''One night when I was paranoid and anxious, I had a dream where I saw my mother, who died when I was only 14. She had been a nurse, my mum, and very hardworking, because she wanted the best for us. So in this dream twelve years later, my mother appeared, and there was her face, completely clear, particularly her eyes, and she said to me very gently, very reassuringly: “It's going to be OK, just let it be. It was lovely. I woke up with a great feeling. It was really like she had visited me at this very difficult point in my life and gave me this message: Be gentle, don’t fight things, just try and go with the flow and it will all work out.'' - Paul McCartney
''Mother Mary' makes it a quasi-religious thing, so you can take it that way. I don't mind. I'm quite happy if people want to use it to shore up their faith. I have no problem with that. I think it's a great thing to have faith of any sort, particularly in the world we live in.'' - Paul McCartney
''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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