In My Life – Beatles

August 19, 2021

Today’s song of the day is a psychedelic rock, blues hit called, “In My Life,” by The Beatles.

Fun Facts

  • In the instrumental break of the song the producer George Martin played the piano but then sped up the track so it sounded similar to a harpsichord.
  • “In My Life” is an autobiographical song about the life of John Lennon. He was pushed to write the song as a way of revealing more about his life through his music.
  • The lyrics of the song refer to his friends and family, namely, Stu Stutcliff, a former member of the band, Pete Shutton, his aunt Mimi and his wife Cynthia.
  • John Lennon referred to the song as a “Little piece of art.”
  • Lennon breaks his falsetto voice during the word, “my,” in a repeated last line. He also does this in the songs, “Imagine,” and, “Revolution.”
  • Paul Mcarthy also referred to this song as one of the best Beatles songs out there, and George Harrison also cited it as one of his favorites.
  • “In My Life,” was inspired by the Miracles song, “You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me.”
  • This was the song that was played at Kurt Cobain’s funeral. Cobain loved the Beatles, especially John Lennon.
  • Lennon wrote this song at his home in Kenwood where he wrote and recorded onto recorders he had upstairs in his house. He originally wrote the song in 1964. He would first write the lyrics and then sing them out loud.
SOTD lyrics

Lyrics

(Musixmatch)

There are places I’ll remember

All my life though some have changed

Some forever, not for better

Some have gone and some remain

All these places have their moments

With lovers and friends I still can recall

Some are dead and some are living

In my life I’ve loved them all

But of all these friends and lovers

There is no one compares with you

And these memories lose their meaning

When I think of love as something new

Though I know I’ll never lose affection

For people and things that went before

I know I’ll often stop and think about them

In my life I love you more

Though I know I’ll never lose affection

For people and things that went before

I know I’ll often stop and think about them

In my life I love you more

In my life I love you more

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