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Paul McCartney tells why good things always happen after bad moments

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Paul McCartney tells why good things always happen after bad moments

Beatles bassist and singer Paul McCartney explained in an interview with NPR (Transcribed by Ultimate Guitar) the reason why in his opinion good things always happen after bad moments. The musician recalled something that one of the band members said after they had an accident with their van before fame.


Paul McCartney tells why good things always happen after bad moments

When asked if he thought they would die when the band was with their roadie in the middle of a blizzard and their van slid off the road and turned on its side, Paul said:  “Yeah, I think so. That wasn’t so much the thought at the time, it was more like, ‘How are we going to get to Liverpool?'”

“Out of that, though, I always thought it was one of the greatest mottos, which is like, we’re standing around, the four of us with the van out of commission and our roadie thinking, ‘Oh my god, how am I going to get this…?’ Because it was a slope that we’ve gone down. You couldn’t just drive the van back up the slope. We’re sitting around, and somebody said, ‘Well, what are we going to do now…?’

“And then one of us, I can’t remember which, said, ‘Something’ll happen,’ and it was like, ‘Wow, that is the greatest quote ever!’ Because in life, when you’re facing these crazy things, something’ll happen, and it always seemed to console us. And I’ve told quite a few people since then, when you’re in your darkest moments, just remember that incredibly intelligent Beatle quote, ‘Something’ll happen.'”

How they got out of the van crash situation

In a conversation with Taylor Swift for Rolling Stone back in 2020, Paul McCartney recalled the story with details, saying:” At one point, it slid off and it went down an embankment. So it was ‘Ahhh,’ a bunch of yelling. We ended up at the bottom. It didn’t flip, luckily, but so there we are, and then it’s like, ‘Oh, how are we going to get back up? We’re in a van.”

“It’s snowing, and there’s no way.’ We’re all standing around in a little circle, and thinking, ‘What are we going to do?’ And one of us said, ‘Well, something will happen.’ And I thought that was just the greatest. I love that, that’s a philosophy.”

“And it did. We sort of went up the bank, we thumbed a lift, we got the lorry driver to take us, and Mal, our roadie, sorted the van and everything. So that was kind of our career. And I suppose that’s like how I ended up being a musician and a songwriter: “Something will happen.”

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