‘I thought, I’ll have you, I’ll write a song!’ Paul McCartney croons about mystery woman who was ‘looking for a Bentley’ in barbed new track… 14 years after split from Heather Mills
Sir Paul McCartney has penned a vitriolic track about a mystery woman who was ‘friendly but looking for a Bentley’ – sparking speculation the track is about his ex-wife Heather Mills.
The Beatles legend, 78, lets rip on new track Lavatory Lil from upcoming album McCartney III, which sees him accuse a woman of trying to get him to buy her a sports car.
He sings: ‘You think she’s being friendly, but she’s looking for a Bentley. She says it’s hunky-dory, when she’s telling you a story.’
Hitting back: Sir Paul McCartney has penned a vitriolic track about a mystery woman who was ‘friendly but looking for a Bentley’ – sparking rumours the track is about his ex-wife Heather Mills
Paul and Heather split in 2006 after four years of marriage and they share daughter Beatrice Milly McCartney, now 17.
In the wake of the split, Heather was accused of being a ‘gold digger’ who only married Sir Paul for his money – which she staunchly denied, saying in a 2010 Daily Mail interview: ‘this is so far removed from who I really am.’
In an accompanying interview with Uncut Magazine, the Let It Be rocker said he was determined to get his revenge on the unnamed woman via the medium of song, and added that she ‘screwed him over’.
He said: ‘To tell you the truth, she was someone we rubbed up against. You get a few of ’em in life, these people who screw you over. I thought, ‘I’ll have you. I’ll write a song.
Happier times: Paul and Heather split in 2006 after four years of marriage – In the wake of the split, Heather was accused of being a ‘gold digger’ who only married Sir Paul for his money – which she staunchly denied (pictured 2000)
‘You’ll never know it’s about you, because I won’t tell anyone. But I’ll know. And people who know who I’m talking about will know.’ So I drew on my dislike of this individual and made her into a song character.
‘It’s a simple little song, and I love playing it. The vocal was the first take. It’s like I say, if you think you’re doing a posh, important album, you might go over the vocal and think you can improve it. But this was: ‘It’ll do.’
Paul added that his current wife Nancy Shevell had given him a 1954 Telecaster which he used on the lead part of Lavatory Lil.
After her split from Macca in 2008, Heather sought a £125 million settlement.
But a High Court judge awarded her just a fifth of that sum – £24.3 million which she said she was ‘very, very pleased with’.
Who’s it about Paul? The Beatles legend, 78, lets rip on new track Lavatory Lil from upcoming album McCartney III, which sees him accuse a woman of trying to get him to buy her a sports car
Mr Justice Bennett labelled her a ‘less than impressive witness’ who had exaggerated the extent of her wealth before she met the former Beatle. In 2015 the former model slammed Paul after he collaborated with Rihanna and Kanye West on FourFiveSeconds.
Admitting that she believed he teamed up with the hitmakers to stay relevant, she added: ‘They’re [People] not [interested]. That’s the thing.’
‘If I go down the street, all I get is kids coming up to me. Half of them don’t even know who he is. That’s why he’s got to do songs with Rihanna and Kanye West, so people remember [who he is].’
‘Most of the time I have people going, ‘Oh my God, you’re a ski racer’ or ‘You help the animals’, I own the biggest vegan company in the world, most of the money I earn goes into helping animals, disabled kids, landmine clearing charities, things that are changing the world.’
Barbed: He sings: ‘You think she’s being friendly, but she’s looking for a Bentley. She says it’s hunky-dory, when she’s telling you a story’ – adding the unnamed woman ‘screwed him over’
She then defended their romance on Ireland’s Late, Late Show, adding: ‘This is just someone I fell in love with who to me was a normal guy who happened to write a few cool songs in the ’60s and a few in the ’70s.
‘It was just someone I fell in love with, like everybody who is a partner. You fall in love, you get married, sometimes you wake up and think ‘This is completely wrong’ and you move on. There’s a massive nation of people who are divorced.’
‘I divorced someone I once loved and I was abused for it. If anybody put themselves in my position and went, ‘How would I feel if the world was constantly saying ‘What about that old baggage of yours?” It’s so boring.’
Not to be: Paul and Heather share daughter Beatrice, 17 (pictured in 2001)
This comes as Paul gears up to release his hotly-anticipated new album, McCartney III, which sees the Beatles icon playing every single instrument – and will go on sale December 11.
The rocker whose last album Egypt Station hit the top spot in 2018, has certainly made the most of ‘rockdown’ by recording the McCartney III – All-New All-Paul Album at his Sussex farm.
2020 marks 50 years since the Hey Jude hitmaker released his self-titled solo album which also featured the legend playing every instrument and writing and recording every song and doing production – just after the Fab Four went their separate ways.
Speaking about III, Paul said: ‘I was living lockdown life on my farm with my family and I would go to my studio every day.
‘I had to do a little bit of work on some film music and that turned into the opening track and then when it was done I thought what will I do next?
‘I had some stuff I’d worked on over the years but sometimes time would run out and it would be left half-finished so I started thinking about what I had.
‘Each day I’d start recording with the instrument I wrote the song on and then gradually layer it all up, it was a lot of fun.
‘It was about making music for yourself rather than making music that has to do a job. So, I just did stuff I fancied doing. I had no idea this would end up as an album.’
Happy couple: Paul is married to businesswoman Nancy Shevell (pictured 2016)
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