Beatles: The End Meaning
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Song Released: 1969
The End Lyrics
Are you going to be in my dreams
And in the end
The love you take
Is equal to the love
anonymous 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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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.
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.
anonymous 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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