Here's the Full 'Justice League' Cover of "Come Together"
When the Justice League join forces for the first time this November, they will have a dope theme song. That’s where blues rock musician Gary Clark Jr. comes in, with his swaggering cover of The Beatles classic track “Come Together.”
On Wednesday, Gary Clark Jr. appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers and performed his and Junkie XL’s version of the Beatles’s iconic single, which was originally released on their 1969 album Abbey Road. The song has been closely associated with the [Justice League](https://www.inverse.com/topic/justice-league) film due to its use in the trailers; for awhile, fans online — especially on YouTube — incorrectly assumed Godsmack’s metal cover of the song (which the band produced in 2012) was the theme for Justice League. But now that Gary Clark Jr. is promoting the record, fans can finally listen to the real deal.
Of course, the actual song’s meaning has little to do with combining superheroic forces. Originally, in the late ‘60s, John Lennon was asked by Timothy Leary, an LSD advocate who ran for Governor of California (against Ronald Reagan, of all people), to create a campaign song for him. Lennon said he “tried and tried” but ultimately couldn’t come up with one.
“It’s gobbledygook,” Lennon once said in an interview. “‘Come Together’ was an expression that Leary had come up with for his attempt at being president or whatever he wanted to be, and he asked me to write a campaign song … But I came up with this, ‘Come Together,’ which would’ve been no good to him – you couldn’t have a campaign song like that, right?”
And yet, “Come Together” became a hit anyway with hundreds of covers performed even before Justice League. Joe Cocker, Ike & Tina, Aerosmith, and even Michael Jackson have done their renditions of the song, but Gary Clark Jr. and Junkie XL’s version has to be one of the most powerful.