of the film and the MM Tour prelude were about drugs, the fact the Beatles Genius could revolve it it multi meaning just shows how great they were.
You will find a lot of classic fairy tale has deeper meaning, look up The wizard of Oz about the usa depression, Total.
- Joe , kings lynn, United Kingdom
I absolutely love that Ringo sings this! Amazing! This is such an awesome song...
- Megan, Stevenson, AL
I really believe that the one repeating after Ringo sings in the final verse is Paul ! Sounds like the same voice that says, "We're so sorry, Uncle Albert, but we haven't done a bloody thing all day..." a few years later to me. 'Course I may have flipped!
- veronica, new york, NY
Barrow in Furness is North of Liverpool and is where they used to build Submarines. The primer coat painted on a Submarine is Yellow Ochre before it is eventually painted with Black Admar. The story I heard was that one of the Beatles, (not sure which one), said that he'd "once seen a yellow submarine" during a conversation amongst them and that is where the idea for the song came from. For the record...The Beatles were the most inspirational bands of all time.
- Jackdusty, Houston, TX
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