Beatles – Everybody’s Got Something To Hide Except for Me and My Monkey

A rocking Beatles song off of the White Album. One of my favorite song titles of all time. Chaos reigns in this song and Paul add a short bass run in it that is great…not to mention a fire bell ringing throughout.

What John said about the song.  About me and Yoko. Everybody seemed to be paranoid except for us two, who were in the glow of love.

Paul had this to say about it. “He was getting into harder drugs than we’d been into and so his songs were taking on more references to heroin.  Until that point we had made rather mild, rather oblique references to pot or LSD.  Now John started to be talking about fixes and monkeys and it was a harder terminology which the rest of us weren’t into.  We were disappointed that he was getting into heroin because we didn’t really see how we could help him.  We just hoped it wouldn’t go too far.  In actual fact, he did end up clean but this was the period when he was on it.  It was a tough period for John, but often that adversity and that craziness can lead to good art, as I think it did in this case.”

Fats Domino covered this song.

 

 

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

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

The deeper you go the higher you fly
The higher you fly the deeper you go
So come on come on
Come on is such a joy
Come on is such a joy
Come on make it easy
Come on make it easy.

Take it easy take it easy
Everybody’s got something to hide except for me and
My monkey.

Your inside is out and your outside is in
Your outside is in and your inside is out
So come on come on
Come on is such a joy
Come on is such a joy
Come on make it easy
Come on make it easy
Make it easy make it easy
Everybody’s got something to hide except for me and
My monkey.

Author: badfinger20

Power Pop fan, Baseball fan, old movie and tv show fan... and a songwriter, bass and guitar player.

9 thoughts on “Beatles – Everybody’s Got Something To Hide Except for Me and My Monkey”

    1. You made me curious so I looked it up in The Beatles Bible…and it has George playing lead but I will admit it sounds a lot like John. There is so much going on in it… it could have been either.

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