Tunes Tuesday: Let it Be

Copyright JC Politi Photography

Copyright JC Politi Photography

Happy New Year! I realize I am a little late with New Year’s greetings, but I just got back from my holiday vacation. Today’s Tunes Tuesday pick may not have the most poetic lyrics, but after having listened to this song hundreds of times, for some reason, I really heard the lyrics for the first time this past week.

Every year, like everyone else, I make New Year’s resolutions. They are rarely of the “I want to lose 10 pounds” variety – not because I couldn’t stand to lose ten pounds, but because I prefer to think more about what would help feed my soul in the upcoming year.

Past resolutions have included going to see more live music, spending more time with friends and family and spending more time on my own doing things that increase my contentment and joy.

As I look at this list of resolutions, I realize that they all speak to my desire to live more fully and appreciate people and things that are most important to me. This year’s resolution is no different.

I am a worrier – always have been, may always be. I come from a long line of accomplished worriers, especially on my Dad’s side of the family. If there were awards for worrying, we would have a cabinet full of trophies. But the truth is, worrying does not help anything. I know this to be the case, but nonetheless, I worry.

So, this year’s New Years resolution comes to me from the Beatles. There will be an answer – let it be. For this Tunes Tuesday, I present the Beatles’ Let It Be.

Let It Be
The Beatles

When I find myself in times of trouble, Mother Mary comes to me
Speaking words of wisdom, let it be
And in my hour of darkness she is standing right in front of me
Speaking words of wisdom, let it be
Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be
Whisper words of wisdom, let it be

And when the broken hearted people living in the world agree
There will be an answer, let it be
For though they may be parted, there is still a chance that they will see
There will be an answer, let it be
Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be
There will be an answer, let it be
Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be
Whisper words of wisdom, let it be
Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be
Whisper words of wisdom, let it be

And when the night is cloudy there is still a light that shines on me
Shine until tomorrow, let it be
I wake up to the sound of music, Mother Mary comes to me
Speaking words of wisdom, let it be
Let it be, let it be, let it be, yeah, let it be
There will be an answer, let it be
Let it be, let it be, let it be, yeah, let it be
Whisper words of wisdom, let it be

What do you think? Do you make new years resolutions? What are your resolutions for 2013? Are there any songs whose lyrics speak to how you would like to live?

I would love to hear your thoughts. Thank you for reading and happy new year!!

26 Comments

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26 responses to “Tunes Tuesday: Let it Be

  1. Now this song I can relate to! I have always loved it –if only I could “let it be.” But it doesn’t seem to be in my character! I hope you are rested and fired up. Welcome back!

  2. Sheila Lamont

    That’s a great resolution…hope you don’t mind if I join in with it as well!

  3. The “Let it be,” part speaks to me not of not doing anything, just of ceasing the engagement with what amounts to chasing my own tail, for in the silence and stillness, I can hear my own small still voice, or in this case, Mother Mary, feeding me the answers. Great lyrics, Jen! xoxoM

  4. That is a perfect way to enter the New Year. I am cracking up at the cabinet full of worry awards…hahaha!

  5. Yes this is a great resolution.
    I think I will take this one up for myself.
    Thanks

  6. Happy New Year and welcome back. I’ll take losing 10 pounds AND feeding my soul!

  7. No, I didn’t make any resolution – because I can never keep them going – get tired after 3-4 days.
    So I … let life come as it comes – and I make my decisions then. Let it be!!!!! One of my favorite songs.

  8. My mantra is “I can’t get upset over things I cannot control.” So in a way, I “let it be.”
    Great post!

  9. We have a comic strip here in which the main character is often leaning against her “let it be” tree.” What a good idea, huh? Reminds me to sit still while I’m letting it be.

  10. Jenni, you cannot go wrong quoting The Beatles and you picked an excellent one. I was even more moved years ago when I found out Paul was talking about his mother Mary and not who he seemingly is referencing. His mother gave him comfort with words of wisdom. So, if we have worries, we should remember mom’s counsel and things will be alright. Now I will sign off humming your tune. All the best, BTG

    • I love that too. I knew it wasn’t about the Virgin Mary – or at least, I wasn’t going to interpret it that way, but it was nice to have that confirmed. A mom’s wisdom can really help you get through things sometimes, huh? Thanks so much for reading!!

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