During his 2002 tour, Paul McCartney gave some insight into the meaning of the lyrics to Blackbird: Take these broken wings and learn to fly All your life You were only waiting for this moment to arise. "I wrote it in the '60s, when the civil rights movement was at its height," he said. "I liked to think of a blackbird as being a kind of symbol for a black woman."
McCartney wrote the song after hearing about the Race Riots that had occurred in the US after a school in Little Rock was desegregated. The…Read more