Mr. Bellamy

Album: Memory Almost Full (2007)
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  • I'm not coming down
    No matter what you do
    I like it up here without you

    Go light, Mr. Bellamy
    We'll have you down soon

    No one to tell me what to do
    No one to hold my hand
    Bellamy's got a lot to do
    And I hope that you'll understand

    Nobody here to spoil the view
    Interfere with my plans
    Bellamy's got a job to do
    And he's hoping you'll understand

    Steady lads
    And easy does it
    Ooh, don't frighten him!
    Here we go...

    I'm not coming down
    No matter what you say
    I like it up here anyway

    Sit tight, Mr. Bellamy
    This shouldn't take long

    In the delusionary state (Easy)
    No wonder he's been feeling strange of late (Easy)

    Nobody here to spoil the view
    Interfere with my plans
    Bellamy's got a job to do
    And he's hoping you'll understand

    Steady lads
    Easy does it
    Don't frighten him!
    Here we go...
    Here we go...

    I'm not coming down
    No matter what you do
    I like it up here without you

    Come down, come down, come down, come down to me
    Come down, come down, come down, come down to me
    Come down, come down, come down, come down to me
    Come down Writer/s: PAUL MCCARTNEY
    Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 8

  • Uhhhh Yes Please from Flmy dad always thought it was a man on a tall tower who was fixing a satellite "no one to interfere with my plans, Bellamy's got a job to do" and cops are slowly going up the building after people from down below thought he was going to jump "steady lads, easy does it, ooh don't frighten him, we'll have you down soon" and how Mr. Bellamy doesn't want to come down from the building without finishing the satellite. "I'm not coming down, no matter what you do, I like it up here without you, I like it up here anyways"
  • H from HIt’s about a cat
  • John from Stroud, UkGreat to hear the practical explanation, which I don't doubt. But typical Paul, he downplays it.

    There's another layer here. Bellamys situation as a metaphor for emotional states. He's high, having a great time, feels free, he likes where he is in his own world. The medics and helpers promise to "get him down soon" they don't see life the way he does. They want him to conform.

    Now I'm not advocating Bellamy to jump. I just envisage him wistfully dreaming in a tree. He doesn't need people telling him what to do. He's not planning to jump. Never was. They assumed that in error.

    Stay high on life Mr B
  • Olivia from Philadelphia, PaThis song is great and it sounds like a play, or something. Also, at first, the person saying "I'm not coming down. I like it up here" it sounds like a little boy on a tree and his dad is trying to make him come down
  • John from Hattiesburg, MsWhat if this song is referring to Matthew Bellamy from the band Muse? If you know the lyrics to Muse's songs which are written by Bellamy you will understand how McCartney's song could possibly be speaking about Matthew Bellamy. It's like a lyrical shout-out and Bellamy certainly deserves it.
  • Kevin from Reading , PaI agree that this is a pretty good song, probably the third best on the album. Unfortunately, some of Paul's vocals on the more dramatic and demanding vocal parts point to some deterioration in his vocal capabilities as he reaches his mid 60s. It was bound to happen, eventually. Still, the voice is remarkable for any age, especially at sixtysomething.
  • Kristina from Albuquerque, NmIt sounds really theatrical, but in a good way, which is definitely a tendency of Paul's. Love that piano part, whoever played it!
  • Ethan from Franklin, TnBest song on the album, in my humble opinion.
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