Beatles: Because Meaning
No tags, suggest one.
Song Released: 1969
Because the world is round it turns me on
Because the world is round...aaaaaahhhhhh
Because the wind is high it blows my mind
Because the wind is high...aaaaaaaahhhh
Love is old, love is new
Love is all, love is...
This song is not about Yoko it's about you and me.
"Love is all, love is new"
"Love is all, love is you"
It's sad that the Beatles tried so hard to make people understand what the world needed and all people see is the meaningless "Paul is dead" and "I am the Walrus" nonsense.
Their message was "please don't be long", "come together", "we can change the world" ,"all you need is love".
anonymous Feb 11th, 2:30am report
While this song is pretty nuanced, there are some hints to help us understand its meaning. This song is about the fact that "there is nothing new under the Sun," and a person coming to terms with it.
The first indication of this is the airiness of the vocals, combined with the specific placement of the word 'because' so that the phrases tie in to each other, i.e. "because the wind is high, it blows my mind, because the wind is high." The other indication of this is that all three verses cover an element of nature that doesn't change; the Earth, the wind and the sky are all here to stay. But how do we know the message isn't so straightforward? We know from the line "because the sky is blue, it makes me cry." This indicates that the speaker wants the sky to be another color, a common literary metaphor for one's hope for an alternate reality that is all but impossible. The repeated emphasis on causality provided by the repetition of the title cements this idea. The melody is rather melancholic, but as mentioned earlier, the song is not one-sided, and the chorus points to love as one of the constants we'd rather not change.
ana.pando1 Feb 19th, 2012 2:17pm report
"Because" is the reason and the result. The everything that makes all sense is the round form the begginning and the end connected. This is the main perfection.
And how you , me and all are connected in this world as a organism, that's why we should love each other.
The sadness makes us to question about everything.
anonymous Apr 25th, 2011 4:17pm report
To me, this song means Love. Love and Beauty. It's that when you've got Love you see everything in the world with different eyes. You realize you're surrounded by things of incredible beauty. When the "love is old, love is new" part starts, it perfectly makes you feel for one second that inner fullness that you can only have when you're in love and you feel alive more than ever.
anonymous Nov 14th, 2010 11:28am report
When i listen to because it reminds me of the Apocolypse, but with "Love is all love is you" It is saying don't give up hope, things that are terrible will happen but so will the good things and hopefully more good than bad.
anonymous Feb 17th, 2010 2:39pm report
One day Yoko was playing a classical piece on the piano. Then John heard her play and said "Yoko can you play it backwards?" . He put lyrics on it and then it's history.
This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
anonymous Apr 21st, 2009 4:22pm report
wow. this is a beautiful song. this isn't really an interpretation, as it is, just my opinion. well, i like how the instrumental makes you feel mysterious, and unfamiliar. yet, the vocals keep you comforted through the whole song. it's magnificent.
anonymous Oct 2nd, 2008 10:56pm report
It is simply a song about the beauty and connection of the universe and the love we all interconnectively share
anonymous Dec 12th, 2007 12:55pm report
The famous classical piece that was mentioned is Beethoven's "Moolight Sonata" which was being played by Yoko on the piano in the studio at the time. Lennon reversed the chords and "Because" was the result.
anonymous Nov 4th, 2006 11:42pm report
Because is about Yoko. And the melody is a famous classical piece backwards.
More Beatles song meanings »
Submit Your Interpretation
Related Blog Posts
|Take Me Away||anonymous|
|The Last Resort||anonymous|
|A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall||anonymous|
|Safe and Sound||anonymous|
|Eye In The Sky||anonymous|
|Life of the Party||anonymous|
|Save the Last Dance for Me||anonymous|
|Give Me Love||anonymous|