Albums

The Beatles Julia lyrics

This site covers the original British Beatles Albums plus analyses of the lyrics of non-album tracks.






Information on how the Beatles wrote the lyrics to their songs on The Beatles (white album) can be navigated from below the album cover.

The Beatles White Album
  • Back In The USSR
  • Dear Prudence
  • Glass Onion
  • Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
  • Wild Honey Pie
  • The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill
  • While My Guitar Gently Weeps
  • Happiness Is A Warm Gun
  • Martha My Dear
  • I'm So Tired
  • Blackbird
  • Piggies
  • Rocky Racoon
  • Don't Pass Me By
  • Why Don't We Do It In The Road
  • I Will
  • Julia
  • Birthday
  • Yer Blues
  • Mother Nature's Son
  • Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey
  • Sexy Sadie
  • Helter Skelter
  • Long, Long, Long
  • Revolution
  • Honey Pie
  • Savoy Truffle
  • Cry Baby Cry
  • Can You take Me Back
  • Revolution 9
  • Good Night


  • Beatles

    Find out how the lyrics to Julia By came to be written.

     

    Beatles Album: The Beatles AKA The White Album : Track 17

    Year: 1968

    Lyrics: Lennon, McCartney

    Length: 2.57


    The lyrics of the Beatles song Julia were written by John Lennon and the song is a direct contribution to his mother of the same name. It is another of the songs on the 'white album' that started its life during the Beatles time at Rishikesh in India.

    Although John was looked after by his aunt Mimi, it was not because Julia did not love him, but because she had become pregnant with john by another man than her husband. While he was young Julia introduced John to musical instruments and to rock 'n' roll music. Sadly Julia died in a car crash in 1958, and the death of his mother affected John forever.

    Also the song is predominantly about his mother the Beatles Julia song also references John's new love Yoko Ono who's name means ocean child in Japanese.

    Although John is credited with the writing of Julia, many of the lyrics were written by Yoko and the the first two lines of the song 'half of what I say is meaningless' and 'but I say it so the other half may reach you' are from a book of Lebanese proverbs by Kahil Gibran.

    Individual Beatles role on Julia

    John Lennon: Vocals, Acoustic guitar

    Paul McCartney: Did not play on this beatles song.

    George Harrison: Did not play on this beatles song

    Ringo Starr: Did not play on this beatles song

    Popular Beatle songs
  • Long, Long, Long by the Beatles
  • Little child by the Beatles
  • Let It Be Album by the Beatles
  • Please Please Me | With The Beatles | Beatles For Sale | A Hard Days Night | Help | Rubber Soul | Revolver | Sgt Pepper | Yellow Submarine | The Beatles | Abbey Road | Let It Be | Beatles Singles

    Copyright 2006 - 2017 | Behind the Beatles Lyrics by Dean Ravenscroft