Yes, the jaundiced John Lennon view of the world is in here – but it’s balanced by the bouncy pop faith of Paul McCartney, and on this record if no other, they hit equilibrium. It’s an astonishingly upbeat album, all things considered. Friends will help you get by. Newspaper taxis are waiting to take you away. Things are getting better all the time, the hole is getting fixed, and she’s finally leaving home and having fun. With our love we could save the world. Even when you’re sixty-four, she’ll still need you and feed you. I’ve got nothing to say but it’s okay — a splendid time is guaranteed for all. And, oh yes, I’d love to turn you on.
And so they did.