Lyrical Expressions

As memorable as our favorite Beatles’ tunes are, the words to their songs have a way of expressing our deepest feelings and painting the brightest images.

Because of that, we asked some of our exclusive Beatles.com artists to take some of the songs that spoke to them in a meaningful way and interpret a portion of the lyrics as artwork. Because each song has a touch of magic, we think you will enjoy the words of the Fab Four through the lens of some exceptional illustrators and artists.

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One of the happiest most carefree ditties in the Beatles’ catalogue is “Maxwell’s Silver Hammer” despite the fact that the delightful tune is matched with lyrics telling the story of a serial killer.
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Marianne McCloskey wanted to lend a pop element to her interpretation of this early Beatles’ classic: “Whenever I would hear the song, I always pictured lips right up against someone’s ear…
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It’s hard to improve on a classic such as this and so artist Les Merchant decided to go simple by taking a simple lyric line and a simple illustration to tell a very universal story.
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Talented young artist Jacey Peake created an elaborate illustration out of the lyrics of one of the Beatles’ most mournful and plaintive story-songs to paint the picture of the central character of the song. 
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When Thai photographer and visual artist Jennel wanted to express the combination of sentiment and a positive perspective that John Lennon hoped to capture in “Strawberry Fields Forever,"...
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“Dizzy Miss Lizzy” is one of only two Beatles songs on their 1965 album “Help” that were not written by John Lennon or Paul McCartney. The original 1958 early-rock single written and sung...
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Feel free to enjoy and share and, if they especially touch a chord in your soul, order one of the products that express the soundtrack of a generation.

Hey, have a favorite phrase from a Beatles’ song that you would like to have illustrated? Send in your request and we’ll have one of our gifted artists create it so that you can share the love with all the world!