Flaming Pie

Album: Flaming Pie (1997)
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  • Making love underneath a bed
    Shooting stars from a purple sky
    I don't care how I do it
    I'm the man on the flaming pie

    Stick my tongue out and lick my nose
    Tuck my shirt in and zip my fly
    Go ahead, have a vision
    I'm the man on the flaming pie

    Everything I do has a simple explanation
    When I'm with you, you could do with a vacation
    I took my brains out and stretched 'em on the rack
    Now I'm not so sure I'm ever gonna get 'em back

    Cut my toes off to spite my feet
    I don't know whether to laugh or cry
    Never mind, check my rhythm
    I'm the man on the flaming pie

    I'm the man on the flaming pie
    Now everything I do has a simple explanation (explanation)
    When I'm with you, you could do with a vacation (vacation)
    Took my brains out and stretched 'em on the rack
    Now I'm not so sure I'm ever gonna get 'em back

    Ow

    Yeah

    Aha

    Yeah, aha Writer/s: Paul McCartney
    Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 3

  • George from Brisbane AustraliaKristina from Albuquerque, Nm - I think your assertion that Paul is saying "hey, look everybody who thinks I was just some sad sack leeching off John Lennon's talents--I really was the brains behind the whole operation,"are a bit off the mark. As a lifelong Beatle fan I don’t know of anyone who thought of Paul as anything but equal to John on every level.
    My take is that in ‘Flaming Pie’ Paul’s meaning could be as simple as, ‘it was me that came up with Beetles with an A’.
  • Kristina from Albuquerque, NmI think that by saying "I'm the man on the Flaming Pie," Paul is saying, "hey, look everybody who thinks I was just some sad sack leeching off John Lennon's talents--I really was the brains behind the whole operation." I see it as Paul dealing with popular myths about the Beatles that place John in the primary creative position. Paul is trying to reclaim his rightful place as a smart songwriter who contributed equally to the Beatles.
  • Peter Boyko from Edmonton, CanadaMcCartney does this alot on Tour now
    but the words "Everything i do has a simple explanation" was sort of funny
    because the beatles sort of did everything and responded with the simplest of forms
    just quick smart remarks
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