7. The Walrus And The Carpenter - Alice in Wonderland
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00WCEbKM_SE Sung by Tweedledum and Tweedledee to Alice, The Walrus and the Carpenter follows the titular characters as they invite a group of oyster children to come for a walk with them along the beach. The happy, upbeat song takes a sudden and drastic turn when the Walrus abruptly eats all of the little oyster babies. Little Oysters, Little Oysters, But answer there came none, And this was scarcely odd because They'd eaten every one. That's right, it's a song about the mass-murder of innocent children. Ok, so the children in question are oysters rather than human, but they still have faces and the ability to talk. The only reason this song doesn't rank too high on the list is for the simple reason that the lyrics were written by Lewis Carol for his second novel, Through the Looking Glass, rather than actually being intended for a children's film. In fact, the most common interpretation of the original poem is that the Walrus and the Carpenter are allegories of Buddha and Jesus, and the oysters are the millions of innocents consumed by religion. Either way, the decision to include this particular number in the film is one that has left countless children feeling deeply disturbed.
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