The Beatles I Want You (She's So Heavy) lyrics

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  • Because
  • You Never Give Me Your Money
  • Sun King
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  • Polythene Pan
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  • Carry That Weight
  • The End
  • Her Majesty

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    Find out how the lyrics to I Want You (She's So Heavy) from the Beatles Abbey Road album came to be written.

    Beatles Album: Abbey Road : Track 6

    Year: 1969

    Lyrics: Lennon, McCartney

    Length: 7.49

    The lyrics of the Beatles song I want you (she's so heavy) are pretty simple. Being I want you, I want you so bad, it's driving me mad' repeated in many forms. The song was written by John Lennon and describes his love for Yoko. The i want you song was written to be as simple as possible yet describe everything about desire. Although a simple lyric the heavy guitar work by John works well to bring this song to a different dimension.

    The song is really two separate songs I want you, and she's so heavy, with the latter being inserted into the former twice.

    I want you (she's so heavy) is the longest true Beatles song at 7 minutes and 49 seconds long, though revolution Number 9 is longer, it is more a recording and mix than a true song.

    Individual Beatles role on I want you (she's so heavy)

    John Lennon: Lead Vocals, Lead guitar, Organ

    Paul McCartney: Harmony vocals, Bass guitar

    George Harrison: Rhythm guitar, Synthesiser, White noise generator

    Ringo Starr: Drums

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