Yellow matter custard, dripping from a dead dog's eye
John received a letter from a student at Quarry Bank School, his old school, saying that pupils were analysing Lennon’s lyrics in English lessons. John asked his old school friend Pete Shotton for a nursery rhyme they used to sing. Shotton gave them this rhyme, which Lennon incorporated into the song:
“Yellow matter custard, green slop pie, all mixed together with a dead dog’s eye. Slap it on a butty, ten foot thick, then wash it all down with a cup of cold sick.”
John incorporated that with his other surreal song fragments, and voila, total nonsense.
“Let the fuckers figure that one out"
–John Lennon, after writing I Am The Walrus
And now here we are, over-analysing a song written because songs were being over-analysed…
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