If Beatles Lyrics Were Instagram Captions
Andrew Parker - January 30, 2018

Smart

By Shel Silverstein

My dad gave me one dollar bill
'Cause I'm his smartest son,
And I swapped it for two shiny quarters
'Cause two is more than one!


And then I took the quarters
And traded them to Lou
For three dimes -- I guess he didn't know
That three is more than two!


Just then, along came old blind Bates
And just 'cause he can't see
He gave me four nickels for my three dimes,
And four is more than three!

And then I took the nickels to Hiram Coombs
Down at the seed-feed store,
And the fool gave me five pennies for them,
And five is more than four!


And then I went and showed my dad,
And he got red in the cheeks
And closed his eyes and shook his head --
Too proud of me to speak!

“I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together.”

 

The Beatles were the first global entity that wrote their own songs, played their own instruments, and pushed the boundaries of cultural normality. The collection of albums and songs recorded and produced throughout their decade-long career showcases not only their unmistakable talent, but it also changed the face of music as we once knew it.

 

Lennon and McCartney, the chief songwriters of the band, are known as the single greatest songwriting duo of all time. Not to say that contributions from George and Ringo aren’t iconic in their own right, but John and Paul managed to propel The Beatles from an underground punk-rock dive band to international sensations who induced an incurable form of ‘Beatlemania’ in the hearts and minds of men, women, and children across the globe.

 

As the Beatle generation ages, the youth culture is faced with a heavy task: keep the legacy of the Fab Four alive and well for the next generation. The solution? Instagram captions. Next time, skip the filters and give the people what they *really* want!

 

“I get by with a little help from my friends.” – With a Little Help from My Friends


“There’s nowhere you can be that isn’t where you’re meant to be.” – All You Need Is Love


“The sun is up, the sky is blue. It’s beautiful, and so are you.” – Dear Prudence


“And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make.” – The End


“Tomorrow may rain so I’ll follow the sun.” – I’ll Follow The Sun


“Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see.” – Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds


“One thing I can tell you is we got to be free.” – Come Together


“Listen to the color of your dreams.” – Tomorrow Never Knows


“It’s been a hard day’s night, I should be sleeping like a log.” – Eight Days A Week


“I don’t care too much for money, money can’t buy me love.” – Can’t Buy Me Love


“And I’ll send all my loving to you.” – All My Loving