Mr. McCartney’s Lyrics Strike Again

mccartney.jpgPaul McCartney has always written songs that seem to strike right at the heart. When with The Beatles, he wrote Hey Jude for Julian, the son of John Lennon, to comfort him while going through his parent’s divorce and just about any other song ever written by the singer just seems to have a way to make one stop and think.

Well, McCartney has our wheels turning again with the song Mister Bellamy on his new album Memory Almost Full. Let’s stop for a minute to think about what a great album title that is….Okay, so back to the song. Although Mr. Bellamy doesn’t seem to be anybody that McCartney has close personal contact with, there are rumours floating around that the title is actually an anagram for “Mills betray me.” From Contactmusic,

“…and fans have claimed the lyrics “I’m not coming down, no matter what you do” and “No-one to tell me what to do, no-one to hold my hand” are indicative of Sir Paul’s feelings towards his former wife.

One fan said on an internet forum: “Macca [Sir Paul] wouldn’t be so blunt as to write a song specifically about someone, or a situation, and then say so, but you’d have to be a fool not to understand that he does write these songs.”

And another added: “Paul writes metaphorically.

“He can write a song about his relationship with Heather without actually saying the words Heather, wife, divorce or mistrust.”

In a video for the Memory Almost Full website, Sir Paul said: “Who is Mr Bellamy? Well, I never know who these people are.”

He went on: “Who is Chuck and Dave from When I’m 64? Who is Eleanor Rigby? Who is Desmond and Molly from Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da? I don’t know, I just make them up.

“I like giving characters names and just making them up and trying to make them fit.”

No matter how you look at it, it would be entirely appropriate. Maybe McCartney didn’t actually mean the anagram and he’s just so brilliant that these things come to him without even he being able to realize it. Or maybe he just has too much class to come out and say, “Yes, it is an anagram. I hate that money-grubbing whore.”

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