Beatles: With A Little Help From My Friends Meaning
Song Released: 1967
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With A Little Help From My Friends Lyrics
Would you stand up and walk out on me?
Lend me your ears and I'll sing you a song
And I'll try not to sing out of key
Oh I get by with a little help from my friends
Mm I get high with a little help...
anonymous May 21st, 2014 5:06am report
this simply has to do with a guy trying to live happily without his true love and his friends helping him get by happily. They also help him vent about how much he need s the person he loves (whose either gone forever or is somewhere very far from him). They want to help him find love again but he says it can't be anybody he needs that 'special somebody'.
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anonymous Mar 19th, 2011 3:22pm report
I think that everybody over-thinks things like this. What if they just wanted to write a song about friends, and how they're there for you? I don't think there's always a meaning so deep for all songs. Maybe they were high when they wrote it. Maybe they weren't. Only they really know the meaning.
anonymous Mar 9th, 2011 3:46pm report
This is most definitely about drugs. The 'friends' are drugs that get you by and make all the pain go away. What do you see when you turn out the lights, I believe, refers to a one night stand, which is why the question is posed, do you believe in love at first sight. How could you sleep with this person? I just turn out the lights and it's all good. This is uplifting in a melancholy way. The lead singer is hurt and the only reason why everyone believes that the friends are actual friends is because the other vocalists harmonize in response to his question for help.
I think this song was written when the Beatles were having tough times and were thinking of splitting. Ringo always the sort of loner was assured he would not be an outcast after the breakup and he would remain popular with help from the other 3. It's really not a sad song but one of affirmation , to be sung joyfully
This is dealing with the relationship of the band, Yoko, and Linda McCartney. The whole group was all easily upset because they were on the road so much. This is also the "Peace and Love" song for the group. I think the line "would do you see when you turn off the lights", " I can't tell you but I know that its mine" has to do with a certain dream in the group probably Lennon he was like that
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