Within You Without You Lyrics


Harrison


We were talking-about the space between us all
And the people-who hide themselves behind a wall of illusion
Never glimpse the truth-then it's far too late-when they pass away.
We were talking-about the love we all could share-when we find it
To try our best to hold it there-with our love
With our love-we could save the world-if they only knew.
Try to realise it's all within yourself
No-one else can make you change
And to see you're really only very small,
And life flows within you and without you.
We were talking-about the love that's gone so cold and the people,
Who gain the world and lose their soul-
They don't know-they can't see-are you one of them?
When you've seen beyond yourself-then you may find, peace of mind,
Is waiting there-
And the time will come when you see
we're all one, and life flows on within you and without you.

 
Lead Singer: George

Recording: 3/15/67, 3/22/67, 4/3/67
Mixing: 3/15/67, 3/22/67, 4/3/67, 4/4/67
Length: 5:03
Take: 2

Anomalies

3:05 * NEW *
Sitar (Centre) drops out here (edit/punch in?)
3:41-3:47
George is singing along as (he?) plays the drum part, with an audible "Da da da da, two .. We were"

George Harrison wrote this and was the only Beatle to perform on it. There is no guitar or bass, but there are some hand-drums. (thanks, Klasic Rok - Battle Ground, WA)
Harrison spent weeks looking for musicians to play the Indian instruments used on this. It was especially difficult because Indian musicians could not read Western music.
The laughter at the end was Harrison's idea to lighten the mood and follow the theme of the album. Some people thought it indicated that the song was included on Sgt. Pepper as a joke.
This is based on a piece by Indian musician Ravi Shankar, who helped teach Harrison the sitar. Harrison wrote his own lyrics and shortened it considerably.
Harrison wrote this as a 30-minute piece. He trimmed it down into a mini-version for the album.
This was the only song Harrison wrote that made it onto the album. He also contributed "Only A Northern Song" (recorded in February of 1967 as verified by the Anthology 2 album), but it was left off the album at the last minute. It was initially intended to go on the first side of Sgt. Pepper between "She's Leaving Home" and "Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite." (thanks, Adrian - Wilmington, DE)
This was one of Harrison's first songs to explore Eastern religion, which would become a lifelong quest. He believed in reincarnation, which helped him accept death in 2001, when he lost his life to cancer.
 
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