"It's Only Love" as written by John Lennon and Paul Mccartney....
I get high when I see you go by, (my oh my)
When you sigh my inside just flies, (butterflies).
Why am I so shy when I'm beside you.

It's only love and that is all,
Why should I feel the way I do.
It's only love and that is all,
But it's so hard loving you.

Is it right that you and I should fight, (every night)
Just the sight of you makes nighttime bright, (very bright)
Haven't I the right to make it up girl.

It's only love and that is all,
Why should I feel the way I do.
It's only love and that is all,
But it's so hard loving you.
Yes it's so hard loving you.
Loving you.

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"It's Only Love" as written by John Winston Lennon John Lennon

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  • +2
    General CommentListen to the Antology version, it is MUCH better than the album version. Like 20 times better. Well, that's just my opinion, what do you think?
    MHSL82on January 07, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this is a beautiful song. I don't know why John didn't like it.
    song4juliaon January 21, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis sounds more like Paul romanticism than John's cynicism. Thats why they make such great partners. I like this one too.
    strwberryf1dson April 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJohn was "ashamed of" this because if its "abominable lyric content". It was, to him, all so cliché and un-Beatles like.
    Bobo192on August 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeha, John didn't l;ike the lyrics, but he supposedly still liked the tune. Nice song... this is my friend's favorite Beatles song.
    cronoyuhaon February 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song! It hurts me to know that my favorite person in music didn't like it. This is my song whenever I can see my crush. Who is out-of-bounds for me. Hehehe...

    The music is good. But like John said, it's such a cliche. Oh well, it's still the nsong of The Beatles and I like like like it! The meaning is quite literal, don't you think? So I think you don't need anymore explanation.

    *John Lennon is my favorite Beatle. Paul's songs are so literal wherein John's are very heartfelt and deeper. JOHN LENNON STILL LIVES OUR HEARTS!!!
    handsdown4dbeatleson January 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song sounds like "Being For The Benefit Of MR. KIte" off of Sgt. peppers. good song
    Dornanon January 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI like this song, but I can see why John didn't. His songs weren't so cliched and this is more typical of Paul's style. We Can Work It Out is such a good example of how John and Paul are foils... Paul's part being optimistic and John's being more dark and depressing.
    EyeMtheWalruson April 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI don't think the lyrics are all horrible. I mean, getting butterflies is kind of silly and all that, but once it gets past that the lyrics aren't too bad compared with a lot of other pop at the time.
    aubreymcfateon March 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAgree the lyrics aren't bad-- they create a tension that makes the song listenable. Also, you wouldn't hear many other bands in 1965 singing "I get high". I think it sounds right in place on the American Rubber Soul. In particular, it has a similar vibe to "Michelle" and "In My Life", and fits well with the sexual frustration theme of several other Rubber Soul songs from "You Won't See Me" to "Girl".
    henrythehosson April 13, 2007   Link

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