Come Together
Ike & Tina Turner Lyrics


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Shoot me
Shoot me
Shoot me
Shoot me

Here come old flat top
He come groovin' up slowly
He's got ju-ju eyeball
He one holy roller
He's got hair down to his knee
He's got to be a joker
He just do what he please

Shoot me
Shoot me
Shoot me
Shoot me

He wear no shoeshine
He's got toe jam football
He's got monkey finger
He shoot Coca-Cola
He says I know you, you know me
It's one thing I can tell you is
You got to be free
Come together, right now
Over me

Shoot me
Shoot me
Shoot me

He bag production
He's got walrus gumboot
He's got Ono psycho
He one spinal cracker
He's got feet down below his knee
Hold you in his arms 'til
You can feel his disease
Come together, right now
Over me

Shoot me

Shoot me

He roller coaster
He's got early warning
He's got muddy water
He one mojo filter
He says one and one and one is three
Got to be good looking
'Cause he's so hard to see
Come together, right now
Over me

Shoot me
Uh
Come together, yeah
Come together, yeah




Come together, yeah
Come together, yeah

Overall Meaning

The song "Come Together" by Ike & Tina Turner starts off with repeated lines of "shoot me" before launching into the first verse. The song is about a character called "Flat Top" who is described as having long hair, being a joker, and doing what he pleases. The lyrics also detail some of Flat Top's quirks such as not wearing shoes, drinking Coca-Cola, and having what is referred to as "monkey finger."


The chorus of the song is "come together, right now, over me" which repeats throughout the song. This line could be interpreted as a call for unity or perhaps the desire for others to come together around Flat Top, who seems to be a charismatic and intriguing figure. The final verse mentions some of Flat Top's other qualities, such as being a rollercoaster and having early warning abilities.


Overall, the lyrics of "Come Together" are open to interpretation, and it's up to the listener to decide what they mean to them. The repetition of certain lines and the chorus make the song catchy and memorable, while the unconventional imagery makes it unique.


Line by Line Meaning

Here come old flat top
A man with a flat top haircut is coming slowly.


He come groovin' up slowly
He is approaching in a smooth and fluid motion.


He's got ju-ju eyeball
He has a mystical and strange appearance in his eyes.


He one holy roller
He is a religious zealot.


He's got hair down to his knee
His hair is long, and it reaches his knees.


He's got to be a joker
He is someone who is unpredictable and playful.


He just do what he please
He does anything he wants to do.


He wear no shoeshine
He doesn't wear shiny shoes.


He's got toe jam football
He has dirt and debris between his toes like a football player.


He's got monkey finger
He has very nimble and dexterous fingers.


He shoot Coca-Cola
He drinks a lot of Coca-Cola.


He says I know you, you know me
He thinks he knows the person he is talking to and that they know him too.


It's one thing I can tell you is
He is about to reveal a piece of knowledge.


You got to be free
The knowledge he is sharing is that you have to be free.


Come together, right now
He wants everyone to gather together at this moment.


Over me
He wants everyone to gather over him.


He bag production
He is able to create something valuable out of very little.


He's got walrus gumboot
He has a pair of boots that resemble a walrus's skin.


He's got Ono psycho
He has a crazy person or a crazy idea, like Yoko Ono.


He one spinal cracker
He is able to make people laugh and relax even though they might be in pain.


He's got feet down below his knee
His legs are very long or his shoes are very high.


Hold you in his arms 'til
He is able to embrace someone in a way that makes them feel taken care of.


You can feel his disease
He has a sickness inside him that he can't hide.


He roller coaster
He is like a thrilling ride on a roller coaster.


He's got early warning
He has the ability to sense something is going to happen before it does.


He's got muddy water
He has access to something murky and unclear like muddy water.


He one mojo filter
He is able to filter and amplify something intangible like magic or charisma.


He says one and one and one is three
He is able to see the connections between things that others don't notice.


Got to be good looking
In order to be successful, one has to have an attractive appearance.


'Cause he's so hard to see
He is not an ordinary person, and his true nature is hard to decipher.


Come together, yeah
He is once again urging everyone to come together.




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

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Michael Brickley

Please give Ms Tina Turner her flowers 🌺 while she can still appreciate them. She has earned and deserves that. Her version of this song is straight 🔥. It reaches out to your soul

Liz Klosowski

R.I.P. to this legendary groundbreaking star. 💔 She could do it all. 🎶 She was simply THE BEST! ❤

Mark Simon

This was the first version I ever heard growing up until I was about 12. Then after Lennon got shot I found out it was a Beatles tune. I love the original but since this was the first one I heard I still gravitate to it. Great energy.....

Teo Phil

My parents were very proud of their copy of Tina's version. We knew Beatles did it first but you'd go to jail for having Beatles, or anything western. So it was hard to get anything, and if you did get some tunes, you only play them around very trusted, non snitching friends and family, at very low volume level. This was in late 80s in Bulgaria 🇧🇬. It was under the USSR control, and communism was everywhere, but Tina planted the seed of freedom in my soul. I didn't even know English, at the time lol. Music frees your mind! God bless her.

David_Cop_A_Feel

@Teo Phil - Did you ever play Back In The USSR?

Teo Phil

@David_Cop_A_Feel my parents did

Debbie Bosetti

Lol I never heard her version.

Zeno Sonik

Tina just kills it here! I just recently heard this rendition for the first time (like 10 minutes ago) and was compelled to look it up. I' love the original Beatles version, but dare I say, Tina's vocals took it to a whole new level. Damn she was good!

BillieDee SmithPirela

She did this more justice then the Beatles in my opinion
She is the TRUE QUEEN OF ROCK

bunchlead

No, no nooooooo. Lennon and The Beatles own this. Good cover though.

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