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GENTRI Covers “Let It Be” by The Beatles (and I was surprised by a newfound spiritual significance of this song)

“I went to bed one night and had a kind of restless night. But I had a dream where my mother, who had been dead at that point for about 10 years, came to me in the dream and it was as if she could see that I was troubled. And she sort of said to me, she said, ‘Let it be.‘” -Paul McCartney

GENTRI has been doing some great things lately! The latest in their COVERS series is a great throwback to The Beatles.

I saw GENTRI and some other great performers recently at the Chris Clark BeatALS Benefit where they performed this song.

These three met some time ago while performing at the Hale Centre Theater in Utah, got together, and have never looked back.


I was intrigued anew with this song, and asked myself: “What was the inspiration for Paul when he wrote it?”

I did a little research, and found out there are some spiritual experiences that led to the inspiration for this song. PRETTY COOL!

Wikipedia says . . .

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 (“the White Album”) in 1968. According to McCartney, the song’s reference to “Mother Mary” was not biblical.[2] The phrase has at times been used as a reference to the Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ.[2] Nevertheless, McCartney explained that his mother – who died of cancer when he was fourteen – was the inspiration for the “Mother Mary” lyric.[3][4] He later said: “It was great to visit with her again. I felt very blessed to have that dream. So that got me writing ‘Let It Be’.”[5][6] He also said in a later interview about the dream that his mother had told him, “It will be all right, just let it be.”[7] 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 like.[2]


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