The Beatles - Helter Skelter




The Beatles (known as The White Album), was released in the US on November 25th 1968. Notable for the eclectic nature of its songs, the album has sold over 30 million copies worldwide, and was listed at No.10 on Rolling Stone’s “500 Greatest Albums of All Time” list. The album features: ‘Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da’, ‘Dear Prudence’, ‘Helter Skelter’, ‘Blackbird’ ‘Back In The USSR’ and George Harrison’s ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’. The album spent 101 weeks on the US chart peaking at No.1.




Most of the songs on the album were written during March and April 1968 at a Transcendental Meditation course in Rishikesh, India. The group returned to EMI Studios in London at the end of May to commence recording sessions that lasted through to mid-October. During these sessions, arguments broke out among the foursome over creative differences. Another divisive element was the constant presence of John Lennon's new partner, Yoko Ono, whose attendance in the studio broke with the Beatles' policy regarding wives and girlfriends not attending recording sessions.


After a series of problems, including producer George Martin taking a sudden leave of absence and engineer Geoff Emerick suddenly quitting, Ringo Starr left the band briefly in August. The same tensions continued throughout the following year, leading to the break up of the band in 1970.



Lyrics


When I get to the bottom I go back to the top of the slide

Where I stop and I turn and I go for a ride

Till I get to the bottom and I see you again


Do, don't you want me to love you

I'm coming down fast but I'm miles above you

Tell me, tell me, tell me, come on tell me the answer

Well, you may be a lover but you ain't no dancer


Helter skelter, helter skelter

Helter skelter


Will you, won't you want me to make you

I'm coming down fast but don't let me break you

Tell me, tell me, tell me the answer

You may be a lover but you ain't no dancer


Look out

Helter skelter, helter skelter

Helter skelter

Look out, 'cause here she comes


When I get to the bottom I go back to the top of the slide

And I stop and I turn and I go for a ride

And I get to the bottom and I see you again, yeah, yeah


Well do you, don't you want me to make you

I'm coming down fast but don't let me break you

Tell me, tell me, tell me your answer

You may be a lover but you ain't no dancer


Look out

Helter skelter, helter skelter

Helter skelter


Look out, helter skelter

She's coming down fast

Yes, she is

Yes, she is

Coming down fast



Songwriters: John Lennon / Paul Mccartney

Helter Skelter lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC












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