Paul McCartney Regreted Writing One Beatle Song
Paul McCartney drums for the White Album sessions after Ringo Starr leaves the group - You Can't Unhear This / Youtube
Like us, legends like The Beatles have their fair share of regrets as well. While it’s obvious that for this foursome to have doubts about their work is something that could be considered a bluff, interviews from over the years have proven to us that even the biggest band in the world has had their weaknesses in their work.
John Lennon had long been criticizing his work in The Beatles. Not the person who sits on a couch without saying anything, Lennon was always open for discussions about Beatle songs – a total opposite of his songwriting partner in the band, Paul McCartney.
This is not to say that sir Macca is not a fan of pointing out flaws in this work, he still has a thing or two to say about it. Even more so, he had to say something about some of his iconic songs of all time which happens to be “When I’m Sixty-Four” from the iconic Sgt. Pepper’s album.
“It was really an arbitrary number when I wrote [‘When I’m Sixty-Four’],” McCartney mentioned during the interview. “I probably should have called it ‘When I’m 65,’ which is the retirement age in England. And the rhyme would have been easy, ‘something, something alive when I’m 65.’ But it felt too predictable. It sounded better to say 64.”
And as McCartney exceeded his age in contrast to the song’s title, he finally understood how weird it is to sing a song such as this one. “If I were to write it now, I’d probably call it ‘When I’m 94,’” he added.