McCartney: 'Lennon's Songs Born Out Of Unhappy Past'
Late BEATLES legend JOHN LENNON's talent for songwriting was a result of profound heart-ache, according to bandmate SIR PAUL McCARTNEY.
McCartney admits he has often attempted to write emotionally charged lyrics for songs, but tracks always seem too "perky" or forced - while Lennon could do it effortlessly.
McCartney says, "John could write a great mean song. He had a lot of venom in him, whereas I had a pretty happy childhood... My dad didn't leave home, and my mum died of cancer rather than being knocked over like John's mum."