WHILE MY GUITAR GENTLY WEEPS

Lezione del 26 gennaio incentrata su GEORGE HARRISON, the quiet Beatle

While My Guitar Gently Weeps

I look at you all, see the love there that’s sleeping
While my guitar gently weeps
I look at the floor and I see it needs sweeping
Still my guitar gently weeps
I don’t know why nobody told you
How to unfold your love
I don’t know how someone controlled you
They bought and sold you
I look at the world and I notice it’s turning
While my guitar gently weeps
With every mistake, we must surely be learning
Still my guitar gently weeps
I don’t know how you were diverted
You were perverted too
I don’t know how you were inverted
No one alerted you
I look at you all see the love there that’s sleeping
While my guitar gently weeps
Look at you all
Still my guitar gently weeps…

Inspiration for the song came to Harrison when reading the “I Ching”, (an ancient divination text) which “seemed to me to be based on the Eastern concept that everything is relative to everything else, as opposed to the Western view that things are merely coincidental”. From this idea of relativism, Harrison decided to write a song based on the first words he saw upon opening a book at random as it would be relative to that moment, He saw “gently weeps”, then laid the book down and started the song.

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