The Beatles - Yesterday - New York 1965


Yesterday (With Spoken Word Intro / Live From Studio 50, New York City / 1965)



"Yesterday" is a song by the English rock band the Beatles, written by Paul McCartney and credited to Lennon–McCartney. It was first released on the album Help! in August 1965, except in the United States, where it was issued as a single in September. The song reached number one on the US charts. It subsequently appeared on the UK EP Yesterday in March 1966 and made its US album debut on Yesterday and Today, in June 1966.


McCartney's vocal and acoustic guitar, together with a string quartet, essentially made for the first solo performance of the band.


"Yesterday" is a melancholy ballad about the break-up of a relationship. The singer nostalgically laments for yesterday when he and his love were together, before she left because of something he said. McCartney is the only member of the Beatles to appear on the track.





Lyrics


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


Yesterday

Love was such an easy game to play

Now I need a place to hide away

Oh, I believe in yesterday


Why she

Had to go I don't know, she wouldn't say

I said

Something wrong, now I long for yesterday


Yesterday

Love was such an easy game to play

Now I need a place to hide away

Oh, I believe in yesterday