Thursday, March 22, 2012

Somedays


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"Somedays" is a track from Paul McCartney's 1997 "Flaming Pie" album. "Somedays" is a very pretty song, and Paul's voice is still in fine form. Heavy on the strings, "Somedays" is in the vein of "Eleanor Rigby" and many other of McCartney's sentimental songs such as "Here, There and Everywhere" which extend back toward his earliest days.

Paul has this to say about "Somedays":
I’d driven Linda to a photo session for one of her cookery assignments. Knowing she’d be about two hours, I set myself a deadline to write a song in that time – so that when she’d finished and would say ‘Did you get bored? What did you do?’, I could say ‘Oh, I wrote this song. Wanna hear it?
Writing a song in two hours is not unusual for Paul McCartney. Basically, if his plane is late - he's churned out another tune. That's just the way he is.

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Paul elaborated in "Club Sandwich":
This was written the day Linda was doing one of her cookery assignments. I went along too, taking an acoustic guitar, and asked the lady in the house we were using if she had a little room where I could go and sit quietly. She offered me her son’s room and I went in there. In these situations I tend to make up a little fantasy, thinking: well, they’re going to be two or three hours, and when it’s all done they’ll say to me, “What did you do?” And I’ll be able to reply, “Oh, I wrote a song!” So I just started writing, with my guitar, and came up with ‘Somedays’ -“Somedays I look, I look at you with eyes that shine, somedays I look into your soul” The first verse came quite well, then the second and the middle, and whereas, at another time, I might have thought, “I leave the words there and finish them next week”, I finished them there and then. John and I used to do this too, occasionally: I don’t think we ever really took more than three or four hours on a song. I’d go to visit him, he’d come to visit me, and we’d sit down and write. 
Paul likes the song, as he adapted it for his 1999 album "Simply Classical."

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Lyrics of "Somedays":
Somedays I look
I look at you with eyes that shine
Somedays I don't
I don't believe that you are mine
 
It's no good asking me what time of day it is
Who won the match or scored the goal
Somedays I look
Somedays I look into your soul
 
Sometimes I laugh
I laugh to think how young we were
Sometimes it's hard
It's hard to know which way to turn
 
Don't ask me where I found that picture on the wall
How much it cost or what it's worth
Sometimes I laugh
I laugh to think how young we were
 
We don't need anybody else to tell us what is real
Inside each one of us is love
And we know how it feels
 
Somedays I cry
I cry for those who live in fear
Somedays I don't
I don't remember why I'm here
 
No use reminding me, it's just the way it is
Who ran the race or came in first
Somedays I cry
I cry for those who fear the worst
 
We don't need anybody else to tell us what is real
Inside each one of us is love
And we know how it feels
 
Somedays I look
I look at you with eyes that shine
Somedays I don't
I don't believe that you are mine
 
It's no good asking me what time of day it is
Who won the match or scored the goal
Somedays I look
Somedays I look into your soul


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