"I Me Mine" as written by and George Harrison....
All through' the day
I me mine, I me mine, I me mine
All through' the night
I me mine, I me mine, I me mine
Now they're frightened of leaving it
Ev'ryone's weaving it
Coming on strong all the time
All through' the day I me mine

I-I-me-me mine, I-I-me-me mine
I-I-me-me mine, I-I-me-me mine

All I can hear
I me mine, I me mine, I me mine
Even those tears
I me mine, I me mine, I me mine
No-one's frightened of playing it
Ev'ryone's saying it
Flowing more freely than wine
All through' the day I me mine

I-I-me-me mine, I-I-me-me mine
I-I-me-me mine, I-I-me-me mine

All I can hear
I me mine, I me mine, I me mine
Even those tears
I me mine, I me mine, I me mine
No-one's frightened of playing it
Ev'ryone's saying it
Flowing more freely than wine
All through' your life I me mine


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"I Me Mine" as written by George Harrison

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  • +4
    General CommentGeorge said that it was about the change taking place in the world. As the 60's started to come to a close all of the hippies were turning into yuppies. This ment that their attitudes were changing from a communal lifestyle to one of capitalism. Greed was taking over. It went from a "Free love" to a "Visa and Mastercard" mentality. I think that George was right because the 70's has been called "The me decade" because many people at the time became ambitious to the piont of pure greed. Peace.
    FritzTon November 30, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think it's commentary on the breaking up of the band more than anything. Sure, it applies to Paul, but it really applies to each of them. They were all prepared or desiring to move in different directions; they all really kind of wanted their own thing. A fitting, if depressing ending song. It's about selfishness and how it can build things (Desire for wealth and fame makes many bands) but destroys them just as well (Major fame makes them think each is the reason they rock, so they want their own gigs).
    DavimusKon July 24, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think the explanations given about this song are way too overcomplicated. the song is about selfishness, period. nothing else to it...
    Robinseggon May 29, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGeorge is commenting on all of the beatles, including himself. He was the spirit of the beatles and saw them being torn apart. he was quite pissed with Paul, but VERY disenchanted with the beatles.
    jim68nyon July 30, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYes. This song is bout 'The Beatles' and not Paul McCartney alone. Cetusamicus its ok. Every great thing comes to an end. We should be thankful that 4 geniuses stayed together for 10 years and composed incomparable music. Imagine how difficult it is to chose the best when you have ideas coming from john george paul and ringo :>
    vishal_wallon August 11, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYou people must really look into this because i never thought it was an attack on Paul
    but now I am almost positive that is what its about i did though think it was about how the press,
    critics, paparazzi, and even how the Beatles would not leave e/o alone, but i was fooled.
    ~Foolish me~

    George was so ~sexy~
    thespacemanliveson October 30, 2009   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningIn my opinion, the song is about the ego "I, Me, Mine." Based upon others comments, it sounds like George may have been frustrated with people around him being self-centered; however I'm sure he was well aware of the universal meaning in the words of this song, especially given his studies in Buddhism.
    mamedleyon April 11, 2010   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningHarrison: “I Me Mine,” it’s called. I don’t care if you don’t want it… It’s a heavy waltz.

    Harrison: Having LSD was like someone catapulting me out into space. The LSD experience was the biggest experience that I’d had up until that time… Suddenly I looked around and everything I could see was relative to my ego, like ‘that’s my piece of paper’ and ‘that’s my flannel’ or ‘give it to me’ or ‘I am’. It drove me crackers, I hated everything about my ego, it was a flash of everything false and impermanent, which I disliked. But later, I learned from it, to realize that there is somebody else in here apart from old blabbermouth. Who am ‘I’ became the order of the day. Anyway, that’s what came out of it, “I Me Mine.” The truth within us has to be realized. When you realize that, everything else that you see and do and touch and smell isn’t real, then you may know what reality is, and can answer the question ‘Who am I?’

    Harrison: “I Me Mine” is the ego problem. There are two ‘I’s: the little ‘i’ when people say ‘I am this’; and the big ‘I’ - ie duality and ego. There is nothing that isn’t part of the complete whole. When the little ‘i’ merges into the big ‘I’ then you are really smiling.
    Dresden89on September 11, 2010   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningThis song is about selfishness. "All through the day, I me mine, I me mine, I me mine." It is one of our world's biggest problems. George explained our society's problem very, very clearly.
    flamingpieon July 11, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti can't believe I Me Mine wasn't in here...for shame.
    weezerific:cutleryon January 27, 2002   Link

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