October 16th, 2005

thegreen

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Q: "`Happiness Is A Warm Gun.' This is a ballad that's very interesting. Perhaps although you didn't sing this particular song you'd like to talk about it, Paul."

Paul: "I'd like to talk about it 'cuz I like it, you know. It's a favorite of mine. Umm, the idea of the 'Happiness Is A Warm Gun' thing is from an advert in an American paper. It said, Happiness is a warm gun, sort of thing, and it was 'Get ready for the long hot summer with a rifle,' you know, 'Come and buy them now!' It was an advert in a gun magazine. and it was so sick, you know, the idea of `Come and buy your killing weapons,' and `Come and get it.' But it's just such a great line, `Happiness Is A Warm Gun' that John sort of took that and used that as a chorus. and the rest of the words... I think they're great words, you know. It's a poem. and he finishes off, 'Happiness Is A Warm Gun, yes it is.'"

Q: "It sounds like he's probably fairly serious about..."

Paul: "Oh, it's as serious as anyone ever gets, you know. It's not deadly serious, you know what I mean... It's just words, and if you sort of really taxed him on it and said, 'Would you be willing to die for these words,' I'm sure he wouldn't. I'm sure it's not REALLY serious but they're good words. I'd stick up for anyone who's sort of worried about 'em, you know. It's just good poetry."