Ah, marriage. I let my selection of this song’s use in The Prisoner talk around that for me.
But ‘All You Need Is Love’ as defining statement – yeah, I’ll go with that. It’s the kind of track that probably sounded nostalgic on release, entirely outside of its timezone, built to last forever as a optimistic declarative. I type this as someone shamelessly, hopelessly, happily in love now. Last time I was single I used the energy of a break up to motivate me into making things and being interested. I now do twice as much as I did then, and it’s because all I needed was love.
Optimism seems better, seems natural, when you’re in love.