I love this song because of the bass riff underneath it. Everything in the song is done with a keyboard instrument, except for the drums. The bass, guitar, background sounds, and horn section in the middle and end is all on keyboards by Paul and Linda. It is such a catchy beat behind some excellent lyrics by Sir Paul. The lyrics are all about some guy who loves a girl, but that girl doesn't love him back, so the guy then pleads his case to that girl.
The first verses lyrics go, "Ooh Baby, you couldn't have done a worse thing to me, if you'd taken an arrow, and run right it right through me, ooh. Ooh Baby, a bird in the hand is worth two flying, but when it came to love, I'd knew you'd be lying." Then the chorus comes in with, "It could've been a finer fling, would have been a major attraction, with no other thing, offering a note of distraction. Come on, get up, get under way and, bring your love." Then the second verse comes in with, "Ooh Baby, you wouldn't have found a more down hero, if you'd started at nothing, and counted to zero."
Then the horn section comes in, played by Paul's late wife Linda, then a nice beat section with some harmonies. The lyrics then repeat half of the first verse again, and then goes into a new chorus, saying, "It would've been a finer fling, flying in a righter direction. With no other thing, featuring 'bout love and affection. Come on, get up, get under way and, bring your love." Then the second verse repeats, and then the horn section comes back to finish the song out.
I love this song so much, because it is so catchy. It is also a type of love song, sung in the perspective of someone making a last ditch effort if you will, trying to get this girl to pay him some attention. Only Paul could make looking clingy and desperate sound appealing. And also it is one of those songs by Paul, that get lost away in his catalogue, because this is a 'forgotten album' in his Wings series, because it was the last Wings album ever released. This was also right before McCartney II was released, and the second and main wave of his solo career began.
This album is really known for five songs, "Arrow Through Me", "Old Siam, Sir", "Baby's Request", "Getting Closer" and "The Rockestra Theme". I love every song on this album, but it does get forgotten from time to time, and there are a lot more songs that are good on this album that don't get talked about that much. Around this time is when three other singles were released that were pretty big in his career. These songs were "Daytime Nighttime Suffering", "Wonderful Christmastime", and "Goodnight Tonight".
Well that is my take on this song. I hope you enjoy the song down below, and love it as much as I do!
Had you ever heard this song before? Did you like it? What did you like about it?
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