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