Beatles song took 40 years to complete
A Beatles song begun by George Harrison 40 years ago has finally been completed. Harrison wrote the first ten lines of the track called Silence in the 1960s but never finished the lyrics.music Updated: Nov 03, 2009 17:33 IST
Harrison wrote the first ten lines of the track called Silence (Is Its Own Reply) on a piece of scrap paper in the 1960s but never finished the lyrics.
It lay dumped at the Abbey Road studios before being handed over to author Hunter Davies for a 1968 official biography of the Fab Four. Finally, BBC Radio Merseyside host Spencer Leigh asked lyricist Dean Johnson to complete the number.
At first the lyrics of the song were believed to be about love but it seems that they words now depict the uneasy relationship between John Lennon and Harrison.
"I'm happy to say it's only a dream, when I come across people like you, it's only a dream and you make it obscene," the Sun quoted a part of the lyrics, as saying.
Songwriter Johnson said, "The words were brutally honest and George was obviously writing from the heart…I tried my best to get into the mind of someone in his position."