"...it's about love, not dick"
I was kind of crying when I wrote it [‘Here Today’]. It’s like a dialogue with John. One of my feelings even when he used to lay into me was that he really didn’t mean it. I could always see why he was doing it. There was this spectre of me, which I understand because he had to clear the decks just like I did. In the song, John would hear me saying that and say ‘Oh, piss off, you don’t know me at all. We’re worlds apart. You used to know me but I’ve changed.’ But I felt I still knew him. The song is me trying to talk back to him, but realising the futility of it because he is no longer here, even though that’s a fact I can’t quite believe, even to this day. The ‘I love you’ part was hard to say . A part of me said, ‘Hold on. Wait a minute. Are you really going to do that?’ I finally said, ‘Yeah, I’ve got to. It’s true.’ - Paul
None of us wanted to be the bass player. In our minds he was the fat guy who always played at the back.
Remember when Paul McCartney wrote the song ‘Michelle’ and he only wrote the first part?. And then he gave that part to John Lennon, and he wrote the part that said, “I love you, I love you, I love you.” Annie said that it wouldn’t have been the same song without that. And that’s why the whole world cried when the Beatles broke up on April 10, 1970.