House of Wax

Album: Memory Almost Full (2007)

Songfacts®:

  • McCartney (from the Mail on Sunday May 12, 2008): "There's something about chords in a song that can take you to a place. In this song they are not complex but there's something in the tonality of them that takes you to what the vocal becomes. And I like the lyrics: 'Lightning hits the house of wax, poets spill out on the streets, to set alight the incomplete remainders of the future.' It's quite surreal. I enjoyed singing them because of those chords and the mixture of the melody and the lyrics. I think this will be good to do live. It's another one that my band played on. In fact the medley was conceived early on in this album and the band is featured on a lot of it."

Comments: 1

  • Christy from Palm Springs, CaI love how this song, and many of Paul's other songs that don't directly make sense, leave it all up to your imagination. Every time I hear this song my own little music video plays itself in my head and it makes me think of things and I get kind of emotional and stuff.
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