If Beatles Lyrics Were Instagram Captions
Andrew Parker - January 30, 2018

Changes

By Greta Zwaan

I sought for joy in peace, and rest to ease my weary mind,
Stressed out by such a heavy load, rest I just had to find.
My endurance could hold no more, my limits had been met,
I needed time to stand aside, sweet time to just forget.

But where to find the road to peace, an obscure trait to me;
My hectic lifestyle can't comprehend a way to set time free.
I've always rushed from A to B with no side glace allowed,
I had my life so well controlled; in truth, I felt quite proud.

No one could tell me what to do, I was a self-made man;
My schedules were controlled by me, I had a thorough plan.
'Twas good when all things went my way and no one interfered;
I had no one to answer to, my way was always cleared.

But years of this brought me no joy, though fortunes I'd amassed;
It seemed that all the things I owned would oh, so soon be past.
I had no friends that knew my plight, I kept myself at bay,
They all had troubles of their own; besides, what could they say?

They envied me with all my wealth, they never saw my pain,
I had life altogether, what more was there to gain?
But loneliness is terrible and emptiness is sad,
There seems no purpose for each day, no reason to be glad.

So now I wait; why? I don't know, but life for me must change.
There must be more than fortunes, a way to rearrange.
There has to be a purpose, and someone surely knows,
Why life is complicated, and days so full of woes.

Perhaps you have the answer, perhaps you know the route,
Perhaps you've traveled here before; if so, please help me out.
If need be, I'll be patient, I'll even take advice;
I'll gladly make the changes, no matter what the price.

I don't need independence, I've had my round of that;
I long for understanding, to know just where I'm at.
Someday I hope to thank you because you saw my need,
Perhaps with greater meaning, with purpose, not with greed.

I don't know how I got here, what lies ahead of me,
I'm grateful there'll be changes, I'm grateful to be free.

“I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together.”

The Beatles were the first global entity that wrote their own songs, played their own instruments, and pushed the boundaries of cultural normality. The collection of albums and songs recorded and produced throughout their decade-long career showcases not only their unmistakable talent, but it also changed the face of music as we once knew it.

Lennon and McCartney, the chief songwriters of the band, are known as the single greatest songwriting duo of all time. Not to say that contributions from George and Ringo aren’t iconic in their own right, but John and Paul managed to propel The Beatles from an underground punk-rock dive band to international sensations who induced an incurable form of ‘Beatlemania’ in the hearts and minds of men, women, and children across the globe.

As the Beatle generation ages, the youth culture is faced with a heavy task: keep the legacy of the Fab Four alive and well for the next generation. The solution? Instagram captions. Next time, skip the filters and give the people what they *really* want!

“I get by with a little help from my friends.” – With a Little Help from My Friends


“There’s nowhere you can be that isn’t where you’re meant to be.” – All You Need Is Love


“The sun is up, the sky is blue. It’s beautiful, and so are you.” – Dear Prudence


“And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make.” – The End


“Tomorrow may rain so I’ll follow the sun.” – I’ll Follow The Sun


“Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see.” – Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds


“One thing I can tell you is we got to be free.” – Come Together


“Listen to the color of your dreams.” – Tomorrow Never Knows


“It’s been a hard day’s night, I should be sleeping like a log.” – Eight Days A Week


“I don’t care too much for money, money can’t buy me love.” – Can’t Buy Me Love


“And I’ll send all my loving to you.” – All My Loving