Something is one of the most unusual classic songs around. We've already documented some of the musical curiosities, but lyrically the song tells you nothing about the beloved other than she moves him, woos him and shows him things. Oh, and she smiles.
Though details are sparse one thing that holds together is the amount of repetition in the lyrics.
First there is some direct repetition –
I don't want to leave her now, you know I believe and how
ends every verse and
I don't know
appears four times in the bridge
There's also some clever internal rhymes
Somewhere in her smile she knows
Something in her style that shows me
with similar instances in the other two verse
But Harrison's use of ticket 24 (parallel lyrics) is the glue that holds the whole thing together, most notably in
something in the way she moves/woos me/knows
something in the way/things
something in the things
some where/thing in her smile/style
attracts me like/that I don't need no other lover
not to mention the various
she knows/you know/I don't know
Next time we turn up the contrast.