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Paul McCartney Sings to Robot in New Video for Appreciate (watch!)

Paul McCartney takes a stroll with Newman the robot in a human museum in his new 'Appreciate' video.

Paul McCartney takes a stroll with Newman the robot in a human museum in his new ‘Appreciate’ video.

Paul McCartney veers into the surreal in his new “Appreciate” video. He dances with a robot in a futuristic museum where people are the main exhibits. The robot’s name is “Newman,” the museum’s night watchman.

And, why not a robot?

McCartney has collaborated with a slew of celebrities including Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp, Kate Moss, Jude Law, Tom Ford, Sean Penn and Natalie Portman, his label notes.

In the video, Newman is making the rounds as usual when something catches his attention in a sound studio exhibit.

The robot is shocked to see that Sir Paul has come to life. He’s sitting on a piano stool with his classic Hofner bass guitar.

Newman reaches through the force field and pulls Paul out of the exibit. Other exibits also start coming to life as Paul and his new friend walk through the museum.

“I woke up one morning with an image in my head of me standing with a large robot,” McCartney said in a statement.

“I thought it might be something that could be used for the cover of my album, but instead the idea turned out to be for my music video for ‘Appreciate.'”

Newman was developed and animated by the same crew that created the scenes in the World War I movie “War Horse.”

The video was directed by Andre Chocron and filmed in London. Newman was designed by Mervyn Millar and Ed Dimbleby for Significant Object Ltd.

“Appreciate” is a single from Paul’s latest studio album New, released last year.

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LYRICS:

Appreciate, appreciate, appreciate
Lift up your head
And remember what your life is
Don’t have to give it all away
Appreciate, appreciate, appreciate
When you’re left for dead
In the middle of a crisis
You must appreciate the day
Appreciate, appreciate, appreciate

There’s something there
But you’re frightened to invite it
Beware of pushing it away
Appreciate, appreciate, appreciate
Show that you care
And be certain you don’t fight it
You must appreciate the day
Appreciate, appreciate, appreciate

She says you don’t give back what you take
She got evidence you don’t appreciate her love
Oh yeah
She says it’s all a show and no-go
You drop everything, give back
Reciprocate her love

Appreciate, appreciate, appreciate
Lift up your head
And remember what your life is
Don’t have to give it all away
Appreciate, appreciate, appreciate
When you’re left for dead
In the middle of a crisis
You must appreciate the day
Appreciate, appreciate, appreciate

She says you don’t give back what you take
She got evidence you don’t appreciate her love
Oh yeah
She says it’s all a show and no-go
You drop everything, give back
Reciprocate her love

Appreciate, appreciate, appreciate
Appreciate, appreciate

There’s something there
But you’re frightened to invite it
Beware of pushing it away
Appreciate, appreciate, appreciate
Show that you care
And be certain you don’t fight it
You must appreciate the day
Appreciate, appreciate, appreciate

Appreciate, appreciate, appreciate
Appreciate, appreciate, appreciate
Appreciate, appreciate, appreciate
Appreciate, appreciate, appreciate

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