"What Is Life" as written by Amir Abadi, Aldubb, and Nina Gerhard....
What I feel, I can't say
But my love is there for you anytime of day
But if it's not love that you need
Then I'll try my best to make everything succeed

Tell me, what is my life without your love
Tell me, who am I without you, by my side

What I know, I can do
If I give my love now to everyone like you
But if it's not love that you need
Then I'll try my best to make everything succeed

Tell me, what is my life without your love
Tell me, who am I without you, by my side
Tell me, what is my life without your love
Tell me, who am I without you, by my side

What I feel, I can't say
But my love is there for you any time of day
But if it's not love that you need
Then I'll try my best to make everything succeed

Tell me, what is my life without your love
Tell me, who am I without you, by my side
Oh tell me, what is my life without your love
Tell me, who am I without you, by my side

What is my life without your love
Tell me, who am I without you, by my side

Oh tell me, what is my life without your love
Tell me who am I without you by my side


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"What Is Life" as written by Hassan Kavaz

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  • +4
    General Commentmy favourite from george.
    i love the feeling i get when i listen to this song.
    so full of life, george is a legend.
    your music still lives on today, listen to your tunes all the time.
    skimthefaton May 10, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentJeez, I thought it just meant, "I love you, babe." Anyway, it's a great song. I love the bouncing beat, the bashing tambourine, the flouncy horn riffs. It's one of those songs you could hear only once and then still be humming it fifty years later--or, like me, play it fifty times straight because you just can't help getting caught in the sheer fun of it.
    law4on July 05, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMy mother-in-law (now deceased) often told me that she was the original President of the Beatles Fan Club back in Liverpool in the early 1960's. I've seen family photos of her at the Cavern posing with the Fab Four (Pete Best was still the drummer). Her favourite Beatle? George, hands down! I think he's my favourite as well. A very spiritual man, and quite down to earth. "What is Life?" is one of George's best. I know this song means many things to many people, but to me this song will always be about Jesus Christ. Rest in Peace Dorothy, and may light perpetual shine upon you. Amen.
    RayManon April 26, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentmisterbone:
    I see what you're trying to say, but consider this; if it is about Jesus (and I think it is), then the line:
    "But if it's not love that you need
    Then I'll try my best to make everything succeed"
    probably means that sometimes God asks us to ACT in a situation, doing things we might not WANT to do at that moment... for the CAUSE of His Kingdom, which WILL, eventually "succeed". The more you reflect and meditate about it, the more you realize that your life is NOTHING apart from what you do for Him and His Kingdom. Get it now?
    RayManon May 12, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThat's nice that you're all relating this song to Jesus Christ and Christianity. But George Harrison was a hardcore Hare Krishna.
    mrose83on May 09, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is so cool
    ZinbobDanon March 18, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of my alltime favorites :)
    carabiner86on June 15, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdoesnt make you feel like you are ment for something in someones life? this song is great. its wonderful
    apple scruffon July 04, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment2 feelings from this - dedicate it to someone you love whilst with them, such a lovely, feel-good diity - or, following a break-up, so sad
    nagromnaion December 24, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGeorge Harrison wrote this song in 1969 for Billy Preston. He didn't end up giving it to him (I forget why) and later used it on his album 'All Things Must Pass'.
    mandolinloseron February 24, 2006   Link

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