George Harrison – Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)

Another positive song from George. The song peaked at #1 in the Billboard 100, #8 in the UK and #9 in Canada in 1973. Just another good song from George that continues his positive message.

“Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth)” replaced Wings’ “My Love” at number 1 on the Hot 100 singles chart…For the week ending 30 June that year, the Harrison and McCartney songs were ranked numbers 1 and 2 respectively.

George Harrison said this about the song: “Sometimes you open your mouth and you don’t know what you are going to say, and whatever comes out is the starting point. If that happens and you are lucky, it can usually be turned into a song. This song is a prayer and personal statement between me, the Lord, and whoever likes it.”

Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)

Give me love
Give me love
Give me peace on earth
Give me light
Give me life
Keep me free from birth
Give me hope
Help me cope, with this heavy load
Trying to, touch and reach you with,
Heart and soul

Om m m m m m m m m m m m m m
M m m my lord . . .

Please take hold of my hand, that
I might understand you

Won’t you please
Oh won’t you

Give me love
Give me love
Give me peace on earth
Give me light
Give me life
Keep me free from birth
Give me hope
Help me cope, with this heavy load
Trying to, touch and reach you with,
Heart and soul

Om m m m m m m m m m m m m m
M m m my lord . . .

Author: badfinger20

Power Pop fan, Baseball fan, old movie and tv show fan... and a songwriter, bass and guitar player.

24 thoughts on “George Harrison – Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)”

  1. I can’t pick one most favorite George song, but there are three or four that tie for favorite and this is one. I love singing to it when I’m driving. The lyrics are so in touch, and the flow is unique and it works.

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    1. I think the Beatle breakup was positive for him more than the others. He had such a unique sound in his singing and guitar playing. His songs do have a flow about them.

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      1. He had a lot of songs rejected by The Beatles…even “All Things Must Pass” and Isn’t It A Pity…hard to believe.

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      2. He had the most to gain because of all of those songs that had been rejected sitting there. I’ve heard outtakes on Let It Be where he was playing All Things Must Pass.

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  2. Very good song. I think you’re right, GEorge came out best of the 4 from the Beatles breakup. Or, we did, since maybe we wouldn’t have gotten his great tunes if the Beatles had stayed together.

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    1. It would have taken him years to get them out on Beatle records. Sometimes I wonder why they didn’t just keep putting out solo albums and do a Beatles record every few years…I read an early interview with George and he actually mentioned that they might do that…
      Kinda glad they didn’t because they went out on top.
      But yea it benefitted George the most.

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    1. It really is. George was sitting on a ton of songs and after the Beatles broke up he finally got to do them. I really like this one.

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      1. Ringo was the first to quit during the White Album….George was the second during Let It Be…and he came back

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      2. Yea the White Album and Let It Be were not joy sessions. Abbey Road…the last one they recorded went smooth…they knew deep down it would be the last.

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      3. I couldn’t find much else on Red Blue Jeans… I’m just posting it tomorrow like it is. It’s just not much. I found where he did have a co writer with that one.

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      4. Nothing at all. I wrote about you and I talking about whether it is Lenin or Lennon…it makes sense both ways. It is an interesting song…
        The way I read it…she lives in Russia and wants to be American or more like the West. I don’t even try to dissect songs though because they mean different things to different people.

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      5. I’ve seen people try to dissect Dylan and others and it makes my head spin.

        Oh…I believe you and I mentioned this one day….my cousin gave me a red-orange 70’s space helmet tv today with a clock on the bottom. Just awesome looking. He told me it didn’t work….the tuner…I don’t care. I cleaned it up and it turns on…just looks awesome. He mentioned that I could gut it and put a tablet in it but I love the way it is.

        this is what it looks like…it goes in my music room
        https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/vintage-70s-jvc-videosphere-324-space-135226561

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      6. Heh. Too cute! I remember JVC. They were a good company. I bet it could be converted to use something like Netflix. It is neat.

        People look for patterns in things. Dissecting Dylan is like seeing Jesus on toast.

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      7. It is awesome… I’m trying to make my music room a pure seventies room.

        Yes and it gets annoying. Dylan doesn’t say what many of them mean on purpose… it’s what a song means to you…

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