歌词展示了 Lennon 对大同世界的幻想, 部分来源于 Yoko Ono 关于幼年生活的诗, 那时候日本正在经历第二次世界大战. Ono 也指出这首歌是 “just what John believed — that we are all one country, one world, one people. He wanted to get that idea out.” 另外它也受到 Nutopia: The Country of Peace 概念的影响.
我自己一直纳闷这么奇怪的歌是怎么进入 Billboard 的(尽管它确实是首好歌). 专辑版的歌更长, 包含关于海滩派对和各种动物的无意义歌词(“There goes a dog-fish, chased by a cat-fish, in flew a sea robin, watch out for that piranha, there goes a narwhal, here comes a bikini whale!”). Kate Pierson 和 Cindy Wilson 一直在后面怪叫. 这首歌里也没有 Bass, 低音是用键盘弹出来的.
“I was at a dance club one night in Bermuda [in 1979] upstairs, they were playing disco, and downstairs, I suddenly heard ‘Rock Lobster’ by the B-52’s for the first time. Do you know it? It sounds just like Yoko’s music, so I said to meself, ‘It’s time to get out the old axe and wake the wife up!’ We wrote about twenty-five songs during those three weeks, and we’ve recorded enough for another album [1980’s ‘Double Fantasy’].”
– John Lennon
mv 不知道是谁排的, 有人说非官方, 不过拍的很不错. 2:11 出现的那哥们是 Bill Nye.
Sorry 只有 Youtube. 这个翻唱说明了歌的好坏主要在动机, 只有一个吉他弹出来也是很牛逼的.