Posted by: Jennifer | December 8, 2005

“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans”

Twenty-five years after his death, John Lennon is still considered to be one of the greatest songwriters to ever exist. His genius and talent greatly outshone his eccentricity, but you really couldn’t have one without the other. That’s what made him the best.

If you asked people to name their favourite Lennon song, the list could go on forever. Let’s face it — every song that the man wrote was pure genius and spoke to people on so many different levels. My absolute favourite song, though, is one that Lennon wrote with Paul McCartney when they were both still Beatles. It’s such a sad and lonely song, and yet it is a song that I love to listen to. I think it’s because I hope I am never that sad and lonely.

The lyrics for Eleanor Rigby are in the extended entry.

Eleanor Rigby

Ah, look at all the lonely people
Ah, look at all the lonely people

Eleanor Rigby picks up the rice in the church where a wedding has been
Lives in a dream
Waits at the window, wearing the face that she keeps in a jar by the door
Who is it for?

All the lonely people
Where do they all come from ?
All the lonely people
Where do they all belong ?

Father McKenzie writing the words of a sermon that no one will hear
No one comes near.
Look at him working. Darning his socks in the night when there’s nobody there
What does he care?

All the lonely people
Where do they all come from?
All the lonely people
Where do they all belong?

Eleanor Rigby died in the church and was buried along with her name
Nobody came
Father McKenzie wiping the dirt from his hands as he walks from the grave
No one was saved

All the lonely people
Where do they all come from?
All the lonely people
Where do they all belong?

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