Song: “Come Together”

Cover art for Come Together by The Beatles

Come Together

The Beatles

Track 1 on 

Abbey Road 

“Come Together” is the opening track to Abbey Road, written by John Lennon and to be used as a campaign song for famed LSD enthusiast Timothy Leary, who was running for… Read More 

Produced by

George Martin

Release Date

September 26, 1969

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Come Together Lyrics

[Intro]
Shoot me
Shoot me
Shoot me
Shoot me

[Verse 1]
Here come old flat-top, he come grooving up slowly
He got ju-ju eyeball, he one holy roller
He got hair down to his knee
Got to be a joker, he just do what he please

[Interlude]
Shoot me
Shoot me
Shoot me
Shoot me

[Verse 2]
He wear no shoeshine, he got toe-jam football
He got monkey finger, he shoot Coca-Cola
He say, “I know you, you know me”
One thing I can tell you is you got to be free

[Chorus]
Come together, right now
Over me

[Interlude]
Shoot me
Shoot me
Shoot me
Shoot me

[Verse 3]
He bag production, he got walrus gumboot
He got Ono sideboard, he one spinal cracker
He got feet down below his knee
Hold you in his armchair, you can feel his disease

[Chorus]
Come together, right now
Over me

[Interlude]
Shoot me
Shoot me

Right!
Come, come, come, come

[Verse 4]
He roller-coaster, he got early warnin’
He got muddy water, he one mojo filter
He say, “One and one and one is three”
Got to be good-looking, ’cause he’s so hard to see

[Chorus]
Come together, right now
Over me

[Interlude]
Shoot me
Shoot me
Shoot me
Shoot me

Ugh!

[Outro]
Come together, yeah
Come together, yeah
Come together, yeah
Come together, yeah
Come together, yeah
Come together, yeah
Come together, yeah
Come together, yeah
Come together, yeah
Come together, yeah77

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Genius Annotation

“Come Together” is the opening track to Abbey Road, written by John Lennon and to be used as a campaign song for famed LSD enthusiast Timothy Leary, who was running for Governor of California at the time.

It’s been suggested that each verse talks about one of the members of The Beatles or a self-portrait of Lennon himself. However, by his own admission, Lennon often simply filled his lyrics with non-sequiturs:

The thing was created in the studio. It’s gobbledygook; Come Together was an expression that Leary had come up with for his attempt at being president or whatever he wanted to be, and he asked me to write a campaign song. I tried and tried, but I couldn’t come up with one. But I came up with this, Come Together, which would’ve been no good to him – you couldn’t have a campaign song like that, right?

–John Lennon (from All We Are Saying by David Sheff)

(Contributed by Michael Kelly, H.W.)

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