Riff: Paul McCartney – “Alligator”

Oct 14, 2013

Everybody else is busy doing better than me/And I can see why it is/They got someone setting them free

from Alligator lyrics by Paul McCartney

Far murkier than producer Mark Ronson‘s usual polished retro-soul fare, the bluesy swagger of “Alligator” finds McCartney bizarrely yearning for the kind of soul mate who will happily take in the title reptile with no questions asked should he ever return home with a zoo; [LISTEN].

Riff by Jon O'Brien

Jon O'Brien is a UK-based staff writer for SONGLYRICS. He holds a journalism degree from the University of Central Lancashire and has written thousands of biographies and reviews for Allmusic.com, among several other pieces for established music publications.

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