What is that George Harrison song at the end of Conference?

Yesterday, I attended the annual conference of the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness.  The reason I moved to CA was so I wouldn’t miss it!   There were over 900 ministers of Light, Love and Sound there.  Being a minister means committing to ministering to ourselves and others in holding the Light.  It is always amazing to attend.

At the very end, as the last announcements were given and we got up to leave our seats, my husband says to me, “Here comes George Harrison”.  I realized that he was waiting for something that he has memorized and looked forward to.  On cue, they played the song.

This year, I explored this overlooked detail.  It began to get my curiosity so I searched for it on YouTube.   It took me a while to find it and identify it.  Apparently, as long as Richard can remember (and he has been in the Movement since 1971), they have always played this song at the very end of conference.

Here it is!

Waiting on You All George Harrison from ’71 Bangladesh Concert

You don’t need no love in
You don’t need no bed pan
You don’t need a horoscope or a microscope
The see the mess that youre in
If you open up your heart
You will know what I mean
We’ve been polluted so long
Now here’s a way for you to get clean

By chanting the names of the lord and you’ll be free
The lord is awaiting on you all to awaken and see
Chanting the names of the lord and you’ll be free
The lord is awaiting on you all to awaken and see

You don’t need no passport
And you don’t need no visas
You don’t need to designate or to emigrate
Before you can see Jesus
If you open up your heart
You’ll see hes right there
Always was and will be
Hell relieve you of your cares

By chanting the names of the lord and youll be free
The lord is awaiting on you all to awaken and see
Chanting the names of the lord and you’ll be free
The lord is awaiting on you all to awaken and see

You don’t need no church house
And you don’t need no temple
You don’t need no rosary beads or them books to read
To see that you have fallen
If you open up your heart
You will know what I mean
We’ve been kept down so long
Someone’s thinking that were all green

And while the pope owns 51% of general motors
And the stock exchange is the only thing he’s qualified to quote
The lord is awaiting on you all to awaken and see
By chanting the names of the lord and you’ll be free

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Want to learn more about chanting the names of the lord?  Here is who taught me. Watch the videos on this page.   In updated language, it is called Spiritual Exercises.  http://www.msia.org/ses

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2 Responses to What is that George Harrison song at the end of Conference?

  1. Bryan Stern says:

    Simply Mimi,
    I simply loved this post. I watched the video of George and friends performing this amazing song. It brought back great memories. I was fortunate enough to attend the Concert for Bangladesh at Madison Square Garden. I had horrible seats behind the stage – but it totally didn’t matter. The show was over the top amazing and the energy was stunning.

    The words to this song are both fun and inspiring. Thanks for including them. And thanks for helping me rediscover these great memories.

    Bryan

    • Thanks for your comments on the concert. Fun to share this moment with you. Great to hear that the show was over the top stunning. It is hard to describe to my kids what our music was like back then. It is so very different now.

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