2010-11-20

What's wrong with silly love songs?

I like Paul McCartney. I once listed my favorite Beatles songs, and they were more likely Paul's songs than John Lennon's.

I also like his attitude (or philosophy) towards music. In the 1970's, John Lennon and other music experts criticized Paul's songs. They said Paul make light and silly love songs.

Paul seems to have considered changing his style. "I listened to him for a few years," said Paul, "and used to think, 'I can't write another of those soppy love songs. We've got to get hard and rocky now.'"

But then he said, "In the end, though, I realized that I just had to be myself. It's bolder, you know, to say, 'What's the difference? I like it.'" (source: http://www.superseventies.com/1976_6singles.html)

His ultimate answer was his song in 1976, 'Silly love songs.' See the lyric below.


[Paul McCartney & Wings - Silly Love Songs - Del album de 1976; Wings at the Speed of Sound.]
You'd think that people would have had enough of silly love songs.
But I look around me and I see it isn't so.
Some people wanna fill the world with silly love songs.
And what's wrong with that?
I'd like to know, 'cause here I go again
I love you, I love you,
I love you, I love you,
I can't explain the feeling's plain to me, say can't you see?
Ah, she gave me more, she gave it all to me
Now can't you see,
What's wrong with that
I need to know, 'cause here I go again
I love you, I love you

Love doesn't come in a minute,
sometimes it doesn't come at all
I only know that when I'm in it
It isn't silly, no, it isn't silly, 
love isn't silly at all.

How can I tell you about my loved one?
How can I tell you about my loved one?

How can I tell you about my loved one?
(I love you)
How can I tell you about my loved one?
(I love you)

Yes, Paul! I agree with you. The same can be told about the visual art. If I like a piece of art, I don't need a deep meaning. I may like one because of the meaning or the historical importance, but not always. If I don't like a work of Andy Warhol, I don't like it however high the work is viewed by experts. It is not that someone has better eyes for appreciation and others don't. We just have different eyes.

What's wrong with silly love songs?

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