Sunday, June 01, 2008

Music: While My Guitar Gently Weeps by The Beatles

A full, melancholy song fronted by George Harrison. The lyrics are lonely and sad, whipped into anger by the pounding rhythm. It's as if he feels helpless to solve the world's problems because he's trapped behind his guitar, making music, and he resents it.



Lyrics:
I look at you all see the love there that's sleeping
While my guitar gently weeps
I look at the floor and I see it needs sweeping
Still my guitar gently weeps
I don't know why nobody told you how to unfold your love
I don't know how someone controlled you
They bought and sold you.

I look at the world and I notice it's turning
While my guitar gently weeps
With every mistake we must surely be learning
Still my guitar gently weeps
I don't know how you were diverted
You were perverted too
I don't know how you were inverted
No one alerted you.

I look at you all see the love there that's sleeping
While my guitar gently weeps
Look at you all . . .
Still my guitar gently weeps.

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