I am cursed to ponder, this fine early-spring Sunday:
What is the relationship between
Coo-coo-ca-choo, Mrs. Robinson
I am the eggman
They are the eggmen
I am the walrus
The odd thing is, both lyrics were written at approximately the same time. Paul Simon adapted the song for 1967's "The Graduate," and the song was officially released on "Bookends" in 1968. Lennon wrote and recorded "I Am the Walrus" in September 1967.
Was this nonsense phrase, you know, "in the air" at the time?
And why does this question torture me so?