About The Song

Paul McCartney wrote this song. It was inspired by his mother, Mary, who died when he was 14. Many people thought “Mother Mary” was a biblical reference when they heard it.
According to McCartney, this is a very positive song, owing to its inspiration. One night when he was paranoid and anxious, he had a dream where he saw his mother, who had been dead for ten years or so – she came to him in his time of trouble, speaking words of wisdom that brought him much peace when he needed it. It was this sweet dream that got him to begin writing the song.

He told the story to James Corden when he appeared on his Carpool Karaoke segment. “She was reassuring me, saying, ‘It’s going to be OK, just let it be.’ I felt so great. She gave me the positive words. I woke up and thought, ‘What was that? She said ‘Let It Be.’ That’s good.’ So I wrote the song ‘Let It Be’ out of positivity.”

Many have been moved by the song on a deeply personal level, including Corden, who broke down when they sang it together. “I remember my granddad, who was a musician, sitting me down and telling me, ‘I’m going to play you the best song you’ve ever heard,’ and he played me that,” he said. “If my granddad was here right now he’d get an absolute kick out of this.” McCartney replied, “He is.”
Since Let It Be was The Beatles’ last album, it made an appropriate statement about leaving problems behind and moving on in life. The album was supposed to convey an entirely different message. It was going to be called “Get Back,” and they were going to record it in front of an audience on live TV, with another TV special showing them practicing the songs in the studio. It was going to be The Beatles getting back to their roots and playing unadorned live music instead of struggling in the studio like they did for The White Album. When they started putting the album together, it became clear the project wouldn’t work, and George Harrison left the sessions. When he returned, they abandoned the live idea and decided to use the TV footage as their last movie. While the film was being edited, The Beatles recorded and released Abbey Road, then broke up. Eventually, Phil Spector was given the tapes and asked to produce the album, which was released months after The Beatles broke up. By then, it was clear “Let It Be” would be a better name than “Get Back.”



🎵 Let’s sing along with the lyrics! 🎤

Should we do something else for a while, and come back in a bitOr leave it, same as mine is, yeahOh, just let me get this, second clap
When I find myself in times of troubleMother Mary comes to me speaking words of wisdomLet it beAnd in my hour of darkness she is standing right in front of meSpeaking words of wisdomLet it be
Let it beLet it beLet it beLet it beWhisper words of wisdomLet it beWhen all the broken-hearted peopleLiving in the world agree, there will be an answerLet it be
Although they may be partedThere is still a chance that they will seeThere will be an answerLet it beLet it beLet it beLet it be, yeahLet it be
There will be an answerLet it beOh, let it beLet it beLet it beLet it beWhisper words of wisdomLet it be
Let it beLet it beLet it be, yeahLet it beThere will be an answerLet it be
And when the night is cloudyThere is still a light that shines on meShine until tomorrowLet it beI wake up to the sound of musicMother Mary comes to meThere will be no sorrowLet it be
Let it beLet it beLet it beLet it beThere will be no sorrowLet it be
Let it beLet it beYeah, Let it beYeah, let it beWhisper words of wisdomLet it be
YesHow was that?That was alright sound to me, it sounded wonderful, was good- (clear)The last two, the last one?The last one was a whole better for meThat was it, I think it was for me tooI didn’t get quite the words I had written here thoughThat’s alright