"There's a Place" as written by John Lennon and Paul Mccartney....
There is a place
Where I can go
When I feel low
When I feel blue
And it's my mind
And there's no time when I'm alone

I think of you
And things you do
Go 'round my head
The things you said
Like "I love only you"

In my mind there's no sorrow
Don't you know that it's so
There'll be no sad tomorrow
Don't you know that it's so

There is a place
Where I can go
When I feel low
When I feel blue
And it's my mind
And there's no time when I'm alone
There's a place, there's a place, there's a place, there's a place


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"There's a Place" as written by Paul Mccartney John Lennon

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    General CommentIf you read the lyrics the place it's a retreat into his own mind and in isolation. it's a bitter-sweet song. wonderful
    elmedioon September 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI see it as a tribute to meditation in a way. It seems to be about a guy who has had his heart broken ("I love only you" seems to have been said in the past tense). It seems to me like it's about finding relief from perceived reality into the here and now of the mind where there isn't any "sorrow" or "sad tomorrow".

    Great song.
    mpkelley2011on January 29, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThe place John is referring to is Strawberry Field, which was an orphanage a mile or two down from Mendips (house belonging to his Aunt Mimi, where John spent his childhood). John later writes a song dedicating his fondness of the orphanage and titles it "Strawberry Fields".
    The Great Wokon November 14, 2004   Link
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    General CommentBecause this song was written and recorded when they were still real young, i always though of the lines "theres a place, where i can go, when i feel low...ect" to be LIVERPOOL - their hometown, where they grew up, met, and became the Beatles - where they wrote alot of their first songs - the "place" holding good memories
    strawberryfields623on May 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is a 2 minute masterpiece. It's always been my favorite song from Please Please Me.

    The tight vocal harmonies on this song are KILLER! And to think this was pretty much recorded live in the studio - Amazing! Even the outtakes of this song are impressive.

    I've always assumed it was about just escaping into ones own mind and shutting out the outside world. Or maybe about being in love and thoughts of that love keep him from finding that inner peace. Hmmm... Not sure, but a GREAT song.
    Digi-Gon July 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. My mind is a great place to go to for good memories.
    thepricetagon April 11, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningFrom ´Portrait of a Bassist´:

    "Sutcliffe may have been the subject of the self-healing and melancholy Beatles song “There’s A Place”, composed the same year as Sutcliffe’s death."
    lindenliebeon April 29, 2012   Link
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    General CommentAll the stuff about dreaming and retreating into your own mind is correct. John speaks as though it's totally his song, but Paul has said that he, not John, got the idea from the song "There's A Place For Us" from West Side Story.
    Beatles13on June 11, 2013   Link

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