The former Beatles bassist Paul McCartney made a revelation in his new book, ‘The Lyrics: 1956 to Present’, back in August. The book is a 960-page exploration into “his life and art through the prism of 154 songs from all stages of his career”. In an excerpt from the book about 1963 single ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’, which has been published by The Times newspaper, Paul wrote ‘Eroticism was the driving force behind everything I did.’
During an appearance on NPR, he was asked about his fans who are having a lot of erotic thoughts about him. He was further questioned about what the experience was like of being an object of desire. McCartney recently ’embarrassed’ a huge name at a Green Day show.
Paul McCartney shares his thoughts
The former Beatles member recalled the post-World War II time in Liverpool and revealed how the four bandmates were in search of love and partners. He revealed that when they started gaining popularity, the girls went frantic about them, which he honestly revealed enjoying. He saw it as the ‘fulfillment of all our dreams’:
“We were just like most young guys, we just wanted to have a girlfriend because as kids, we were apparently not very attractive. [Chuckles]. It was the opposite for us, so I suppose as we got more and more popular, and the girls started screaming and stuff. To tell you the truth, we just enjoyed it, it was the fulfillment of all our dreams, and this idea that eroticism was at the back of a lot of we would write. It sounds more important when you’re actually quoted. It really was young guys trying to get laid, as Americans would say.”
He was then asked how it change his life and his image when millions of teenage girls wanted him to make love to them:
“It was very comforting,” said the 79-year-old legend. He continued that: “It was very wonderful, and it was like, ‘Wow, look at this. Finally, we’re attracting attention, and all these girls seem to really like us. We never experienced that. If you’re lucky, there’ll be a girl down the street who might vaguely like you or something, but suddenly, it went wild, and I must say, we loved it.”