Favorite Beatles Lyrics

The Beatles officially broke up in 1970, and with the tragic death of John Lennon in 1980, dreams of an eventual reunion also sadly died with him.  The legacy of the Beatles' music lives on, though, all these decades later -- songs to inspire, to entertain, to make us happy, songs that continue to stand the test of time.

Here are my personal favorites out of the rich Beatles discography, which is now available on iTunes.

Yesterday - I have already mentioned in a past essay that I consider this to be the greatest song of all time.  "I believe in yesterday."

Revolution - This is still a kick-ass anthem, even if it lost some of its street-cred when it became the first Beatles song to be licensed for a commercial, (thanks for nothing, Nike). "We all want to change the world, But when you talk about destruction, Don't you know that you can count me out."

A Hard Day's Night - Still catchy after all these years, and oh, so true.  "When I'm home everything seems to be right."

Here Comes the Sun - A simple but lovely tune, always brings a smile to my face.  "Little darling, it seems like years since it’s been clear. Here comes the sun, here comes the sun, And I say it’s all right."

Let It Be - Sometimes, you wonder why more people don't adopt this song as their life's motto.  "And when the night is cloudy, there is still a light, that shines on me, shine until tomorrow, let it be."

Nowhere Man - Another one of my simple favorites, and it should motivate the slacker in all of us to get up and seize the day. "Nowhere man, please listen, You don't know what you're missing."

Hey Jude - So many people list this song as one of their favorites.  It's definitely one of the best. "Take a sad song and make it better."

I Saw Her Standing There - Makes me want to get up and dance. "Now I'll never dance with another."

Strawberry Fields Forever - This is one of the greatest songs from the Beatles' later years. "Living is easy with eyes closed, Misunderstanding all you see."

Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da - The kind of song that makes everyone want to sing along.  "Happy ever after in the market place."

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - From beginning to end, it's awesome. "What would you think if I sang out of tune, Would you stand up and walk out on me?"

In My Life - I used this song in an anniversary presentation for my parents, so it always brings out some nice emotions in me whenever I hear it. "Some are dead and some are living. In my life, I've loved them all."

Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds - Trippy, spacey, call it what you will, it's still fantastic. "Everyone smiles as you drift past the flowers, That grow so incredibly high."

Penny Lane - Another classic in a long string of classics. "Penny Lane is in my ears and in my eyes"


So many others!  "Across the Universe," "Come Together," "Ticket to Ride," "The Long and Winding Road," "Can't Buy Me Love," "Eleanor Rigby," even "I am the Walrus!"  What are your favorites?

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