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Paul McCartney wrote this song about his wife Linda, who died of breast cancer in 1998. McCartney never wavered in his love for Linda, and even made her part of his band so she could tour with him.
"Maybe I'm Amazed" was written in 1969 just after The Beatles broke up. McCartney credits Linda with helping him get through this difficult time.
McCartney wrote this in 19The studio version was never released as a single, but it is one of the most enduring songs on McCartney's first solo album. A concert version was released as a single in 1977 to promote the Wings Over America live album. (thanks, Tommy - Flower Mound, TX)69 just after The Beatles broke up. He credits Linda with helping him get through this difficult time.
McCartney, an animal rights activist, appeared on The Simpsons episode 3F03, "Lisa The Vegetarian." McCartney helps Lisa become a vegetarian and tells her that if you play this song backwards, you hear a recipe for lentil soup. Over the closing credits of that episode, if you listen carefully, you can hear the backwards message. As an extra feature on The Simpsons DVD, you can hear McCartney read the recipe and say, "There you have it Simpsons lovers, oh and by the way, I'm alive." The lentil soup recipe Paul speaks backwards is:
- one medium onion, chopped
- two tablespoons of vegetable oil
- one clove of garlic, crushed
- one cup of carrots, chopped
- two sticks of celery, chopped
- half a cup of lentils
- one bay leaf
- one tablespoon of freshly-chopped parsley
- salt and freshly-ground pepper to taste
- two and a quarter cups of vegetable stock or water
(thanks, Dieter - Turnhout, Belgium)
With the exception of John Lennon, each Beatle has been on at least one episode of The Simpsons. George was on for "The B- Sharps" and Ringo for the "The Letter." (thanks, kevin - quebec, Canada)
Artists who covered this song include The Faces, Petula Clark, Elkie Brooks, Black Oak Arkansas, Jem, Joe Cocker, and Gov't Mule. (thanks, Michael - San Diego, CA)
A cover version of this song by Jem was used in the season finale of the first season in the show The O.C. (thanks, Anthony - Hermosa Beach, CA)