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McCartney pens song for Heather Mills

world Updated: Aug 06, 2008 01:08 IST
Vijay Dutt
Vijay Dutt
Hindustan Times
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Its a surprise which only a Beatle could be inspired to spring. Paul McCartney, whose marriage to Heather Mills ended in a bitter High Court divorce battle, has broken his silence over the split, in the form of a love song for her. Affection, translated into a love song.

This is seen as Paul’s “unbelievable” move to buy peace with Heather. What is most interesting is that he has recorded the acoustic ballad My Soul in collaboration with Asian-influenced electronic music guru Nitin Sawhney. Nitin’s recent works include scores for Oscar-nominated director Mira Nair’s adaptation of Jhumpa Lahiri’s, The Namesake, as well as Natural Fantasia for the BBC.

The track is to be released on Sawhney’s new album London Undersound in October, according to the Mail.

Sawhney said: “Paul has done a track about how he feels about Heather and what was going on with the paparazzi because no one has heard his side of it at all — so this will be the first time anyone hears a song relating to that subject. It’s very emotional and a very powerful song.”

In the song, Paul sings sweetly about how Heather rescued him from the dark days after the death of his first wife Linda from breast cancer in 1998. He is surely sincere and cannot be suspected of any motive.

McCartney sings of how his soul and Heather’s heart are now two worlds apart, adding perhaps a dream of how it could have turned out better for them both with the words: We could climb every mountain, swim through every sea. When the all world is asleep we could set ourselves free.

In the verse beginning I long to know all your secrets he appears to be saying that he would have helped her through her troubled past life if he had only known about it.