I'm shouting all about love
While they treated you like a dog
When you were the one who had made it so clear
All those years ago

I'm talking all about how to give
They don't act with much honesty
But you point the way to the truth when you say
All you need is love

Living with good and bad
I always looked up to you
Now we're left cold and sad
By someone the devil's best friend
Someone who offended all

We're living in a bad dream
They've forgotten all about mankind
And you were the one they backed up to the wall
All those years ago
You were the one who imagined it all
All those years ago

All those years ago
All those years ago

Deep in the darkest night
I send out a prayer to you
Now in the world of light
Where the spirit free of lies
And all else that we despised

They've forgotten all about God
He's the only reason we exist
Yet you were the one that they said was so weird
All those years ago
You said it all though not many had ears
All those years ago
You had control of our smiles and our tears
All those years ago

All those years ago

All those years ago

All those years ago


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    Actually, Harrison originally wrote this song for Ringo, but Ringo felt the song was too high pitched for himself, plus he just didn't like the words. Harrison ended up rewriting this song after Lennon's death and referencing "Imagine" and "All You Need Is Love".

    I simply love Harrison's voice, he reminds me of a Warbler (songbird)--and I've noticed how each former Beatle hangs on to that sound they created; it's an identifier in their individual works.

    cuptardon November 29, 2009   Link
  • +1
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    A lament for John Lennon as sung by his younger mate George. I'm guessing the devil's best friend was Chapman

    hellopeopleon September 14, 2007   Link
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    really beautiful song. george wrote his book "i me mine" and john was upset that he wasn't mentioned in the book. then john was murdered, so george must've felt terrible so he wrote this nice song for john. rest inpeace john and george

    appypollyloggyon August 19, 2002   Link
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    one of my favorites by george

    easywitheyesclosedon January 06, 2005   Link
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    It's one friend paying tribute to another friend's strength of character.

    sdz896542on January 27, 2016   Link

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