"The End" as written by John Winston Lennon and Paul James Mccartney....
Oh yeah, all right
Are you going to be in my dreams
Tonight?

And in the end
The love you take
Is equal to the love you make


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"The End" as written by Paul Mccartney John Lennon

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    General CommentProps to Ringo's awesome drum solo with the constant bass drum. I think Abbey Road was the Beatles best rock album and it was the hright of the Beatles popularity and inspiration to countless artists. George Harrison has very good tone on his guitar and has soem sick solos in this song. The meaning of the last line is the more you give the more you get. (as Paul mentions when he was a guest on SNL) "Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country" - JFK
    Nolesy101on March 02, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"Hey...remember that song...n it goes...'the love you take is equal to the love you make'....ya...ya remember that?"

    "Yea"

    "uh... is that true?"

    lol SNL Chris Farely Show feat. Sir Paul McCartney lol i love it
    SpongeBunnyon October 05, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe message here is that what goes around comes around. Create Love and you will get love in return(in time). What you give is what you get. It also makes you think positive and shows that it can work in the negative too.
    Gladiator01on November 23, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwords to live by.
    alluneedisloveon March 30, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"And in the end the love you take is equal to the love you make" = You take out what you put in

    I can't think of a more appropriate line to end their last real studio album*

    This line was meant to be a send off, kind of like Paul knew that this was going to be it...I feel like this was his way of saying, "It's been fun, but it's time to go!"

    At the same time it's a look into how much the groups growing differences effected Paul. He loved everything about making music with these guys and he knew that they couldn't keep their differences from ripping them apart any longer. Lots of people blame Paul for the break up because he was the one that officially called it off but I think he was just following through on what they were all feeling at the time...

    I don't know that's my opinion on the matter

    great song, great album, great band...

    *I know Let It Be came after Abbey Road, but Abbey Road was the last album where they all worked together
    SpaceManSpiff02on January 24, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah it is, weezerific. Basically what I think this song is saying is that after you've lived your entire life and made many mistakes and had many successes, the only thing that you'll really see is the love that you've recieved and the love that you've given.
    0coolon January 06, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat you get out of life is what you put into it.
    song4juliaon January 21, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt is fitting that THE END is the last song on the last album the Beatles recorded together. (Even though LET IT BE was released later).
    Ferthukoon January 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentexactly, song4julia. such simple words, but the meaning behind it is incredible.
    weezerific:cutleryon April 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe last two lines

    "and in the end, the love you take
    is equal to the love you make"

    is used in the same way as Shakespeare used rhyming couplets to finish off acts of his plays (although, as an aside, most will correctly argue that William Shakespeare did not actually write his plays. That was Thomas Bowdler's job, as Shakespeare put lots of naughty stuff into his plays...)
    Bobo192on March 08, 2003   Link

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