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George Harrison — Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)
Album: Living in The Material World
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Released: 1973
Length: 3:33
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Give me love
Give me love
Give me peace on earth
Give me light
Give me life
Keep me free from birth
Give me hope
Help me cope with this heavy load
Trying to touch and reach you
With heart and soul

OM, my Lord
Please, take hold of my hand
That I might understand you

Won't you please
Oh, won't you
Give me love
Give me love
Give me peace on earth
Give me light
Give me life
Keep me free from birth
Give me hope
Help me cope with this heavy load
Trying to touch and reach you
With heart and soul

OM, my Lord

Won't you please
Oh, won't you
Give me love
Give me love
Give me peace on earth
Give me light
Give me life
Keep me free from birth
Give me hope
Help me cope with this heavy load
Trying to touch and reach you
With heart and soul

Give me love
Give me love
Give me peace on earth
Give me light
Give me life
Keep me, keep me free from birth
Now, give me hope
Help me cope with this heavy load
Trying to touch and reach you
With heart and soul

OM, my Lord
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That just got me through the rest of this day. Soothing, melodic, and sublime...
WWhat Danny said!
Love George. The spiritual Beatle. 
 Laptopdog wrote:

I never understood the lyric "Keep me free from birth" in this song. Originally, I thought he was singing, "keep me free from birds" and I wondered what he could possibly have against birds.



Well you could google 'rebirth', or 'reincarnation' for that matter.   
I never understood the lyric "Keep me free from birth" in this song. Originally, I thought he was singing, "keep me free from birds" and I wondered what he could possibly have against birds.
 freddyfender wrote:

Not to take away from this beautiful song; but every time I hear George I can only think of how that dink Eric Clapton stole his wife ( I know it takes two to tango, but without Eric the a-holes prompting it would not have happened).  I now find out E.C. is an anti-vaxxer and he is known by many as an arrogant ass.  Therefore I give to E.C. the 'Piss-off Forever' award.  Over-rated guitarist as well.



Couldn't agree more...a Wanker, that lad...
'cept with Cream.  That trio was True.
His oh so "Slow Hand". Ha! I found the description adorable.
 jelgator wrote:



He anti-vaxx because it almost killed him.


wanker, perhaps?
 mach-hog wrote:

Clapton, I have read so I am quoting and paraphrasing, wanted everything George had. I gaze in wonder at times at our Greco-Roman, Judie-Christian heritage and wonder about those commandments…



What!?
but yeah. Clapton appeared jealous of many things...


Clapton, I have read so I am quoting and paraphrasing, wanted everything George had. I gaze in wonder at times at our Greco-Roman, Judie-Christian heritage and wonder about those commandments…
 freddyfender wrote:

Not to take away from this beautiful song; but every time I hear George I can only think of how that dink Eric Clapton stole his wife ( I know it takes two to tango, but without Eric the a-holes prompting it would not have happened).  I now find out E.C. is an anti-vaxxer and he is known by many as an arrogant ass.  Therefore I give to E.C. the 'Piss-off Forever' award.  Over-rated guitarist as well.




He anti-vaxx because it almost killed him.
 3Chords wrote:

If more people were like hippies, the world would be a better place.


I think about this, periodically. The folks who were young in the 60s-70s, the ones that shouted to not trust anyone over thirty - they're all The Establishment now and what did they do with that responsibility, that idealism?
They dropped the ball and became hypocrites, most of them.
Not to take away from this beautiful song; but every time I hear George I can only think of how that dink Eric Clapton stole his wife ( I know it takes two to tango, but without Eric the a-holes prompting it would not have happened).  I now find out E.C. is an anti-vaxxer and he is known by many as an arrogant ass.  Therefore I give to E.C. the 'Piss-off Forever' award.  Over-rated guitarist as well.
Is it just me or do the Beatles solo stuff is better then the group?
 Jelani wrote:
 
 I used to feel that way, and was sort of one - neo, maybe. I Know now that that isn't the way forward.


You know that isn't the way forward - based on what?
 flyboy50 wrote:

The underrated Beatle. A good balance to the others.



I always thought he was the best Beatle. 

I Want To Tell You that there's just Something about how his Guitar Gently Weeps that resonates Within You and Without You and is as comfortable as an Old Brown Shoe.  It can even get you to forget about the Taxman.

Just my opinion, though.
 3Chords wrote:

If more people were like hippies, the world would be a better place.
 I used to feel that way, and was sort of one - neo, maybe. I Know now that that isn't the way forward.

 kingart wrote:


Giving you a Ticket to Ride Eight Days a Week Across the Universe for your Golden Slumbers or Something to meet Mean Mr Mustard so he can bash you with Maxwell's Silver Hammer and send you to Golden Slumbers and The End Hello Goodbye Fool on the Hill.  
 Great composition you made there. cheers!


Everybody needs George today. This song and others.

jasko wrote:
Everybody loves George, me2.
 

Very appropriate for early 2021 in the US.
Everybody loves George, me2.
 SuperWeh wrote:
hippies (like my parents) never really had more of a plan to address world (and personal) problems than 'you just gotta love', utterly unrealistic given humanity's poor track record.
 
If more people were like hippies, the world would be a better place.

 
Dazzerb wrote:
 Dog_Ear wrote:

You gotta be kidding


 
 not kidding at all.   The Beatles hurt my ears. I find there music tone deaf, out of tune and generally unpleasant.  I totally appreciate and understand their importance but still find the majority of their music unlistenable.  Fortunately RP have a PSD button.


 
This is a scalding hot take, and I'm here for it 
Sure works for 2020
 SuperWeh wrote:
hippies (like my parents) never really had more of a plan to address world (and personal) problems than 'you just gotta love', utterly unrealistic given humanity's poor track record.
 
Peace - Love - RP!  Get the T-shirt!
 SuperWeh wrote:
hippies (like my parents) never really had more of a plan to address world (and personal) problems than 'you just gotta love', utterly unrealistic given humanity's poor track record.
 
However, if the optimists in the world ever outnumber the pessimists there will always be "hope"
hippies (like my parents) never really had more of a plan to address world (and personal) problems than 'you just gotta love', utterly unrealistic given humanity's poor track record.
An inspirational very nice song Thanks George
Absolutely Godlike!
 Dazzerb wrote:
 Dog_Ear wrote:

You gotta be kidding


 
 not kidding at all.   The Beatles hurt my ears. I find there music tone deaf, out of tune and generally unpleasant.  I totally appreciate and understand their importance but still find the majority of their music unlistenable.  Fortunately RP have a PSD button.


 
Finding their music "unpleasant"  or "unlistenable" is one matter, but The Beatles were neither "tone-deaf" nor "out of tune".  
Love this song
ahhhh...........the Spirit of the Beatles.
and let's not forget, the spirit behind the 1st large scale benefit concert, Bangladesh!
ahhh, Sir George.....................one of the all-time Best!
My fave Beatle!  Such a lovely human being. 
Never spend your youth more than %50... you  must live better.
 alexpohlenz wrote:

I totally agree! It's a really bad song. Who said Harrison can sing?
 
Then your assessment is just as skewed as the person with whom you agreed. 
 flyboy50 wrote:
The underrated Beatle. A good balance to the others.


 
Yes, my feelings exactly!  Mr. Harrison's music touches my heart and informs my soul, with wisdom, peace, love and understanding....Long Live RP and Long Live this gem of a man's music!!
8 down to 6
So The Beatles, who were ruling the world, could have any man/woman they chose, any drug they wanted, any politician in their pocket...

and Harrison remains grounded, humble, and spiritual. What a feat. What a great tune. These were complex times and for h im to be such a centering force for the Fabs was no small thing.
Fat chance now! 
Then gimme the key please.
 Dazzerb wrote:
 Dog_Ear wrote:

You gotta be kidding


 
 not kidding at all.   The Beatles hurt my ears. I find there music tone deaf, out of tune and generally unpleasant.  I totally appreciate and understand their importance but still find the majority of their music unlistenable.  Fortunately RP have a PSD button.

 

Giving you a Ticket to Ride Eight Days a Week Across the Universe for your Golden Slumbers or Something to meet Mean Mr Mustard so he can bash you with Maxwell's Silver Hammer and send you to Golden Slumbers and The End Hello Goodbye Fool on the Hill.  
 Dazzerb wrote:
 Dog_Ear wrote:

You gotta be kidding


 
 not kidding at all.   The Beatles hurt my ears. I find there music tone deaf, out of tune and generally unpleasant.  I totally appreciate and understand their importance but still find the majority of their music unlistenable.  Fortunately RP have a PSD button.

 
I totally agree! It's a really bad song. Who said Harrison can sing?
A simple, beautiful prayer....

The underrated Beatle. A good balance to the others.


 Dog_Ear wrote:

You gotta be kidding


 
 not kidding at all.   The Beatles hurt my ears. I find there music tone deaf, out of tune and generally unpleasant.  I totally appreciate and understand their importance but still find the majority of their music unlistenable.  Fortunately RP have a PSD button.


 Dazzerb wrote:
he was the only one in the beatles that could sing.  Still an awful song but he is way easier to listen to than John and Paul.

 
You gotta be kidding
he was the only one in the beatles that could sing.  Still an awful song but he is way easier to listen to than John and Paul.
I can't say that I have ever heard this before, and it is wonderful...
Haven't heard this in such a long time. So simple yet so great. For me, it out shines much of Lennon and even more so McCartney
LOVE this George Harrison song. One of the best songs of all time. I really needed to hear it today. Give me hope with this heavy load. Thanks RP for playing it.
Ahhhh.....my favorite Beatle!!!
This is one of those songs that always pops into my head when I need it.  Love love love love
i miss beatle george....

This is a lovely song from a marvelous album...
Many thanks, George. Damn those cigarettes, you knucklehead, you might still be here making fabulous music. 
How can you be in a bad mood when you hear this song?

This song is soooo good for the heart...
 
Sounds to me as if you are discussing two different kinds of overconsumption here. DrLex seems to talk about collective overconsumption, i.e. not enough earth for all these people to live on, so collectively human kind overconsumes the resources offered by the planet. The others here seem to talk about overconsumption by an individual.
   DrLex wrote:
Overconsumption is just a consequence of overpopulation. Above a certain population density, it becomes impossible to survive without overconsuming....
 
cShaggy wrote:
 
Perhaps, but I would guess that the more than 900 million people who suffer from chronic malnutrition may feel that overpopulation has more grave consequences than over-consumption.  I understand the connections you are making, but it is possible to survive in a densely-populated area without over-consuming.

^^
..DrLex is incorrect..population density doesn't correspond to over-consumption..our personal 
  proclivities & desires for self-satisfaction do..
..it's possible to be population-dense & still consume with consideration..it's just that we opt
  not to consider things..consuming is so much easier..

..while a population center hasn't yet been proven to be consuming-neutral, it's mostly because
  people haven't TRIED..if we can send a man to the moon & robots to map Mars, i'm pretty
  sure we can handle population centers responsibly..it's just in the DOING of it..why not?..

..apocalypse will change minds like DrLex, i'm sure..maybe this December (haha, jk)..
 


 DrLex wrote:

Overconsumption is just a consequence of overpopulation. Above a certain population density, it becomes impossible to survive without overconsuming....
 

Perhaps, but I would guess that the more than 900 million people who suffer from chronic malnutrition may feel that overpopulation has more grave consequences than over-consumption.  I understand the connections you are making, but it is possible to survive in a densely-populated area without over-consuming.

^^
..DrLex is incorrect..population density doesn't correspond to over-consumption..our personal 
  proclivities & desires for self-satisfaction do..
..it's possible to be population-dense & still consume with consideration..it's just that we opt
  not to consider things..consuming is so much easier..

..while a population center hasn't yet been proven to be consuming-neutral, it's mostly because
  people haven't TRIED..if we can send a man to the moon & robots to map Mars, i'm pretty
  sure we can handle population centers responsibly..it's just in the DOING of it..why not?..

..apocalypse will change minds like DrLex, i'm sure..maybe this December (haha, jk)..


 al9009 wrote:
After a really crap day... This song is very uplifting and a reminder that tomorrow is a brand new day...
 

I've been listening to George's "All things must pass" on the way to and from work each day in my car's cassette player. Absolutely uplifting and helps keep things in perspective for me. Each day, each moment can be refocused...

Thanks George.
 DrLex wrote:

Overconsumption is just a consequence of overpopulation. Above a certain population density, it becomes impossible to survive without overconsuming....
 

Perhaps, but I would guess that the more than 900 million people who suffer from chronic malnutrition may feel that overpopulation has more grave consequences than over-consumption.  I understand the connections you are making, but it is possible to survive in a densely-populated area without over-consuming.
Beautiful song from a beautifual man.  Taken too soon - by my account but probably not by his.
Happy Birthday George!
 Dave_Mack wrote:
Hard not to smile when you hear George.  There's something about his voice.
 

Actually a little hoarse here... of course not as hoarse as on Dark Horse.... but I know what you mean.

We miss him...
10 nuff said
Hard not to smile when you hear George.  There's something about his voice.
Hello..I'm being transported here !  {#Motor}
{#Lol}
groupieswon wrote:
did him in at the Underground in Picadilly - enuff said.

 


Nothing but Godlike!

{#Notworthy}
did him in at the Underground in Picadilly - enuff said.


George Harrison by ~BrianSterling
Brian Sterling  ©2008-2010 ~BrianSterling

Acrylic on Canvas (16" x 20")

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George Harrison - Give Me Love (Live in Japan)



George Harrison - "Bangladesh",  Live 1971

George Harrison performing "Bangladesh" during the concert for Bangladesh at 1971, Madison Square Garden.

MAGIC!

My friend came to me, with sadness in his eyes
He told me that he wanted help
Before his country dies

Although I couldn't feel the pain, I knew I had to try
Now I'm asking all of you
To help us save some lives

Bangla Desh, Bangla Desh
Where so many people are dying fast
And it sure looks like a mess
I've never seen such distress
Now won't you lend your hand and understand
Relieve the people of Bangla Desh

Bangla Desh, Bangla Desh
Such a great disaster - I don't understand
But it sure looks like a mess
I've never known such distress
Now please don't turn away, I want to hear you say
Relieve the people of Bangla Desh
Relieve Bangla Desh

Bangla Desh, Bangla Desh
Now it may seem so far from where we all are
It's something we can't neglect
It's something I can't neglect
Now won't you give some bread to get the starving fed
We've got to relieve Bangla Desh
Relieve the people of Bangla Desh
We've got to relieve Bangla Desh
Relieve the people of Bangla Desh

 peter_james_bond wrote:
Why is he dead?   Why was John Lennon murdered? Life does not make sense. Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth) Amen to that! RIP George.
 
Death is the only thing required of all humans.

never wrong....somehow it's always ok to listen to. corny maybe but, there it is one of my favs
Here's an example of a singer with a mediocre to okay voice, but it makes for a great song.
# 10.  This LP is truly the work of a Master ! {#Notworthy}
  (only down side,the title makes me think of,,,,,,,who's that girl?) {#Stupid}

 lmic wrote:
 The_Enemy wrote:
Over Population is still arguably the biggest issue the planet is facing.
I would argue the real issue is overconsumption, not overpopulation. And it's the developed countries responsible for that.

 
Overconsumption is just a consequence of overpopulation. Above a certain population density, it becomes impossible to survive without overconsuming.

Would you rather have a massive amount of people who constantly need to live on the edge, with an imminent risk of disaster when something unexpected disturbs the fragile equilibrium, or a reasonable amount of people who can all enjoy a life without draconian restrictions and with enough leeway when things don't go as planned?
Except for abiding to our insatisfiable instinct to procreate, there is no advantage whatsoever in endlessly increasing the population.


 The_Enemy wrote:
Over Population is still arguably the biggest issue the planet is facing.
I would argue the real issue is overconsumption, not overpopulation. And it's the developed countries responsible for that.

As for George, a 10 just for showin' up! {#Sunny}
 Gednabb wrote:
Actually, nowadays European countries are PAYING couples to have children because the birth rates have fallen below replacement levels.
 
The world is not Europe.
Why is he dead?   Why was John Lennon murdered? Life does not make sense. Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth) Amen to that! RIP George.
Miss him
wow......what a phenomenal piece of art!!!{#Kiss}{#Clap}
 Gednabb wrote:
Actually, nowadays European countries are PAYING couples to have children because the birth rates have fallen below replacement levels.
 
Not quite the same issue as over population but related.  This is an indication that some peoples are shrinking and in risk of disappearing not that over population is resolved (not sure if that's what you meant but that's how I read your post).

Over Population is still arguably the biggest issue the planet is facing.

SantaFeGrace wrote:
Me too!  I really needed to hear this stuff today.... Again, thanks Bill.

 DoctorHooey wrote:
Bill, you're gonna make me cry with this set.

8:03 am - George Harrison - Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)
8:00 am - Elvis Costello - Peace, Love and Understanding
7:55 am - Youngbloods - Get Together

*sigh*
 

We need a little more peace and love these days. Thanks Bill.
 smehan55 wrote:
I always that it meant "keep me free from (re) birth ..." as in attaining enlightenment and escaping the cycle of rebirth / reincarnation ... George being a Hindu and all ...

 
If you examine the original artwork and album materials that came with this LP, its pretty obvious that this is what he's getting at. George was a devotee of Sri Krishna, and the LP contains painting of the famous Krishna chariot scene from the Bhagavad Gita. The lyrics express a weariness of the world and its burdens—faith and devotion to a Sacred Person enables that person to be freed from samsara through grace.

Great joke concealed in the bottom back of the album cover. Its a messsage advertising a fan club for G.H.—almost an exact parody of the language on a then-recent Paul McCartney and Wings album cover.- It asks the listener to send a self-addressed stamped elephant.

LaurieinTucson wrote:
It's "birth." Overpopulation was a concern at the time this was written. Also, it rhymes with "earth."
I always that it meant "keep me free from (re) birth ..." as in attaining enlightenment and escaping the cycle of rebirth / reincarnation ... George being a Hindu and all ...
rrmusicguy wrote:
Such a beautifully unique guitar style...so missed.
Yes, my two fave Beatles are gone. 8-(
Such a beautifully unique guitar style...so missed.
From an 8 to a 9. What was I thinking with that 8??
justin_thyme wrote:
Overpopulation is still a major concern, IMHO . . . . Excellent song and performance from a wonderful man. RIP, George . . . you're sorely missed!
Actually, nowadays European countries are PAYING couples to have children because the birth rates have fallen below replacement levels.
LaurieinTucson wrote:
It's "birth." Overpopulation was a concern at the time this was written. Also, it rhymes with "earth."
Overpopulation is still a major concern, IMHO . . . . Excellent song and performance from a wonderful man. RIP, George . . . you're sorely missed!
Jelani wrote:
someone help me with lyrics.... "keep me free from "birth", "birds","burps", what?
It's "birth." Overpopulation was a concern at the time this was written. Also, it rhymes with "earth."
DoctorHooey wrote:
Bill, you're gonna make me cry with this set. 8:03 am - George Harrison - Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth) 8:00 am - Elvis Costello - Peace, Love and Understanding 7:55 am - Youngbloods - Get Together *sigh*
It's an RP Love-In Festival. All aboard! loveinit!
Bill, you're gonna make me cry with this set. 8:03 am - George Harrison - Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth) 8:00 am - Elvis Costello - Peace, Love and Understanding 7:55 am - Youngbloods - Get Together *sigh*
billy old school rp master
Listening to the guitar intro and it occurred to me how very very unique his sound was. There was nobody else it could have been. I only mention it because I guess when I was younger, the Beatles were: John: The deep guy... man can he write a song Paul: The happy musical genius with an awesome hook Ringo: The clown... a fun guy if you met him (I guessed) George: Um... he plays guitar for them right? He was (relatively) quiet, unassuming, and I had absolutely no idea what a huge influence he was on the treasure that was the Beatles. Only now, when he's gone, have I started to appreciate this. What can I say, I'm often late to the party :)
Quite sublime
"Something in the way he sings....attracts me like no other...."
Geecheeboy wrote:
Ah, a hymn.
Yes, yes that's what it is!
Aahhh, George! The Fab Four's spiritual ether.
great song for beginning a New Year
someone help me with lyrics.... "keep me free from "birth", "birds","burps", what?
I LOVE George Harrison. Thanks for the tune!!
I'm not a huge Beatles fan, but this is just sublime. Yes I know it's not the Beatles,but...
After a really crap day... This song is very uplifting and a reminder that tomorrow is a brand new day...
nigelr wrote:
It don't get any better than this!
It don't get any better than this!
Sounds like something we all need
Beatiful
Like it needs to be said, 10.
Thanks, George.
Ah, a hymn.