The Beatles:Fixing A Hole

The Beatles:Fixing A Hole

This song is performed by The Beatles and appears on the album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967).

The lyrics are printed below, if you want to skip down to that:)
I was on my way to the gym this AM and heard it in full- and was on every word. It brought me back- Dr. Don Sullivan’s Philosophy 102 at SUNY Buffalo, a town that was alternately undergoing anti war protests and being conservative. Dr. Sullivan was arrested in the middle of the semester in a protest and did some jailtime.
Anyway, back to the song. I wrote a paper on it for the above mentioned class. Many of us journaled (kept diaries) in those days and I recall adding comments to pop songs. I think it’s wonderful that Paul and Ringo got together to raise funds for meditation based curriculum in a private school- they held a concert Radio City last night and it’s been in local papers-‘Cause I think that’s what’s this song is about- fixing the hole (with meditation) to stop my mind from wondering where it will go.

“I’m fixing a hole where the rain gets in
and stops my mind from wandering
where it will go
I’m filling the cracks that ran though the door
and kept my mind from wandering
where it will go

And it really doesn’t matter if I’m wrong
I’m right where I belong
I’m right where I belong
See the people standing there
who disagree and never win
and wonder why they don’t get in my door

I’m painting the room in a colorful way,
and when my mind is wandering
there I will go

And it really doesn’t matter if I’m wrong
I’m right where I belong
I’m right where I belong
Silly people run around
they worry me and never ask me
why they don’t get past my door

I’m taking my time for a number of things
that weren’t important yesterday
and I still go

I’m fixing a hole where the rain gets in
and stops my mind from wandering
where it will go
where it will go
I’m fixing a hole where the rain gets in
and stops my mind from wandering
where it will go”


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