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      Hi everyone,

      I have a question. 

      What do you think about the song "Fuh You"?

      Personally the lyrics shocked me. I didn't expect this from Mr. McCartney. I know that he already alluded to this kind of thing in his songs like in "Spirit of Ancient Egypt". But it's done in a delicate way and not with crude words. 

      Apart from the lyrics, I find the song itself very beautiful and catchy. I almost added it to my repertoire of songs that I like to play and sing. But the subject matter dissuaded me.

      I can play it. But I will never do it in public. I don't assume it. 😅 

      Well, I think I said it all. 

      Your turn to play 😁

        Little_Willow_ wrote:

        Hi everyone,

        I have a question. 

        What do you think about the song "Fuh You"?

        Personally the lyrics shocked me. I didn't expect this from Mr. McCartney. I know that he already alluded to this kind of thing in his songs like in "Spirit of Ancient Egypt". But it's done in a delicate way and not with crude words. 

        Apart from the lyrics, I find the song itself very beautiful and catchy. I almost added it to my repertoire of songs that I like to play and sing. But the subject matter dissuaded me.

        I can play it. But I will never do it in public. I don't assume it. 😅 

        Well, I think I said it all. 

        Your turn to play 😁

        Whether intended or not, there was  explicit sexual innuendo with the song lyric which IMO was embarassing for a man close to 80 to be singing.  The song was catchy but I did not think it fit well with the rest of the album. I said it in another post that "Who Cares" would have been better song to release as a single. IMO just as catchy/radio friendly and much better song message ( against bullying) than a man in his late 70's singing about wanting sex.

        I understand others like the song as said it went over well live but I guess we may agree to disagree.

          Little_Willow_ wrote:

          Hi everyone,

          I have a question. 

          What do you think about the song "Fuh You"?

          Personally the lyrics shocked me. I didn't expect this from Mr. McCartney. I know that he already alluded to this kind of thing in his songs like in "Spirit of Ancient Egypt". But it's done in a delicate way and not with crude words. 

          Apart from the lyrics, I find the song itself very beautiful and catchy. I almost added it to my repertoire of songs that I like to play and sing. But the subject matter dissuaded me.

          I can play it. But I will never do it in public. I don't assume it. 😅 

          Well, I think I said it all. 

          Your turn to play 😁

          I like it a lot, it's fun and catchy, although I wish it had been titled "For You". The lyrics aren't actually crude, it's just that you can mishear the "for you" as... well, something else. I know it's intentional that you can hear the lyric that way, but if he hadn't drawn attention to it by naming the song "Fuh You", I don't think it would be very noticeable, and it wouldn't be an issue.

          If you like the song but are hesitant to play it, just sing the lyrics clearly as "for you" (which they really are anyway) and problem solved!

            McCall wrote:

            Little_Willow_ wrote:

            Hi everyone,

            I have a question. 

            What do you think about the song "Fuh You"?

            Personally the lyrics shocked me. I didn't expect this from Mr. McCartney. I know that he already alluded to this kind of thing in his songs like in "Spirit of Ancient Egypt". But it's done in a delicate way and not with crude words. 

            Apart from the lyrics, I find the song itself very beautiful and catchy. I almost added it to my repertoire of songs that I like to play and sing. But the subject matter dissuaded me.

            I can play it. But I will never do it in public. I don't assume it. 😅 

            Well, I think I said it all. 

            Your turn to play 😁

            I like it a lot, it's fun and catchy, although I wish it had been titled "For You". The lyrics aren't actually crude, it's just that you can mishear the "for you" as... well, something else. I know it's intentional that you can hear the lyric that way, but if he hadn't drawn attention to it by naming the song "Fuh You", I don't think it would be very noticeable, and it wouldn't be an issue.

            If you like the song but are hesitant to play it, just sing the lyrics clearly as "for you" (which is what they actually are anyway), and problem solved!

            Totally agree with you!!! BIG mistake Paul made agreeing to change the title to "Fuh" You. Should have remained "For" You. Who was that producer on this song? Ryan Tedder! There's some info in here I'd never heard:

            https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuh_You

              Yankeefan2 wrote:

              Little_Willow_ wrote:

              Hi everyone,

              I have a question. 

              What do you think about the song "Fuh You"?

              Personally the lyrics shocked me. I didn't expect this from Mr. McCartney. I know that he already alluded to this kind of thing in his songs like in "Spirit of Ancient Egypt". But it's done in a delicate way and not with crude words. 

              Apart from the lyrics, I find the song itself very beautiful and catchy. I almost added it to my repertoire of songs that I like to play and sing. But the subject matter dissuaded me.

              I can play it. But I will never do it in public. I don't assume it. 😅 

              Well, I think I said it all. 

              Your turn to play 😁

              Whether intended or not, there was  explicit sexual innuendo with the song lyric which IMO was embarassing for a man close to 80 to be singing.  The song was catchy but I did not think it fit well with the rest of the album. I said it in another post that "Who Cares" would have been better song to release as a single. IMO just as catchy/radio friendly and much better song message ( against bullying) than a man in his late 70's singing about wanting sex.

              I understand others like the song as said it went over well live but I guess we may agree to disagree.

              I don't think I could express my opinion better.... you nailed it in one, on all fronts... And Who Cares should have been released as the single... carried a wonderful message. As a father of a daughter who has seen the bullying first hand. 

                McCall wrote:

                Little_Willow_ wrote:

                Hi everyone,

                I have a question. 

                What do you think about the song "Fuh You"?

                Personally the lyrics shocked me. I didn't expect this from Mr. McCartney. I know that he already alluded to this kind of thing in his songs like in "Spirit of Ancient Egypt". But it's done in a delicate way and not with crude words. 

                Apart from the lyrics, I find the song itself very beautiful and catchy. I almost added it to my repertoire of songs that I like to play and sing. But the subject matter dissuaded me.

                I can play it. But I will never do it in public. I don't assume it. 😅 

                Well, I think I said it all. 

                Your turn to play 😁

                I like it a lot, it's fun and catchy, although I wish it had been titled "For You". The lyrics aren't actually crude, it's just that you can mishear the "for you" as... well, something else. I know it's intentional that you can hear the lyric that way, but if he hadn't drawn attention to it by naming the song "Fuh You", I don't think it would be very noticeable, and it wouldn't be an issue.

                If you like the song but are hesitant to play it, just sing the lyrics clearly as "for you" (which they really are anyway) and problem solved!

                I agree with you. After rereading the lyrics, I saw that by changing a single word, the song suddenly became normal again. I think he should never have listened to this Ryan Tedder. We would have had a beautiful song and not a rag. Sorry for the term. 

                P.S. For the little anecdote, I believed on the spot while reading the title of this song. That it was a Japanese word that simply said "for". So it would be "For You". But when I knew the story and the real meaning. Well... I quickly gave up.

                  I wonder if they used the young boy (in the video) to try to make people see that it wasn't really sexual.

                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWYlWvtEyio&t=90s

                    toris wrote:

                    Yankeefan2 wrote:
                    Little_Willow_ wrote:

                    Hi everyone,

                    I have a question. 

                    What do you think about the song "Fuh You"?

                    Personally the lyrics shocked me. I didn't expect this from Mr. McCartney. I know that he already alluded to this kind of thing in his songs like in "Spirit of Ancient Egypt". But it's done in a delicate way and not with crude words. 

                    Apart from the lyrics, I find the song itself very beautiful and catchy. I almost added it to my repertoire of songs that I like to play and sing. But the subject matter dissuaded me.

                    I can play it. But I will never do it in public. I don't assume it. 😅 

                    Well, I think I said it all. 

                    Your turn to play 😁

                    Whether intended or not, there was  explicit sexual innuendo with the song lyric which IMO was embarassing for a man close to 80 to be singing.  The song was catchy but I did not think it fit well with the rest of the album. I said it in another post that "Who Cares" would have been better song to release as a single. IMO just as catchy/radio friendly and much better song message ( against bullying) than a man in his late 70's singing about wanting sex.

                    I understand others like the song as said it went over well live but I guess we may agree to disagree.

                    I don't think I could express my opinion better.... you nailed it in one, on all fronts... And Who Cares should have been released as the single... carried a wonderful message. As a father of a daughter who has seen the bullying first hand. 

                    Very sorry to hear your daughter was bullied, hope she is ok. 

                      Little_Willow_ wrote:

                      Hi everyone,

                      I have a question. 

                      What do you think about the song "Fuh You"?

                      Personally the lyrics shocked me. I didn't expect this from Mr. McCartney. I know that he already alluded to this kind of thing in his songs like in "Spirit of Ancient Egypt". But it's done in a delicate way and not with crude words. 

                      Apart from the lyrics, I find the song itself very beautiful and catchy. I almost added it to my repertoire of songs that I like to play and sing. But the subject matter dissuaded me.

                      I can play it. But I will never do it in public. I don't assume it. 😅 

                      Well, I think I said it all. 

                      Your turn to play 😁

                      I think if he had officially named it "I Just Want It For You," then he could have sung it the way he did or wanted to and let people wonder exactly what he said or meant.  As officially named, it just comes off as embarrassing and crude and desperate.  Poor decison.  I finally removed it from the album's playlist.  I don't want to hear it...or play it for anyone else to hear.  

                        Beatles4Ever wrote:

                        Little_Willow_ wrote:

                        Hi everyone,

                        I have a question. 

                        What do you think about the song "Fuh You"?

                        Personally the lyrics shocked me. I didn't expect this from Mr. McCartney. I know that he already alluded to this kind of thing in his songs like in "Spirit of Ancient Egypt". But it's done in a delicate way and not with crude words. 

                        Apart from the lyrics, I find the song itself very beautiful and catchy. I almost added it to my repertoire of songs that I like to play and sing. But the subject matter dissuaded me.

                        I can play it. But I will never do it in public. I don't assume it. 😅 

                        Well, I think I said it all. 

                        Your turn to play 😁

                        I think if he had officially named it "I Just Want It For You," then he could have sung it the way he did or wanted to and let people wonder exactly what he said or meant.  As officially named, it just comes off as embarrassing and crude and desperate.  Poor decison.  I finally removed it from the album's playlist.  I don't want to hear it...or play it for anyone else to hear.  

                        I agree with you, Beatles4Ever. I would also have a hard time playing it for someone else or even listening to it in their presence.Since it's now ingrained in everyone's memory that it's a vulgar song. I wonder if Mr. McCartney was really aware of what he was doing.

                          oobu24 wrote:

                          I wonder if they used the young boy (in the video) to try to make people see that it wasn't really sexual.

                          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWYlWvtEyio&t=90s

                          I don't know, Oobu24. The only thing I can say is that if they had made a suggestive song. It would never have been on YouTube. So think about the image of Mr. McCartney. If he had done that. He would have heard about it for months and months. Instead, they played it safe. At least that's what I think. It wasn't in their interest to cause a scandal.

                            Little_Willow_ wrote:

                            Beatles4Ever wrote:
                            Little_Willow_ wrote:

                            Hi everyone,

                            I have a question. 

                            What do you think about the song "Fuh You"?

                            Personally the lyrics shocked me. I didn't expect this from Mr. McCartney. I know that he already alluded to this kind of thing in his songs like in "Spirit of Ancient Egypt". But it's done in a delicate way and not with crude words. 

                            Apart from the lyrics, I find the song itself very beautiful and catchy. I almost added it to my repertoire of songs that I like to play and sing. But the subject matter dissuaded me.

                            I can play it. But I will never do it in public. I don't assume it. 😅 

                            Well, I think I said it all. 

                            Your turn to play 😁

                            I think if he had officially named it "I Just Want It For You," then he could have sung it the way he did or wanted to and let people wonder exactly what he said or meant.  As officially named, it just comes off as embarrassing and crude and desperate.  Poor decison.  I finally removed it from the album's playlist.  I don't want to hear it...or play it for anyone else to hear.  

                            I agree with you, Beatles4Ever. I would also have a hard time playing it for someone else or even listening to it in their presence.Since it's now ingrained in everyone's memory that it's a vulgar song. I wonder if Mr. McCartney was really aware of what he was doing.

                            He was quite aware! Did you read the Wikipedia link I posted? 

                              Nancy R wrote:

                              Little_Willow_ wrote:
                              Beatles4Ever wrote:
                              Little_Willow_ wrote:

                              Hi everyone,

                              I have a question. 

                              What do you think about the song "Fuh You"?

                              Personally the lyrics shocked me. I didn't expect this from Mr. McCartney. I know that he already alluded to this kind of thing in his songs like in "Spirit of Ancient Egypt". But it's done in a delicate way and not with crude words. 

                              Apart from the lyrics, I find the song itself very beautiful and catchy. I almost added it to my repertoire of songs that I like to play and sing. But the subject matter dissuaded me.

                              I can play it. But I will never do it in public. I don't assume it. 😅 

                              Well, I think I said it all. 

                              Your turn to play 😁

                              I think if he had officially named it "I Just Want It For You," then he could have sung it the way he did or wanted to and let people wonder exactly what he said or meant.  As officially named, it just comes off as embarrassing and crude and desperate.  Poor decison.  I finally removed it from the album's playlist.  I don't want to hear it...or play it for anyone else to hear.  

                              I agree with you, Beatles4Ever. I would also have a hard time playing it for someone else or even listening to it in their presence.Since it's now ingrained in everyone's memory that it's a vulgar song. I wonder if Mr. McCartney was really aware of what he was doing.

                              He was quite aware! Did you read the Wikipedia link I posted? 

                              No. I haven't had time to read it yet. I'm sorry. 😅Even if Mr. McCartney was aware. Now it comes back to me I read an article about it. But did he think about the consequence?Then the background? What does Mr. McCartney really think?

                                Little_Willow_ wrote:

                                Nancy R wrote:
                                Little_Willow_ wrote:
                                Beatles4Ever wrote:
                                Little_Willow_ wrote:

                                Hi everyone,

                                I have a question. 

                                What do you think about the song "Fuh You"?

                                Personally the lyrics shocked me. I didn't expect this from Mr. McCartney. I know that he already alluded to this kind of thing in his songs like in "Spirit of Ancient Egypt". But it's done in a delicate way and not with crude words. 

                                Apart from the lyrics, I find the song itself very beautiful and catchy. I almost added it to my repertoire of songs that I like to play and sing. But the subject matter dissuaded me.

                                I can play it. But I will never do it in public. I don't assume it. 😅 

                                Well, I think I said it all. 

                                Your turn to play 😁

                                I think if he had officially named it "I Just Want It For You," then he could have sung it the way he did or wanted to and let people wonder exactly what he said or meant.  As officially named, it just comes off as embarrassing and crude and desperate.  Poor decison.  I finally removed it from the album's playlist.  I don't want to hear it...or play it for anyone else to hear.  

                                I agree with you, Beatles4Ever. I would also have a hard time playing it for someone else or even listening to it in their presence.Since it's now ingrained in everyone's memory that it's a vulgar song. I wonder if Mr. McCartney was really aware of what he was doing.

                                He was quite aware! Did you read the Wikipedia link I posted? 

                                No. I haven't had time to read it yet. I'm sorry. 😅Even if Mr. McCartney was aware. Now it comes back to me I read an article about it. But did he think about the consequence?Then the background? What does Mr. McCartney really think?

                                My guess is he thought this might make him appear "hip" to a younger demographic when in actuality he comes off sounding like an old fool.  It was a mistake IMO and no need to harp on it any longer. 

                                  Yankeefan2 wrote:

                                  Little_Willow_ wrote:
                                  Nancy R wrote:
                                  Little_Willow_ wrote:
                                  Beatles4Ever wrote:
                                  Little_Willow_ wrote:

                                  Hi everyone,

                                  I have a question. 

                                  What do you think about the song "Fuh You"?

                                  Personally the lyrics shocked me. I didn't expect this from Mr. McCartney. I know that he already alluded to this kind of thing in his songs like in "Spirit of Ancient Egypt". But it's done in a delicate way and not with crude words. 

                                  Apart from the lyrics, I find the song itself very beautiful and catchy. I almost added it to my repertoire of songs that I like to play and sing. But the subject matter dissuaded me.

                                  I can play it. But I will never do it in public. I don't assume it. 😅 

                                  Well, I think I said it all. 

                                  Your turn to play 😁

                                  I think if he had officially named it "I Just Want It For You," then he could have sung it the way he did or wanted to and let people wonder exactly what he said or meant.  As officially named, it just comes off as embarrassing and crude and desperate.  Poor decison.  I finally removed it from the album's playlist.  I don't want to hear it...or play it for anyone else to hear.  

                                  I agree with you, Beatles4Ever. I would also have a hard time playing it for someone else or even listening to it in their presence.Since it's now ingrained in everyone's memory that it's a vulgar song. I wonder if Mr. McCartney was really aware of what he was doing.

                                  He was quite aware! Did you read the Wikipedia link I posted? 

                                  No. I haven't had time to read it yet. I'm sorry. 😅Even if Mr. McCartney was aware. Now it comes back to me I read an article about it. But did he think about the consequence?Then the background? What does Mr. McCartney really think?

                                  My guess is he thought this might make him appear "hip" to a younger demographic when in actuality he comes off sounding like an old fool.  It was a mistake IMO and no need to harp on it any longer. 

                                  Yes, you are right. I don't think we have said the main thing. Even after reading the link shared by Nancy R. whom I thank by the way. I quickly realised that there is nothing we can do about it. Otherwise, I liked what you said about Mr. McCartney. That he came across as an old fool. I don't know why, at the same time, the image of the old mad scientist telescoped onto your sentence. It made me laugh out loud. 😆

                                    Yankeefan2 wrote:

                                    toris wrote:
                                    Yankeefan2 wrote:
                                    Little_Willow_ wrote:

                                    Hi everyone,

                                    I have a question. 

                                    What do you think about the song "Fuh You"?

                                    Personally the lyrics shocked me. I didn't expect this from Mr. McCartney. I know that he already alluded to this kind of thing in his songs like in "Spirit of Ancient Egypt". But it's done in a delicate way and not with crude words. 

                                    Apart from the lyrics, I find the song itself very beautiful and catchy. I almost added it to my repertoire of songs that I like to play and sing. But the subject matter dissuaded me.

                                    I can play it. But I will never do it in public. I don't assume it. 😅 

                                    Well, I think I said it all. 

                                    Your turn to play 😁

                                    Whether intended or not, there was  explicit sexual innuendo with the song lyric which IMO was embarassing for a man close to 80 to be singing.  The song was catchy but I did not think it fit well with the rest of the album. I said it in another post that "Who Cares" would have been better song to release as a single. IMO just as catchy/radio friendly and much better song message ( against bullying) than a man in his late 70's singing about wanting sex.

                                    I understand others like the song as said it went over well live but I guess we may agree to disagree.

                                    I don't think I could express my opinion better.... you nailed it in one, on all fronts... And Who Cares should have been released as the single... carried a wonderful message. As a father of a daughter who has seen the bullying first hand. 

                                    Very sorry to hear your daughter was bullied, hope she is ok. 

                                    All good now, thanks! Cheers

                                      It's interesting that in "Egypt Station" Paul seemed preoccupied with the "initial attraction" aspects of love... in songs such as "Fuh You" and "Come on to Me".   Perhaps he was letting us all know that he's far from dead, and very much alive!   That's Paul though.. a true Gemini with two sides... a steadfast, loyal and totally devoted family man... but with a  sparkling sense of fun that's naughty and mischevious...

                                        LadyLeslie wrote:

                                        It's interesting that in "Egypt Station" Paul seemed preoccupied with the "initial attraction" aspects of love... in songs such as "Fuh You" and "Come on to Me".   Perhaps he was letting us all know that he's far from dead, and very much alive!   That's Paul though.. a true Gemini with two sides... a steadfast, loyal and totally devoted family man... but with a  sparkling sense of fun that's naughty and mischevious...

                                        I believe he allowed Tedder to influence him.  Tedder told hime:Do ou want a hit or not? Nevermind that Tedder would not have inflicted that on his own group...New Republic.  Didn't like Come On To Me much either.  Too repetitious....should have ended in two minutes...just bring in the horns earlier and end it..  That little "Yes I will, yes I will..."interlude was embarrassing.

                                          Beatles4Ever wrote:

                                          LadyLeslie wrote:

                                          It's interesting that in "Egypt Station" Paul seemed preoccupied with the "initial attraction" aspects of love... in songs such as "Fuh You" and "Come on to Me".   Perhaps he was letting us all know that he's far from dead, and very much alive!   That's Paul though.. a true Gemini with two sides... a steadfast, loyal and totally devoted family man... but with a  sparkling sense of fun that's naughty and mischevious...

                                          I believe he allowed Tedder to influence him.  Tedder told hime:Do ou want a hit or not? Nevermind that Tedder would not have inflicted that on his own group...New Republic.  Didn't like Come On To Me much either.  Too repetitious....should have ended in two minutes...just bring in the horns earlier and end it..  That little "Yes I will, yes I will..."interlude was embarrassing.

                                          I agree with you totally, did not like "Come On To Me " either.  Like you said it was repititous at the end and should have  cut a whole bunch. There is a time and place in your career to sing about having sex or flirting with the opposite sex,  IMO the time is when you are a much younger person and not approaching 80. 

                                            Yankeefan2 wrote:

                                            Beatles4Ever wrote:
                                            LadyLeslie wrote:

                                            It's interesting that in "Egypt Station" Paul seemed preoccupied with the "initial attraction" aspects of love... in songs such as "Fuh You" and "Come on to Me".   Perhaps he was letting us all know that he's far from dead, and very much alive!   That's Paul though.. a true Gemini with two sides... a steadfast, loyal and totally devoted family man... but with a  sparkling sense of fun that's naughty and mischevious...

                                            I believe he allowed Tedder to influence him.  Tedder told hime:Do ou want a hit or not? Nevermind that Tedder would not have inflicted that on his own group...New Republic.  Didn't like Come On To Me much either.  Too repetitious....should have ended in two minutes...just bring in the horns earlier and end it..  That little "Yes I will, yes I will..."interlude was embarrassing.

                                            I agree with you totally, did not like "Come On To Me " either.  Like you said it was repititous at the end and should have  cut a whole bunch. There is a time and place in your career to sing about having sex or flirting with the opposite sex,  IMO the time is when you are a much younger person and not approaching 80. 

                                            But in the end, should we be surprised? Considering that Mr. McCartney has already composed songs in the same style as "Fuh You" and "Come on to Me". During the Beatles period as well as the Wings period. What I wonder. Is, did he learn anything from it?

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