‘Who Can See It’ is the fifth song on George Harrison’s fourth solo album Living In The Material World.

‘Who Can See It’ is once again an open-tuning song and has all kinds of suspended chords I would not have found with regular tuning. It is a true story meaning – ‘Give us a break, squire’ and reminds me of Roy Orbison for some reason. He could do this good.
George Harrison
I Me Mine

In the song, Harrison sings of finally being able to see clearly, asking “that what I feel/Should not be denied me now” after years in the sidelines. It appears to have been written in reference to his secondary role within The Beatles, and the creative and spiritual freedom that he enjoyed as a solo artist.

‘Who Can See It’ is musically complex, shifting from 4/4 to 6/4 and 5/8, with further sections in 5/4 and 3/4.

Harrison performed ‘Who Can See It’ during the opening date of his 1974 tour of North America, although it was dropped from subsequent shows.

Previous song: ‘Don’t Let Me Wait Too Long’
Next song: ‘Living In The Material World’
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