I want to tell you
My head is filled with things to say
When you're here
All those words, they seem to slip away

When I get near you
The games begin to drag me down
It's alright
I'll make you maybe next time around

But if I seem to act unkind
It's only me, it's not my mind
That is confusing things

I want to tell you
I feel hung up and I don't know why
I don't mind
I could wait forever, I've got time

Sometimes I wish I knew you well
Then I could speak my mind and tell you
Maybe you'd understand

I want to tell you
I feel hung up and I don't know why
I don't mind
I could wait forever, I've got time

I've got time
I've got time

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I Want to Tell You Lyrics as written by George Harrison

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  • +12
    General Commentthe lyrics to this song are actually quite clever. This song is about obsession - that constant want or desire that keeps weighing so "heavily" on one's thoughts. Who he wrote the song about is hardly even the point, although it is nice to know what was going through his head.
    The simplicity of the lyrics really drive the message home. The song isn't reflective on the obsession, nor does it really bother with symbolism or rhyme. The lyrics are repetitive and thoughtless, just like any obsession. Obsessions are blinding, they force us to see the surface and prevent us from seeing the big picture, thus the lack of symbolism and thought to the lyrics. The words are as repetitive as the obsession that runs through his head. The thoughtlessness and simplicity to the lyrics of this song is exactly the point of the song. So before anybody thinks any less of the beatles for writing "brainless, thoughtless" lyrics, think about how brainless and thoughtless humans can truly be when blinded by an obsession. Whether or not the obsession is good or bad, its all blinding and instinctive in the end.
    radiodredgon July 03, 2003   Link
  • +4
    General CommentThis is by far the greatest most simplistic love song EVER.

    god I love how it starts and flows, and such little lyrics to carry it around, but you don't even think about that while listening to it, I just have this horrible urge to just rock my head back in forth in the best swaying possible.

    It's so perfect sounding, It's really shocking. It's the best short song that really is a love song and yet it has been analyzed over things like drugs? it makes sense I guess.

    This song.. man this song.

    It's so heavy.
    Loui01on March 09, 2011   Link
  • +3
    General CommentIt could be about alot of things, but it is NOT about the Vietnam War. That silly Across the Universe movie was to the Beatles like JFK the movie was to the JFK assasination--just revisionist history, BS. If it was about the war, why wouldn't it have been more obvious. John didn't disguise his opposition to that war, why would he do it in song? It is probably about heroin, or maybe Yoko, and how his love for her was both a great thing in his life, and yet also a huge burden, because he knew their relationship was tearing the band apart. I want you, yet you are so heavy, you are such a burden--you are driving me mad.
    railroadginon June 19, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentYou can analyze this song all you want but it's only a love song written by John to Yoko. Yep, John has admitted before about composing a perfect song using only one word (Yoko wrote a poem that consisted of one word, 'Water'). Even though there's a little more than one word, John still delivers his feelings. As one author has put it "... this is a musical tryst with a succubus. No wonder the lyric consists of the same phrase over and over again. Lennon is literally obsessed.
    BeatleAnton July 05, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI was around in those days, looking forward to each next Beatles' record. But what seems to be unknown on this forum is that "heavy" was used in a different context then. It meant, like "cool" and "deep" together. It meant, hey, this is not shallow or casual or petty, it's heavy and strong. So, songs were "heavy" with both cool and deep meanings. If someone was heavy, they were deep, had lots of levels and were not easy to fathom. But the song is most likely about Yoko, who was extremely intellectual and an international person of note. John had very strong feelings towards her. He dug her. Deeply, heavily. He still does (ooh - now that's heavy!)
    jasjbon February 05, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI always figured that the line "She's So Heavy" refers to Yoko being "heavy" on a creative(!?) level.
    ZinbobDanon March 12, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI dedicated this song to a married man I fell in love with, needless to say his wife was a big girl.
    littlegirlblue32on November 15, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentawesome bass in this song.
    Philadelphia Eagleson June 14, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti love this song. does anyone else find it.. sort of creepy in a good way... it gives me shivers when i listen to it. Something about how simple the lyrics are, repeated over and over, over and over. There's the light part: 'i want you', then the harder guitar part 'she's so heavy'. It makes sense it being about obsession. The part that's almost creepy to me is the last part, with no words, just the guitar for minutes and minutes. Somehow they're able to sustain it, and you don't notice at first, but slowly this white noise gets louder and louder until it's louder than the guitar - it reminds me of static on a cassette or video tape - sort of like on 'The Ring'-but they didn't have either of those things when the song was written. The tension is building, and you think it will go on forever, and then suddenly - right in the middle of a guitar phrase - it just stops - and immediately goes on to the next song. That's what creeps me out - it's like they didn't mean to stop, and someone just pulled the plug from their guitars and shut off the lights. Maybe the end part means nothing and it was just them having a good time, but still, it's really cool.
    aclassiccaseon May 20, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is about heroin/opiate addiction. Don't try to paint it as some love song.
    Thebandit414500on December 18, 2017   Link

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