‘Seize The Day’ is a song on McCartney III, Paul McCartney’s solo album written and recorded during the Covid-19 lockdown.



With songwriting, I get an idea, then I try to work out what it is I’m saying. I follow a trail, like a trail of breadcrumbs leading you out of the woods. I was in the first verse of ‘Seize The Day’, and completely at random – it’s always random – I came up with, “Yankee toes and Eskimos”. What’s this all about? I like it, but how the hell am I going to get out of this? Where are these breadcrumbs leading? Then out came, “Can turn to frozen ice”. That’s good! Not every day of your life is sunny, so when these cold days come, let’s seize the day – hang on to the good times. So it became philosophical, but I didn’t set out to write a philosophical song.
Paul McCartney
Uncut, January 2021



Previous song: ‘The Kiss Of Venus’
Next song: ‘Deep Down’
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