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Monday, June 25, 2012

STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER

Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see
It's getting hard to be someone, but it all works out,
It doesn't matter much to me........
(Strawberry Fields Forever - The Beatles 
 written by John Lennon)


If ever I were to pick the best song of The Beatles, from the several hundreds they have composed and recorded, I would most definitely without a doubt choose 'Strawberry Fields Forever' to be the best.


Paul Simon once said that it is not an easy song. It is not one that we could easily whistle, hum or even sing in the shower. So, what makes it so special and lasting? To me, it is always in the background of my mind throughout the years amidst thousands and thousands of songs from countless other groups whether old or new.


Come to think of it, the song has a profound meaning open for one's interpretation subjectively. I always wonder what John Lennon was thinking about when he wrote the line 'Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see'.


Did John literally mean that, as misunderstanding is all that we see in our life that it is easier to live with our eyes closed instead?


Or did he mean living is so easy with our eyes closed, thereby misunderstanding all that we see? In reality, that applies to many, especially when we were teens turning into adults. During those years, we live selfishly thinking only of ourselves without giving much consideration to others around us...like our parents, relatives and even some dear friends too. Oblivious to everyone around, lost in a world of our own and nothing else matters. Some day when we get older, we could find ourselves miserably alone.


I once overheard a little kid asking his father 'Dad, where are your friends, don't you have any?' To that simple question, his dad just didn't know how to answer.


When John wrote the next line 'It's getting hard to be someone, but it all works out'.....a universal truth is written.


Really, it is not that easy to live our life. Everyday we have responsibilities and expectations of us from our loved ones, family and every individual we come into contact with. For instance, when one doesn't earn enough to pay for one's commitments, it is not easy really, to get by. And when one is married and doesn't earn enough to support a family, it is hard really, to get by.


Through it all, there is one consolation and to that John wrote...'but it all works out'.


How? Naturally or with the help of God, maybe. When you reflect on all the troubles you had been through in your life till today, just be damn grateful that despite them all, you are still standing!! 

51 comments:

  1. That is why i like old songs. They have meaning unlike the latest hits nowadays. Mostly repetatives words.

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  2. Yeah!! Agree with Small Kucing, old song have more meaning in their lyrics..best layannnn :)

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  3. LOLOLOL! I love this song too- whereby it could mean both ways... like the half-full/half-empty theory. It's a matter of perspective, and how you wish to view it, but I'd got for the second meaning... living is so easy with our eyes closed, thereby misunderstanding all that we see? It somewhat means "ignorance is bliss" no? Which I think is the case, most of the time.

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    1. Thks for yr comments. Ignorance is bliss, well that's a good way of saying it. I agree with you, that happens always!

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  4. ... which is why i always said, no matter how hard it gets, it could always get worst... but it didnt. :-) Happy Wednesday! and thanks for following.

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  5. Great to see a blogger who actually appreciates Beatles for real. They were obviously freakin' high when they wrote this. The Amazing Spider-Man - movie review

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  6. I love this music! It's rare to find someone that actually cares to write about real music, the great classics :) I think that most of people over think the meaning of lyrics in general, we all like to think they have some deep message when the artists were just probably high or just felt like writting a bunch of crazy, random things. I like random but most people don't, i believe a lot of people need to find a reason to justify every little thing. When it comes to literature and poetry it's the same thing. When I was in high school I had to study this great writter and poet called Fernando Pessoa. I love his poems but seriously, we all know he was a person with drinking issues, so why should I be studying the deep meaning of his work, or basicly the thoughs of his drunk conscience? it just makes me wonder x)
    ps: sorry my english isn't perfect, it isn't my mother tongue aha but i hope you got the point x)

    Love * Monstros no Armário

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    1. Thanks for yr comments, I guess life wouldn't be that boring if people just learn to accept more random things. A writer does not have to justify what he writes as long as we can relate to it as our own experience, right?

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  7. very inspirational :) btw i love your blog & followed! do you think you could give me some tips on my blog and maybe follow or just leave a comment? would love to hear from you :)x

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  8. me ha encantado tu blog, desde hoy te sigo! te invito al mío y si te gusta te espero como seguidora :) muak guapa

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  9. Do you speak spanish? Nice text, love it!

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  10. thank you for following :) <3
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  13. When I see 'STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER' I remember that movie automatically. I believe the life is not easy but the music help the human in everyday. The modern times really make that spiritual poverty grow up, but we can be heroes or anything in our minds. Your blog is very cool ;)

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  14. I love that song too, great post!:) follow you too (91):) kisses!:)

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  15. Profound thoughts, it definitely does work out in the end. Very much the anthem of my life.

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  17. Ah what a lovely post- you write so well! :)

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  18. The Beatles is my favourite group!! I LOVE this song so much!! Your blog is sexy. :P I oso love all your older posts. xoxo. i oso love the song "Hey Jude" and "In My Life".

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  20. like your blog
    keep posting and go for it!!

    XO

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  25. Thanks everyone for yr comments. i truly appreciate it. Btw i don't speak spanish, i wish i could though, it is a very romantic langauge. Am using the google translator. Happy blogging!!:)

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  29. Oh I love the Beatles!! I took a class about them in college and we talked so much about this song!! It took John a while to get it perfect!
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  40. Acho que ele quis dizer que para algumas coisas devemos fechar os olhos, não levar tão a sério. Deixar que passem sem que nos agrida, afliga, machuque... Enquanto as coisas acontecem, nem sempre como a gente deseja, fechamos os olhos e sonhamos, ate que ela passe...
    Lindo post. Muito reflexivo.
    Grata pela visita. Te sigo. Abraços

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