Wednesday, 2 October 2013


I which I extract the poetry from well known songs...

I often find that a song is running in my head and although the tune may be admirable it is the poetry of the words which really impress me.

Some of these stand the test of time. One reason for this is that they capture life experiences which are familiar to us all in a way that bring back memories or perhaps provide support in troubled times.

Paul McCartney wrote this all by himself in 1964 though it was not finished and recorded until the following year. Curiously, its first working title was 'Scrambled eggs' but we know and love it as 'Yesterday'.

all my troubles seemed so far away,
now it looks as though they're here to stay,
Oh, I believe in yesterday.

Suddenly, I'm not half the man I used to be,
there's a shadow hanging over me.
Oh, yesterday came suddenly.

Why she had to go I don't know, 
she wouldn't say.
I said something wrong, 
now I long for yesterday.

love was such an easy game to play
Now I need a place to hide away
Oh, I believe in yesterday

1 comment:

  1. I'm pretty happy I can still remember yesterday.