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Egypt Station May Reach No.1 On the Billboard Chart
Paul McCartney song aimed at "Mad Captain" Donald Trump (CCSS Level: Grade 6, Words: 289)
Sep 17, 2018 Culture & Entertainment
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Paul McCartney said that the song "Despite Repeated Warning" on his new album Egypt Station was aimed at Donald Trump and others who attempt to deny that climate change is taking place. The album is laced with modern references, from politics to pop culture.

The song contains a lyric that reads: "Those who shout the loudest may not always be the smartest." He spoke candidly of climate change deniers and their relevance in the song.

"People who deny climate change… I just think it's the most stupid thing ever," the former Beatle told the BBC in a new interview. "So I just wanted to make a song that would talk about that and basically say, 'Occasionally, we've got a mad captain sailing this boat we're all on, and he is just going o take us to the iceberg [despite] being warned it's not a cool idea.'" Asked if he had anyone in mind, he replied, "Obviously, it's Trump, but there's plenty of them about. He's not the only one."

He went to explain that another new song, "Who Cares," was inspired by pop star Taylor Swift's connection with her fans and "how it's sort of a sisterly thing. I was imagining talking to one of these young fans and saying, 'Have you ever been bullied? Do you get bullied?'" he explained. "Then I say, 'Who cares about the riots? Who cares about all this? Who cares about you? Well, I do."

Egypt Station follows up McCartney's 2013 album titles New. Egypt Station may reach No.1 on the Billboard chart, the site revealed Saturday. It would be McCartney's first No.1 album in 36 years.

The album was released last week; McCartney will tour the U.S. to support it next year.

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