What does All You Need is Love mean?

Search Login

Beatles: All You Need is Love Meaning

Song Released: 1967


Get "All You Need is Love" on MP3:

Get MP3 from Amazon

All You Need is Love Lyrics

Love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love.
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.
There's nothing you can make...

  1.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Jul 26th, 2011 7:43am report


    I think it means that Love is the most important thing. It is what we all really need. Not fame, not money, not being special, but loved.

    We are not so special to so something unique that nobody can repeat. Even the best Guinness Book records are improved easily. We should be more modest and give more love and accept more from others. It is what will makes us happy. Everything is about love in this world (just like in "Imagine" )



  2.  

    Homer
    click a star to vote
    Jul 9th, 2011 7:56am report


    I read about this guy who used a Wigi board just to check it out. He states that the dead dude on the other side said a lot of things, but the most important thing that he said is love is the most important thing in life. This got me thinking about the track “All you need is love” by the Beatles. So I watched many clips that are attached with the song as well as studied the lyrics and I believe they knew what was going on. The lyrics are simple but effective. They are written to make you think what most of you are thinking, but the lyrics are made to play with your sub-conscious mind. I will get into what I have come to understand of the meaning soon.

    I’ve also been doing a bit of research on the law of attraction and have read a very inspiring book by Jerry and Esther Hicks on the teachings of Abraham. With all the information I’ve come across in regards to the study of Quantum physics, I can say that to be able to use the law of attraction, you need love. It’s said many times over and over. If you’ve done your research on this law or read the books, you’d know what I mean.

    This is only my opinion, but I think it’s pretty obvious that John is trying to tell the human population that you can create your own reality, and to do that, you need love. The law of attraction proves that you can create your own reality, do what you want, have what you want and be who you want to be. To complete the puzzle of the law of attraction, you must have and show love. We are all created as one on this earth and no one can see it.

    Humans are programmed from the second they step foot into the universe. Controlled and governed by laws that are made up. A law is defined as something that is ever changing. Gravity is a law. The laws in which our society lives in today are created to control us and no one sees this because we were never given the opportunity to realise what the truth is. We need to conquer the power of love, not the love of power.

    As some would know, the law of attraction was kept a secret from society. It is an never changing law that is hard to see, and there could be many more. The law of attraction (which is scientifically proven if you watch “What the Bleep Do We Know?”) states that “There is nothing you can do that can’t be done… Nothing you can make that can’t be made.” Etc. the song is obvious that we can do anything we put our minds to, all we need is love, and people aren’t realising that. The word love is said so many times throughout the song to plant it subconsciously in our minds. This is the message John is trying to get across, the secret law of attraction. Somebody also mentioned this above.

    In one clip I watched for “All we need is love,” at the end of the video, John says, “It’s all in my mind you know!” For those who don’t understand this, the fundamental step of applying the law of attraction is to construct thoughts or ideas in your mind before being able to manifest. This is what John is saying. Consciously we are unaware, subconsciously we are aware, but are ignorant of the truth due to not knowing any better. We were put on this planet to create, and to do that, we need love! Love makes the world go round.

    “Nothing you can say but you can learn how to play the game. It's easy.”

    This line means that life is a game and it’s easy to learn the rules (law of attraction) and once you learn the rules, you can do anything, be anything, and have anything. All you need to do is use the principles of the law, and one of those principles is love!

    “No one you can save that can't be saved.”

    I may be wrong, but I reckon this one means, we don’t have to die. We can be saved, or we can heal ourselves from poverty and health. But that’s another argument.

    “Nothing you can do but you can learn how to be you in time. It's easy.”

    I like this line because, from understanding the movie “What the Bleep do we know?” and also “The Secret” and Bob Proctor, it teaches you to understand your body and know how to use your body. Once you understand your body scientifically, you can learn to create your own reality, and it’s easy. But remember, “All you need is Love.”

    This is my opinion, could be way out.



  3.  

    Alex Dawson
    click a star to vote
    Jul 7th, 2011 7:26pm report


    Imogina is right. You can't do the impossible, but you can do the hardest thing that is possible - lead a happy life.

    The rest of the song is just a description of a happy life.
    You don't have to play the game anymore, which means you don't need to get anxious about not playing it well.

    "Nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be."



  4.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Jun 25th, 2011 6:05pm report


    All you need is love and you don't need anything else



  5.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Jun 21st, 2011 6:55am report


    Obviously we need more than love. For example, everyone needs food, water, shelter, etc. etc. So, "all you need is love" is not referring to physical needs.

    Referring to the impossibility of following all of the rules in all religions they say "There's nothing you can do that can't be done. Nothing you can sing that can't be sung"; it is impossible to be perfectly in compliance with all of the rules in any one religion. Then they say "Nothing you can say but you can learn how to play the game.It's easy."; in other words, it does not matter if you are in perfect compliance with any religious prescription, because nobody is; it is impossible to be. You never needed to be anyway. All you need is love. Love to give away.You need love in your heart not religion.



  6.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Mar 10th, 2011 3:02am report


    I personally believe that the message was trying to say no matter what you have in your name you won't feel complete without someone to love.



  7.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Feb 2nd, 2011 2:15pm report


    Nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be.
    You're meant to be where you are, and we have to move past the struggles of life and trust in God that you're meant to be where you are. By trusting, accepting, having faith in, and loving God, we also recieve love, which lets us live life.
    I think the overall interpretation is to LOVE GOD.



  8.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Jan 26th, 2011 1:26pm report


    This song is about what we can accomplish if we are encouraged. I don't see "All you need is love" in meaning that "You don't need money or power." I interpret it rather like what Linus said in "A Charlie Brown Christmas" about the tree: "All it needs is a little love." After all, "There's nothing you can see that isn't shown."



  9.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Jan 5th, 2011 1:39pm report


    I think it means all of us are capable of anything, but without love whatever we do becomes meaningless.



  10.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Dec 22nd, 2010 12:10pm report


    I was looking for a part of a lyric I thought I had remembered--"there is nothing you can say that can't be said"--by way of forming an apology to someone, when I came across this site.

    Although I had misremembered the line, the essence of the song was still true to that form. If you can do it, it can be done. If you can sing it, it can be sung. If you are willing to do it, it can be done. If you can save yourself or your relationship with someone, it can be saved. Things can become what you can try for them to become. All you need is the power of the underlying love in the life that you can lead in this next moment, when you act.



  11.  

    youknowmyname
    click a star to vote
    Dec 10th, 2010 12:53pm report


    You can learn how to be you in time...its easy, all you need is love!
    Love yourself primarily, then you begin to love everything thats around you. Basic eastern philosophies that influenced the Beatles then the world, post their teachings in India.
    Also 'love' is a term of endearmeant in liverpool dialect towards another person that the Beatles used tongue in cheek frequently as in 'all you need is love, LOVE.' also 'LOVE, love me do'



  12.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Nov 22nd, 2010 11:18pm report


    I think that it means that you anything that you can do, someone else can do. You don't need to be different or special as long as you can love yourself and others.



  13.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Nov 14th, 2010 11:34am report


    -_-' does this song even need interpretation, its really pretty straight forward...

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway


  14.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Aug 25th, 2010 8:09pm report


    How about this interpretation?
    I think all they are trying to say is "All You Need Is Love"



  15.  

    peanut1975
    click a star to vote
    May 19th, 2010 5:52pm report


    As with the so called rumour that Paul McCartney was dead and that his replacement was not sure if he could keep up the act John wrote the song to help him carry on.

    Love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love.
    There's nothing you can do that can't be done.
    (if Paul had died it could be easy to do what he was doing)

    Nothing you can sing that can't be sung.
    (it was easy to impersonate Paul's voice so your half way there)

    Nothing you can say but you can learn how to play the game
    (the so called replacement couldn't really come out about what he was doing but he could
    easly keep up the game as he had been doing it already)

    It's easy.
    (john was saying to the replacement it was easy to carry on)

    There's nothing you can make that can't be made.
    (theres nothing Paul could have done that his replacment couldnt do)

    No one you can save that can't be saved.
    (Paul's replacement could easily save anyone that Paul could have)

    Nothing you can do but you can learn how to be you in time.
    (there was nothing that "Paul" could have done that his "replacement" could not learn to do in time)

    It's easy.

    All you need is love, all you need is love,
    All you need is love, love, love is all you need.
    Love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love.
    All you need is love, all you need is love,

    All you need is love, love, love is all you need.
    There's nothing you can know that isn't known.
    (meaning what Paul knew before he so called died is nothing that couldnt be read/found out about)

    Nothing you can see that isn't shown.
    (what Paul had seen in his lifetime before he so called died was nothing no one else who might have took over him could not see if needed)

    Nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be.
    (the person who was so called taken over from Paul is being told,'your really should be here with the Beatles and know where else)

    It's easy.
    (you know you can take over Paul role its just that easy)

    All you need is love, all you need is love,
    All you need is love, love, love is all you need.
    All you need is love (all together now)
    All you need is love (everybody)
    All you need is love, love, love is all you need

    (all you need is love and support from friends to keep you going to pull it off really)






More Beatles song meanings »


 


Submit Your Interpretation

[ want a different song? ]






Just Posted

Independence anonymous
Cringe anonymous
Bent anonymous
What's This Life For anonymous
Let Go anonymous
Epiphany anonymous
Cherry anonymous
The Doomed anonymous
Not A Love Song anonymous
Crawl anonymous
Fade Away anonymous
You anonymous
Seemann anonymous
Write This Down anonymous
Water Fountain anonymous

Get a weekly email update

(We won't give out your email)

Latest Releases

John Deere Green
Joe Diffie
Pickup Man
Joe Diffie
Wild World
Kip Moore
Goodbye
Kenny Rogers
Third Rock From The Sun
Joe Diffie
Ships That Don't Come In
Joe Diffie
Detours
Jordan Davis
Praying And Believing
Erica Campbell