What I feel, I can't say
But my love is there for you, any time of day
But if it's not love that you need
Then I'll try my best to make everything succeed

Tell me, what is my life without your love
Tell me, who am I without you, by my side?

What I know, I can do
If I give my love now to everyone like you
But if it's not love that you need
Then I'll try my best to make everything succeed

Tell me, what is my life without your love
Tell me, who am I without you, by my side
Tell me, what is my life without your love
Tell me, who am I without you, by my side?

What I feel, I can't say
But my love is there for you any time of day
But if it's not love that you need
Then I'll try my best to make everything succeed

Tell me, what is my life without your love
Tell me, who am I without you, by my side
Oh tell me, what is my life without your love
Tell me, who am I without you, by my side?

What is my life without your love
Tell me, who am I without you, by my side?


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What Is Life Lyrics as written by George Harrison

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  • +5
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    my favourite from george. i love the feeling i get when i listen to this song. so full of life, george is a legend. your music still lives on today, listen to your tunes all the time.

    skimthefaton May 10, 2008   Link
  • +3
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    That's nice that you're all relating this song to Jesus Christ and Christianity. But George Harrison was a hardcore Hare Krishna.

    mrose83on May 09, 2012   Link
  • +3
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    Jeez, I thought it just meant, "I love you, babe." Anyway, it's a great song. I love the bouncing beat, the bashing tambourine, the flouncy horn riffs. It's one of those songs you could hear only once and then still be humming it fifty years later--or, like me, play it fifty times straight because you just can't help getting caught in the sheer fun of it.

    law4on July 06, 2012   Link
  • +2
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    My mother-in-law (now deceased) often told me that she was the original President of the Beatles Fan Club back in Liverpool in the early 1960's. I've seen family photos of her at the Cavern posing with the Fab Four (Pete Best was still the drummer). Her favourite Beatle? George, hands down! I think he's my favourite as well. A very spiritual man, and quite down to earth. "What is Life?" is one of George's best. I know this song means many things to many people, but to me this song will always be about Jesus Christ. Rest in Peace Dorothy, and may light perpetual shine upon you. Amen.

    RayManon April 26, 2006   Link
  • +2
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    i don't think this song is about jesus because of the lines: "But if it's not love that you need Then I'll try my best to make everything succeed"

    the ambiguity of his love seems like its not meant towards jesus, because isn't love (obviously among other things) what jesus wants from us?

    misterboneon March 22, 2007   Link
  • +1
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    George didn't tend to write songs about Jesus, being Krishna conscious and all. It's definitely about Love for God (Krishna), as many of his songs were, but probably not Jesus.

    jonchappleon November 05, 2007   Link
  • +1
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    @ jhendrix516:

    George himself cheated Pattie too with lots of women. The both did. But it was George who started it. Read her biography.

    Ievelientjeon May 25, 2008   Link
  • +1
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    RayMan and Digi-G couldn't be more wrong. Get real, it's just a love song. George's spiritual thinking was light years beyond the intolerant and unsatisfying dogma presented by the triad of Abrahamic faiths. His spirituality was in line with and attuned to the Hindu. Note that after cremation, his ashes were distributed in the Ganges River. There are so many facts that go against RayMan and Digi-G co-opting George into the abhorrent Jesus thing, that it staggers my own imagination that anyone would be so foolish and arrogant as to entertain the quaint but false notion that George was thinking of Jesus when he wrote the lyrics to this pop song. Additionally, note that George willed his estate Bhaktivedanta Manor located in Letchmore Heath a beautiful English village to the International Society for Krishna Consciousness. Anyone truly interested in George's spirituality can find much on the Internet without defaulting into a Christian mythology for his life's work and belief in Hinduism.

    LeoJourniertotheEaston April 17, 2011   Link
  • 0
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    this song is so cool

    ZinbobDanon March 18, 2003   Link
  • 0
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    One of my alltime favorites :)

    carabiner86on June 16, 2004   Link

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