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McCartney Takes Issue With Lyrics

January 25, 1999

LONDON (AP) _ Paul McCartney is looking for some parental guidance.

The former Beatle took out newspaper ads Monday ridiculing a ``parental guidance″ warning that was slapped on his late wife Linda’s new album because there is an obscenity in one song.

In the tongue-in-cheek ads headlined, ``Parents! We need your guidance,″ McCartney calls on parents to listen to the song, ``The Light Comes from Within,″ and decide ``whether your children will be morally corrupted.″

The song on Linda McCartney’s posthumously released album, ``Wide Prairie″ has been banned from television and radio in Britain, a move Paul McCartney calls the ``nannying and playsafe attitude that is infecting the record business.″

The song was recorded last March, a month before Linda McCartney died of breast cancer at age 56.

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