"All Things Must Pass" as written by and George Harrison....
Sunrise doesn't last all morning
A cloudburst doesn't last all day
Seems my love is up
And has left you with no warning
But it's not always going
To be this grey

All things must pass
All things must pass away

Sunset doesn't last all evening
A mind can blow those clouds away
After all this my love is up
And must be leaving
But it's not always going
To be this grey

All things must pass
All things must pass away

All things must pass
None of life's strings can last
So I must be on my way
And face another day

Now the darkness only stays at night time
In the morning it will fade away
Daylight is good
At arriving at the right time
But it's not always going
To be this grey

All things must pass
All things must pass away
All things must pass
All things must pass away


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"All Things Must Pass" as written by George Harrison

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  • +3
    General Commentgood olde george! he really was a great songwriter. it's just a shame that some people didn't realize it sooner. he really did live in the shadow of lennon/mccartney throughout his music career. he did not write in the same style that john and paul did, but even so, he was a terrific musician. rest in peace george!! atmp.
    magicnudiesuiton December 13, 2001   Link
  • +3
    My InterpretationNot a bad song by Harrison, but I don't know... is poopin' really a song-worthy subject?
    ubermensch518on November 20, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song has helped me through many life disasters and tragedies. And seems to be the truest feelings of George. All things will pass. Time, life and karma will wipe away all things, and new ones will grow from the pain. Brilliant!
    Joshiezon March 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is just the best song EVER rritten by George Harrison. The equal to anything ever written by Lennon/McCartney solo and as songwriting partners.
    Free As A Birdon March 24, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is extremely applicable to everyday life, not just the Beatles breaking up, although that's possibly what it was inspired by. Everything bad comes to an end, it's just a matter of time, so hang in there.
    Quadrophenicon April 10, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThese are the most beautiful words for bad/sad events.
    They've helped me along with friends, and life, and this is just beautiful.

    Surpirsed John and Paul rejected this song for The Beatles album (White Album).

    George came back though and used it as his first album title, proving John and Paul wrong yet again.
    MookieBomberon July 21, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentNot sure this is about the beatles. He demo'd it for the other fabs but it was rejected. Its on the Anthology 3 album. Why did they reject this sond and keep Piggies.... weird. I guess it didnt fit in with the mood - not sure...

    So Ill go with the lover has left you but life will get better meaning. Its a beautiful song. I love the live version he did on VH1...
    nohjon March 28, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentPiggies is a more politically satirical song, so John would probably have preferred that over this song.
    PinKkFloyDdon December 31, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAnyone who knows anything would note on the cover of "ALL THINGS MUST PASS" he's sitting on a stool surrounded by 4 fallen dwarves... No, he wasn't bitter.... : )
    yukonchuck06on November 06, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe lyrics are not directed at The Beatles, the beatles actually practised this song during the Get Back sessions (John even changed the lyrics from "The wind can blow those clouds away" to "A mind can blow those clouds away").

    The "All Things Must Pass" is taken from Buddha's last words about all composite things will pass away. This amazing song is simply about that idea.

    originlon March 17, 2010   Link

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