This site covers the original British Beatles Albums plus analyses of the lyrics of non-album tracks.
Information on how the Beatles wrote the lyrics to their singles can be navigated from below.
Yes it is was one of the Beatles throwaway songs. They needed to create a certain amount of love songs for the mass market, and this is one of them.
The lyrics to yes it is were written by John who basically tried to rewrite ‘this boy’, yes it is even has the same harmonies and chords! The song is basically about telling a girl not to wear the same colours as his ex girlfriend as they would not be able to have a good time together as he is still thinking of her. Lennon has openly said that this is one of the songs that he is most embarrassed about in his song writing career. The song was deemed fit enough to be on the flip side of the ‘ticket to ride’ single.
Three of the Beatles sing on this one, sometimes George Harrison, Paul McCartney and John Lennon harmonise together, but John takes the role of lead vocals on yes it is when required.