Beatles: Something Meaning
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Song Released: 1969
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Attracts me like no other lover.
Something in the way she woos me.
I don't wanna leave her now,
You know I believe, and how.
Something in the way she smiles,
Tells me I need no other lover.
anonymous Feb 1st, 2009 2:57pm report
This is a love ballad written by George to Patti. Most of the lyrics are self-explanatory, but people are often caught off guard by the, "You're asking me if my love will grow. I don't know. I don't know." In my opinion, this is not indicative of a "problem" in the relationship, but rather displays an intense honesty on the part of the author. No one knows the future... we may *think* we know how we will feel about someone in the future based upon the intensity of our passions towards them now, but the truth is, we don't. We just know the present. So George is saying, "honestly, I don't know if my love will grow. I can't predict the future. It may, it may not. But boy oh boy does your love captivate me right now." Then he goes on to promise, "but stick around and it may show." As in, stick around and this may be a forever love.
anonymous May 2nd, 2018 5:10am report
I just love the lyrics and the score. Heartrendingly and hauntingly beautiful about the special feeling between lovers which he doesn’t know whether it can grow past what that feeling is at that present moment because of its intensity.
anonymous Jan 24th, 2011 1:18pm report
i think that this song is about how the guy thats in love with the girl knows he can leave her and he believes and how like hes done it before but the way she woos him or something in her smile somehow makes him stay?? like it changes his mind. thats what i think
Heres a novel idea! How about getting the interpretation from the Beatles...Duh!
JOHN 1969: "I think that's about the best track on the album, actually."
PAUL 1969: "I like George's song 'Something.' For me I think it's the best he's written."
GEORGE 1969: "I wrote the song 'Something' for the album before this one, but I never finished it off until just recently. I usually get the first few lines of words and music together, both at once... and then finish the rest of the melody. Then I have to write the words. It's like another song I wrote when we were in India. I wrote the whole first verse and just said everything I wanted to say, and so now I need to write a couple more verses. I find that much more difficult. But John gave me a handy tip. He said, 'Once you start to write a song, try to finish it straight away while you're still in the same mood.' Sometimes you go back to it and you're in a whole different state of mind. So now, I do try to finish them straight away."
GEORGE 1980: "'Something' was written on the piano while we were making the White Album. I had a break while Paul was doing some overdubbing so I went into an empty studio and began to write. That's really all there is to it, except the middle took some time to sort out. It didn't go on the White Album because we'd already finished all the tracks."
anonymous May 26th, 2009 5:47pm report
Actually Something was written before Patti and George split up. Something is on Abbey Road which was released in 1969 and they split up in 1974 so they were still married. He wrote about her and later claimed that it was wriiten with Ray Charles in mind because the fact that they broke up kind of contradicts the meaning of the song. Besides the fact it is one of the greatest love songs :)
nikkinoodlesoup2 May 12th, 2009 5:59pm report
Eric Clapton wrote the song "Layla" about Patti (George Harrison's wife at the time) talking about how her being with Harrison "tortured" him and how much he loved her. After she left Harrison and ran off with Clapton, George Harrison wrote the song "Something" talking about how much he loved her and how he couldn't promise her if "his love would grow" but she did captivate him in the present time. The song also speaks about how there is something special about her, (which is also reflected in Eric Clapton's song "Wonderful Tonight" which he wrote for Patti after they got together). So, to conclude, I guess you can't deny there was "something" special about her because two famous musicians had a "soft rock" battle for her. And although "Something" is an absolutely beautiful song, full of sadness and beauty, Clapton must have been the better significant other.
This song was about Patti. This is also the song that I bleive put the nail in the coffin for the Beatles.
I have noticed throughout the years that whenever the third member of a group has a bigger hit than the leaders, they want more songs on all subsequent albums. This causes friction within the group. Here Comes the Sun also was a number 1 hit off Abbey Road. They were so talented.
anonymous Sep 14th, 2008 9:29pm report
I see this song as an internal struggle within an individual who doesn't love a woman but rather lusts a woman. She entices him an essentially manipulates him. She knows he has no where else to go and that is leverage for keeping him in this relationship. Every guy can admit to being unsure about their current relationship at some points. This is the all too common internal thinking that us guys do when we eventually talk ourselves into staying with someone we don't love... Hence the high divorce rate in America.
anonymous Jul 16th, 2008 7:19pm report
I really don't know. This is probably wrong but this is just what I thought when I heard it:
It's about a man who really loves this woman and is in a relationship with her. but there is something wrong in it. and he's trying to decide whether he should end it and end the problem or not. but he really loves her and it's making it harder for him to decide. The problem might be that he's feels that his love can't grow any more.
"You're asking me will my love grow? I don't know, I don't know."
anonymous Apr 21st, 2007 4:27pm report
This song was written by George and at the time he claimed it was inspired by his wife, Patty. Incedently she later left him for Eric Clapton and he later denied that it was written for her.
anonymous May 26th, 2006 5:12am report
Something – this song is more than likely the greatest of the songs ever written by the Beatles, George. It is story about females in general. Something in the way she moves, attracts me like no other lover. She is any female that George saw and wanted something to do with but know that if he got involved she would never be everything he wanted so it was best to stay a distance and enjoy her.
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