Paul McCartney's lyrics are being collected in a new book. The Lyrics: 1956 to the Present is due out on November 2, 2021. It was edited by Irish poet Paul Muldoon, who also wrote the introduction, and it comes as two volumes collected in a slipcase, spanning 960 pages. Along with lyrics from 154 songs he wrote, the book also features drafts, letters, and photos from McCartney's personal archives. Watch a trailer below.
"More often than I can count, I’ve been asked if I would write an autobiography, but the time has never been right," McCartney says. "The one thing I’ve always managed to do, whether at home or on the road, is to write new songs. I know that some people, when they get to a certain age, like to go to a diary to recall day-to-day events from the past, but I have no such notebooks. What I do have are my songs, hundreds of them, which I’ve learned serve much the same purpose. And these songs span my entire life."