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Let It Be
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Let It Be

The Beatles
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Let It Be

Song Meaning and Background of Let It Be by The Beatles


An apprehensive Paul McCartney began writing "Let It Be" in 1968 and revealed a skeletal version to the other Beatles during the disastrous Let It Be rehearsals in January 1969.


He was inspired by the church-born soul of Aretha Franklin. McCartney's secular humanism was ruthlessly dismissed by John Lennon, who mistook it for pious self-righteousness.


However, the Beatles put extra effort into the song, obtaining the perfect take on January 31 — the day following their final live performance, which took place on the top of their London Apple headquarters. When "Let It Be" was released four months later, it basically served as an elegy for the band that had come to represent the 1960s.


It was the Beatles' final single before McCartney announced his departure from the band.


In a later interview McCartney said about a dream that his mother had told him, "It will be all right, just let it be."


Lyrics of Let It Be by The Beatles


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 it be

Whisper words of wisdom

Let it be

 

And when the broken-hearted people

Living in the world agree

There will be an answer

Let it be

 

For though they may be parted there is

Still a chance that they will see

There will be an answer

Let it be

 

Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be

Yeah, there will be an answer

Let it be

 

Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be

Whisper words of wisdom

Let it be

 

Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be

Whisper words of wisdom

Let it be

 

And when the night is cloudy

There is still a light that shines on me

Shine until tomorrow

Let it be

 

I wake up to the sound of music

Mother Mary comes to me

Speaking words of wisdom

Let it be

 

Let it be, let it be, let it be, yeah, let it be

There will be an answer

Let it be

 

Let it be, let it be, let it be, yeah, let it be

There will be an answer

Let it be

 

Let it be, let it be, let it be, yeah, let it be

Whisper words of wisdom

Let it be

Release Date

1970

Songwriter/s

Lennon–McCartney

Producer/s

George Martin

Label/s

Apple

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