"Junk" as written by and Paul James Mccartney....
Handle bars
Bicycles for two
Broken hearted jubilee

Parachutes, army boots
Sleeping bags for two
Sentimental jamboree

Buy buy says the sign in the shop window
Why why says the in junk the yard

Candlesticks, building bricks
Something old and new
Memories for you and me

Buy buy says the sign in the shop window
Why why says the in junk in the yard


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"Junk" as written by Paul James Mccartney Paul Mccartney

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  • +1
    My Opinionsuch a beautiful song.
    puddlesplasherson May 14, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWow, I never realized the sign in the shop window said "Buy buy". Although it never really made sense, I always thought it said "Bye bye". Like, saying goodbye to the junk that wasn't needed anymore. For some reason I've always thought of this as a break-up song. I saw the junk in the yard as the person being dumped, and the shop as being the person doing the dumping. And the sign in the window says "Bye bye", and the junk just goes "Why?". I don't know, it's just the way I've always thought of it. But now that it's clear that the sign actually says "Buy buy", that really opens up for some interesting interpretation!
    caramiacaramellaon February 18, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwow does nobody listen to mccartney. best song, shows why he is the best melody writer of all time.
    sirpsycho85on March 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song in my opinion is about all material things, how they are meaningless, and after we all die they go to waste, or maybe to sell them in a yard sale.
    "Candlesticks, Building Bricks
    Some Old and New
    Memories for You and Me "
    Maybe they only remain in our memory.
    MookieBomberon December 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAbout John? I don't see it. It's a beautifully sad song with LOTS of imagery. Yes, it does sound like a yard sale, or an abandoned antique shop. I think it's about forgotten things from the past - that's why it's sad.
    Digi-Gon June 15, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"It's about JOHNN"

    Well, that's a really John-way of thinking. He deemed every other McCartney solo song as being about him with near-paranoid zeal.
    shedontcareon August 05, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"Well, that's a really John-way of thinking. He deemed every other McCartney solo song as being about him with near-paranoid zeal. "

    LOL
    That's true.
    doublexfantasyon August 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhy buy new stuff when there's nothing wrong with the old stuff?
    Mephisto77on November 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentshort and sweet... i have been boarder line obsessed with this song for years. I love Paul.
    sara smiles backon November 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment*** *** ***
    This is simply a breakup song. Paul goes over the things shared by the couple (cars, bikes, things that they only would understand the sentimental meaning of) and how they purchased them together ("Buy! Buy!...") and now that they've broken up, they're just junk in the yard, either tossed away, or more likely for sale ("Why? Why?...").
    ncomaseon October 05, 2008   Link

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