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You Want It, You’ve Got It – A Song by the Beatles

A few of you have asked for a Beatles song, but how do you pick one song out of so many great ones?

I looked at the lyrics (words) of some popular hits. “Hey Jude” and “I Saw Her Standing There” have very simple lyrics, so simple that they don’t need explaining. “Come Together” has weird (strange) lyrics that don’t make sense even if you know what each word means. I like “Eleanor Rigby” but it is a little depressing (makes you feel very sad) on a Friday and just a little creepy (makes you feel strange and a little afraid). And “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds”? I’m sorry to those who like this song, but I heard it sung to me so many times when I was a kid (child), too many times.

Which one will it be? I picked “Let it Be.” Why? Well, it’s one of my favorites, it has a beautiful melody (main notes in a song), and it has interesting lyrics. “Let it be” means to let something happen. The singer, Paul McCartney, is hoping and wishing that the things he’s singing about will happen. “Let it be” also means to leave something alone, to not worry about or try to change it.

“Mother Mary” is mentioned in the song several times. Many people thought that Paul McCartney, who wrote the song, was referring to the Christian Mary, who was the mother of Jesus. However, Paul said in interviews that he wasn’t writing about that Mary. Instead, many people believe it is his own mother, also named Mary, who died when Paul was 14 years old. He has never confirmed (said for certain) that this is right, so the speculation (guessing) and mystery continues…

~ Lucy

“Let it Be”
by the Beatles

When I find myself in times of trouble, mother Mary comes to me,
speaking words of wisdom (knowledge and good judgment), let it be.
And in my hour of darkness (sad, difficult time in one’s life) she is standing right in front of me,
speaking words of wisdom, let it be.

Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be.
Whisper (speak very softly) words of wisdom, let it be.

When the broken hearted (sadness because of lost love) people living in the world agree,
there will be an answer, let it be.
For though they may be parted (separated) there is still a chance that they will see,
there will be an answer, let it be.

Let it be, let it be, let it be, (yeah) let it be.
There will be an answer, let it be.
Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be.
Whisper words of wisdom, let it be.
Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be.
There will be an answer, let it be.
Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be.
There will be an answer, let it be.

And when the night is cloudy, there is still a light that shines (puts light) on me,
shine until tomorrow, let it be.
I wake up to the sound of music, mother Mary comes to me,
there will be no sorrow (sadness), let it be.

Let it be, let it be, (yeah) let it be, let it be.
There will be no sorrow, let it be.
Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be.

9 Responses to “You Want It, You’ve Got It – A Song by the Beatles”

  1. Jessie Says:

    Thank you for picking up this song. I was a little bit down today until now! Thanks!

  2. Gulls Says:

    When I heard this song
    I got goose pimples, let it be
    My wife got chicken skin, let it be
    My friend got chill bumps, let it be
    And my G.P. got cutis anserina, let it be

  3. Kim Purcell Says:

    I really like your site. I especially love today’s post. Putting the video and the lyrics together is a lot of fun for ESL learners – it breaks things up.

  4. emiliano Says:

    I love this song since the first moment I heard it so long time ago, and after I knew the meaning of the lyric I liked it even more. Yes Paul was inspired when he wrote it
    also singing it.
    Congratulations Gulls you are also inspired, and Lucy I think you have choosen one of the Beatles best songs. In fact I like several from them (we have same aged than
    Paul more o less) and yes, I like very much Eleanor Rigby but it’s sad.
    Now I have discovered why Lucy’s name sound me so much, of course….

  5. darren Says:

    I have to confess that this is the first time I hear the song “let it be” by Beatles, one of the greatest music band in history. I am deeply touched by the great lyrics and the beautiful voice of the singer, Paul. I can’t help myself moving to tears, and I’m feeling that I’m strongly connected with the earthquake that occurred on 12 May, in Sichuan province, China. Countless people died, injured and became homeless. I firmly believe that they will put themselves through this natural disaster.

  6. Daniel Says:

    Thank you for your work¡

  7. Elham Says:

    Hello everybody

    at the moment, i am at the university and my PC doea not have any headphone,
    so i can not listen to the music but thank you lucy for describing us the meaning of its lyrics.
    I enjoyed it alot. thanks

    I think we should always feel God in our heart, God never leaves us alone specially when
    we do always remember him. God always heal our pain if we beleive in him.

    I hope chinese friends can tolerate such natural disaster and i pray God to bless all the victims.

    Thank you

  8. Vibora Says:

    This song makes my life better and better, GOD BLESS YOU AII , i think that many of us will be forever touched by the LORD’s hand, Thanks for each song of this kind of artist.

    Forever Yours,

    -a Beatles Lover-

  9. helena Says:

    I love the music very much. and I sing aloud with the music when I listen to it every time.