♫ All You Need Is Love ♫

Yesterday, I re-blogged David Prosser’s post about a philosophy of humanity called Ubuntu.  A short time later, a fellow-blogger asked me to look at her post, and this video was on it.  The connection between this song and David’s post struck me almost like a lightening bolt, and I knew I had my music post for tonight.

The original goal of this song was to combine the love of all nations displaying the possibility of hope and peace as a common denominator in the world.  This was played at Party at the Palace, a British music concert and celebration held in London in 2002.  Artists, including Paul McCartney, Joe Cocker, Rod Stewart, Tony Bennett, Ozzy Osbourne, Queen, and many more contributed to this extravaganza.  The song is originally a Beatles’ classic that in and of itself is quite meaningful …

The Beatles played this for the first time on the “Our World” project, the first worldwide TV special. Broadcast in 24 countries on June 25, 1967, the show was six hours long and featured music from 6 continents, with The Beatles representing Britain.

The concept of the song was born out of a request to bring a song that was going to be understood by people of all nations. The writing began in late May of 1967, with John and Paul working on separate songs. It was decided that John’s “All You Need Is Love” was the better choice because of its easy to understand message of love and peace. The song was easy to play, the words easy to remember and it encompassed the feeling of the world’s youth during that period.

Joining in 2002 at the Buckingham Palace Garden, the stars of the generation gather to spread the message of hope, peace and unity to London, England.

Ubuntu … the philosophy that we are all connected, the idea of humanity, and this song about love … put it together, and then ask yourself what is keeping us from living in this world?

All You Need Is Love
The Beatles, et al

Love, love, love
Love, love, love
Love, love, love

There’s nothing you can do that can’t be done
Nothing you can sing that can’t be sung
Nothing you can say, but you can learn how to play the game
It’s easy
Nothing you can make that can’t be made
No one you can save that can’t be saved
Nothing you can do, but you can learn how to be you in time
It’s easy

All you need is love
All you need is love
All you need is love, love
Love is all you need

All you need is love
All you need is love
All you need is love, love
Love is all you need

There’s nothing you can know that isn’t known
Nothing you can see that isn’t shown
There’s nowhere you can be that isn’t where you’re meant to be
It’s easy

All you need is love
All you need is love
All you need is love, love
Love is all you need

All you need is love (all together now)
All you need is love (everybody)
All you need is love, love
Love is all you need

Love is all you need
(Love is all you need)
Love is all you need
(Love is all you need)
Love is all you need
(Love is all you need)
Love is all you need
(Love is all you need)
Love is all you need
(Love is all you need)
Love is all you need
(Love is all you need)
Love is all you need
(Love is all you need)
Love is all you need
(Love is all you need)
Love is all you need
(Love is all you need)
Love is all you need
(Love is all you need)
Love is all you need
(Love is all you need)
(Love is all you need)
(Love is all you need)
(Love is all you need)
Yesterday
(Love is all you need)
Oh
Love is all you need
Love is all you need
Oh yeah
Love is all you need
(She love you, yeah, yeah, yeah)
(She love you, yeah, yeah, yeah)
(Love is all you need)
(Love is all you need)

Songwriters: John Lennon / Paul Mccartney
All You Need Is Love lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

29 thoughts on “♫ All You Need Is Love ♫

      • I get that, but just like with John’s IMAGINE people love the song but do nothing in the world and their lives to make it come true. I read somewhere some person saying because John had millions Imagine was a hypocritical song, and therefore worthless. lt was because he had millions that he was able to take a real look at the world and see what was wrong. And Mark David Chapman shot him not for his money, but for his philosophy. And for fame. He got his 15 minutes of fame, and the world lost a great philosopher and promoter of peace. I doubt that Mr. Chapman cares, he got what he wanted…

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        • To those who call “Imagine” hypocritical on those grounds, I would suggest they look into his philanthropy, for he gave much to organizations that helped feed the poor throughout his lifetime. Why is it that it’s always those with a good heart who get killed? They assassinated Martin Luther King, John & Bobby Kennedy, John Lennon … but nobody has yet gone for the evil Trump? Sigh.

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          • As I have said before, the crazies are on Trump’s side. If a credible opponent were to show up on the left, I don’t doubt but they would be murdered within days of showing their hand. No one can be allowed to stand up to Trump if there is any chance Trump might lose…

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              • The chances you are right are high, so we have to try and shut him up now! What is Congress waiting for. Impeach him. Win or lose, his reaction to being impeached will show how insane he really is. He cannot stand opposition. Hopefully he cannot sign any executive orders while he stands accused.

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                • I’m not sure what the House is waiting for, but only about 1/4 of the House seem to be in favour of impeachment at this time. I presume because they know that the Senate will not convict and remove him from office, and it might end up being more controversy. But, as you say, we need to show the people of this nation how inept and corrupt he is, and the best way to do that is through the investigative process of an impeachment inquiry. To your last point, though … oh yes, he will still be able to do everything he can do now … there are no restrictions.

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  1. Funnily enough not an era of Beatles music I like though I never until now, knew the reason for this particular song. But, I digress, I was listening to a CD of their Number 1’s on the bus on Tuesday, (All You Need is Love was number 18). I didn’t skip it and I was singing along in my head. Perhaps like you I will associate this song with Ubuntu from now on.
    Cwtch

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    • Indeed! In fact, I played “We Are the World” here almost exactly a year ago … perhaps I will reprise it next week. And another is “We Didn’t Start the Fire”. I don’t know about you, but I forget I am old until I pass by a mirror and wonder who that ol’ hag is and who let her in! 😉

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  2. John was a poet and a philosopher, perhaps we didn’t recognise that at the time, if only more listened to those simple words. How excited we all were watching that 1967 broadcast in Australia, now we take it for granted we’re going to watch the Olympic opening ceremony live and regular updates from our commentators at The White House!

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