Because the world is round it turns me on
Because the world is round, ah

Because the wind is high it blows my mind
Because the wind is high, ah

Love is old, love is new
Love is all, love is you

Because the sky is blue, it makes me cry
Because the sky is blue, ah

Ah, ah, ah, ah

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    General CommentTo me, this is John's masterpiece in the beatles, a contribution he made that I think made their music very mature, because this does not compare with their other stuff, well... some things.. but this song is a complete chill down the spine and was executed perfectly,
    if u are ever scared, do NOT listen to this song.
    sebastianquilton November 26, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI love this song because it plays on so many words. The world is round, and it turns, but it also turns him on because of how wonderful it is. The wind blows his mind. The wind blows, but it also makes him see the wonders of nature. The sky is blue in color, but also sad, and it makes him cry. Love is so many things. It can be old, it can be new; it can be everywhere, and it can be just that one person...I think these lyrics are beautuful.
    ucfgirlieon September 25, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIt's been said that the melody for this song came when John Lennon asked Yoko to play Beethovan's Moonlight Sonata backwards.
    Ferthukoon January 28, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is beautiful and calming. the whole cd abbey road is amazing. when you listen to all of the songs in order with the way they go together at once it is a great experience. i love to download music, but i'm glad i purchased that cd long before the downloading option. i would recommend buying the actual cd to anyone who even liked one song on the album.
    chaos04on July 01, 2002   Link
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    General CommentLennon wrote the sweet, dreamy melody after hearing Yoko Ono playing Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata" on the couple's piano; he asked if she could play the chords backward, and he based the song on those changes. McCartney assumed that Ono also had a hand in crafting the song's lyrics. "It's rather her kind of writing," McCartney said. "Wind, sky and earth are recurring. . . . John was heavily influenced by her at the time."

    George Martin arranged a nine-part harmony for the song, but there were only five tracks on which to record the vocals. So Lennon, McCartney and Harrison sang the three-part harmony live, then overdubbed it twice. This approach took extensive rehearsal, and more than five hours of extremely focused recording, to capture correctly. But the resulting song was stunning: a gorgeous, richly layered daydream that McCartney and Harrison both said was their favorite track on Abbey Road. "They knew they were doing something special," said engineer Geoff Emerick, "and they were determined to get it right."
    jingy23on October 02, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI hadn't heard this song in ages, but just the other night while I was doing laundry... "love is old love is new, love is... ? love is you" came to mind. I knew it was part of a Beatles song lyric. I Googled the rest of the lyrics and got emotional. For me, it was a message of hope.

    Love never dies, or goes away. It's within us and outside of us... and we don't need a reason to love.

    My dad listened to the Beatles when I was a kid. He played "Abby Road" and the "White" album quite a bit. Good times..
    Skye Phoenixon May 18, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit sure turns me on.
    weezerific:cutleryon January 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTwo unusual instruments on this one - a Baldwin Electric Combo Harpsichord (played by producer George Martin) and a Moog synthesiser (played by Paul).
    butterfingersbeckon March 20, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThat is true, Ferthuko, but apparently, the opening chords sound much more like the tune itself being played forward. I haven't, as yet, picked up a copy of Moonlight Sonata.
    Bobo192on June 30, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is just perfect...
    Because the sky is blue it makes me cry.
    Nowhere_Girlon July 06, 2002   Link

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