The Beatles' music: quotes and info

“Glass Onion”

Published on 1968
Author: Lennon/McCartney
Track 3 on “The Beatles – White Album

John Lennon quote about “Glass Onion”

JOHN 1980: “That’s me, just doing a throwaway song, a la ‘Walrus’ a la everything I’ve ever written. I threw in the line ‘The walrus was Paul’ just to confuse everybody a bit more. It could’ve been the fox terrier is Paul, you know. I mean, it’s just a bit of poetry. It was just thrown in like that… The line was put in because I was feeling guilty because I was with Yoko and I was leaving Paul. I was trying… I don’t know. It’s a perverse way of saying to Paul, you know, ‘Here, have this crumb, this illusion, this stroke, because I’m leaving.”

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