By: Ian Jeffrey. Eleanor Rigby By: The Beatles Album: Revolver Year: 1966. Lyrics.
Eleanor Rigby By: The Beatles Album: Revolver Year: 1966
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Eleanor RigbyBy: The BeatlesAlbum: RevolverYear: 1966
Ah, look at all the lonely peopleAh, look at all the lonely peopleEleanor Rigby, picks up the riceIn the church where a wedding has beenLives in a dreamWaits at the window, wearing the faceThat she keeps in a jar by the doorWho is it for?All the lonely peopleWhere do they all come from?All the lonely peopleWhere do they all belong?Father McKenzie, writing the wordsof a sermon that no one will hearNo one comes nearLook at him working, darning his socksIn the night when there's nobody thereWhat does he care?
All the lonely peopleWhere do they all come from?All the lonely peopleWhere do they all belong?Ah, look at all the lonely peopleAh, look at all the lonely peopleEleanor Rigby, died in the churchAnd was buried along with her nameNobody cameFather McKenzie, wiping the dirtFrom his hands as he walks from the graveNo one was savedAll the lonely people(Ah, look at all the lonely people)Where do they all come from?All the lonely people(Ah, look at all the lonely people)Where do they all belong?
The Meaning of Eleanor Ribgy
Eleanor Rigby was an old lonely, who no one cared about because she had isolated herself from everyone else. She had a fake facial impression pretending that she was happy, when she was actually lonely and depressed. Nobody cared about her death because she lonely, no one came to her funeral. The minister did not care about Eleanor wiping the dirt means getting rid of something and forgetting about it.
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She had a fake facial impression pretending that she was happy, when she was actually lonely and depressed.
The songwriter, Paul McCartney, was originally going to say ‘Father McCartney’ because it was named after his Father. But he thought it would freak out his Father if he did that, so he looked through a telephone book and replaced it with ‘Father Mckenzie’
When they say the phrase “ah, look at all the lonely people” the first word ‘ah’ is not a word, but an onomatopoeia. Which an imitation of sound using a word.
Born in Liverpol in June 18, 1942, he is a British songwriter, composer, and bass player for the British rock and pop band, The Beatles.
McCartney has 60 gold records and more than 100 million singles, he is the most commercially successful performer and composer in popular music.
One of the most famous British bands in the world.
Formed in Liverpol, Merseyside in England in the year 1957. The first members were John Lennon and Paul McCartney and had 2 other members and then George Harrison and Ringo Starr. The bands music has inspired many and changed lives. They also created many new ways of music with experiments cont….Back
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And also created the stereo sound, where some sounds would come from the right and the other would come from the left.
The Beatles changed the music world forever and in 1970 the band broke up.
In this phrase, its showing imagery on what Father McKenzie was doing. It gives specific details, he was wiping the dirt as he walked from the grave, which means someone was being buried.
Where did the name come from?
The name Eleanor Rigby came from two different areas. Eleanor came from the actress Eleanor Bron who starred in the film ‘Help’ which was a Beatles movie.
Rigby came from a wine store name called Rigby and Evens Wine and Spirit Shop.
He wanted a name that went well together and Eleanor Rigby just sounded right
What he is talking about when he says “ah, look at all the lonely people”, is that he is referring to all the lonely people in the world who no one cares about, just like Eleanor Rigby.
The phrase “name, Nobody came” is an assonance because it is the repetition of a vowel sound, and came and name have similar vowel sounds.
The theme of these lyrics, is that there are lonely people in the world, and it’s the people of the world to make sure that there are as little lonely people in the world as there can be.
This lyric is showing repetition because its repeated a few times throughout the song as the chorus and background lyrics of this song.