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Love You To
The Beatles Lyrics


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Each day just goes so fast
I turn around, it's passed
You don't get time to hang a sign on me

Love me while you can
Before I'm a dead old man

A lifetime is so short
A new one can't be bought
But what you've got means such a lot to me

Make love all day long
Make love singing songs

Make love all day long
Make love singing songs

There's people standing 'round
Who'll screw you in the ground
They'll fill you in with all their sins, you'll see

I'll make love to you
If you want me to

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to The Beatles's song Love You To possess a sense of urgency and a call to action for love. The singer reflecting on how fast each day goes and how quickly life passes by, and how one does not have the luxury of time to be labeled, tagged, or trapped in preconceived notions of who they are or who they should be. Instead, they urge the listener to love them before they become old or are no longer alive, highlighting the fleeting and precious nature of life. The message is clear - love me while you can; embrace and enjoy love while you have it.


The verses go deeper, acknowledging the struggles and distractions of life that can impede one's ability to enjoy or seek out love. There are people who, given the opportunity, will take advantage of or harm others, and the lyricist acknowledges this by urging listeners to sidestep these threats and focus on love. The final line leaves the decision to the listener, stating that they will offer love, but it's the listener's choice whether they accept it or not.


Overall, the song is a reminder of life's fleeting nature and that love is a valuable and worthwhile investment that should be cherished while we have it.


Line by Line Meaning

Each day just goes so fast
Time passes quickly and each day seems to end even though one feels like it just started not too long ago.


I turn around, it's passed
The singer feels as though time moves so quickly that they can't keep up with it, and before they know it, the day has ended.


You don't get time to hang a sign on me
The singer is implying that they don't have enough time in the day to announce something about themselves.


Love me while you can
The artist is asking their loved one to cherish them while they can, before they are no longer desirable.


Before I'm a dead old man
The artist is making a reference to their own mortality and implies that they won't be young and energetic forever.


A lifetime is so short
Life passes quickly, and the singer is trying to convey the idea that one should make the most out of it while they still can.


A new one can't be bought
One cannot simply purchase an entirely new life; they must make the most of the life they already have.


But what you've got means such a lot to me
The artist values their partner's love and affection.


Make love all day long
The artist encourages making love for longer periods of time, or as much as possible.


Make love singing songs
The artist adds to the idea of making love all day by singing songs as well.


There's people standing 'round
The singer notes the presence of others all around them.


Who'll screw you in the ground
The artist implies that there are people who will hurt their loved one badly.


They'll fill you in with all their sins, you'll see
The people who would hurt their loved one will have caused them harm by introducing the bad and negative aspects of their lives.


I'll make love to you
The singer promises to show their love and affection to their partner through physical intimacy.


If you want me to
The singer confirms that they will only show their love in this way if their partner is willing.




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: George Harrison

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@RobertCeisler

Each day just goes so fast
I turn around, it's passed
You don't get time to hang a sign on me
Love me while you can
Before I'm a dead old man
A lifetime is so short
A new one can't be bought
But what you've got means such a lot to me
Make love all day long
Make love singing songs
Make love all day long
Make love singing songs
There's people standing 'round
Who'll screw you in the ground
They'll fill you in with all their sins, you'll see
I'll make love to you
If you want me to



All comments from YouTube:

@johndoejjdujd

This song was ADVANCED for its time.

@JJStale

So was the album

@hensoakira

It still sounds surreal as traditional genres goes beyond the concept of time

@kristofer603

It Still IS.

@loxleymoon

It's funny; the longer I've been a Beatles fan, the more and more this one seems to become one of my favorites.

@JesusVazquez-jz2qm

I've been a Beatles fan for 43 years now and I admire them more than never. I never get bored of them. Their music always surprise me. Greetings from México.

@WinstonWolfe21

Always really liked this one 👍

@dementedgamer0810

Indian music goes so hard 🗣🗣🔥🔥

@hongjuanwu7539

Loxley Moon, what you said is true.

@Flasoo8

An excellent mix. The Indian instruments ( especially the tanpura) are very crisp and clear. Fantastic.

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