Sing it! Paul McCartney could only tell Nancy he loved her in a song
Sunday, October 13, 2013
Sir Paul McCartney has revealed that when he started dating the woman who is now his wife, he was too timid to say those three little words.The legendary former Beatle admitted he was a little shy when he first started seeing Nancy Shevell in 2007 and only plucked up the courage to tell her how he felt in a song.
He told The Sun: "It can be quite hard to say 'I love you' to someone. I felt this with Nancy but to say it wasn't that easy." The resulting track is included as a hidden song on Paul's latest album, New, and features the lines: "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 / Trying to let you know." McCartney, 71, eventually married Ms Shevell, a US businesswoman, in London in 2011, and also wrote the song My Valentine about her.\