"Silly Love Songs" as written by and Mccartney....
You'd think that people would have had enough of silly love songs
I look around me and I see it isn't so
Some people want to fill the world with silly love songs
And what's wrong with that
I'd like to know
'Cause here I go again
I love you, I love you
I love you, I love you

I can't explain the feeling's plain to me, can't you see
Ah, she gave me more, she gave it all to me now can't you see
What's wrong with that
I need to know
'Cause here I go again
I love you, I love you

Love doesn't come in a minute
Sometimes it doesn't come at all
I only know that when I'm in it
It isn't silly, love isn't silly, love isn't silly at all

How can I tell you about my loved one
How can I tell you about my loved one
How can I tell you about my loved one
How can I tell you about my loved one

I love you, I love you
I love you
(I can't explain the feeling's plain to me, say can't you see)
I love you
(Ah, he gave me all, he gave it all to me to me, say can't you see)
I love you
(I can't explain the feeling's plain to me, say can't you see)
I love you
(Ah, he gave me all, he gave it all to me to me, say can't you see)
I love you
(I can't explain the feeling's plain to me, say can't you see)
I love you
(Ah, he gave me all, he gave it all to me to me, say can't you see)

You'd think that people would have had enough of silly love songs
I look around me and I see it isn't so, oh no
Some people want to fill the world with silly love songs
What's wrong with that


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    General CommentThe song is a response to critics in general (including John Lennon). One critic in particular had said that the silly love songs won't keep getting Paul McCartney sales, and his popularity might suffer. Macca responded with this number 1 hit
    originlon October 28, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA lovely song... Simple yet meaningful :) Great base line too
    MetChickon March 22, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhoops bass line lol ;p
    MetChickon March 23, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree. awesome song
    fixerupperon June 22, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is Paul's response to John Lennon....who had frequently savaged Paul in various songs...
    In particular the song How Do You Sleep by Lennon is quite a scathing indictment of McCartney.....That he was too trite to be a true artist....and sold out to the pedestrian fan...

    Paul replies..."Some people want to fill the world with Silly Love songs...what's wrong with that?"....
    Buddy11on January 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentUgh, this song makes me want to kill myself. I still can't understand why Macca would release this fluffy poppy crap as singles when he was easily capable of pulling off rocking gems like "Letting Go" and "Old Siam, Sir." It's too bad his most underrated stuff is his best.
    majestikmoose9on February 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree this song is a little too poppy, but it's still cool i dig those 70s horns though
    heyjude55on May 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYes, it's 'poppy'. Yes, it was played to death when it came out. Yes, it's sugary sweet.

    Probably a response to a John Lennon (or critics) statement about "only" doing love songs.

    On the surface this song seems simple (lyrically). Listen again. This song is COMPLEX (musically). It's got about half a dozen different melodies to it. It's got a string section that sneaks up on you. It's got horns. It's got that amazing 'Lead' bass guitar (again with about 6 different melodies). Even the backing vocals aren't straight forward.

    I hated this song as AM radio drivel when it came out(even though I'm a hardcore McCartney fan), but rediscovered it on a remastered CD and found a new appreciation for it. Amazing.

    And on the surfa
    Digi-Gon June 15, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is a pleasant sounding song which has good vibes, and there's nothing wrong with that at all.
    Flyersfanon May 30, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAbsolutely one of my favorite McCartney songs. I agree with another post that speaks of the song's complexity. Personally, I find it ingenious. McCartney is a master of beautiful and catchy melodies.
    ksig13457on July 04, 2008   Link

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