By Jim Campbell
June 28, 2018
This is what is called a “Too for,” or two for one. It happens when two musicians of the Beatles talent, put their heads together to come up with another amazing hit song.
Recorded over two days in sessions amounting to 11-hours – The Beatles’ longest time spent completing a song to date – We Can Work It Out bore the distinctive hallmarks of both its songwriters.
In We Can Work It Out, Paul did the first half, I did the middle eight. But you’ve got Paul writing, ‘We can work it out, we can work it out’ – real optimistic, ya’know, and me impatient:‘Life is very short and there’s no time for fussing and fighting, my friend.’
All We Are Saying, David Sheff