"We Can Work It Out" as written by John Lennon and Paul Mccartney....
Try to see it my way,
Do I have to keep on talking till I can't go on?
While you see it your way,
Run the risk of knowing that our love may soon be gone
We can work it out,
We can work it out

Think of what you're saying
You can get it wrong and still you think that it's alright
Think of what I'm saying,
We can work it out and get it straight, or say good night
We can work it out,
We can work it out

Life is very short, and there's no time
For fussing and fighting, my friend
I have always thought that it's a crime,
So I will ask you once again
Try to see it my way,
Only time will tell if I am right or I am wrong
While you see it your way
There's a chance that we may fall apart before too long
We can work it out,
We can work it out

Life is very short, and there's no time
For fussing and fighting, my friend
I have always thought that it's a crime,
So I will ask you once again
Try to see it my way,
Only time will tell if I am right or I am wrong
While you see it your way
There's a chance that we may fall apart before too long
We can work it out,
We can work it out


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"We Can Work It Out" as written by John Lennon, Paul Mccartney

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  • +2
    General Commentthis song its just so beautiful, i actually sung it to my exgf...:) didn't work though:( lol
    awakenpunkon October 15, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentno explanation needed. its just about a couple who gets in an argument and he wants it to be better since it's silly to be fighting over this.
    abchak1on June 19, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAlthough this song talks about a couple, the chorus send a far greater message:
    "Life is very short, and there’s no time,
    For fussing and fighting, my friend..."

    Beautiful song and the music is just amazing.
    I wish it was a bit longer...
    3ssenceon September 16, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment(to the idiot beatlesman) I will sing whatever I want... Its not like im attributing the song to myself. And there is not a single thing you or anyone can do to stop me. :D fuck you beatlefreak!
    awakenpunkon February 17, 2006   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningIt's difficult to know what Paul's relationship with Jane Asher was like up close but the Rubber Soul sessions make it pretty clear it was heading for troubled waters by 1965. Jane was a successful actress working with the RSC and Paul was a red blooded male flying around the world as a Beatle. Paul wanted a stay at home wife but Jane went to join the Bristol Old Vic. "We Can Work It Out" is certainly a plea from the heart. John was on hand to give his friend a verse written from the heart.
    winsfordtownon October 29, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIn a fight, doesn't it always seems someone is fighting to make it work and the other one to not make it work? The Beatles wanted it to work.
    RAin_fULon September 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPaul McCartney and Jane Asher were engaged to be married. This song is about them, and not, as a lot of people think, about apparent marital difficulties between him and Linda.
    Bobo192on September 26, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOnly time will tell if I am right or I am wrong

    Good song. not necessarily my favorite beatles song.. but hey who can limit themselves to just one.
    Last_niteon October 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentInteresting to note that this song was quoted in You by Bad Religion. Their lyric: "Cause there's no time for fussing and fighting my friend, but baby I'm amazed at the hate that you consent and you..."
    DazedZorroon April 13, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat message but it sounds like he needs to try and see it her way too or their love may soon be gone
    maestroon June 06, 2003   Link

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