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I feel like there are people who listen to Beatles songs but don't really take the meaning of their music into consideration. John Lennon claimed there is no need to take most of the band's songs seriously, but I beg to differ. Maybe there was no purpose in the songs lyrics while they were written, but the listener is free to interpret the song and find a meaning of their own.

George's song "Within You Without You" is about embracing love, understanding you're only one person in a world of over 6 billion human beings, your life belongs to you and no one else, everyone's lives are just as important as your own, and everyone is entitled to their opinion as much as you are to yours. Once you understand all this, you will find your own understanding in how the universe works.

Yes, even Ringo's "Octopus' Garden" has a deeper meaning to me. It's a song about loving each other regardless of your differences, and living peacefully and away from what divides you.

Whether you agree with my interpretations or not does not matter to me. You're free to interpret it in any way you see fit for yourself, all that matters to me is for your understanding that the Beatles were a band that provided music that still applies to modern society, and the meaning in their songs' lyrics should be taken more into consideration by the listener.
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Coffee-Coke Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I fully agree with you.Realy, the songs have several meanings, and we can interpret them as we want.Congratulations. Danisnotonfire 1 
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Monkeygal12345 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
John looks so awesome!
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ALonelyPepper Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
What was your interpretation of the other two songs? I always find other people's interpretations of things very interesting. ;)
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Strabius Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Student General Artist
Oh, well I'd be happy to share my interpretations with you. =D

To me, John's "Across the Universe" is a song that is about words not having any meaning unless you find meaning in them. Nothing matters unless you want it to matter.
Paul's "Let it Be" is about letting go of something. To let go of the hurt, the pain, the sorrow, the regret, and allow the light of tomorrow to fill your void. It can also be a song about everybody moving on from what divides them and makes them different, and to embrace a better tomorrow filled with peace and love.
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ALonelyPepper Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
Thanks for sharing :D (Big Grin) I think that your interpretations are very good :wink: rvmp 
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Strabius Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks, I'm glad to hear that. =D
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Hazeltail55 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I say all four Beatles are philosophers in their own right. :) (Smile)  
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eddyslilsis Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I am a firm believer in the concept that songs ALWAYS have two meanings. The one the author intended, and the one the listener interprets. The Beatles are a FANTASTIC example of the difference in these two meanings. Example: I Am The Walrus, inspired by Alice In Wonderland, police sirens, and the concept of making a song that makes no sense and has no meaning at all. Fans and supposed music 'scholars' see so many things in this one song that it is even part of Paul's death conspiracy. (Which is another example of seeing things that aren't there....but that's taking it to a whole new level.) What I mean is, I agree 100% with you. as long as the original intention is kept in mind I see no reason to come up with your own meanings....as long as it doesn't perpetuate the myth that someone died XD

That aside, this is a beautiful piece, I love how you drew everyone and the way you incorporated the lyrics is lovely. <3 Amazing!
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Strabius Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you very much, and it makes me very glad to meet another person who understands the importance in song lyrics. =D Haha, and I couldn't agree with you more on the whole "Paul is Dead" issue. It's very strange, but I find it interesting how they used pieces of music to support this "theory". It caused an unnecessary uproar, though, poor Paul. :XD:
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eddyslilsis Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I knowwwww! You should see some of the things they say.  Poor Paulie haha there are people who genuinely believe he's dead. Who would walk up to him and say to him you are not Paul McCartney. So crazy.
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Beatles24 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow. I thought I was the only one that thought like that. cute blush 
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kaitlinxing Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Student General Artist
This page is absolutely lovely and I love your comments on each of the lyrics. :heart:
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Strabius Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Student General Artist
Aw thank you so much! =D I originally wrote my interpretation for all four songs, but I thought it was too lengthy so I shortened it to only the two. I've written down the other two on a note in my laptop, though, because I like taking notes on pretty much everything. =)
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iamtheableh Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Student General Artist
I agree and respect your interpretation of the songs. Some people don't take their songs seriously cuz some think that they were drug songs. Even Octopus Garden for me wasn't sang for the fun of it. I believe they have deeper meanings that still influences the people of our generation.
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Strabius Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Student General Artist
I believe so as well. And I don't encourage the idolization of drugs in the slightest, but I feel like even their drug-induced music has more deeper meaning to it than most modern day music (with the exception of "I am the Walrus", which is clearly just Lennon being a troll).
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Anastasia6710 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
Cute. :3
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BritishSixtiesBeat Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Great drawings! :D
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Strabius Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you ^^
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BritishSixtiesBeat Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :)
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