Please consider registering

sp_LogInOut Log In sp_Registration Register

Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search

— Forum Scope —

— Match —

— Forum Options —

Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

sp_Feed sp_TopicIcon
"I've Just Seen a Face" vs. "Yesterday"
No permission to create posts
28 May 2011
The Star-Club
Forum Posts: 71
Member Since:
30 April 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

McLennonson said:

mr. Sun king coming together said:

MeanMrs.Mustard said:

mr. Sun king coming together said:

What is so unique about the lyrics to "I've Just Seen A Face " that makes you deem it a "very big leap for the band into more mature song writing"?

Well, think about it for a second. Take another song with a similar subject-- "I Saw Her Standing There ." They both deal with Paul falling in love with a girl he's just met. In "I Saw...", Paul talks about how she was good looking and single. In "I've Just Seen...", Paul doesn't mention how good looking she is-- in fact, he says, "Had it been another day, I might have looked the other way." So there must have been something there more than just a face. Plus, I feel that he's being deliberately cheeky in "I've Just Seen...". He's not debating the meaning of love: He's just singing about how great she's making his life: "I've been alone and I have missed things and kept out of sight, but other girls were never quite like this."

I also like the way he describes how special she is: "I have never known the likes of this... other girls were never quite like this." 

Paulrus said:

I think I've Just Seen A Face and Yesterday go together really well.

I've Just Seen A Face is the sort of hopeful, happy beginning of a relationship, and then Yesterday is when his world has come crashing down, and he longs for how things used to be.

But that's just my two cents a-hard-days-night-paul-5

That's funny. That's how I always saw it. So maybe I'm just more inclined to like songs about the beginning of things, as opposed to the end. 

Von Bontee said:

And that I think of it, Paul's "The Night Before " is yet another of his Help ! tracks dealing with the recent past, this time an indeterminate number of days. And emotionally it fits right in between those other two: The beginning of a happy relationship, followed by problems and uncertainty, followed by the devastating breakup.

I suddenly had mental images of "The Campaign for the Insertion of 'The Night Before ' in Between 'I've Just Seen A Face ' and 'Yesterday .'"
Fascinating, but I have 1 thing to add: He's only seen the woman, he hasn't met her yet

So true... So true...



25 June 2011
A Beginning
Forum Posts: 6
Member Since:
24 June 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Definately "I've Just Seen a Face".One of my top favorites from Help !

27 June 2011
In an Octopus's Garden
The Cavern Club
Forum Posts: 79
Member Since:
26 March 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I've Just Seen A Face. I prefer happy songs a-hard-days-night-ringo-9

27 June 2011
I Me Mine
Under the sea, in a Yellow Submarine
London Palladium
Forum Posts: 175
Member Since:
15 June 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Very Difficult! Both songs are in my top-10 (For No One too!). I think Yesterday , but I love them both.


Sont des mots qui vont très bien ensemble.

27 June 2011
Sitting in an English Garden
Ed Sullivan Show
Forum Posts: 420
Member Since:
6 November 2010
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I think up until very recently I would have said Yesterday . I'm only just realising how great a song I've Just Seen A Face is.

"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans."

"When I cannot sing my heart, I can only speak my mind."

30 June 2011
A Beginning
Forum Posts: 4
Member Since:
29 June 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I would much rather hear (and play on guitar for that matter) Ive Just Seen a Face.

To lead a better life..I need my love to be here.

15 July 2011
St Peters Church
Forum Posts: 15
Member Since:
13 July 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Always prefer listening to I've just seen a face, but yesterday is easily the better song IMO

No permission to create posts
Forum Timezone: America/Chicago

Most Users Ever Online: 597

Currently Online:
1 Guest(s)

Top Posters:

Starr Shine?: 15235

Beatlebug: 12113

Ron Nasty: 7927

Necko: 7736

parlance: 7104

mr. Sun king coming together: 6411

Mr. Kite: 6147

trcanberra: 6035

AppleScruffJunior: 5362

mithveaen: 4613

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 87

Members: 2441

Moderators: 4

Admins: 2

Forum Stats:

Groups: 3

Forums: 44

Topics: 4545

Posts: 286123

Newest Members:

MiguelLap, jiebalbync, Hannargy

Moderators: Ahhh Girl: 16151, meanmistermustard: 21664, Zig: 9764, Joe: 4968

Administrators: Joe: 4968, Ellie: 4

Members Birthdays
Today: None
Upcoming: Stuart Sutcliffe