"It's All Too Much" as written by and George Harrison....
It's all too much, it's all too much

When I look into your eyes, your love is there for me
And the more I go inside, the more there is to see

It's all too much for me to take
The love that's shining all around you
Everywhere, it's what you make
For us to take, it's all too much

Floating down the stream of time, of life to life with me
Makes no difference where you are or where you'd like to be

It's all too much for me to take
The love that's shining all around here
All the world's a birthday cake
So take a piece but not too much

Set me on a silver sun, for I know that I'm free
Show me that I'm everywhere, and get me home for tea

It's all to much for me to see
A love that's shining all around here
The more I am, the less I know
And what I do is all too much

It's all too much for me to take
The love that's shining all around you
Everywhere, it's what you make
For us to take, it's all too much

It's too much, it's too much

Too much, too much, too much


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"It's All Too Much" as written by George Harrison

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  • +3
    General CommentI think this song might be about George's decision to stop dropping acid, due in part to his religious convictions, around the same time they were writing songs for Yellow Submarine. Just an idea though.
    TangeledUpInBlueon June 30, 2005   Link
  • +3
    General CommentGeorge said he had stopped taking acid when he wrote this song. It was influenced more by transcendental meditation.

    That opening chord hits me like a searing, scintillating beam of light every time, followed by the gentle bewitching Hammond intro to the melody.

    Beautiful, just beautiful, and the line about taking birthday cake, but not too much is such a wise environmental idea.

    The dedication at the beginning is thought to be to George's friend Jorma Kaukonen of Jefferson Airplane.
    Mad Danon July 31, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General Commentone of the best beatle songs ever! horribly underated just as george harrison himself was when he was in the beatles
    he didnt right many songs but every one he did is in there top hundred songs
    seargent pepperon August 07, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThe line transcribed as "We are dead-ah" sounds to me more like "Miya Deva" followed more faintly by "Krishna", though I'd hesitate to offer it as a correction. It certainly makes more sense in the TM context.

    The phrase is more clearly audible when repeated near the end of the 8-minute version.
    Mad Danon July 31, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song is too much for me to take.
    Klebacheron June 14, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is one of my favorites from Yellow Submarine... the instrumentation is glorious. I think it's about how life is so great.
    Emmelstoneon October 05, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe version in the movie "Yellow Submarine" has an additional verse not included on the album:

    "Nice to have the time to take
    This opportunity
    Time for me to look at you
    And you to look at me"
    maharishion December 24, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"all the world is birthday cake so take a piece but not too much"

    Great line, great horns midway through, happy as hell
    Jedi_Chrison July 10, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentyeah I really like the birthday cake lyric too. Not enough people know this song.
    senorhugheson August 16, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love George. His songs were by far the best. I also like his Indian songs. This one is great, all the instruments! So creative.
    Ievelientjeon May 25, 2008   Link

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