Song Lyric Sunday ~ Movie

Song Lyric Sunday

This week Jim asks us to post a song featured prominently in a movie. I’m using Yesterday, a movie about the Beatles. It was a sweet romcom, via the device that all Beatles’ songs and related memories had disappeared except from the minds of 3 people. Luckily, one of them was our protag Jack. And he was a musician, who made it his goal to recreate the songs. How sad would a world be without Beatles’ music?!

Jack managed to nail the songs, except he had a lot of trouble with “Eleanor Rigby.” He just couldn’t remember the lyrics or get them in the right order. So, snippets of ER kept popping up throughout the film. The song was written by Paul McCartney and John Lennon in 1966 for their Yellow Submarine album.

Ah look at all the lonely people
Ah look at all the lonely people

Eleanor Rigby, picks up the rice
In the church where a wedding has been
Lives in a dream
Waits at the window, wearing the face
That she keeps in a jar by the door
Who is it for

All the lonely people
Where do they all come from?
All the lonely people
Where do they all belong?

Father McKenzie, writing the words
Of a sermon that no one will hear
No one comes near
Look at him working, darning his socks
In the night when there’s nobody there
What does he care

All the lonely people
Where do they all come from?
All the lonely people
Where do they all belong?
[…]

13 responses to “Song Lyric Sunday ~ Movie

  1. I never watched this movie, but that is not surprising since it was just released on June 28, 2019. I read that the world loses all forms of electric power for roughly 12 seconds, but the phenomenon is never explained. Nice song Paula and I definitely want to check out this movie.

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  2. Love all the Beatles songs. This sounds like a really good movie. I couldn’t imagine not having Beatles music. πŸ™‚

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  3. I see it is at the theater and def want to see it. Didn’t know anything about it other than it was about The Beatles. Want to see it even more now πŸ™‚

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  4. I’ll have you know that I originally read this poast of yours via email early this morning and it sent me into the Wikipedia vortex of no return. Fascinating stuff about the Eleanor Rigby song followed shortly by fascinating stuff about Strawberry Fields Forever, etc., etc.. Thanks for the gazillion tangents!

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  5. An old favorite! Great choice!

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  6. Thank you for writing this out; the song still moved me.

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