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Riff: Paul McCartney – “Scared”

Oct 14, 2013

I’m scared to say I love you/Afraid to let you know/That the simplest of words won’t come out of my mouth though I’m dying to let them go

from Scared lyrics by Paul McCartney

Backed by nothing more than a plaintive piano hook, McCartney’s voice nearly breaks as he admits his struggle to utter the three particular words that appear several times throughout his back catalogue on a heartfelt hidden track penned especially for third wife Nancy Shevell; [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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