What does Let It Be mean?

Search Login

Beatles: Let It Be Meaning

Song Released: 1969

Covered By: Ricky Duran (2019)

Get "Let It Be" on MP3:

Get MP3 from Amazon
Get MP3 from iTunes

Let It Be Lyrics

When I find myself in times of trouble, mother Mary comes to me,
speaking words of wisdom, let it be.
And in my hour of darkness 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...


    #1 top rated interpretation:
    click a star to vote
    Jan 31st 2007 report

    PAUL circa-1994: "One night during this tense time I had a dream I saw my mum, who'd been dead ten years or so. And it was great to see her because that's a wonderful thing about dreams, you actually are reunited with that person for a second... In the dream she said, 'It'll be alright.' I'm not sure if she used the words 'Let it be' but that was the gist of her advice, it was 'Don't worry too much, it will turn out okay.' It was such a sweet dream I woke up thinking, 'Oh, it was really great to visit with her again.' I felt very blessed to have that dream."


    #2 top rated interpretation:
    click a star to vote
    Dec 6th 2012 report

    The song gives us different scenarios of problems affecting us as people, and comforts us that no matter what the problem maybe affecting you, there is a solution to it. Therefore, we should not dispair.


    #3 top rated interpretation:
    click a star to vote
    Oct 28th 2006 report

    No, nothing. By the way, all of these interpretation (right or wrong, or stupid) are why the Beatles are so great...It's all about ambiguity, because no matter what the actual song meant, it means different things to different people

  4. anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Dec 29th 2020 report

    If there's problem's in your life, and you're unable to figure them out, let it go and let your Higher self (The better angel) handle it.

  5. anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Jan 29th 2020 report

    This song is a great song in which the message is to find light in the darkness.

  6. anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Dec 15th 2019 report

    The story of which Paul McCartney has said “it was a dream about my Mother and she said "let it be".

  7. anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Feb 16th 2019 report

    I know the song is about one of the band member's deceased mother. But every time I hear this song, (no matter which version) I can't help but think this song is about the Blessed Mother and how we shouldn't worry about sinful current events because the victory has already been won thanks to the death and resurection of Jesus Christ (Oh and if you're wondering,yes I'm Catholic.)

  8. anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Nov 1st 2018 report

    The song, to me, represents the feeling that the writer, Paul or Faul McCartney, was feeling or letting everyone know that even if the real Paul was killed or replaced by William Campbell Shears, just let it be, do not dig to deep, the truth will come out sooner or later, even after our generation is gone. That conspiracy or not (about him), He is a great composer and singer who somehow have made us all sing, cry, think, fall in love and so many other things.

  9. anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Sep 30th 2017 report

    I am a Catholic Priest (75 years of age). I just watched the Ken Burns documentary on the Vietnam War. It was well done and very enlightening. I was stunned that he chose the Beatle's song "Let It Be" to close the well-done episodes. It brought back a powerful memory to me. In my first year of priesthood (1969) a woman came to see me. Her son had been killed in Vietnam the year before. She had been to every other priest in the parish before me seeking comfort and peace. She was bitter and angry and no words or counsel that I gave her had any effect. Finally, the thought came to me of a statue we had in the Church (a replica of Michaelangelo's Pieta - Our Blessed Mother holding the dead body of her son Jesus). I asked her to go over to the Church and just be before the statue. Evidently, she did this, because she took me aside at a parish social a few weeks later. She held me by my elbows and looked up to my face. She smiled and said: "I just want you to know that I am at peace". You could see it in her face. I was moved to tears and we embraced. When she went into our Church and sat before the "Pieta", I know that one mother's heart spoke to another mother's heart and whispered words of Wisdom "Let It Be". Thank you Ken Burns for your documentary and for choosing such a meaningful song to conclude it.

  10. anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Aug 30th 2016 report

    Mother mary is Paul's mom. Her name was mary you fools.

  11. kooljohn176
    click a star to vote
    Sep 25th 2015 report

    Always loved this song by Paul with the Beatles growing up that inspired and comforted me thinking of Mother Mary, the mother of Jesus for words of wisdom. Even though i was never quite a Catholic back then, but the closest i came in being, being also a dieheart Cat Stevens fan on The Way in believing i was becoming a holy cat in my faith as a believer.

  12. anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Jun 10th 2015 report

    Paul says it is about his mother and the phrase Let it be is what she, like all northern mothers would say to arguing kids 'Will you two just let it be'

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
  13. anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Feb 12th 2014 report

    I had always heard that Julian Lennon was mad at his mother & Paul write this this to help him with it

  14. anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Feb 5th 2014 report

    Should I insist on things being as I want them to be, of just let them be much better?

  15. anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Jan 25th 2014 report

    Mary Jane is weed my friend!

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
  16. anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Apr 18th 2013 report

    The title is pretty much self explanatory.

    When you:
    •Find yourself in times of trouble
    •See the broken hearted people living in the world agreeing that there'll be an answer
    •Notice that the night is cloudy but there's still a light that shines on you
    •and see Mother Mary speaking words of wisdom...

    Let it be.

    I also think that whoever wrote this song is going silly in the head and he just leaves it alone to be safe.

  17. anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Jan 1st 2013 report

    Let it be is really Leonard B. , a reference to Leonard Bernstein

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
  18. anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Oct 10th 2012 report

    I just think like someone said, no way if my mother was name mary i would call her mother mary. So i think this most have been for the virgin mary and paul just did not want to asummed responsabilities.

‹ prev 12345678

More Beatles song meanings »


Latest Articles


Submit Your Interpretation

[ want a different song? ]

Just Posted

...Ready For It anonymous
Run anonymous
Willow anonymous
That Summer anonymous
A Touch Of Evil anonymous
How Deep is Your Love? anonymous
Animal I Have Become anonymous
Sharp Edges anonymous
Montreal anonymous
Rainbow anonymous
Praying anonymous
Beat Surrender anonymous
Hammerhead anonymous
Paint By Numbers anonymous
Mondo Sinistro anonymous

Get a weekly email update

(We won't give out your email)

Latest Releases

U Gurl
Walker Hayes
Never Look Back
Warren Zeiders
Slow Down Summer
Thomas Rhett
Damn Strait
Scotty McCreery
With A Woman You Love
Justin Moore
If I Were Rock & Roll
Chase Rice
Wilder Days
Morgan Wade
Love Is Real
Morgan Evans