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Paul McCartney: Tug of War Meaning

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Song Released: 1982


Tug of War Lyrics

It's a tug of war
What, with one thing and another,
It's a tug of war.
We expected more
But with one thing and another,
We were trying to outdo eachother
In a tug of war.

In another world,
In anothe world we could
Stand on top of the...

  1. anonymous
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    Jun 1st 2016 report

    A educational good old song by Sir. Paul McCartney to remind us how we are involved and conditioned from young kids by the''Tug Of War'' sport game to be a practiced fun entertainment for us and by us, applied in the democratic system that they[Ruling Elite] got us in as we get older to pull pull and tug tug to keep us fit and competitive and of course even fight with each other to get our turn to win as useful idiots towards and for the one world Globalists agenda in the long run.

  2. anonymous
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    Mar 7th 2012 report

    I think that with this song, Paul is being both deeply personal and universal. Of course, he is discussing how people fight and compete with each other, and how he yearns for a better world: "In another world..." But I think it's also about his personal fights and competitions, namely, with the other members of the Beatles, especially John-"We expected more, but...we were trying to outdo each other..." Now that John had just passed away, Paul regrets the fact that there was an ever-competitive spirit between them, that didn't allow them to fully reconcile.


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