I once read that Dylan writes the lyrics first and than composes the music.
Macca does it, mostly, the other way 'round I think.
Does Dylan has instrumental songs? ?? Maybe you know- mshno- as a true Dylan expert.
This lyric item is an interesting one from an other point of view.
Macca is popular all over the world, not only in English speaking countries.
I think that the french, german, russian, japanese, swedish, chinese, spanish, dutch- etc speaking people for example
not always quite understand what the (english) lyrics are all about...although the learned the english language at school.
Thats why the lyrics "You say "Yes", I say "No" You say "Stop" and I say "Go, go, go".
Oh no.You say "Goodbye" and I say "Hello, hello, hello". ( just joking a bit ) could be understood
in ALL countries......by all people, including who do hardly understand english.
He has a lot of songs like that and so I said, they love it in a lot of countries. Singalong junk ehh songs.
Macca is smart..no-one should underestimate him nor his lyrics.
For me its his melody, the bridges, the -song in song- his voice and than the lyrics.
As he sings "its a tug of war...' that first line, the way he sings it I Know the rest is ok...
Ok, the lyrics must have hand and feet and go phonetic well with the music.
But he does make very good lyrics too, and does it again on New.
I finish with a quote of John Lennon in regard to "How do you sleep"and it fits in this topic I think.
"I heard Paul's messages in Ram - yes there are dear reader! Too many people going where? Missed our lucky what? What was our first mistake? Can't be wrong? Huh! I mean Yoko, me, and other friends can't all be hearing things. So to have some fun, I must thank Allen Klein publicly for the line 'just another day'. A real poet! Some people don't see the funny side of it. Too bad. What am I supposed to do, make you laugh? It's what you might call an 'angry letter', sung - get it?"
looking through the backyard of my life, time to sweep the fallen leaves away