by John Lennon & Paul McCarteny

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   Yes-ter-day,     all my trou-bles seemed so  far a-way

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   Now it looks as though they're  here to stay,  Oh   I be-lieve in

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   yes-ter-day.  Sud-den-ly,     I'm not half the man I   used to be.

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   There's a shad-ow hang-ing   o-ver me,  Oh    yes-ter-day came

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   sud-den-ly.    Why she     had to go I don't   know, she would-n't

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   say.     I said    some-thing wrong now I   long for yes-ter-

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   day.________   Yes-ter-day,   love was such an eas-y   game to play.

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   Now I need a place to   hide a-way,  Oh    I be-lieve in   yes-ter-day.

Now repeat from "Why she had to go..." and then play this:

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Yesterday: A Nostalgic Look At The Past

Yesterday: A Nostalgic Look At The Past

Written By Your Name


Music is one of humanity’s most powerful forms of expression. It has the ability to evoke emotions, bring people together, and take us on a journey through time. One such song that has become a timeless classic is ‘Yesterday’ by The Beatles. This soulful ballad reflects on the past and the memories that come with it. In this article, we will explore the value of nostalgia and how it relates to our perception of the world.

The Importance of Nostalgia

Nostalgia is a sentimentality for the past that is often accompanied by a feeling of pleasure and sadness. It is a natural human emotion that helps us connect with our personal history and bring meaning to our lives. Studies have shown that nostalgia has positive effects on our mental health and well-being. It can boost our mood, increase feelings of social connectedness, and provide a sense of continuity in our lives. Nostalgia also helps us understand who we are and where we come from.

The Story of Yesterday

‘Yesterday’ was released by The Beatles in 1965 as part of their album ‘Help!’. The song was written by Paul McCartney, who reportedly dreamt the tune and the lyrics of the song. It became an instant hit and has since become one of the most covered songs in history. The soulful melody and sentimental lyrics struck a chord with listeners, making it a timeless classic.

The Lyrics of Yesterday

The opening lines of the song are:

“Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away
Now it looks as though they’re here to stay
Oh, I believe in yesterday.”

The lyrics reflect on a past that seemed simpler and happier. The narrator is reminiscing about a lost love and how things have changed since then. The chorus is particularly poignant:

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

This speaks to the universal feeling of regret and the desire to go back in time and change things.

The Legacy of Yesterday

Over the years, ‘Yesterday’ has become a cultural icon. It has been covered by hundreds of artists in various styles and languages. It has been included in countless movies, TV shows, and advertisements. The song is still relevant today, almost sixty years later, because of its timeless message and soulful melody.

The Value of Memories

Memories are the building blocks of our lives. They shape our identity, our values, and our relationships. Our memories provide us with a sense of continuity and a connection to our past. They can bring us joy, comfort, and strength during difficult times. Memories give us something to hold onto when everything else seems to be changing.

Making Memories

Creating memories is an active process. We often remember events that are unique, emotionally-charged, or novel. That is why vacations or special occasions are often more memorable than routine activities. By being present and engaged in our experiences, we can make lasting memories that we can cherish for years to come.

Preserving Memories

Memories can fade over time, and that is why it is important to preserve them. Writing in a journal, taking photos, or making scrapbooks are all ways to capture and relive our memories. Sharing our memories with others can also help us connect and strengthen our relationships.


‘Yesterday’ is more than just a song; it is a tribute to the power of nostalgia and memories. It reminds us of the value of our personal history and how it shapes our lives. By embracing nostalgia and making memories, we can find meaning and purpose in our lives. So, take a moment to reflect on your own memories, and remember the power of Yesterday.

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