paul p

I wrote ‘Here Today’ about John. It’s just a song saying, you know, ‘If you were here today you’d probably say what I’m doing is a load of crap. But you wouldn’t mean it, cos you like me really, I know.’ It’s one of those 'Come out from behind your glasses, look at me,’ things. It was a love song, really, not to John but a love song about John, about my relationship with him. I was trying to exorcise the demons in my own head.
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Paul McCartney, Conversations with McCartney by Paul Du Noyer

“A love song, really, not to John but a love song about John” ??? what’s the real difference here? nice try