I've been largely absent from this thread for several weeks (just been very busy) so have not even read much of what's been said in the last month, so I don't know whether much or all of what I'm about to say has already been suggested/debunked.... A few days after the album was released I listened with a couple of other guys, and one of them (his first listen) suggested at the end that he felt this was intended as Paul's last album - "It's him saying goodbye". I didn't take much notice of the remark at the time, but it's stayed with me and every time I listen that point of view seems more and more plausible (including one more potential clue I picked up on just today for the first time). Here's some possible clues that might back up the theory (which on occasion gets a little morbid, sorry!)- The cover and Egypt symbolism – Pyramids have been prominent right from the start of the advertising campaign and feature clearly on the cover. What was the purpose of the pyramids? As a burial chamber and last resting place for kings. Is Egypt Station intended as the last resting place for this King of music’s body of work? Opening Station - Those first few seconds, it's Sgt Pepper minus the orchestra, Paul starts off as the album continues, with a nod to his glorious past, reminding us who is he is and what he's done, not for the last time on this album. Dominoes – “In time we’ll know, it’s all a show, It’s been a blast” – It certainly has Paul, and that’s something you usually say at the end of a particular event, once you know it’s over. Despite Repeated Warnings – Those backing vocals towards the end (Wow! – while we’re mentioning them!). They sure sound to me as though they’ve been designed to remind us of Paul’s past. These could be straight from Tug Of War or Pipes Of Peace, I don’t know how did them ‘cos there’s notes he’s not been hitting for a long long time. Anyway, another nod to his past, and a different part of his career. Some interesting things but nothing really major so far, then, for me, the theory starts to take hold a little more… Station II – Like Opening station of course, but there’s the choir again. Choir of angels, whisking him up to heaven? He gets there and what’s the first thing he wants to do? Plug his guitar in of course, he’s got mates up there he can jam with. Hunt You Down – Here’s the bit that just occurred to me today. What was the first song Paul claims he wrote? “I Lost My Little Girl”. Hunt You Down begins by saying the same thing in different words “I can’t find my love, no matter how hard I try”. He evens goes one step further later in the song by singing “I found myself a little girl”. If that’s not completing the circle he started back in the 1950s then I’m not sure what is. Naked – the final lyrics of the album are “so long, so long, so long now”. So long Paul? C-Link – How did Paul’s career in The Beatles/Quarrymen start? As guitarist rather than a bassist. Here he is, once again, back on guitar to finish with, back where he started before he got stage fright that time and flunked his solo, before Stuart's departure caused a shift in career for him, completing the circle again. Then, right at the end, how did Paul kick off The Beatles debut album? With a spoken count in before the song, again, let’s mirror that at the end with a final vocal flourish after the song has ended. Start by counting in, finish with a closing whoop! So, every time now that I hear the album, I feel like I’m listening to Paul sign off on his career. On the one hand I so hope that’s not true, I want to be getting albums from this man for ever (and with the slow pace of the Archive campaign that might not be far off the truth, but I digress!), and on the other hand I just think – this is a perfect end, you cannot complete your story in a better way than this.