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10 April 2014
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I didn't see a topic on this in general, but Liv Warfield performed a song called "Blackbird " in direct response to The Beatles's song. From an Examiner article on it:

The lyrics sung by Warfield start out like this:

Paul McCartney got it wrong
I ain't never want no song
I ain't special, I ain't strong
Black... bird

One and One is never Three
Sunken eyes can never see
I ain't waitin' to be free
I'm just a Black... bird

They may try to break my wings
They only love me when I sing
I ain't no slave, I ain't no queen
I'm just a Black... bird

 

I have to say, I love the song as well as the staging of it with the musicians surrounding her. David Letterman was impressed too.

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10 April 2014
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Thought provoking lyrics for sure. Thanks for posting them.

Is this a new song? Has Paul made a comment on it?

10 April 2014
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You're welcome. I think it's new. I just found the Examiner article through Beatles News, and it's dated April 6.

I can't imagine Paul commenting on it unless he's asked directly.

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10 April 2014
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That's pretty strange, the way the Examiner's framing it as her "defiant response" to a Paul McCartney song when she didn't even write it, and Paul seems pretty incidental to song anyways. Trying to create a more interesting headline that "Liv Warfield Performs Song Which Mentions Paul McCartney ", I guess.

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10 April 2014
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Von Bontee said
That's pretty strange, the way the Examiner's framing it as her "defiant response" to a Paul McCartney song when she didn't even write it, and Paul seems pretty incidental to song anyways. Trying to create a more interesting headline that "Liv Warfield Performs Song Which Mentions Paul McCartney ", I guess.

Your comment made me do some digging, and I found a YouTube upload of the Letterman performance that mentions that Ryan Waters plays guitar. Maybe he wrote it for Warfield?

At any rate, I think defiant is an apt description, given the first line. Paul himself is incidental to the song, but it's written in direct opposition to the original.

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10 April 2014
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Well, I was looking at the "one and one is never three" lyric and thinking "aha, "Come Together "! And deducing that Waters just felt like tossing in Beatles allusions for the hell of it. But I haven't seen the rest of the lyrics, so what do I know? If Warfield and/or Waters say that the song is a direct answer to "Blackbird ", that's good enough for me.

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12 April 2014
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The good folks at Hey Dullblog respond to the response.

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12 April 2014
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Why does Blackbird even need a response?

EDIT: I said that before I read the Dullblog post. Totally agree. Why go after Paul? I'm trying to phrase how stupid I find this, and I'm having trouble.

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Might as well ask why people write songs.

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12 April 2014
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Yeah, but she's being anti-anti racist. Doesn't seem to make sense.

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12 April 2014
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IveJustSeenAFaceo said
Yeah, but she's being anti-anti racist. Doesn't seem to make sense.

Maybe it doesn't make sense to you, but it made plenty to me. It's a complex issue, there's no one way to look at it.

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12 April 2014
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''One and one is never three''

Hey, if you do an attempt of quoting a song, then at least quote it correctly.

I don't understand how you can be angry about the song. It's 46 years old and it wasn't meant to be patronizing or whatever in any way. I know that probably not everyone will agree with me, but to me it seems like just another way to gain attention and money.

12 April 2014
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Who said one and one was three? 

What is the problem with the original in the first place?

 

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12 April 2014
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My thoughts exactly.

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