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Song Released: 1969

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The End Lyrics

Oh yeah, all right
Are you going to be in my dreams

[Drum solo]

[Guitar solos]

And in the end
The love you take
Is equal to the love
You make


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    Mar 15th, 2020 3:59am report

    Karma and Unity.


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    Mar 18th, 2018 3:35pm report

    To me "The love you take is equal to the love you make" means what goes around comes around.


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    Feb 15th, 2012 2:01pm report

    Ideally it would be great to live in a Utopian society where this statement is true. But the fact is, many people who blindly love and love and are either not loved in return or who are in addition taken advantage of. The evening news is full of sad examples...Such as loving/trusting people who give to relatives and even strangers and are robbed of thier life savings, dignity or even pay with thier lives. Most of all Julian Lennon is the biggest example of the falseness of this statement...whose father wrote the song...yet dumped him when he formed another family. Did Julian not love enough? I love the Beatles and thier message, but lets be realistic.


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    Jul 30th, 2010 7:40am report

    I's about Judgement day!
    There Is a drum solo (First Drum Solo by the way!)
    Which represents destruction.
    Then A Great guitar solo, Which Represent The Glory Of God.
    Then the word's And In The End The Love You Take Is Equal To The Love You Make.In Other words,Good people go to Hevean bad people Don't.

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    Jun 5th, 2010 6:29pm report

    This song became the last ever recorded by the Beatles (Let It Be was recorded before Abby Road, despite being released after). The last words "And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make" sums up the entire band's history perfectly. They didn't always get along, they hit some bumps along the way, but in the end it was all worth it. Those last lyrics should mean something in our own lives as well.


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    Apr 26th, 2010 4:49pm report

    This song is a farewell from the band, that had its worst moments during the "Get Back sessions" earlier the same year. The band got back in the studios to remember how they used to be on the recordings and it went with no further problems.

    "Are you gonna be in my dreams tonight" - a simple rhyme to the senseless "Oh yeah, alright", words that symbolize the rock and roll.

    "And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make". It's the end of the band and they knew it, thou it wasn't spoken. The love they collected from everybody was the same intense love that they invested in the band's work. It's their last message of love.


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    Feb 15th, 2010 2:14pm report

    This song features every Beatle solo-ing, including Ringo's first drum solo. The instrumental solos represent the Beatles beginning their solo careers. The last line "And in the end/ the love you take/ is equal to/ the love you make." are the last words recorded by the Beatles together. (my senior quote). The track after this on the Abbey Road album is Her Majesty, a 30 second McCartney song with only him singing.

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