Thursday, March 22, 2012

Heaven On A Sunday


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Paul McCartney out sailing.



"Heave on a Sunday" is a track on Paul McCartney's 1997 "Flaming Pie" album. "Heaven on a Sunday" is notable because Paul's son James, still a teenager, played guitar. Paul says the idea just came to him from the title phrase while he was out sailing in August 1996:
I was out sailing in a small boat; just me, the sail, the wind. Peaceful, like Heaven On A Sunday. That opening line led me through the song, I though it’d be nice to play with James, my son, so we traded phrases. Lovely to do.
Paul further noted:
This is the most recent of all the songs on Flaming Pie, written shortly before I finished the album. I like to sail when I’m on holiday: just me, the wind and a little boat – a Sunfish. I was having a very relaxing time, and this is when I came up with the song. The opening line led me through. I like the idea of heaven being busy in the week and peaceful on a Sunday, and I like mentioning Devon – there are a few places called Devon in America, plus the original here in England. 
And so are Paul McCartney songs born. I don't personally know of any places in the US called Devon, but I'm sure there are some - heck, there are places called Rome and Paris, so why not Devon?

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Some folks think only Paul's 70's-80's stuff is any good. I like his more recent stuff, too. This one has a jazzy feel to it that he developed further in "My Valentine." Off the very successful "Flaming Pie" album.

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Lyrics to "Heaven on a Sunday":
Peaceful, like heaven on a Sunday
Wishful, not thinking what to do
We've been calling it love
But it's a dream we're going through
 
And if I only had one love
Yours would be the one I'd choose
If I only had one love
Yours would be the one I'd choose
 
Restful, like Devon on a Monday
Cooling, my finger in the bay
We've been learning a song
But it's a long and lonely blues
 
If I only had one love
Yours would be the one I'd choose
If I only had one love
Yours would be the one I'd choose
If I only had one love
Yours would be the one I'd choose
 
It's peaceful, like heaven on a Sunday
Wishful, not thinking what to do
We've been calling it love
But it's a dream we're going through
 
And if I only had one love
Yours would be the one I'd choose
If I only had one love
Yours would be the one I'd choose
If I only had one love
Yours would be the one I'd choose
If I only had one love
Yours would be the one I'd choose
If I only had one love
You'd be the one I'd choose
If I only had one love
Yours would be the one I'd choose
If I only had one love
 
You'd be the one I'd choose
If I only had one love


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