The Beatles, George Harrison, Here Comes the Sun, Music, Seasonal Depression, Mental Health, Relief, Weather, Mental Illness, Songs

Here Comes the Sun

“Here Comes the Sun” is a song written by George Harrison of the well known band The Beatles. It was featured on their eleventh studio album and quickly became one of the most well known songs in North America. This is clear as the song has more than one billion streams on Spotify, the highest streamed song for the band. This song has not only been a great success for the band it has great meaning as well. Harrison wrote this song as he was expressing his strong feelings of relief when the band was able to take a short break.  

While this song has a deep meaning from the artist himself, it also can resinate for those struggling with their mental health. This is because the following lyrics seem to be comparable to how those with seasonal depression experience the Springtime. 

Little darling, it’s been a long cold lonely winter 

Little darling, it feels like years since it’s been here 

Here comes the sun, doo-dun-doo-doo 

Here comes the sun, and I say It’s all right

Little darling, the smile’s returning to their faces 

Little darling, it seems like years since it’s been here 

Here comes the sun, doo-dun-doo-doo

Harrison repeatedly says how bad the Winter weather has been and how the sun brings happiness. This can resonate with individuals who have seasonal depression as their mental health fluctuates with the seasons. These lyrics truly allow the listeners to feel the relief of warm weather coming after cold Winter through song. This song truly highlights the joy that the sun brings not only visually but for an individual’s overall health. 

Listen to the full song here.

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