I Am The Walrus
Album: Magical Mystery Tour
This song was directly influenced by LSD and the hallucinogenic images produced. Also, according to Beatlesongs there was also a conscious effort to confuse those that would analyze the lyrics. Tell Me Why says the song “meanders” and “seems to suspend normal time boundaries” which seems to be an understatement, and goes further to say the song “sticks out in their catalogue like an impenetrable nightmare” – it’s more of a sonic fantasy than anything.
Long before my wife became pregnant, we discussed kids, and what to name them. I will feely admit to having some different ideas as to what could be considered appropriate. I won’t go into my oldest son, which isn’t part of the equation (long story) but I did name my other 3 children. August is 6, our only daughter, Déla (pronounced day-la), and Ciaran (pronounced kee-ran) is 2.
During each of her pregnancies the topic of what to name the child came to the forefront of conversation. One of the ideas that she keeps trying to put forth is Mungo as a first name, which is a bit odd, but might work. It sounds a bit too Neanderthalish for my tastes. What has always struck me as really odd, especially for my wife, was her choice of middle name: Goo Goo Ga Joob.
A throwaway lyric in a nonsensical song – my wife’s choice as a middle name for our child. I’m glad I’ve been able to fend her off so far.
With her being pregnant again, the issue of naming has again come up. She doesn’t quite know why she has this in her head; she just likes the way it sounds. Heck, she isn’t even that much of a Beatles fan. A nonsense reason for having a nonsense lyric as a middle name. Yeah, like this is a good idea – it would be a great excuse to get teased at school.
Mungo Goo Goo Ga Joob is not a name that will be appearing on any birth certificate of a child we produce. Ever. I like the song, but not nearly enough to scar my child for life because of it.