"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
  • 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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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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    My Interpretationmost people give some meaning to their stuff about their own lifes.
    while things in sale in shopes are meaningless (they just want you to buy them "buy buy says the sign in the shop window"; the matterial possesions you left behind in a sale yard implies that you left something behind. and you are leaving them because of something ("why why says the junk in the yard").

    i think this song is about what you leave behind after a change of mind. like in relationships, all those meaningfull stuff you want to leave behind after breaking up ("memories of you and me"). like you would be able to leave the reminds of the relation with them.
    fcoon November 01, 2009   Link

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