I don't care to be bad
I prefer to think twice
All I know is it's quite a show
But it's still alright to be nice
Yankee toes and Eskimos can turn to frozen ice
McCartney wrote the song on piano and started improvising lyrics. He told NME
that by the time he got to the line "Yankee toes and Eskimos can turn to frozen ice," he didn't have a clue what he was singing about.
"But it's best not to question too deeply a lyric," McCartney said. "So instead of it making an amazing amount of sense it becomes a little bit surrealistic."