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The 10 Most Significant Beatles Lyrics of All Time

I spend so much of my time talking about how obsessed I am with Harry Potter (and I am), that you may not know I am also a huge fan of the Beatles.

Paaaul, my precioussss

Paaaul, my precioussss

I am one of those people who really gets into song lyrics.
Can’t be too cheesy…

(I still love you, Adele!)

(I still love you, Adele!)

… or dumb…

The Beatles are known for poignant songs rich with artistic eloquence in their deep and meaningful lyrics.
On this day, 52 years ago, the Beatles played their final show in the Cavern Club in their hometown of Liverpool.
The small club gave them a gig paying £5 (that’s less than $8!) for a lunchtime set until, not quite a year later, Brian Epstein came along, heard them play and offered to be their manager.
Fast forward two years, the Beatles were taking off with their debut LP “Please Please Me,” which was very nearly recorded live at a show at the Cavern Club, but ended up being recorded at Abbey Road Studios.

The Beatles played their final show at the Cavern Club in 1963 to a crowd of 500 (despite the club’s 200 person legal capacity). There was so much condensation in the air that the moisture dripped from the walls and eventually connected with some electrical equipment causing a power outage at which time Paul McCartney and John Lennon began playing an acoustic version of “When I’m Sixty-Four” (not recorded and released until “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” four years later).

When I am in the mood for some contemplative music, The Beatles will always be my go-to.

1. “And when the brokenhearted people / Living in the world agree / There will be an answer, let it be”

2. “Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see”

3. “Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away / Now it looks as though they’re here to stay / Oh, I believe in yesterday”

4. “Blackbird singing in the dead of night / Take these broken wings and learn to fly / All your life /
You were only waiting for this moment to arise”
(Note that “bird” is a British term for women and this was written at the height of the civil rights movement.)

5. “Try thinking more if just for your own sake”

6. “And any time you feel the pain, hey Jude, refrain / Don’t carry the world upon your shoulders / For well, you know that it’s a fool who plays it cool / By making his world a little colder”

7. “Limitless undying love which shines around me like a million suns / It calls me on and on, across the universe”

8. All the lonely people / Where do they all come from? / All the lonely people / Where do they all belong?

“There’s nothing you can do that can’t be done / Nothing you can sing that can’t be sung / Nothing you can say, but you can learn how to play the game / It’s easy / All you need is love”

9. “When I was younger, so much younger than today / I never needed anybody’s help in any way / But now these days are gone and I’m not so self assured / Now I find I’ve changed my mind I’ve opened up the doors.”

10. “And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make”

(Thanks for the inspiration!)

Doesn’t it just make you love the Beatles even more?
What is your favorite Beatles song/lyric?
Share it with me in the comments!

Until next time, cheers!


8 comments on “The 10 Most Significant Beatles Lyrics of All Time

  1. Dijana
    August 3, 2015

    I was always huge fan of “Yesterday”. Thank you for sharing lyrics and remind us how amazing they are.


  2. I once played the Beatles Rockband and quickly realised I didn’t know many of the lyrics!


  3. Melinda
    August 3, 2015

    Oh, I love the Beatles, too! There is no one like them!


  4. Aubrie LeGault
    August 3, 2015

    Hard to pick… but I’ve always loved Let It Be and Come Together. Yellow Submarine pops into my head about once every other day and I seem to always be singing it. Strange song to sing all the time lol.


  5. Marlynn Jayme Schotland
    August 4, 2015

    Oh, tough question. That is way too difficult of a task for my mind right now… so many awesome Beatles lyrics that mean so much!


  6. Jenni Bost (@jennibost)
    August 4, 2015

    I honestly didn’t listen to the beatles much growing up and now am woefully behind in my Beatles song knowledge. I do however love their lyrics and many of their songs now and hope to impart that love on my kiddos. Is it terrible to admit that I really love remakes of their songs?


  7. penguinsangel
    August 4, 2015

    I like the Beatles, but I just recently read a Charlie Manson book, which kind of put a different spin on Beatles music now. I still love them though, but I don’t know what I have a favorite – I do like Yesterday.


  8. MealsWithMel
    August 4, 2015

    There are places I remember
    All my life though some have changed
    Some forever not for better
    Some have gone and some remain
    All these places have their moments
    With lovers and friends I still can recall
    Some are dead and some are living
    In my life I’ve loved them all

    I’m a huge Beatles fan too 😀 great post!!



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