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Beatles: Let It Be Meaning

Song Released: 1969

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...


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    Jan 31st, 2007 1:24pm 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."


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    Oct 28th, 2006 10:33pm 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


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    Dec 25th, 2006 12:38pm report

    Ok, I love this song, and I love it for the one reason that it DOESNT have any "hidden meaning" or "special reasons" its just an ambiguous song telling people to cheer up, get on with there lives, don't worry that... ya dogs died, or your girlfriend has left you, what ever, just LET IT BE! and things will be ok. I think trying to reed to far into this will spoil it and stop it from been a globaly "feel good" kinda thing. As for the "mother Mary" bit, I just interpret that as been a symbol of someone loving to look after you and cheer you up, a "mother" figure to tell you it will all be ok.


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    Feb 12th, 2014 2:57pm report

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


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    Feb 5th, 2014 2:16am report

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


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    Jan 25th, 2014 1:34pm report

    Mary Jane is weed my friend!


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    Apr 18th, 2013 4:29pm 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.


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    Jan 1st, 2013 1:05pm report

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


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    Dec 6th, 2012 12:38pm 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.


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    Oct 10th, 2012 10:33pm 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.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway


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    Oct 7th, 2012 10:16am report

    I like to think part of it was to their fans about their split.

    "For though they may be parted
    there is still a chance that they will see
    there will be an answer
    Let it Be"

    I've heard a few theories and the magic IS that you can take from it what you will.


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    Jul 20th, 2012 7:25pm report

    Maharishi Mahesh Yogi quote, "Let it Be" refering to the effortless practice of Transcendental Meditation


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    Jul 18th, 2012 7:18am report

    Is it possible that it was also devine inspiration; knowing that the Mother Mary everyone knows said to Angel Gabriel in reply to God: "Let it be done unto me according to Thy word". And that now I am inspired by the Beatles Song in an entirely different way. Anyone else?


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    May 30th, 2012 5:00pm report

    Ok, first of all, if you REALLY want to know why he wrote the song, then why don't you just ask someone who is smart enough to know, or look it up!
    Besides why are you spending so much time arguing over a song! It doesn't matter who it was written by, or what made them do it, it's about why the song was written, and how it makes such a big impact on life!
    Whoever wrote it, they must have been smart enough to realize that it doesn't matter if your dog dies, or if you lose something valuable. What matters in your life, is YOU! That's all you need to worry about. How you want to live your life, and how you want to get things done! Sometimes if you're down, you just need to roll up your sleeves, and shrug it off. It doesn't mean you're heartless, it means that you won't let anything drag you away from your path on your way to greatness.


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    Apr 14th, 2012 4:19am report

    Basically this song tells the people to having faith in god we trust, be strong in whatever circumstances they faced, hope, love, wisdom etc.

    And remember there's always someone out that care and love you. I do.



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    Apr 2nd, 2012 4:54pm report

    Let it be, just chill, forgive, & be good to one another


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    Jan 31st, 2012 1:48pm report

    the song is inspired by paul's mother. he came to him in a dream saying something along the lines of, " you'll get through through this. just let it be."


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    Jan 16th, 2012 1:46am report

    It just finally occurred to me that "let it be unto me even as you have said" is what Mary said to the angel, at the annunciation. The song sounds religious with the churchy organ. I think the song is great. It took me 41 years to get that about Mary's actual words in the Bible. Paul McCartney is being cagey if he won't admit it.

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