I have been listening to this song recently, on both RRS as well as the "work up" track from the bonus on the RRS deluxe edition from 2018. An article that came out June in the Guardian for his 80th birthday rated the song 15th out of what the author sees as his best 30 post-Fabs songs. Writer of the article, Alexis Petridis, says it is "one of the loviest melodies McCartney has ever written." Superlatives follow-"utterly gorgeous, inexplicably moving. " Wikipedia has someone callling it "haunting." I have been a fan since the late 1960s and I recall when this song came I was baffled by the lyrics but found the melody beautiful but at the same time conveying the emotion of sadness, unlike most of his songs.
I have never considered the lyrics the strong point either and Paul did not include it in his Lyrics book from last November.
So what in the heck does this song mean to you? I regret he didn't include it in his Working Classical CD from 1999 and would love to hear that melody with full orchestra