Oh yeah, I'll tell you somethin'
I think you'll understand
When I say that somethin'
I want to hold your hand
I want to hold your hand
I want to hold your hand

Oh please, say to me
You'll let me be your man
And please, say to me
You'll let me hold your hand
Now, let me hold your hand
I want to hold your hand

And when I touch you
I feel happy inside
It's such a feelin' that my love
I can't hide
I can't hide
I can't hide

Yeah, you got that somethin'
I think you'll understand
When I say that somethin'
I want to hold your hand
I want to hold your hand
I want to hold your hand

And when I touch you
I feel happy inside
It's such a feelin' that my love
I can't hide
I can't hide
I can't hide

Yeah, you got that somethin'
I think you'll understand
When I feel that somethin'
I want to hold your hand
I want to hold your hand
I want to hold your hand
I want to hold your hand


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"I Want to Hold Your Hand" as written by Paul James Mccartney John Winston Lennon

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  • +1
    General Commentthis is a great beatles song its one of my fave in the beatles
    ryanilano11on August 20, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti understand what you are saying, but i think that its so good because everyone can relate. i think that pretty much all of their songs are a million times more meaningful but for some reason this is my favorite anyway
    an_outcast_slugon August 29, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is one my fave songs ever - No other song sums up the feeling of young love as well as this does - The song is purely joyfull and happy.
    I love this song - It just captures the carefree attitude of a teenage crush on a spring day so well :)
    feeldafuryon April 03, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of my fave Beatles songs - It captures the carefree attitude of young love perfectly -
    It may not be deep, or anything but "shitty old pop" - But I challenge anyone to find a more innocent and warm song :)
    feeldafuryon April 03, 2003   Link
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    General CommentJAYA how can you say that??? This song is great its really upbeat and makes you in a good mood :) one of my favourites from the Beatles
    Sinfaceon May 06, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThe Beatles changed in their career because music changed. This was incredibly new stuff for the time, not just some shitty oldie. And jeez, how many different ways can people find to say every Beatles song is about drugs? It was definately intended to be "I can't hide." The original lyric scribbles are (were) on display at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame if you don't believe me.
    wrionon May 08, 2004   Link
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    General CommentOK, so The Beatles wrote more progressive, experimental stuff towards the end of their career. I love that stuff. They also started writing rubbish just because they were The Beatles and they could. Never mind. I still love this song. It's cheerful, poppy, has great harmonies and puts a smile on my face. So the lyrics aren't particularly deep or meaningful, so what? Admittedly I hate most pop music these days, but that's because there's very little that hasn't been done before, and most of it's even more inane than the lyrics to this song. The Beatles were the first band to be huge, and will probably be the last. The fact that they started off with poppy stuff like this and ended up writing bizarre, drug-induced songs yet still remained big just shows how much of an influence they had in so many different areas of the music industry.

    This song is a good pop song. Despite the fact that I don't really like music, I can still appreciate a good pop song. To the person who said they were only interested in rock music-grow up a little. I mainly listen to rock music too (using the term loosely), but that doesn't mean I'm not open to different types of music, and I'm certainly not prepared to dismiss all other types of music just because they're not to my taste. Every genre has its redeeming qualities, but in the end it's just down to personal preference.

    OK, rant over :p
    happyphantomon May 11, 2005   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationPure sexual innuendo

    I tell ya somethin - I think you'll understand
    (I'm going to say something, but I think you know what I really mean)

    I want to hold your hand
    (I want to... )

    And when I touch you I feel happy inside
    It's such a feeling that
    My love I can't hide.... I can't hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiide!
    (when I touch you, I feel happy "inside". I can't hide it.)

    anyway, I don't think this song is all that innocent ; )
    sam-omarhaon March 30, 2013   Link
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    General CommentWow, the Beatles used to be so innocent...lol. The Beatles songs from 67-70 are defintley the best ones. This one is just too...um well, I dunno. :)
    OzzyGurlyon July 08, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYeah i'd definetly aggree with that statement....the beatles rule, but as you can see in the earlier years they were just shitty old pop. Thank god that changed otherwise their music wouldn't have lasted so long.
    pimpmachismoon July 27, 2002   Link

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