Beatles: Because Meaning
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Song Released: 1969
Because the world is round it turns me on
Because the world is round...aaaaaahhhhhh
Because the wind is high it blows my mind
Because the wind is high...aaaaaaaahhhh
Love is old, love is new
Love is all, love is...
1TOP RATED#1 top rated interpretation:anonymous Apr 25th 2011 report
To me, this song means Love. Love and Beauty. It's that when you've got Love you see everything in the world with different eyes. You realize you're surrounded by things of incredible beauty. When the "love is old, love is new" part starts, it perfectly makes you feel for one second that inner fullness that you can only have when you're in love and you feel alive more than ever.
2TOP RATED#2 top rated interpretation:anonymous Oct 2nd 2008 report
It is simply a song about the beauty and connection of the universe and the love we all interconnectively share
3TOP RATED#3 top rated interpretation:
This song is not about Yoko it's about you and me.
"Love is all, love is new"
"Love is all, love is you"
It's sad that the Beatles tried so hard to make people understand what the world needed and all people see is the meaningless "Paul is dead" and "I am the Walrus" nonsense.
Their message was "please don't be long", "come together", "we can change the world" ,"all you need is love".
anonymous May 24th report
This is poetry and this is eternal,but two lines out of this poem really marked my life.Quote...." love is old,love is new " ...this is just fantastic and I just got to understand after so many years to ask me myself what that is mean.I can say as I give my explanation on these two lines Love is old...as the love we found for the very first time and through the yeas just dissappear, only to come back in the end only to fibally fulfill the happiness we long for our life, and at this final stage in our life finally....Love is new.
anonymous Aug 7th 2015 report
Yoko had played Moonlight Sonata by Ludwig van Beethoven, and John told her to reverse the chords. She did. That is the background to "Because." The lyrics are about nature and taking in the beauty of it, which most people weren't really appreciating in '69. The Beatles wrote this as a "look at the world, it is completely just stunning. We should all embrace that beauty." Just my standpoint.
anonymous Feb 11th 2015 report
While this song is pretty nuanced, there are some hints to help us understand its meaning. This song is about the fact that "there is nothing new under the Sun," and a person coming to terms with it.
The first indication of this is the airiness of the vocals, combined with the specific placement of the word 'because' so that the phrases tie in to each other, i.e. "because the wind is high, it blows my mind, because the wind is high." The other indication of this is that all three verses cover an element of nature that doesn't change; the Earth, the wind and the sky are all here to stay. But how do we know the message isn't so straightforward? We know from the line "because the sky is blue, it makes me cry." This indicates that the speaker wants the sky to be another color, a common literary metaphor for one's hope for an alternate reality that is all but impossible. The repeated emphasis on causality provided by the repetition of the title cements this idea. The melody is rather melancholic, but as mentioned earlier, the song is not one-sided, and the chorus points to love as one of the constants we'd rather not change.
"Because" is the reason and the result. The everything that makes all sense is the round form the begginning and the end connected. This is the main perfection.
And how you , me and all are connected in this world as a organism, that's why we should love each other.
The sadness makes us to question about everything.
anonymous Nov 14th 2010 report
When i listen to because it reminds me of the Apocolypse, but with "Love is all love is you" It is saying don't give up hope, things that are terrible will happen but so will the good things and hopefully more good than bad.
anonymous Feb 17th 2010 report
One day Yoko was playing a classical piece on the piano. Then John heard her play and said "Yoko can you play it backwards?" . He put lyrics on it and then it's history.
anonymous Apr 21st 2009 report
wow. this is a beautiful song. this isn't really an interpretation, as it is, just my opinion. well, i like how the instrumental makes you feel mysterious, and unfamiliar. yet, the vocals keep you comforted through the whole song. it's magnificent.
anonymous Dec 12th 2007 report
The famous classical piece that was mentioned is Beethoven's "Moolight Sonata" which was being played by Yoko on the piano in the studio at the time. Lennon reversed the chords and "Because" was the result.
anonymous Nov 4th 2006 report
Because is about Yoko. And the melody is a famous classical piece backwards.
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