‘All you need is Love’

It was the 25th of June 1967, heydays of Flower Power and novel satellite radio transmissions and ‘The Beatles’ singing ‘All you Need is Love’ for the first time. Almost to the day, 49 years later, ‘Sweet Love Ginlard’, floats in a tiny space at the end of the gallery corridor at Studio One in Ponsonby. She is slowly turning, seductively blowing kisses, flirting with everyone while crying pearly tears. Billions of people have listened to the song. How has the message gone through? Subject to disparate expectations, debates, clichés and shamelessly abused through consumerism, what exactly do we mean by ‘Love’?

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(Love, love, love)
(Love, love, love)
(Love, love, love)

There’s nothing you can do that can’t be done
Nothing you can sing that can’t be sung
Nothing you can say but you can learn how to play the game
It’s easy

There’s nothing you can make that can’t be made
No one you can save that can’t be saved
Nothing you can do but you can learn to be you in time
It’s easy

All you need is love
All you need is love
All you need is love, love
Love is all you need

(Love, love, love)
(Love, love, love)
(Love, love, love)

All you need is love
All you need is love
All you need is love, love
Love is all you need

There’s nothing you can know that isn’t known
Nothing you can see that isn’t shown
There’s nowhere you can be that isn’t where you’re meant to be
It’s easy

All you need is love
All you need is love
All you need is love, love
Love is all you need

All you need is love, all together now
All you need is love, everybody
All you need is love, love
Love is all you need

Love is all you need
Love is all you need
Love is all you need

TheBeatles