I Want to Hold Your Hand
The Beatles Lyrics


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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
You'll 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

Overall Meaning

The Beatles' "I Want to Hold Your Hand" is a classic love song that talks about the intense desire to hold a lover's hand. The lyrics of the song express the singer's excitement and anticipation about being close to their lover. In the first verse, the singer tells their lover that they have something to share which they hope the lover will understand. This is followed by the expression of the desire to hold the lover's hand, and this desire is repeated several times throughout the song.


The second verse of the song sees the singer pleading with the lover to allow them to be their man and to let them hold their hand. It is clear from the lyrics that the singer feels that holding their lover's hand will bring them immense joy and make them happy. In the bridge of the song, the singer tells the lover that when they touch them, they feel happy inside, which is a feeling that they cannot hide.


Overall, the song is a powerful love ballad that captures the essence of young, innocent love. It speaks of the simple pleasures of holding hands, but at the same time, it communicates the depth of emotions that can arise from such a simple act.


Line by Line Meaning

Oh, yeah, I'll tell you somethin'
I have something important to say to you


I think you'll understand
I believe you will comprehend


When I say that somethin'
When I express that certain feeling


I want to hold your hand
I desire to grasp and hold your hand


Oh, please, say to me
Please respond to me


You'll let me be your man
You will allow me to be your partner


And please, say to me
And kindly say to me


You'll let me hold your hand
You will permit me to hold your hand


And when I touch you
When I make physical contact with you


I feel happy inside
I experience joy and contentment internally


It's such a feelin' that my love
The emotion is so profound, my affection for you


I can't hide
I cannot conceal my true emotions


Yeah, you got that somethin'
There's something about you that's special


When I feel that somethin'
When I sense that uniqueness


I want to hold your hand
I yearn to clasp your hand


I want to hold your hand
I want to hold your hand


I want to hold your hand
I want to hold your hand




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: John Winston Lennon, Paul James McCartney

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Philip Kassabian

Yet another great Beatles song.

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