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
Writer/s: Paul McCartney
Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
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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