“Let It Be,” a song released to great success and controversy in March 1970, recently resurfaced and reposes once again.
SPIRITUAL MEANING OR CONICIDENCE?
Beatle Paul McCartney wrote the song, Let It Be, which he said was inspired by his mother, Mary, who died when he was 14 years of age. McCartney had a dream one night when he was anxious, and he saw his mom who had been dead for ten years; she came to him in his time of trouble, speaking words of wisdom. This brought him much peace when he needed it. It was this dream that got him to begin writing the song about his mother Mary who brought him comfort in his time of trouble, in his time of darkness, while Mary was standing right in front of him, whispering words of wisdom, Let It Be.
LET IT BE
While the song evolved from Paul’s dream, John Lennon hated it because of the apparent Christian overtones. Incidentally, the title, Let It Be, translates from the Hebrew biblical word Amen. Ironically, Paul wanted to share a piece of his personal comfort with the world, and the serenity he experienced actually is an expression of AMEN!
FIFTY YEARS LATER
John Legend and Alicia Keys performed the song on the tribute special The Beatles: The Night That Changed America, which aired in 2014 exactly 50 years after the group made their famous appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show. John introduced it as “a song that has comforted generations with its beauty and its message.”
Whether you feel the Amen or merely like the beat, Let It Be is a song for the ages. Enjoy!