This week we are focusing on one of the most well-known songs by a band that changed the world, and their guitar player didn’t just “Imagine” it either. Yes this week we are talking about The Beatles. The song that will be covered this week in our segment is called “Come Together”.
The song was written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, released in 1969 off the very famous album entitled Abbey Road.
This is a quote from John Lennon about not just the meaning of the song, but the origin of it as well, “The thing was created in the studio. It’s gobbledygook; Come Together was an expression that Leary had come up with for his attempt at being president or whatever he wanted to be, and he asked me to write a campaign song. I tried and tried, but I couldn’t come up with one. But I came up with this, Come Together, which would’ve been no good to him – you couldn’t have a campaign song like that, right?.”
The Leary that is mentioned is Timothy Leary who ran against none other than Ronald Reagan to become California’s governor.
It is good to focus on a song like this with the way that society is becoming today; more divided than ever before.
I want to focus on one particular section of the song that I think really should strike a chord with today’s society.
He say I know you, you know me
One thing I can tell you is
You got to be free
Come together, right now
This is a very good example about how in the world we can get past these issues. Something a lot of Americans take for granted is the freedom that we receive in this country due to our men and women risking their lives overseas. There is a large level of misunderstanding on both sides of every single issue. There can be no empathy where misunderstanding exists, people are resorting to things like violence for those that they disagree with. This is CATASTROPHIC to say the least. This end of a verse is a highlight of what needs to happen, coming together for the common good, everyone has good points.
It is time for America to come together to create solutions, rather than creating more and more problems therefore causing massive division and destroying the idea of loving our fellow man not because we agree, but because it is the right thing to do.