"Friends To Go" as written by and Paul Mccartney....
We've already said "Goodbye"
Since you gotta go
Oh, you better go now, go now, go now, go now
Before you see me crying
I don't want you to tell me what you intend to do now
How many times do I have to tell you, darlin'
I'm still in love with you now?
Oh, oh, oh, oh

We've already said so long
I don't wanna see you go
Oh, you better go now, go now, go now, go now
And don't you even try, yeah
Tellin' me that you really don't wanna end up this way, yeah
How many times do I have to tell you, darlin'
I want you to stay?
Hey, hey, hey, hey

Talk about it

(Ah) sing it to me
Ooh
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
(Ah) oh, oh, oh

Since you gotta go
Oh, you better go now, go now, go now, go now
Before you see me crying
Well, I want you to tell me what you intend to do now
How many times do I have to tell you, darlin'
I'm still in love with you now?
Oh, oh, oh, oh

I don't wanna see you go, but darlin'
You better go now


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"Go Now" as written by Milton Bennett Larry Banks

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    General CommentYou're right!

    Paul dedicated this to George Harrisoin because he felt that, during the making of the song, George was present in spirit. I don't know about that but anyway this song sounds sad despite the cheerful melody. Afte rall, the main character feels quite isolated and shy. "I've spent a lot of time on my own" - it sounds like a 40-ton-truck all over you and it's still a pop song. The narrator seems to be attached to someone else (whose friends he doesn't want to know anything about), maybe someone who actually cares for him, which causes him to face his normal state of isolation...

    It's hard to describe because it's perfectly constructed, the imagery it evokes is very powerful indeed. I can totally relate to the lyrics.



    Santiagofon November 03, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is about shyness, the trouble of expressing liking for a person when in a group and you just want to be one on one with that person, the problem is people often block one another from their potential destined mate because of their own selfish fear of losing their best friend or anything like that
    vibrationalspiriton January 28, 2012   Link
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    General Commenthow has no one commeted on this.. i love paul mccartney... his songs are so well written
    sweet_emotion87on June 28, 2007   Link
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    My InterpretationBecause of the timing of the song (the album that it came out on) I think it was likely written when Paul was facing the potential split/divorce from Heather. I think it's a commentary on the corrosive effect that some of her friendships had on their marriage, and how she seemed more focused on them, than him. Thus the sense of isolation as noted by others. The style of the song does reflect George's musical style and sometimes vaguely caustic lyrics and I think that was what Paul was referring to.
    nterviewon November 30, 2018   Link

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