Monday, 7 June 2021

The End of the End


Life. What's it all about? Search me. Likewise death. I listened to Start the Week this morning (Tom Sutcliffe was introducing (I can't listen when that clown Andrew Marr does it) and it was all about dying. A rather melancholic start to the day you would have thought and yes, to a point, it was. Only it was debated so humanely and so compassionately I'd defy anyone who heard the broadcast not to have had a smile on their face whilst listening. Good radio does that.

To paraphrase my talented writer friend Alyson, but this is a music blog so play us a bloody tune, Meddy. Well, today's selection is probably a song that many Paul McCartney fans will want to have played at their funerals; it may well be played at the man himself's service. I have a feeling it will soundtrack a myriad of montages from the ex-Beatle's life when the inevitable day arrives. A beautiful song that McCartney sings in a register he's totally at ease with these days. And lyrics to die for. Quite literally.

Paul McCartney - The End of the End (2007)

On a lighter note, I ordered my McCartney First Day Cover stamps today. I shall look forward greatly to framing and displaying them.

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At the end of the end

It's the start of a journey

To a much better place

And this wasn't bad

So a much better place

Would have to be special

No need to be sad


On the day that I die I'd like jokes to be told

And stories of old to be rolled out like carpets

That children have played on

And laid on while listening to stories of old


At the end of the end

It's the start of a journey

To a much better place

And a much better place

Would have to be special

No reason to cry


On the day that I die I'd like bells to be rung

And songs that were sung to be hung out like blankets

That lovers have played on

And laid on while listening to songs that were sung


At the end of the end

It's the start of a journey

To a much better place

And this wasn't bad

And a much better place

Would have to be special

No need to be sad


5 comments:

  1. Ah thanks for the shout out John - Just dropped by and thought you'd nicked my line (or was it Alfie's?).

    A heavy subject you've touched on there but one I seem to be thinking about more and more of late (and pensions). Enjoy the stamps when they arrive. Hope we can all have Paul's longevity and continuing productivity. Octogenarian bloggers? Hope so.

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    1. You and me both, Alyson. Who knows what the future holds? Not me, that's for sure. Tho' if I was still on here in 20 years time it would be nothing short of a miracle...

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  3. It is indeed a heavy subject but I'm very much in favour of talking openly about it. I mean, there's a lot of it about!
    Enjoy your stamps.

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    1. As my dad keeps reminding me, C! Whenever I go round I always learn of another casualty.
      The stamps are FAB - they're with my framer man as we speak.

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