All I Need Is Love…and The Beatles
By Jeanne Moran
When I was a Little Child, The Beatles were Here, There, and Everywhere. Something in their Rock and Roll Music touched me, and decades later, There’s A Place for them In My Life still. Any Time At All, All I’ve Got to Do is open an app, pull out a CD, or spin my well-worn vinyl. I Want To Tell You, When I’m Sixty-Four, (and It Won’t Be Long,) I Will still be listening.
Back in the 60’s, The Beatles guided a generation through the Revolution that spread Across the Universe. Convinced things were Getting Better and that in The End, the human race could Come Together, they assured the world that We Can Work It Out. If just Two Of Us could speak Words Of Love, we could start Fixing A Hole, bringing people All Together Now as Mother Nature’s Sons and daughters.
Do You Want to Know a Secret? I’ve Got A Feeling they were right.
The Beatles created The Inner Light I’ve used to Help! me Eight Days a Week for years now. If I Fell for someone too fast, they urged me to Slow Down. When This Boy broke my heart over Another Girl, they reminded me I Should Have Known Better. Then, With A Little Help from My Friends, I was able to Wait until I met some new Boys who would Please Please Me.
The Beatles broke up Long Long Long ago and our Helter Skelter world still turns. But What Goes On hasn’t changed. Past Birthdays, through countless Hello, Goodbyes, their lyrics still hold truth:
- There will be Rain before the Sun King comes;
- I’ve got to pay the Taxman but that’s all right. Money Can’t Buy Me Love anyway;
- When I’m Down and I think I’m A Loser, I’ll always find someone to help Carry That Weight;
- Even during a Hard Day’s Night when It’s All Too Much and I can’t get a Good Night’s sleep, I can Step Inside Love;
- Reassuring Words are always there. I know I’ll Be Back on my feet again soon.
When I Drive My Car or want to Get Back to Yesterday, The Beatles Don’t Let Me Down. If the soundtrack playing down the Long and Winding Road of your life includes The Beatles, Baby, You’re a Rich Man too. From Me To You, I suggest we Let It Be.