a walrus plunging down a cliff-face to land among other dead walruses at the foot of the cliff and I couldn't help thinking of
'The Beatles''s song 'I Am the Walrus', the B side of the single
Do you say "yes", or do you say "no"?-)
"The lyrics [for 'I Am the Walrus] came from three song ideas that Lennon had been working on, the first of which was inspired by hearing a police siren at his home in Weybridge;
Lennon wrote the lines "Mis-ter cit-y police-man" to the rhythm and melody of the siren.
Unable to finish the three different songs, he combined them into one.
The lyrics also included the phrase "Lucy in the sky", a reference to the Beatles' earlier song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds".
|Hey, wasn't Elle in 'Sirens'?-)|
"The Walrus and the Carpenter"
(from the book Through the Looking-Glass).
Lennon later expressed dismay upon belatedly realising that the walrus was a villain in the poem."