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1997-Apr-05: Young Boy written "off the cuff"

AP reports that Sir Paul McCartney said in a radio interview (to be broadcast Sunday, along with the first broadcast of the record):"Young Boy was written like one of the early Beatles tunes - quite quickly, quite easily and off the cuff. Young Boy is just about a young guy looking for a way to find love and basically I suppose I was thinking of my own son, who's 19 - though he'll kill me for saying that."
"It's for anyone around that age, looking for love. I remember the feeling well.
I remember thinking 'There's 300 million people out there and one of them is the right one for me' - but you don't know if you'll ever meet them or how you'll do it. It's a pretty scary feeling. So this song is for all those people."
The song was written within a firm time limit:
"I'd driven Linda to one of her cookery assignments and, as I knew she's be busy for about two hours doing that, I set myself a deadline to write a song in that time.
It's just a little game that I sometimes play with myself - for that moment when people say `What did you do? Did you get bored?' and I can say `Oh, I wrote a song, wanna hear it?`"


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