by John T. Marck
As said earlier, Abbey Road was intended to be the last album of their studio careers. With this in mind, The End was supposed to be just that. The wonderful and famous line, "And in the end, the love you make is equal to the love you take," turned out to be a valediction to The Beatles, and what a great line it is. For a song that consists of only three lines, it contains some great moments. Besides the wonderful last line, it also contains Ringo's one and only drum solo on a Beatles recording, and the lengthy guitar section is a combination of interplay between Harrison, Lennon and McCartney - probably their greatest of this type. To make it even a more fitting farewell, an orchestra was added to the final seconds - resulting in a final tribute to what was The Beatles' longest arranged combination of songs.
are you gonna be in my dreams tonight?
and in the end,
the love you take,
is equal to the love,
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