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George Harrison All Those Years Ago Lyrics

Last updated: 10/26/2013 07:03:11 AM

I'm shouting all about love
While they treated you like a dog
When you were the one who had made it
so clear
All those years ago.

I'm talking all about how to give
They don't act with much honesty
But you point the way to the truth when you say
All you need is love.

Living with good and bad
I always look up to you
Now we're left cold and sad
By someone the devil's best friend
Someone who offended all.

We're living in a bad dream
They've forgotten all about mankind
And you were the one they backed up to
the wall
All those years ago
You were the one who Imagined it all
All those years ago.

Deep in the darkest night
I send out a prayer to you
Now in the world of light
Where the spirit free of the lies
And all else that we despised.

They've forgotten all about God
He's the only reason we exist
Yet you were the one that they said was
so weird
All those years ago
You said it all though not many had ears
All those years ago
You had control of our smiles and our tears
All those years ago

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As good as God | Reviewer: Elmar God | 10/26/13

Those who think they are as good as god, are as god as dog. This is the god/dog cross. This is nothing against dogs; they are as good as they can be. But, according to my knowlege, they never think, they are God. Think about it.

love for John | Reviewer: starbar58 | 3/20/13

we need more love and peace , John always chose his words carefully (except once in the sixties!)but made his point forcefully, George me feel part of something bigger, miss them both, RIP John and George.

New York Still Loves you John | Reviewer: Anonymous | 5/30/12

George Harrison's timeless tribute is so appropriate

I miss Both John and George so so much.

John could have lived in an English estate. He didnt want to.
In a way he loved New York City New York City Loved him.
I'm a New Yorker I saw him once on a street walking and I was
told to not even gesture to him out of respect. I couldnt point
to one New Yorker and say that " he/she is the person most affected by his presence but we ALL are indeed!

I always looked up to you | Reviewer: Allyouneedislove<3 | 2/15/11

I can not make it through this song without crying my eyes out. So inspirational. George changed my life. I admire their pure friendship, that lasted throughout their entire lives. It must have been wonderful to have a great friend like that, they both knew their worth in the world and they knew how to make a difference, and they were both such a strong advocate to what he believed in. No other song can compare, because all you need is love. Deep in the darkest night, Ringo and Paul must be so grateful to have known and been close to these two great men. I wish I had known them too. Spread the peace and the love, and let John and George rest at ease. I love you all.

Tribute For John Lennon | Reviewer: KiKi | 1/25/11

I love this song! I think it's an amazing song that George wrote to John. You can hear how they were the best of friends and how George looked up to John (i mean a lot of people did but not as many people had that close bond with John Lennon like Paul, Ringo, and George had with John)
This song "All Those Years Ago" is just as good of a song as "Here Today" that Paul wrote for John

Light has been shed | Reviewer: Kyle | 12/1/10

Hey Mauro, thak you so much for your explanation! I remembered this while at work... and it turns out I posted this THREE YEARS AGO!! wow!! I was only a naive 16-year old boy then, and with all the experiences I've had since then, the song makes A LOT more sense to me. Your explanation was immaculate, and I thank you for shedding light on the situation!

Jesus | Reviewer: Julia | 10/8/10

First time I heard this it said "Jesus" to me. Does anyone else see that all those years ago could be saying 2,010 year ago! Treated like a dog; said it all not many had ears, etc. And no I'm not liking Lennon to Jesus, I'm saying the lyrics point there - for me anyhow. And I think agnostic more describs Lennon if he belived in a greater good.

The Truth | Reviewer: sam | 9/11/10

WHat an amazing song and tribute to John Lennon and all other men that tried to share the truth they knew about God,Love,and Peace. Like all those that had come before no one ever really listened and in fact the negative/universal mind always turned against them ( treated them like dogs) despite how much they were loved and admired before they began to share God/love/peace with the world.The more passionately they try to help mankind the fater they are taken from us. George had the heart and knew the truth too but he was not the powerful voice like John but he was taken too. I choose to beleive that they were too good for a life in this valley of death where evil rules and all are to suffer.George and John were surely the mouth pieces of God. Just listen to the lyrics of Imagine,Blow away,My sweet Lord,All things must pass,give me love,living in a matierial world,Mind games................... Thank you George and John for your words of widom and for the songs that stir my soul.

All you need is love... | Reviewer: Anonymous | 6/25/10

Reading into things takes away the real meaning of things. What's important is that we, people have forgotten that all you need is love. We speak much and listen little, we want more and give less. I love this song and it always brings tears to my eyes.

All those years ago.... | Reviewer: Cahl | 11/14/09

I have never been sure on how to take this song exactly. I'm not religous by any means but I do believe that the intent is there for whoever the song is dedicated to, be it Ringo, be it John. Damn cleverly constructed song regardless and can be quite the tear jerker when it wants to be.

God is love | Reviewer: Milo | 5/31/09

The whole point of the song is that love is the cure for what ails us, and that John was critized as being "weird" for having the courage to relay this message. Ironic isn't it? As for religious belief, I think that no matter where on the spectrum one's beliefs lie, the common denominator is love...

Shed some light | Reviewer: Mauro | 3/4/09

To all the comments. First of all, it's true that this song was first intended for Ringo and had different lyrics. Around that time John was murdered, so George decided to use this song as a tribute to him. It doesn't matter what the frist purpose of the melody was, nor does it mean that George didn't care for John. He just thought it fit to use this new tune to express his feelings and admiration for John after such atrocity happened. Second, John was an atheist meaning he didn't agree with the existing dogmas or the bureaucracy religion has always denoted. That doesn't mean he didn't believe in something else. You can pray for anything. Now, George was a religious person, and he truly believed in god. That's why he says:

They've forgotten all about God
He's the only reason we exist
Yet you were the one that they said was
so weird

Here he states that, according to his point of view, we all exist thanks to God but most people seem to have forgotten all about god. Yet, these same people were the ones who criticised John for not believeng in "that" God (example song "God"), although in practice they seem to have forgotten "him" tool.

Hope the explanation is clear!

All Those Years Ago | Reviewer: angelical99 | 3/27/08

I don't think this song was originally written "for" Ringo meaning as a tribute to him per se, but rather it was written for Ringo to record. I'm not sure if Lennon was truly an atheist. Twice in his song "Beautiful Boy" he says, "Before you go to sleep, say a little prayer." So I'm thinking he believed in some higher power.

All those years ago | Reviewer: Anonymous | 12/15/07

Hmmmm, I'm not sure how to take this song as a tribute. It was originally penned with different lyrics as a song for Ringo, then John was killed, so I wonder how much of it was changed and what the original content was. Catchy tune, fishy lyrics.

wondering | Reviewer: Kyle | 8/20/07

wasnt lennon atheist? if so, why would harrison write that god is the only reason we exist? dont get me wrong, i LOVE the beatles, they were the most talented, and most profound musicians and songwriters ever.