Well, I posted something on John Lennon's birthday, so I figured I'd post something today in honor of George Harrison's birthday. Everyone knows that I LOVE Lennon, but a lesser known fact... Harrison is actually my favorite once the Beatles broke up. His solo stuff is just phenomenal. Today, though, I'm posting lyrics from my favorite song by Harrison during the Beatles era. Coincidentally, Harrison is the only Beatle on the original track for "Within You Without You." It appeared on the Sgt. Pepper album (aka the BEST album ever made). The song was also included on the 2006 remix album Love. For this album, George Harrison's lyrics and melody were mixed over McCartney's bass and Ringo's drum parts from "Tomorrow Never Knows," although the opening lyric, "Turn off your mind... Relax... And float downstream........ It is not dying.......... It is not dying." came from "Tomorrow Never Knows." Its a CRAZY good mashup. Check it out.
Yes, I know you all were wondering about that. It seems that this post doesn't fit in with my normal range of topics. I've got to say though, I never am more aware of how beautiful and creative my God is than when I listen to music. Of course, The Beatles are a big part of my musical selection... so I kind of feel like this post DOES fit. =)
Within You Without You Lyrics
We were talking-about the space between us all
And the people-who hide themselves behind a wall of illusion
Never glimpse the truth-then it's far too late-when they pass away.
We were talking-about the love we all could share-when we find it
To try our best to hold it there-with our love
With our love-we could save the world-if they only knew.
Try to realize it's all within yourself
No-one else can make you change
And to see you're really only very small,
And life flows ON within you and without you.
We were talking-about the love that's gone so cold and the people,
Who gain the world and lose their soul-
They don't know-they can't see-are you one of them?
When you've seen beyond yourself-then you may find, peace of mind,
Is waiting there-
And the time will come when you see
we're all one, and life flows on within you and without you.
Happy birthday George!