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Beatles: Let It Be Meaning

Song Released: 1969


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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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    anonymous
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    Apr 24th, 2010 4:36am report


    My family has been in turmoil lately. My brother is a recovering addict who has found Christianity. My sister continues to attack him saying she doesn't believe in his recovery. She attacks me for my support of him. It is all pretty stressful. Sleep has not been my friend. But as I lay in bed trying to get back to sleep the lyrics of this song came into my head. I went to the computer to search it's meaning because I was pretty sure it was a Christian message to me. There seem to be many interpretations as to its meaning but I think it means just what it says. Thank you to Paul, his mother and his spiritual awe-inspiring dream for sharing this all with us.



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    mgzaw99
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    Apr 12th, 2010 4:30am report


    Let it Be is very simple.But simple is beautiful.Let it Be and Yesterday are the songs that made The Beatles lasts forever.



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    anonymous
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    Mar 18th, 2010 3:11am report


    Let It Be is a special song. This song has been used to teach intellectually challenging children, people with little time in this world. I am sure the inspiration to write this song was due to the need of Paul at his lowest ebb. My opinion may not matter to most but I wouls add, this song very beautifully written gives hope to the hopeless.

    With this note, I would say, Mother Mary gives hope to all hopelessness.



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    TheZeroCard
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    Feb 25th, 2010 2:17pm report


    Regarding the note that somebody doesn't want us to interepret this or that song, I would like to relate what Beat-Era poet Jim Carroll taught me some 23 years or so ago. He said, both in person and through his "Praying Mantis" spoken word CD, that the listener or viewer -- the patron -- is best equipped to bring out an interpretation, especially of a dark, mysterious, or wildlyllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll. aAAAAA



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    anonymous
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    Jan 22nd, 2010 1:46pm report


    "Amen" interpreted means "Let it Be." So every time Paul McCartney sing "Let it Be" he is saying "Amen."



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    anonymous
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    Nov 11th, 2009 11:23pm report


    Music, like all art, has many different ways of being interpreted. The main gist of the song is to let things go, to not be so stressed out, to let things be. But, in the lines "and when the broken hearted people living in the world agree...there is still a chance that they will see. There will be an answer, let it be," it also says to let a new world come, a world of peace.



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    anonymous
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    Nov 10th, 2009 11:49pm report


    Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of death. Amen.



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    anonymous
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    Nov 10th, 2009 11:32pm report


    Luke 1:38 And Mary said, "Behold, I am the servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word." And the angel departed from her.



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    MusicI_Life
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    Sep 16th, 2009 9:43pm report


    Paul wrote this song when the band was on the verge of braking up. But in the middle of the night his dead MOTHER MARY CAME TO HIM and gave him WORDS OF WISDOM. To LET IT BE means to let it go, it also refers to the VIRGIN MARY'S response to Gabriele before she had Jesus, which means your giving your power to a higher power in this case the band.

    "When I find myself in times of trouble" refers to the fact that the band was about to break up.

    "And in my hour of darkness she is standing right in front of me" means it was at night.

    "And when the broken hearted people living in the world agree" the world would be broken hearted if they broke up, and possibly meaning the band would be sad, or that they need to agree.

    "For though they may be parted there is still a chance that they will see, there will be an answer" means even if they do split, they still have time to patch things up or FIND AN ANSWER

    "And when the night is cloudy, there is still a light, that shines on me" i think it means even when times are bad I can find the light(good side things or "silver lining")

    "I wake up to the sound of music" means that after this dream he went to fix things with them, and succeeded and continue to make music.

    You may think that this is wrong or stupid and if you do fine. It's best to take your own interpretation with songs like these, that's why we have them.



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    ginger
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    Jul 27th, 2009 7:24am report


    Waterdrake why are you so upset about people interpreting Let it Be.. i think this is what the website is about - people expressing thier interpretations of lyrics... mmm... anyway.. I was wondering what people thought "broken hearted" refers too? Do you think it is for romantically broken hearted people or people who are broken hearted as in lost, down, hopeless..?



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    Revolution
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    Jul 15th, 2009 7:50pm report


    As with many songs this one too came to Paul in a dream about his mother, Paul always looked to his mother for guidance, and I believe the line... when broken hearted people living in this world agree there will be an answer to let it be. He was speaking for everyone.



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    Pamlico_140
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    Jul 9th, 2009 7:45pm report


    I don't care if this is badly rated, but, I have OCD. And this song is extremley meaningful to me. LET IT BE IS THE MESSAGE FOR ME! When I have an OCD attack, instead of doing reassurance rituals, I just think- LET IT BE!



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    anonymous
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    May 16th, 2009 5:05pm report


    Instead of arguing, why do you just take it for what its worth? Use it in your own interpretation



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    anonymous
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    May 15th, 2009 5:17am report


    I agree that many of the Beatles songs may have had different meanings to different people and the artists may have written many of their songs this way on purpose (this would gain more fans than ever).

    For me "Let it Be" is about a person's last night on earth before taking his life. Every single verse fits. It shows before on earth and after in heaven. This especially hits home with me as I can imagine these thoughts being the last thoughts of a loved one of mine. LRD

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway


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    anonymous
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    May 10th, 2009 5:38pm report


    If you replace "Mother" Mary with Marijuana and "Let It Be" with LSD, the words fit together too well for this song NOT to have drug connotations.

    "in my times of darkness she is standing right in front of me.. LSD"

    "When all the broken hearted people living in the world agree, there will be an answer.. LSD"

    "And when the night is cloudy, there is still a light that shines on me.. shine until tomorrow LSD"






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