PaulMcCartney.com recently asked the august subject of their site about writing the immortal song, Yesterday, which has been covered by other artists on over 2,500 recorded versions.
“The release of (the album) Pure McCartney got the office thinking how incredible it is that Paul was younger than some of us when he wrote so many of these classic songs, ” enthuses the anoynmous contributor to the home page of the official site.
Thus was framed a question which was duly directed at the now 74-year old musician: “Do you ever find your relationship to your own songs altering from what you originally had in mind when you wrote them?”
“Yes, that happens all the time, ” replies Macca. “When I wrote Yesterday, I was in my 20s. So my ‘yesterdays’ covered quite a small period of time.
“Now the significance of the song seems even more striking because of the time that has passed since writing it, and the events that have happened in my life.
“I must admit, I really like this aspect of songwriting and playing.” Read more at RTE.