It’s been a heavy week for song I feel are just too great to even discuss. Like, what more can I add except to say I’m quaking in awe. Originally titled Hey Jules, it was just something Paul McCartney whipped up to comfort John’s son Julian, who was feeling a little busted up about his parents’ divorce. From being a few comforting words for a child, it morphed into something more universal, and one of the Beatles’ most uplifting tunes (which is saying quite a bit). That some of the lines are kind of clunky makes it even better, like the redundancy (intentional or not) of ‘cool’ and ‘colder’ or any of the other lines that don’t really make much sense but feel right anyway. And, of course, that final chorus that is the closest musical approximation of a blazing sunset. Really, it’s a blazing sunset. In music. Just unfailingly inspiring, every time.