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I'm afraid once you've heard Back in Brazil as the "itchy bum" song there may be no going back!!

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Nancy R wrote:

illwobble wrote:
Bruce M. wrote:

So, now that we've all had some time to process, what's everyone's favorite song? 

Hi all!  Not posted for quite a while!  I've only had new album a few days.  I was slightly disappointed first listen but it's grown on me a lot since then.I think DESPITE REPEATED WARNINGS has to be my favourite.  Echoes of some of my faves like Uncle Albert or The Pound Is Sinking and it's fun.  I can't help wondering too whether Paul had Brexit in mind when he wrote it!! 

No, he said he wrote it well before Brexit and that it was about Trump. 

Wow, he actually SAID that!? That it WAS about Trump?  I'm surprised....  Thanks Nancy!

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Nancy R wrote:

Bruce M. wrote:

Here's an article where Paul talks about the captain in "Despite Repeated Warnings" being Trump.

Thanks Bruce. I couldn’t recall where I’d read it, but that was it! 

I found his response to the question on Twitter where he said "No, it was written before Brexit! It's about climate change denial. So I made up a captain sailing a boat into disaster, despite repeated warnings!"   

So it's about climate deniers generally more than about Trump, especially as Trump didn't get elected till several months AFTER the Brexit vote.

Even in the article above what it says is "When asked if the track was taking aim at anyone in particular, he replied: “Obviously it’s Trump but there’s plenty of them about. He’s not the only one.”

I reckon if it was written before Brexit it was unlikely to have been originally inspired by Trump.

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