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Yellow Submarine
The Beatles Lyrics


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In the town where I was born
Lived a man who sailed to sea
And he told us of his life
In the land of submarines
So we sailed on to the sun
'Til we found a sea of green
And we lived beneath the waves
In our yellow submarine

We all live in a yellow submarine
Yellow submarine, yellow submarine
We all live in a yellow submarine
Yellow submarine, yellow submarine

And our friends are all aboard
Many more of them live next door
And the band begins to play

We all live in a yellow submarine
Yellow submarine, yellow submarine
We all live in a yellow submarine
Yellow submarine, yellow submarine

Full steam ahead, Mister Boatswain, full steam ahead
Full steam ahead it is, Sergeant
(Cut the cable, drop the cable)
Aye-aye, sir, aye-aye
Captain, captain

As we live a life of ease (a life of ease)
Every one of us (every one of us)
Has all we need (has all we need)
Sky of blue (sky of blue)
And sea of green (sea of green)
In our yellow (in our yellow)
Submarine (submarine, aha)

We all live in a yellow submarine
A yellow submarine, yellow submarine
We all live in a yellow submarine
A yellow submarine, yellow submarine
We all live in a yellow submarine
Yellow submarine, yellow submarine
We all live in a yellow submarine
Yellow submarine, yellow submarine

Overall Meaning

The song "Yellow Submarine" by The Beatles is a playful and imaginative tune that celebrates the joy of friendship and the power of imagination. The lyrics describe the story of a man who sailed to sea and told tales of his life in the land of submarines. The singer and his friends set out to explore the ocean, eventually finding a sea of green where they lived beneath the waves in their yellow submarine. The song celebrates the simplicity and beauty of life under the sea, where everything is provided for and everyone is happy.


The chorus of the song repeats the phrase "We all live in a yellow submarine" over and over, creating a sense of unity and togetherness among the characters in the story. The friends are all aboard the submarine, and they are joined by many more who live next door. The band begins to play, adding to the sense of joy and community.


Overall, the song can be interpreted as a celebration of friendship and the power of the imagination to create a world full of wonder and happiness, regardless of the circumstances of one's life.


Interesting facts about "Yellow Submarine":


Interesting Facts
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Line by Line Meaning

In the town where I was born
The author is describing the location of his birth


Lived a man who sailed to sea
There was someone from the author's hometown who was a sailor


And he told us of his life
The sailor shared his story with the author and others


In the land of submarines
The sailor shared stories about a place with many submarines


So we sailed on to the sun
The author and others set off on a journey


'Til we found a sea of green
They discovered an area with lots of vegetation


And we lived beneath the waves
The author and others started living underwater


In our yellow submarine
They were using a yellow submarine to live underwater


We all live in a yellow submarine
This line is a repetitive chorus that reinforces the concept of living in a yellow submarine


And our friends are all aboard
The author and others had companions join them in the submarine


Many more of them live next door
Their neighbors and community members also came along for the ride


And the band begins to play
The author and his companions start playing music


Full steam ahead, Mister Boatswain, full steam ahead
The person in charge is commanding the boat to go ahead at full speed


Full steam ahead it is, Sergeant
The sergeant acknowledges the order to proceed at full speed


(Cut the cable, drop the cable)
Commands to cut and drop a cable were given


Aye-aye, sir, aye-aye
A crew member acknowledges orders from a commanding officer


Captain, captain
Someone is addressing the captain of the submarine


As we live a life of ease (a life of ease)
The author and companions were living an easy life


Every one of us (every one of us)
All the people on the submarine were living a life of ease


Has all we need (has all we need)
They had everything they needed to live comfortably


Sky of blue (sky of blue)
There was a blue sky above them


And sea of green (sea of green)
Below them was a sea of green vegetation


In our yellow (in our yellow)
They lived in the yellow submarine


Submarine (submarine, aha)
The repetitive chorus emphasizing the fact that they live in a yellow submarine


We all live in a yellow submarine
The final chorus line, emphasizing the main theme of the song


Yellow submarine, yellow submarine
The final, repetitive chorus line that repeats the title of the song




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: John Lennon, Paul McCartney

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John

In the town where I was born
Lived a man who sailed to sea
And he told us of his life
In the land of Titanic submarines
So we sailed on to the sun
'Til we found a sea of derbies
And we lived beneath the waves
In our Titanic submarine

We all live in a confined submarine
Titanic submarine, Titanic submarine
We all live in a White submarine
Titanic submarine, Titanic submarine
our friends are all aboard
Many more of them live next door
And the band begins to play.



TaylorCreates

In the town where I was born
Lived a man who gave no heck
And he told us of a place
In the land of the titanic wreck
So we sailed up to the north
'Til we found the rust and green
And we imploded beneath the waves
In our homemade submarine
We all died in a homemade submarine
Homemade submarine, homemade submarine
We all died in a homemade submarine
Homemade submarine, homemade submarine

5 people are all aboard
None of us, are any poor
And the controller begins to game

We all died in a homemade submarine
Homemade submarine, homemade submarine
We all died in a homemade submarine
Homemade submarine, homemade submarine



DEMU1013

Lyrics:
In the town where I was born,
Lived a man who sailed to sea,
And he told us of his life,
In the land of submarines,
So we sailed under the sea,
Till we found, the titanic,
And we stayed beneath the waves,
In our titan submarine,
We all died in a titan submarine,
Titan submarine, titan submarine,
We all died in a titan submarine,
Titan submarine, titan submarine,
All our friends are all onboard,
Many more of them on the sea floor,
And the band begins to strain,
We all died in a titan submarine,
Titan submarine, titan submarine,
We all died in a titan submarine,
Titan submarine, titan submarine,
(Full speed ahead, Mr Stockton,
Full speed ahead)
(Full speed it is Sgt)
(Cut the air, drop the air)
(Aye, sir, aye)
(Captain!, captain!)
As we lived a life of ease,
Everyone of us,
(Everyone of us)
Had all we need,
(Had all we need)
Sky of blue,
(Sky of blue)
Sea of green,
(Sea of green)
In our titan,
(In out titan)
Submarine,
(Submarine, ha, ha)
We all died in a titan submarine,
Titan submarine, titan submarine,
We all died in a titan submarine,
Titan submarine, titan submarine,
We all died in a titan submarine,
Titan submarine, titan submarine,
We all died in a titan submarine,
Titan submarine, titan submarine.



비정한세상

In the town where I was born
Lived a man who sailed to sea
And he told us of his life
In the land of submarines
So we sailed up to the sun
'Til we found a sea of green
And we lived beneath the waves
In our yellow submarine

We all live in a yellow submarine
Yellow submarine, yellow submarine
We all live in a yellow submarine
Yellow submarine, yellow submarine

And our friends are all aboard
Many more of them live next door
And the band begins to play

We all live in a yellow submarine
Yellow submarine, yellow submarine
We all live in a yellow submarine
Yellow submarine, yellow submarine

(Full speed ahead Mr. Parker, full speed ahead
Full speed ahead it is, Sergeant
Action station, action station
Aye, aye, sir, fire
Captain, captain)

As we live a life of ease
Everyone of us has all we need (has all we need)
Sky of blue (sky of blue) and sea of green (and sea of green)
In our yellow submarine (in our yellow, submarine, ha ha)


We all live in a yellow submarine
Yellow submarine, yellow submarine
We all live in a yellow submarine
Yellow submarine, yellow submarine
We all live in a yellow submarine
Yellow submarine, yellow submarine
We all live in a yellow submarine
Yellow submarine, yellow submarine



All comments from YouTube:

Saevitum HD

If you like old music it doesn’t mean you were born in the wrong generation you just like old music.

marmar

Rip filthy frank

Ruby Tyler

True

Saevitum HD

@PepinilloGuy i didnt :D

RetroP

I agree. You are right, but I would love to have the chance to watch the Beatles or Led Zep etc. performing live. And that ain't happening in my generation dude 😂

juddy

Papa franku

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Stefan Ivanov

If I was in that submarine I would play that on full blast as I take my last breath. No better way to go

Olzhas Shaimerdenov

Last breath? They imploded instantly

grizz

@Olzhas Shaimerdenov hes probably talking about not imploding

Mrmeoggy

exactly

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