I've got a word or two
To say about the things that you do
You're telling all those lies
About the good things that we can have
If we close our eyes

Do what you want to do
And go where you're going to
Think for yourself
'Cause I won't be there with you

I left you far behind
The ruins of the life that you had in mind
And though you still can't see
I know your mind's made up
You're gonna cause more misery

Do what you want to do
And go where you're going to
Think for yourself
'Cause I won't be there with you

Although your mind's opaque
Try thinking more if just for your own sake
The future still looks good
And you've got time to rectify
All the things that you should

Do what you want to do
And go where you're going to
Think for yourself
'Cause I won't be there with you

Do what you want to do
And go where you're going to
Think for yourself
'Cause I won't be there with you
Think for yourself
'Cause I won't be there with you


Lyrics submitted by Ice, edited by Mellow_Harsher

Think For Yourself Lyrics as written by George Harrison

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  • +2
    General Comment

    It's probably about the government...but I have always thought it may possibly be about religion. Or rather, a criticism of religion.

    Dylanesque90on February 28, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    it means that people to stop constintly listining to other people and following what they say, and finaly think for themselves

    Bdlambon February 23, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    The Song could mean anything you want it to. Its called think for yourself

    jpgr4everon January 27, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    This makes me think of Aleister Crowley, who was on the album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club He was a satanist, whose philosophy was "Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law."

    sem3000on January 14, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    i read that George wrote this about the government.

    greendaygirl908on June 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    I always thought it could relate to a relationship, mainly because I had a personal experience that this song could relate to. I don't think it was meant that way though.

    theobservereron August 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    I always related it to a relationship as well!...but yeah I agree it probably wasn't meant that way.

    melodyleeon August 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    This song makes me think of a classmate of mine. She relies a lot on other people -- especially me -- to do well and refuses to actually learn, work, and think for herself. She's changing schools next year, which means she might actually start thinking for herself, since I won't be there with her. Of course, she's probably going to latch onto someone else and cause them misery.

    Anyways, I love this song. It's one of the best from Rubber Soul.

    SailorGoldRabbiton June 15, 2010   Link
  • 0
    My Opinion

    THINK FOR YOURSELF EVEN THOUGH NO ONE I KNOW CAN DO SO, APPARENTLY.

    mylastnameishorrificallyaccurateon September 28, 2013   Link
  • 0
    My Interpretation

    I think it's about getting so frustrated with someone for whatever reason and then getting to that moment where you finally cut them off and no longer care about what they say or do.

    Roxy24on August 14, 2014   Link

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