Wednesday, April 8, 2009

My American Idol Song from 1970

This week, the Idol contestants sang songs that were popular during the year they were born. I did a quick Google to see what was popular in 1970. I had several options... by the Jackson Five, The Partridge Family, and The Carpenters. There was also some Elvis, Diana Ross, and even Simon and Garfunkle. But I think I'd choose a Beatles hit, "Let It Be".




Interesting facts about "Let It Be":
  • Most say it was written by Paul McCartney about his mother who died when he was 14. But some say that it was co-written between Paul McCartney and John Lennon.
  • This song is on the last album that the Beatles did together, though it was actually mixed and produced well after they broke up.
  • Sesame Street did this song with a title change to "Letter B".
  • This was the first Beatles song that was released in the Soviet Union, in 1972.

Lyrics:

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, .....

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, .....


3 comments:

Kelly Deneen said...

Love me some Beatles! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog yesterday!

Paula said...

I love this song. And what an amazing piece of music to be their last.

Cissy Apple said...

...and I always figured "Mother Mary" was referencing marijuana.