Tuesday, June 21, 2011

George Harrison - Here Comes The Sun

What makes this song evergreen is the hope that it brings along. The hope of summer following a long, cold winter. This metaphor works very well in England where summer is awaited and rains are cold too frequent to be loved. In comparison, in India rains are loved. So, the coming of rain brings hope in Mirabai's songs. I am enchanted that songs of hope, portrayed by favorable season metaphors can convey hope so well to people. Thats what makes these songs evergreen. And these songwriters my angels. Oneness is sung with the hope of seasonal ecstasy in these songs.

Here are the lyrics for George Harrison's song; one that he wrote without John Lennon at Eric Clapton's home in a restorative period that was a relief after a stretch of tough time.

Here comes the sun
Here comes the sun, and I say
It's all right

Little darling
It's been a long, cold lonely winter
Little darling
It feels like years since it's been here

Here comes the sun
Here comes the sun, and I say
It's all right

Little darling
The smiles returning to the faces
Little darling
It seems like years since it's been here

Here comes the sun
Here comes the sun, and I say
It's all right

Sun, sun, sun, here it comes
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes

Little darling
I feel that ice is slowly melting
Little darling
It seems like years since it's been clear

Here comes the sun
Here comes the sun, and I say
It's all right

Here comes the sun
Here comes the sun
It's all right
It's all right