Revolution 9
The Beatles Lyrics

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Number nine, number nine, number nine, number nine...

Overall Meaning

The repetition of "number nine" throughout the song Revolution 9 by The Beatles is a haunting and mysterious motif that adds to the overall avant-garde and experimental tone of the track. While the full meaning behind the repetition is left up to interpretation, it is speculated that it could represent a number of things such as the number of lives a cat has, or a reference to the number nine being associated with endings and new beginnings. Additionally, the repetition of the phrase could be a nod to the idea of looping, which is a prevalent theme throughout the song.

The use of repetition and looping throughout Revolution 9 is a prime example of The Beatles' willingness to experiment with different sounds and techniques in their music. The song features a collection of sounds and samples, including spoken word recordings, animal noises, and distorted vocals, which all fuse together to create a disturbing and disjointed soundscape. The song is a departure from the band's earlier, more structured and pop-oriented tracks, and instead, showcases their artistic range and willingness to push boundaries.

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Written by: John Lennon, Paul Mccartney

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