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In My Life is a song by The Beatles, written by John Lennon, and credited to Lennon/McCartney. It is often ranked amongst the best Beatles songs by fans and critics, and it has been voted Best Song On Earth by music fans.

Lyrics[]

[Verse 1]

There are places I'll remember

All my life though some have changed

Some forever not for better

Some have gone and some remain


[Verse 2]

All these places had their moments

With lovers and friends I still can recall

Some are dead and some are living

In my life I've loved them all


[Verse 3]

But of all these friends and lovers

There is no one compares with you

And these memories lose their meaning

When I think of love as something new


[Chorus]

Though I know I'll never lose affection

For people and things that went before

I know I'll often stop and think about them

In my life I love you more


[Chorus]

Though I know I'll never lose affection

For people and things that went before

I know I'll often stop and think about them

In my life I love you more


[Outro]

In my life I love you more

Recording[]

In My Life was recorded on October 18, 1965. Lennon asked George Martin to play a piano solo. Martin arranged a Bach-influenced piece, which he was not able to play at the song's tempo. The solo was recorded on October 22, 1965 at half-tempo (one octave lower), and the tape speed was doubled for the final recording, with the fortuitous result that it sounded like a harpsichord.

Personnel[]

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