Oh Yoko!
John Lennon Lyrics


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In the middle of the night
In the middle of the night I call your name
Oh, Yoko
Oh, Yoko
My love will turn you on

In the middle of a bath
In the middle of a bath I call your name
Oh, Yoko
Oh, Yoko
My love will turn you on
Our love will turn you on

In the middle of a shave
In the middle of a shave I call your name
Oh, Yoko
Oh, Yoko
My love will turn you on

In the middle of a dream
In the middle of a dream I call your name
Oh, Yoko
Oh, Yoko
My love will turn you on
Our love will turn you on (alright)

(Right)

In the middle of a cloud
In the middle of a cloud I call your name
Oh, Yoko
Oh, Yoko
My love will turn you on

Oh, Yoko
Oh, Yoko
Oh, Yoko




Okay
Oh, Yoko

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to John Lennon's "Oh Yoko!" are a tribute to his wife, Yoko Ono. The song describes how he thinks of her at all hours of the day and night. The repetition of "Oh Yoko!" on each line emphasizes his love and devotion to her.


Each stanza describes a different scenario where he calls out her name. In the middle of the night, a bath, a shave, a dream, and even in the middle of a cloud, he thinks of her. The line "My love will turn you on" is a play on words, with turn on both meaning to excite and to physically turn a switch, representing Lennon's desire to be the light in Yoko's life. The final line, "Okay", serves as a light-hearted conclusion to the ode to his love.


Overall, the lyrics capture the intense love and connection between John Lennon and Yoko Ono. They also showcase Lennon's poetic and playful style.


Line by Line Meaning

In the middle of the night
Even in the darkest and most lonely times


In the middle of the night I call your name
I turn to you for comfort and support


Oh, Yoko
The one who brings light and love into my life


Oh, Yoko
The one who understands and complements me perfectly


My love will turn you on
My passion and devotion will ignite your spirit


In the middle of a bath
During even the most mundane moments


In the middle of a bath I call your name
You are always on my mind and in my heart


Our love will turn you on
Our mutual affection and connection will inspire you


In the middle of a shave
During the routine and repetitive aspects of life


In the middle of a shave I call your name
I am grateful for your presence and influence in my life


In the middle of a dream
Even in the surreal and abstract realm of the mind


In the middle of a dream I call your name
I feel your essence and energy even when I am asleep


Our love will turn you on (alright)
Our shared bond and affection will bring fulfillment and joy


(Right)
Absolutely, wholeheartedly true


In the middle of a cloud
Even amidst confusion or uncertainty


In the middle of a cloud I call your name
I trust and rely on you to guide me through any obstacle


Okay
Affirmative, acknowledging the strength and significance of our relationship


Oh, Yoko
The one who brings me light, love, and inspiration




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

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