Flavour of the season is love, and when love has talked so much about love, then why not choose a similar song. All You Need is Love, is an out and out love song. One of the simplest love songs ever written with the simplest of the messages.
Edit: The fact was made more clear to me when i tried to tag the post and couldnt think of anything else except Love, Lennon & Beatles.
All You Need is Love, Love is all you need.
The beauty with Beatles is, you don’t have to find stories for songs. There’s always a story associated with each and every song, and this one is the result of one such random pursuit.
Just like “I wanna hold your hand” when Beatles were asked to make a song specifically suited for American audience, as this was to be the song with which they would enter America in ’64. All You Need is Love was when The Beatles were asked to come up with a sing with a message simple enough for anyone to understand. And that’s why the song only talks about Love, others are just medium to travel along.
Lennon has always made slogan songs, this was another one in the line of “Give Peace a Chance”, “Imagine”, “Power to the People” written in a similar vein.
When asked in 1971 whether songs like Give Peace a Chance and Power to the People were propaganda songs, he answered: ‘Sure. So was All You Need Is Love. I’m a revolutionary artist. My art is dedicated to change.
And yet, he might talk about Love all the time in the song, but it’s the following formation which I always liked more.
There’s nothing you can do that can’t be done.
Nothing you can sing that can’t be sung.
Nothing you can say but you can learn how to play the game.
The nothings, nowheres and no ones Lennon invokes 🙂
PS1: Inspired from my new “All You need is Love” t-shirt.
PS2: Aforementioned T-shirt gifted to me by Shrikant, Thanks 😀