While it's not novel to turn personal pain into lyrics (we think the music industry is largely predicated upon this concept), for some reason we're a little surprised to see Paul McCartney doing so. We don't know if it's his perceived elegance or his slightly advanced age but we picture Sir Paul as more of a "Let It Be" kind of guy. That's why we were a little surprised to see the New York Daily News report that the former Wings frontman has at least 1 Heather Mills-related song on his next album.
The ballad "My Soul" includes such lyrics as "I want to know all your secrets. I want to walk through your fire," and "I was awakened by magic. I was alone in this world. Take me away from here." We're not sure why, but we sort of picture a Member of the Order of the British Empire to have a stiff-upper lip about some things and not turn into Alanis Morrisette after a little thing like a messy, awful, painful divorce.
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Forget it, some of the best music of all time has been made by sad bastards, let it rip, Sir Paul. Coo coo ca choo, we smell comeback. Maybe a duet with Alanis Morrisette wouldn't be a bad idea. They could compare notes. This may be an opportunity to take Lorne Michaels up on that $3,000 SNL offer. That would be like $10,000 nowadays, assuming 4% inflation. That would be a hell of a payday for Ringo. Just think about it.