First of all i want to say that this song is soooooooo great!
Here's my opinion on it! I will try to give my comments in the order of the actual lyrics
- I look at you all see the love there that's sleeping
[looking at the world, George notices how love, the most important thing in people's life, has been forgoten. I think that he is refering to the begining of the decadence of the world. The forgoten love, which is now sleeping and laying deep within could also refer to the situation of the beatles themselves]
-while my guitar gently weeps
[the instrument with which he brings love and joy to the world is weeping because of what i've said. This suggests a very desperate situation! with each new time they are said, the situation gets even more desperate! ]
-I look at the floor and I see it needs sweeping
[the floor is the symbol for the world. It needs sweeping, meaning it is dirty and it has to be cleaned... love must return!]
-I don't know why nobody told you how to unfold your love
I don't know how someone controlled you
They bought and sold you.
[George is talking about us, about me, about you, about everybody. Since love has been forsaken, we the children, the young people, we don''t know what love is because nobody told us about it. And he is amazed how come this is possible. Also he's telling us that we are being controlled, bought and sold like merchendise. Money have taken over our lives and people are doing anything for money]
-I look at the world and I notice it's turning
[while he is weeping because of these things and because he is the only one that sees them. The world is turning signifies that the world keeps on living a normal life without caring about these matters. Nobody is stopping from his way to try to change these problems. Also this verse is suggesting that George too is a Fool on a Hill... i need to explain this in another thread about this song]
-With every mistake we must surely be learning
Still my guitar gently weeps
[He is hoping that we can learn... that we can change, but his guitar is still weeping. Maybe after all we can't learn... he is just expressing a hope!]
-I don't know how you were diverted
You were perverted too
I don't know how you were inverted
No one alerted you.
[The same thing as before. George is talking about us! More and more of us are getting sucked into the abyss of hatred and superficiality and materialism and all he can do is weep...]
-I look at you all see the love there that's sleeping
While my guitar gently weeps
Look at you all...
Still my guitar gently weeps.
[... and while he is weeping, he sees that the love is still there sleeping within us, forgoten and forsaken, maybe never to be awakened... so he just looks at us and his guitar is weeping]
That's about it. I hope it makes some sense for you guys...