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Paul's post-Beatles songs
27 June 2018
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Emmett
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Hi Gang.  I'm relatively new here and love this site!  I have a question for you all and I welcome your feedback.

First of all, I'm not a McCartney hater by any means.  I love all the Beatles, for sure. But...

Doesn't it seem as though Paul's songs during his long solo career are generally more happy-go-lucky in tone?  I mean, they all seem to lack any kind of seriousness, artfulness and meaning.  With a few exceptions, his solo career has been full of catchy, commercial material.  No Eleanor Rigby , Blackbird , Penny Lane , Long and Winding Road, etc.

However, Lennon continued to make music that was intended to be taken seriously.  Examples are Instant Karma , Imagine , Love, and the list goes on and on.

Paul, it seems, has been just been more of Ob La Di and Maxwell's Silver Hammer .  (I know, Maybe I'm Amazed isn't in this category, of course.)  It puzzles me as he was capable of writing profound songs back in the day.  Hmm...perhaps that was Lennon's influence on him or maybe inspiration is a better word.

What do you think?

If I were stranded on a deserted island and could only bring one album with me, it would be Revolver. 

I just hope that I would have some means of playing it.  Ha ha!

27 June 2018
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@Emmett Welcome, and I quite concur with your signature. john-lennon-salute_gif

I think you may be overlooking the hidden gems that have more gravitas. Sure, Paul did tend to write catchy sunshiny songs and those are nearly always the ones that get played on the radio, but a closer look at his output reveals that he didn't stop writing the occasional 'serious' song. I defy anyone to tell me 'Here Today ' is happy-go-lucky (I know no one will), and it wasn't a one-off either. He's also got songs such as 'Dear Friend', 'Somedays', 'Calico Skies' (to name a few of my personal favourites) which, if perhaps not quite as soul-wracking as Lennon's finest, are certainly not happy pop numbers, and quite up to the standard of Penny Lane and company.

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27 June 2018
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The first song that came to mind was Calico Skies.

The End of the End should be enough to convince anyone Paul has kept writing profound songs.

Here's more:

Every Night
Early Days
Feet In The Clouds (very profound even though it may seem light)
Another Day
Angry
At the Mercy
Friends to Go
From A Lover To A Friend
Hope Of Deliverance
I'm Carrying
I Owe It All To You

Don't have time for more at the moment.

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27 June 2018
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As well as Maybe I'm Amazed :

Calico Skies
Every Night
Little Willow
My Brave Face
This One
Hope Of Deliverance
Anyway
Friends To Go
Early Days
Fine Line
(to name just a few)

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The love you take is equal to the love you make

27 June 2018
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Mistress and Maid packs a psychological punch.

Mull Of Kintyre
Jenny Wren
Somebody Who Cares
Too Much Rain
The Other Me
Sing the Changes
Lifelong Passion

@Emmett, have you heard the songs we have listed so far? Do you consider them lacking in seriousness, artfulness and meaning?

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28 June 2018
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Don't forget Paul's two political songs Give Ireland Back To The Irish and Big Boys Bickering which cover some serious issues in their lyrics. 

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