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"The Word" is a song by the Beatles first released on their 1965 album Rubber Soul. It has been cited as the first instance in which the Beatles began writing about love in more abstract terms, versus concrete girl/boy terms, a la "She Loves You", with preaching lyrics such as "The word is love" and "Say the word and you'll be free".

The song was co-written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney. According to Lennon, it was written together… read more

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Say the word and you'll be free
Say the word and be like me
Say the word I'm thinking of
Have you heard the word is love?

The Beatles - The Word Lyrics

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  • Macca's heavy bass makes this song.
  • SIMPLY FAB, VINNY! LOVE THIS SOOO MUCH!!!
  • da worst beatles song
  • Say the woooooord love
  • One of thier best IMHO
  • Groovy
  • That bass line...
  • McCartney went totally crazy out here!
  • the innovative lyrics. the voices. the bass (oh my god, the bass). the guitar. the psychedelic organ solo a la the velvet underground. and the simple fact that they were always way ahead. this song would be a hit if released today.

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