Paul McCartney's best lyrics

18 June 2024, 06:00

Paul McCartney through the years: 1976, 1984 and 2022
Paul McCartney through the years: 1976, 1984 and 2022. Picture: Gijsbert Hanekroot/Redferns/Everett Collection Inc/Associated Press/Alamy Stock Photo

On 18th June, we wish Happy 82nd Birthday to Sir Fab Macca Thumbs Aloft! Let's celebrate his genius with his finest words of wisdom...

  1. “When I find myself in times of trouble, Mother Mary comes to me... Speaking words of wisdom, let it be”

    Let It Be, The Beatles, 1970

    Let It Be (Remastered 2009)

  2. “But if this ever-changing world in which we’re living makes you give in and cry… Say live and let die.”

    Live And Let Die, Paul McCartney & Wings, 1973

    Live And Let Die (2018 Remaster)

  3. “And in the end… the love you take is equal to the love you make”

    The End, The Beatles, 1969

    The End (Remastered 2009)

  4. “Bright are the stars that shine, dark is the sky… I know this love of mine will never die. And I love her”

    And I Love Her, The Beatles, 1964

    And I Love Her (Remastered 2009)

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

    Yesterday, The Beatles, 1965

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

  6. “But as for me, I still remember how it was before… and I am holding back the tears no more”

    Here Today, Paul McCartney, 1982

    'Here Today' - Track of the Week

  7. “And don't you know that it's just you, hey Jude, you'll do / The movement you need is on your shoulder”

    Hey Jude, The Beatles, 1968

    The Beatles - Hey Jude

  8. “You'd think that people would have had enough of silly love songs / I look around me and I see it isn't so.”

    Silly Love Songs, Paul McCartney & Wings, 1976

    Wings 'Silly Love Songs' [Original 1976 Music Video]

  9. “And in her eyes you see nothing / No sign of love behind the tears / Cried for no one / A love that should have lasted years.”

    For No One, The Beatles, 1966

    For No One (Remastered 2009)

  10. “Maybe I'm amazed at the way you love me all the time / And maybe I'm afraid of the way I love you”

    Maybe I’m Amazed, Paul McCartney, 1970

    Paul McCartney - Maybe I'm Amazed

  11. “Blackbird singing in the dead of night… Take these broken wings and learn to fly”

    Blackbird, The Beatles, 1968

    Blackbird (Remastered 2009)

  12. “All the lonely people… Where do they all belong?”

    Eleanor Rigby, The Beatles, 1966

    The Beatles - Eleanor Rigby (From "Yellow Submarine")

  13. “It was written that I would love you, from the moment I opened my eyes”

    Calico Skies, Paul McCartney, 1997

    Calico Skies (Remastered 2020)

  14. “Someday when we're dreaming / Deep in love, not a lot to say / Then we will remember / Things we said today,”

    Things We Said Today, The Beatles, 1964

    Things We Said Today (Remastered 2009)

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