"Picasso's Last Words (Drink To Me)" as written by and Paul Mccartney Linda Mccartney....
The grand old painter died last night
His paintings on the wall
Before he went he bade us well
And said goodnight to us all.

Drink to me, drink to my health
You know I can't drink any more
Drink to me, drink to my health
You know I can't drink any more

Three o'clock in the morning
I'm getting ready for bed
It came without a warning
But I'll be waiting for you baby
I'll be waiting for you there
So drink to me drink to my health
You know I can't drink any more
Drink to me drink to my health
You know I can't drink any more

French interlude
Temp change
Jet...drink to me
Drunken chorus
French (tempo)
Drink to me...ho hey ho


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"Picasso's Last Words" as written by Paul Mccartney Linda Mccartney

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    General CommentAccording to the story, actor Dustin Hoffman was talking to Paul about writing songs. He happened to mention that Picasso had just died, and that his artwork had a major impact on him. So as he was describing the story, Paul was already fiddling on his guitar and working out what would become "Picasso's Last Words." Interesting story, though I'm not sure how much of it is true.
    majestikmoose9on January 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's actually partly true i have an interview with that one dude and he says they were at dinner and Dustin inquired to Paul how he wrote his songs and Paul couldn't really explain just said "you just sort of do it kind of pick 'em out the air and do it." Dustin asked Paul if he could write one there while they were at dinner or something and told him this story about picasso's death and that's what the song would be about. he also mentioned something about picasso's last days where he would walk around his garden's and look at nature and stuff and then go to work in his studio from 3:30 in the afternoon to midnight. and then at midnight, he would go and have his big one meal of the day outside with his friends and then after they had their grub and stuff he would go back in his studio and work straight until 3:30 in the morning. And the night before he died at his midnight feast he raised his glass of wine to his friends and said (in french) "drink to me, drink to my health, you know I can't drink anymore." and Dustin Hauffman said that there was two meanings: one that he can't drink too much or else get wasted and not be able to work in the studio. But also in another way he couldn't drink anymore because he would be dead in a few hours. And I think when he was done telling the story, Paul wasn't even fiddling around with his guitar... he "just finished the story and strummed the guitar."
    Anyways, that's pretty cool, the short acoustic version of this song kicks more ass than the original.
    heyjude55on May 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYes, both of you are right on with this one. Paul talks about writing this song with Dustin Hoffman present on the bonus disc of the Anniversary Edition of Band on The Run. Very interesting story and that interview disc is one of the best I've ever heard. Interesting stories by the people who were there (including Paul, Linda, Denny Laine and Dustin Hoffman, James Coburn, etc.) interspersed with alternate versions of the songs on the album - this 2 disc anniversay edition is worth every penny.
    Digi-Gon June 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIn case anyone was wondering, the french bit in this song is translated to " Later that evening Picasso and his wife, Jaqueline, entertained friends for dinner. Picasso was in high spirits. "Drink to me, drink to my health" he urged, pouring wine into the glass of his Cannes lawyer and friend, Armand Antebi. "You know I can't drink anymore."At 11:30 he rose from the table." At least, I think it is. :)
    doublexfantasyon April 11, 2007   Link

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