Paperback Writer

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Here's my take on Paperback Writer. Doing this song now gave me a little chuckle having written/published 6 novels since I first heard this song as a kid. I did let the beats fade in and out to add/subtract a little something.

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"Paperback Writer" (Paul McCartney/John Lennon)

Paperback Writer

Dear Sir or Madam, will you read my book?
It took me years to write, will you take a look?
It's based on a novel by a man named Lear
And I need a job, so I want to be a paperback writer
Paperback writer

It's the dirty story of a dirty man
And his clinging wife doesn't understand
His son is working for the Daily Mail
It's a steady job but he wants to be a paperback writer
Paperback writer

Paperback writer

It's a thousand pages, give or take a few
I'll be writing more in a week or two
I can make it longer if you like the style
I can change it round and I want to be a paperback writer
Paperback writer

If you really like it you can have the rights
It could make a million for you overnight
If you must return it, you can send it here
But I need a break and I want to be a paperback writer
Paperback writer

Paperback writer

Paperback writer, paperback writer
Paperback writer, paperback writer
Paperback writer, paperback writer
Paperback writer, paperback writer (fade out)

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billwhite51's picture

interesting how you defuse the chorus and send it into a nether world.. nice take on the verses and the beats keep them sailing along.

jcollins's picture

You definitely took and own the chorus now...paperback writer (ghostly)...Nice take on this Kathy.

ustaknow's picture

That is definitely a great, new take on that song.

sbs2018's picture

Your comment on "I Think We're Alone Now" pushed me to do it my way. Smile

atitlan's picture

That's a radical reworking of the song. The beats fading in and out; the changes to the verse melody - very cool and different.

Fuzzy's picture

Well, this is one of my very favourite Beatles tunes, so I was interested to hear your version.
Yeah, this is a radically different approach.
I like it, tho; the dance floor remix!
Nice work!