You can almost here McCartney’s fear and frustration in that song.
Here is what McCartney said about it to the BBC:
But the album’s angriest moment comes on Despite Repeated Warnings – a diatribe about climate change deniers, with a lyric that couldn’t be more timely or relevant: “Those who shout the loudest/May not always be the smartest.”
“People who deny climate change… I just think it’s the most stupid thing ever,” says the star.
“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 to take us to the iceberg [despite] being warned it’s not a cool idea.'”
That mad captain, could it be anyone in particular?
“Well, I mean obviously it’s Trump but there’s plenty of them about. He’s not the only one.”
I am a long time McCartney fan so there is a pretty good chance I will be adding this to my I-Tunes purchases.