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"Here Today" is a track on Paul McCartney's 1982 album Tug of War, which was McCartney's second solo album after dissolving Wings. The song is McCartney's tribute to his former bandmate with The Beatles, John Lennon, who was murdered December 8, 1980. McCartney described the song's lyrics as though he was talking to John about their relationship. According to Songfacts, McCartney told The Times that in Here Today , "I'm talking to John in my head. It's a conversation we didn't… read more

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And if I say I really knew you well
What would your answer be?
If you were here today
Ooh ooh ooh, here today

Paul McCartney - Here Today Lyrics

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  • I cry every time I listen to this song for some reason. A beautiful, melancholic masterpiece reminiscent of Macca's 'Yesterday', down to the earnest lyrics; except dedicated to John. Damn that heart-wrenching violin at the ending. RIP John Lennon.
  • Topical. :(
  • I hope John can listen it wherever he is
  • One of the most beautiful things i've ever heard. That was true love indeed [6]
  • One of the most beautiful things i've ever heard. That was true love indeed [5]
  • I can not hold back the tears, this song is so honest, always gets me .. paul would die for john, and I'm sure john would do the same for paul. True love
  • The Back In The Us version really gets to me.
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  • "this goes to my friend John"
  • I have to fight back crying every time I hear this. Couldn't have written a more beautiful tribute to John...well done, Paul.

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