Saturday, January 21, 2012

My Very First Memory.

My First Memory
The reason why I am even blogging about this to begin with is because I have posted lyrics and poetry on my blog more than a few times  already and I am always dancing on whether to post these particular lyrics…the song is “Yesterday” by the Beatles.  The basis for my apprehension is because this song is attached to my first memory ever, hence I feel like I owe it some sort of fancy disclaimer but I don’t have anything profound to say.  It is very simple, hearing this song really is my first memory and even when I try, I can’t remember anything before this.  I remember being in the living room of a house, the one I grew up in, one that I am pretty sure doesn’t exist anymore and I was with my dad and we listened to this song on one of his old records and we were quiet after it was over and I asked him “Why is he so sad?”.  I can remember my heart just breaking for the man singing this song and wanting to understand it.  Now over 20 years later, I know that the man is Paul McCartney and that there probably isn’t anything on earth that I could do to make him feel better.  But it is still the first thing I remember of my entire life and I love the connection it gives me to other people who have been changed by the music of the Beatles.  It isn’t just my first memory, it is something I have attached myself to ever since and I’m not the same person anymore.  So with all that said…here are some 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 to 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.
(I don’t want to hear it, McCartney-Lennon for this one)

1 comment:

  1. The Beatles are my fav and if you think about it, its the reason why were such good friends, if you think about it.


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