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Beatles: Let It Be Meaning

Song Released: 1969

Covered By: Ricky Duran (2019)

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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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    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

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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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    May 10th, 2009 5:12am report

    This song is just awesome. Do you need any more information? OK people? It's music. Breath, just do like the lyrics say, and let it be. That is what makes the Beatles such a great group. You can think what you want to think about it. Just let it be.


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    Apr 9th, 2009 4:52pm report

    This song was written when he was secretly going crazy. He was not getting along with the other band members and he was not sure whether they should break up or not so he went to sleep one night and dreamed of an Irish nun that he knew as a child and that had to do with mother Mary and in the mother of Jesus and the nun said let it be everything willl be okay just let it be there will be an answer to all of your presence and that was her words of wisdom. That is actually the interpretation of this song it is sort of depressing to a fan but it shows what a true musical genius he was and so were the rest of his band members it is a shame that he was killed.


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    Mar 21st, 2009 3:57am report

    It's about the Beatles about to brake up and they didn't want the fans to complain about it

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    Jan 26th, 2009 1:23pm report

    I thinks it's what most people have eluded to - the song is what you need it 'to be'


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    Jan 15th, 2009 1:36pm report

    I don't hear any murmur or whisper at 1:07. You two are obviously insane, and/or believe in the Paul is Dead crackpot theory.

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    Jan 14th, 2009 1:56pm report

    paul would go to a flat in england,down below in the middle of a round-about was the statue of the virgin mary.lights shone up and casted a shadow on his upstairs flat wall of virgin mary.this flat is where he went to get away from the rigorimoe and think.the road was to be altered and the statue removed,paul started a petition to leave the round-about where it was.you can all stop bickering now!!!!


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    Jan 11th, 2009 1:42pm report

    Guys, i dont see the point of arguing about this.... about how there are hidden mesages and multiple interpretatins and like code words and stuff..its a song! just listen to the song and let it be! no need to argue, just LET IT BE!


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    Dec 7th, 2008 12:40am report

    i think that this song is written for make
    us feel better and forget every pain...it has helped me get over difficult situations..this song,fills me with love!!


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    Oct 23rd, 2008 10:26am report

    This interpretation of Let It Be is an oxymoron because I am giving my opinion on a song that wants no opinions. Mother Mary is I believe Paul's mom and somewhere along the line he asked or wanted something and her response was let it be; don't try to fix it--don't get upset by it--don't hurt yourself by trying to correct a wrong. So for any more interpretations of this song and in a way Paul is telling us not to try and find the reason why such songs were written to just be glad they were written, so enjoy all the Beatles songs; for their meanings? LET IT BE


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    Oct 14th, 2008 10:00pm report

    I suggest you all read Luke 1:38:

    "Behold the willing servant of the Lord; let it be unto me according to thy word."

    The words "Let it Be" are among the most important in the entire New Testament. Paul must have been aware of both their ultimate source and their significance.


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    Oct 12th, 2008 10:15pm report

    OK, you guys all think you know what the songs mean and maybe one of you is right. But your having a war over a song called: LET IT BE! Jesus, I mean what happened? Its just a moving song, maybe it was drug inspired or religous or about his mom or stinky feet. Lets just let it be, man.

    a beatles fan. and remember all you need is love.


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    Aug 3rd, 2008 8:15am report

    I think the "Across the Universe" movie version of Let It Be was not done well. They kind of religionised the song. NO OFFENSE INTENDED--THIS IS JUST MY OPINION!!

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    May 20th, 2008 5:48am report

    Mother Mary was a woman in India with the maharishee crowd... a very advanced soul. The Beatles would come to her and ask "mother mary, should we go back to england, stay here , or go to america, what should we do?" her reply was " brothers, let it be". This was told to me by George Harrison's wife's sister... an old girlfriend of mine.

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