Monday, 5 November 2007

The Eggman and The Walrus – Koo Koo Kachoo

No, I haven’t been sniffing old newprint or anything. The Beatles lyrics really are relevant, honestly ;)

I’ve been meaning to scrap this photo of Ewan and Kendo for a while. It was taken when Ewan was going through his “Egg” shouting phase, and as that’s given rise to his nickname I though it deserved a LO.

Eggman-and-the-walrus



The coloured border is handstitched with embroidery thread, and took bloody ages!!. There’s hidden journaling under the photo to explain the title (which, lets face it, definitely needs explaining!).

Eggman_journalingjpg



Just in case you've never had the pleasure (torture??) of hearing this track you can catch the Beatles and some Walrus action here (good old You Tube). This song definitely has the most bizarre lyrics in the history of pop. Amazing what the 60s and the resultant drug-strewn haze will do your record sales really. Here’s the lyrics, so you can see what I mean:


I Am the Walrus by The Beatles
I am he as you are he
as you are me
and we are all together
See how they run like
pigs from a gun
see how they fly
I'm crying
Sitting on a cornflake
Waiting for the van to come

Corporation T-shirt,
stupid bloody Tuesday
Man you've been a naughty boy
you let your face grow long

I am the eggman
they are the eggmen
I am the walrus
koo koo kachoo

Mr. city policeman sitting
pretty little policemen in a row
See how they fly like
Lucy in the sky
See how they run
I'm crying
I'm crying, I'm crying
Yellow matter custard
Dripping from a dead dog's eye
Crabalocker fishwife
Pornographic priestess
Boy, you've been a naughty girl
you let your knickers down

I am the eggman
They are the eggmen
I am the walrus
koo koo kachoo

Sitting in an English garden
waiting for the sun
If the sun don't come
you get a tan
from standing in the English rain

I am the eggman
They are the eggmen
I am the walrus
koo koo kachoo

Expert, texpert choking smokers
don't you think the
joker laughs at you
See how they smile
like pigs in a sty
See how they snide
I'm crying
Semolina pilchard
climbing up the Eiffel tower
Elementary penguin
singing Hare Krishna
Man, you should have
seen them kicking
Edgar Allan Poe

I am the eggman
They are the eggmen
I am the walrus
koo koo kachoo
koo koo kachoo
koo koo kachoo
koo koo kachoo koo
juba juba juba
juba juba juba
juba juba juba juba
juba juba



Okay, so the rainbow text wasn't completely necessary - but it looks nice, don't ya think? ;)

TTFN

3 comments:

I like to make stuff! said...

What are you talking about? That makes perfect sense to me, but then again I did spend an awful lot of time around carr Mill Dam as a teenager (ahem)!

Jaime said...

i actually DO like the rainbow text! :)

although... HAND STITCHED?!?!! you are insane woman! (but in a good way, of course!) :)

kim & co. said...

Gotta agree with Jaime! Why do you torture yourself with these crazy LO's? Although they always turn out amazing and I love the ideas (not sure I'll manage this one :)