When I listened to The Long Winding Road for the first time, I was 10 years old. I didn't know English at all but somehow I felt this song had an important message. I learned the English lyrics when I was a senior high school student. I realised the meaning of it after I became 40 years old. It is authentic message about life.
Good topic always, Sarah. Thank you so much!
The fact that my favorite Beatles song "While my Guitar Gently Weeps" was:
-Made without their trademark harmonization or outside instrumentation
-Written by the Beatle who wrote the least of their music
-Sung by the Beatle who sang the least of their songs
-and probably played in the recording studio by a non Beatle (Eric Clapton)
Tells me that I must not be much of a real Beatles Fan :-)