"With a Little Help from My Friends" as written by John Winston Lennon and Paul James Mccartney....
Billy Shears

What would you think if I sang out of tune?
Would you stand up and walk out on me?
Lend me your ears and I'll sing you a song
And I'll try not to sing out of key

Oh, I get by with a little help from my friends
Mm, I get high with a little help from my friends
Mm, gonna try with a little help from my friends

What do I do when my love is away?
Does it worry you to be alone?
How do I feel by the end of the day?
Are you sad because you're on your own?

No, I get by with a little help from my friends
Mm, get high with a little help from my friends
Mm, gonna try with a little help from my friends

Do you need anybody?
I need somebody to love
Could it be anybody?
I want somebody to love

Would you believe in a love at first sight?
Yes, I'm certain that it happens all the time
What do you see when you turn out the light?
I can't tell you, but I know it's mine

Oh, I get by with a little help from my friends
Mm, get high with a little help from my friends
Oh, I'm gonna try with a little help from my friends

Do you need anybody?
I just need someone to love
Could it be anybody?
I want somebody to love

Oh, I get by with a little help from my friends
Mm, gonna try with a little help from my friends
Oh, I get high with a little help from my friends
Yes, I get by with a little help from my friends
With a little help from my friends


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"With a Little Help from My Friends" as written by Paul Mccartney John Lennon

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  • +5
    General Commenti fucking love ringos mellow voice. its lovely.
    rubyblueson October 05, 2002   Link
  • +4
    General CommentHey!
    Ringo had a voice suited for all these songs, deep and meaningful. He is far from retarted. Sure they had their fun giving shit to Ringo, but he was just as talanted as the rest of them. The Beatles were a hollistic group. They did so well cause they worked together. You can't single any of them out and still expect them to have achieved so much success without any of the others.
    MetChickon July 04, 2002   Link
  • +4
    General CommentMetChick summed it up perfectly. Oh, and the few songs Ringo did write for the group were FAR from "retarded." Next time you criticize be sure not to use "retarded" as a putdown because it makes you seem unbelievably ignorant.
    missbinnyon July 18, 2002   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI happen to like this song, the beatles are a good group.
    zacsteron July 20, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is ringo's best controbution to the Beatles through his voice. Its mellow and cool. None of the others could have done it.
    themachine312on June 17, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentBite Me you are a fucking moron, to say the least...

    Ringo was recently induced into the PAS (Percussive Arts Society) hall of fame because he is the best drumset player whoever lived...

    And the reasons they gave him the song to sing (as somebody said) is that his voice just suited it...and if it's so easy, why don't you send us a recording of you singing it better... ;)
    A_Page06on July 01, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTo take this song at face value is to not fully appreciate the Beatles as artists. The Beatles purposely made their songs in ways that would leave them open to different interpretations, but that doesn't mean they did not hear their own music and not realize the more obvious possible interpretations.

    Trust me, they did not fully produce this song and then months later go "WOAH! People think this song is about free love?! We would have never thought it was possible to think this song is about bisexuality!" No, they knew it when they wrote it, as they also realized it can do with drugs, or just going out and having a good night on the town...

    Cuz guess what? There are MANY ways that you get by with a little help from your friends, and if for you that involves doing drugs with your friends, or playing music, or fucking shit up, or wanking it with your friends, then that is how YOU do it.

    And since those four were drug using free lovers, then you can assume that their interpretation of this song does include their cherished memories of those times including drugs and sex.

    If you don't have similar memories in your life, then that is not what this song means (to you).

    Subjectivity is a powerful thing.
    IndigoLotuson July 01, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBilly Shears!! actually, ringo sings this song...i like it.
    weezerific:cutleryon January 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBilly Shears is Ringo. Paul made up that name for him like an alter ego for Sgt Pepper's L H C Band.
    song4juliaon January 21, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis may be a bit off-topic, but the most irritating part of Sgt. Pepper's (the CD version) is how track *2* starts with the end "Bil-ly Shears!". Makes it difficult to just listen to LHCB or this song independantly (in MP3 format, that is)
    pkjunon April 14, 2002   Link

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