Musical Monday: Let It Be

Paul McCartney wrote the lyrics to Let It Be as a song of peace as The Beatles were facing their imminent break-up. With his deceased mother, Mary, as a symbol of calm and understanding this song ended up being the last single the group would record. It was released in March 1970, when I was in kindergarten, so I ended up learning about the Beatles just after they disbanded.

These lyrics can almost serve as a hymn to us. Slow down, relax, and let it be...

Let It Be

Kazzy's voice has been silenced by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act(see the details here). Sorry you can't listen to her sing directly. But send her a message and she'll try to work something out.


Lanie | February 15, 2009 at 10:06 PM

Just beautiful...I love Mondays. When I listen to your beautiful voice I close my eyes and pretend that you are right here beside me. You are special Kazzy and I love you.

Heidi | February 15, 2009 at 10:29 PM

Oh how perfect! My Mary it totally into the Beatles right now. Interesting info about the song. . .for some reason I always think it is George Harrison singing that song (or is it? I assumed it was Paul b/c you said he wrote it . . )

CHERRANNE | February 15, 2009 at 11:40 PM

Kaz. Wow. This is wonderful. Since I have known Musical Mondays, I have looked forward to Monday. :-) Love this song. Thanks.

Debbie | February 16, 2009 at 8:54 AM

That is a great song and you are so right about it.

Luann | February 16, 2009 at 4:43 PM

I like this version even better than the one I saw on Sesame Street about 10 years ago. "Letter B" by The Beetles.

The original is pretty good too. You treat it very well here. :)

Little GrumpyAngel | February 16, 2009 at 5:57 PM

I think your soothing voice gives exquisite justice to this song. And I can totally use the message in my life. Sometimes it's best to stop from all my struggling and yearning, and just have peace and be still...

wendy | February 16, 2009 at 7:38 PM

I was excited to hear your Musical Monday. I love that you watch American Idol, do you remember Brooke singing it last year. So if you were in kindergarten when that came out------you could be my daughter. I love you dear little daughter. And in this life, we do indeed just need to "let it be"

Erin | February 17, 2009 at 7:22 AM

I think it's so cool you do this! I love that song...have you seen "Across the Universe?" It definately has some weirdness, but the interpretations of many of the Beatles' songs are breath-taking and goosebump-raising--especially "Let it Be." If you haven't seen the movie, you should at least find the soundtrack or download of that song, you'd L-O-V-E it!

Mrs4444 | February 27, 2009 at 10:34 PM

Let It Be was Ryan's (my friend Molly's son) favorite song. His dad and brothers plan to have the words tattooed on their backs (in crosses) this summer. Your version is terrific.