The five best Beatles friendship songs were a little hard to find. They disguised their thoughts through screwed wording and phrases. What more could you ask for from arguably the most influential and most popular musical group in the world. John, Paul, George, and Ringo were the masts of music and Paul and John wrote masterful songs, day after day. Here are five Beatles songs that spoke of friendship through their words.
- “In My Life” (1965). With lyrics like “Some are dead and some are living/In my life I've loved them all," John Lennon wrote about his life, mostly before his life in The Beatles. He admits in the song that his friends have changed as he changed. This is the top song in the five Beatles songs about friendship as it directly talks about the subject throughout.
- “With a Little Help From My Friends” (1967). The song was written by Lennon and McCartney with help from Ringo Starr. The format is that of a conversation about the limits of this particular friendship with the lines “What would you do if I sang out of tune? Would you stand up and walk out on me?” The storyteller wants to know what he can expect from his friend if things got rough. This song gets a spot as one of five Beatles songs about friendship because it's from one friend to another, personally.
- “Come Together" (1969). Lennon wrote this song and was inspired by the rest of the Beatles as he gave wrote a line describing each one, including, “He got Ono sideboard, he one spinal cracker” about himself. The title is about the fact that even though they all have different views, they are able to come together to create great music, as friends.
- “Strawberry Fields Forever” (1967). There was a Salvation Army children's home near Lennons home in Woolton, near Liverpool. Lennon and his childhood friends would play in the garden behind the home and it would hold annual garden parties each summer in a park called “Calderstones”. Lennon was said to be very fond of the place and those times throughout his life and remained friends with the children he played with in his early years.
- “We Can Work It Out” (1963). As the song plays, “Life is very short, and there's no time for fussing and fighting, my friend,” you get a feeling that this once loving relationship has turned into a regular friendship. The title suggests that if they try to work on their relationship, love may rise again. Lennon and company were a great storytelling force in their songs, and this is one that a lot of people can relate.
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