Let it be by The Beatles

Let It Be is a song by the Beatles. This page provides information about the song and links to the lyrics and the official video.

Let it be by The Beatles


Beginner and intermediate students.

Facts about the song

  • Song:
    Let it be

  • Album:
    Let it be

  • Genre:
    Rock, pop, gospel
  • Length of the song:
    3 minutes and 50 seconds.
  • Writer:
  • Produced by:
    George Martin

Interesting information about the song

It was written and sung by Paul McCartney. It was their final single before McCartney announced his departure from the band.

McCartney said he had the idea of "Let It Be" after he had a dream about his mother during the tense period surrounding the sessions for The Beatles in 1968. Although to McCartney insisited that the song's reference to "Mother Mary" was not a biblical reference, the phrase has at times been used as a reference to the Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ. McCartney explained that his mother – who died of cancer when he was fourteen – was the inspiration for the "Mother Mary". When asked if the song referred to the Virgin Mary, McCartney has typically answered the question by assuring his fans that they can interpret the song however they would like

The video

The Video

The lyrics

Full lyrics of this song

Language points

The song includes many interesting language points:

Eexpressions that may be useful to students:

  • When I find myself in times of trouble
    Mother Mary comes to me
    Speaking words of wisdom, let it be
    And in my hour of darkness
  • She is standing right in front of me
    Speaking words of wisdom, let it be
  • And when the broken hearted people
    Living in the world agree
    There will be an answer, let it be
  • For though they may be parted
    There is still a chance that they will see
    There will be an answer, let it be

Source: Wikipedia

More lyrics here