A Song A Day: Something

The Beatles - Abbey Road
The Beatles - Abbey Road

Song #8 The Beatles’ Something

Why I Picked It: Something is my favorite Beatles song and is off of the Abbey Road album.  I was blessed earlier this year to be able to hear Paul McCartney play it on ukulele (my instrument and one of the favorite instruments of the late George Harrison) at Coachella 2009.

Why I Like It: Not to sound cheesy (and this is going to sound cheesy), but I think this is my favorite Beatles song because whoever I end up with, I hope that the sentiments of this song is how he’ll feel about me.  You may now proceed to gag or go “aw” :).

Something in the way she moves,
Attracts me like no other lover.
Something in the way she woos me.
I don’t want to leave her now,
You know I believe and how.

There’s such a neat simplicity to the song and it moves in a way that you could envision the singer speaking about their subject.  Almost like this autoplay of a music video in your head.  And the word “something” speaks of this inability of the singer to define it, but I think everyone had a definition of that “something” to whomever it is they care about, and then the audience gets to fill in that lovely blank with their own sentiments.

And I find in that a perfect song – where the singer sings about their subject, the listener fills in with their own story, and the synergy of these positive ideas?  It’s beautiful.

Below is a Youtube video of Paul McCartney opening “Something” w/ ukulele at Coachella 2009.

-cct