George Harrison - What Is Life



"What Is Life" is a song by English rock musician George Harrison from his 1970 triple album All Things Must Pass. In many countries, it was issued as the second single from the album, in February 1971, becoming a top-ten hit in the United States, Canada and elsewhere, and topping singles charts in Australia and Switzerland.


In the United Kingdom, "What Is Life" appeared as the B-side to "My Sweet Lord", which was the best-selling single there of 1971.


Harrison's backing musicians on the song include Eric Clapton and the entire Delaney & Bonnie and Friends band, with whom he had toured during the final months of the Beatles.


Harrison co-produced the recording with Phil Spector, whose Wall of Sound production also employed a prominent string arrangement by John Barham and multiple acoustic rhythm guitars, played by Harrison's fellow Apple Records signings Badfinger.





Lyrics


What I feel, I can't say

But my love is there for you anytime of day

But if it's not love that you need

Then I'll try my best to make everything succeed


Tell me, what is my life without your love

Tell me, who am I without you, by my side


What I know, I can do

If I give my love now to everyone like you

But if it's not love that you need

Then I'll try my best to make ev'rything succeed


Tell me, what is my life without your love

Tell me, who am I without you, by my side

Tell me, what is my life without your love

Tell me, who am I without you, by my side


What I feel, I can't say

But my love is there for you any time of day

But if it's not love that you need

Then I'll try my best to make everything succeed


Tell me, what is my life without your love

Tell me, who am I without you, by my side

Oh tell me, what is my life without your love

Tell me, who am I without you, by my side


What is my life without your love

Tell me, who am I without you, by my side


[fade:]

Oh tell me, what is my life without your love

Tell me who am I without you by my side