The Beatles' song "Yesterday" is dedicated to their mother (4 photos)

29 February 2024

81-year-old Paul McCartney admitted that the legendary song “Yesterday” is not about breaking up with his lover. He was prompted to create it by a feeling of guilt towards his mother.

In a new episode of his podcast "McCartney: A Life in Lyrics," the musician explained that he once made a remark to his mother that he regretted for a long time.

The woman died of breast cancer when her son was only 14 years old.

Paul with mother Mary

In a 1965 song, he sings: “I said something wrong, now I long for yesterday.”

“She was of Irish descent and worked as a nurse,” Paul says of his mother. “And she spoke, as it seemed to us, a little mannered. One day my mother said the word “ask” with such pronunciation that I asked her again: “Arsk? Mom, you have to say “ask”!” And she was embarrassed.”

"I remember later thinking, 'God, I wish I had never said that.'

And in the song "Yesterday", which has been covered nearly 2,200 times, McCartney immortalized his regret.

The Beatles released "Yesterday" in 1965, and it was McCartney's solo song

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