Sunday, July 10, 2011

Eleanor Rigby

"Eleanor Rigby, picks up the rice in the church where her wedding has been. Lives in a dream. waits at the window, wearing the face that she keeps in a jar by the door . Who is it for? all the lonely people .where do they all come from? all the lonely people, Where do they all belong? "  This is how one of the Beatles musical masterpieces begins. The song Eleanor Rigby was  mainly written by Paul McCarteny but the lyrics where a brainstorm between all 4 of the Beatles but mostly john and paul. He wrote the song about an old lonely women named Eleanor Rigby, and a priest named Father Mackenzie. He originally named the priest father McCarteny but he didn't want to freak out his dad so he looked in a phone book and found the name Mackenzie.  The Beatles themselves actually didn't play any of the instruments on this track. They hired an orchestra for recording. But that dose not affect the amazing sounds of all the instruments in this record. the lyrics tell a story of an old lady who dies and no one really notices. it also tells of a priest who is lonely too and just spends his day writin in a book of some sorts. The song can be either depressing or beautiful, depending on how you look at it. it won a grammy for best male pop song. this song is truly a masterpiece for the record books.
                                                       where do they all belong?,

1 comment:

  1. I agree, "Eleanor Rigby" really is a masterpiece, almost like poetry. At first it freaked me out, I thought of the Beatles as having mostly happy music, but this song makes you think more than anything. It contemplates death. I certainly don't want to be one of the "lonely people"!