Sunrise Doesn’t Last All Morning: George Harrison’s Birthday

Yesterday was the anniversary of George Harrison’s birthday, so I’m a day late. This is one of my favorite songs of his post-Beatles career, and seems most fitting, though I have many that I love: “What Is Life,” “Isn’t It a Pity?,” “Beware of Darkness,” “Wah-Wah,” and on and on. In a time of celebrity superficiality, of gross excess, George Harrison remained a seeker and a spiritual man. And let’s not forget what he did for Bangladesh. (Okay, he lived in a castle — but still!) Enjoy this tribute.

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Sunrise doesn’t last all morning
A cloudburst doesn’t last all day
Seems my love is up and has left you with no warning
It’s not always going to be this grey

All things must pass
All things must pass away

Sunset doesn’t last all evening
A mind can blow those clouds away
After all this, my love is up and must be leaving
Its not always going to be this grey

All things must pass
All things must pass away
All things must pass
None of life’s strings can last
So I must be on my way
And face another day

Now the darkness only stays the night-time
In the morning it will fade away
Daylight is good at arriving at the right time
It’s not always going to be this grey

All things must pass
All things must pass away
All things must pass
All things must pass away

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