The Paul McCartney Project

Back In The Sunshine Again

Album This song officially appears on the Driving Rain Official album.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 2001
Sessions This song has been recorded during the following sessions

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Song facts

From a November 2001 interview:

‘Back In The Sunshine Again’ was written in Arizona about five years ago; the idea of getting out of the English winter and into the Arizona sun was very appealing, so I started writing it – with the help of my son James, who contributed to the riff and the bridge. I finished the song in California, shortly before I started the album. It’s a good time, back in the sun song – about leaving behind all our troubles and moving forward into the sunshine, which also fits with my present mood in life, my present situation. James came and played rhythm guitar on the session with the band, he was the only guest artist on the album – which was fitting, as he had helped me write it.

Last updated on April 30, 2018

Lyrics

Here we are
Back in the sunshine again
No more worries
And no more pain

We're leaving behind
All our troubles and strife
And thats the way it's gonna' be
For the rest of my life

Here we are, here we are
Back in the sunshine again
No more worries, no more worries
And no more pain, no more pain

Life too short, to spend it lonely
You only throw it away
Listen to your voice of reason, call it a day

Take a ride, take a ride
Out to the land of the free
Don't hurry take your time, take your time
Come and spend it with me

Back in the sunshine
Back in the sunshine

Here we are
Back in the sunshine again
No more worries, no more worries
And no more pain

Life's too short, to spend it lonely
You only throw it away
Listen to your voice of reason, call it a day

Here we are
Back in the sunshine again
No more worries, no more worries
And no more pain

Here we are, here we are
Back in the sunshine again
No more worries, no more worries
And no more pain

Back in the sunshine again
No more worries
Back in the sunshine again

Officially appears on


Driving Rain

Official album • Released in 2001

4:23 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Electric guitar, Executive producer, Vocals
James McCartney:
Electric guitar
Rusty Anderson:
Electric guitar
Abe Laboriel Jr.:
Drums
Gabe Dixon:
Piano
David Kahne:
Mixing, Producer
Mark Dearnley:
Engineer
Jaime Sickora:
Assistant engineer
Kevin Mills:
Second assistant engineer
David Leonard:
Mixing

Session Recording:
Feb 28, 2001
Studio:
Henson Recording Studio, Los Angeles

Bootlegs


MoMac's Hidden Tracks Vol.26

Unofficial album

0:24 • Studio version • Piano demonstration 11/01


MoMac's Hidden Tracks Vol.26

Unofficial album

0:52 • Studio version • Piano demonstration (12/12/01)


Driving Rain... In The New Century

Unofficial album • Released in 2002

0:23 • Other • Recorded mid November 2001 for the Dutch "Tros TV Show" with Ivo Niehe, NED2, broadcast 01-12-11.

Recording:
Mid-November 2001


Driving Rain... In The New Century

Unofficial album • Released in 2002

0:55 • Radio show • RPC, Canal Jimmy, Manchester, broadcast 01-12-26.

Recording:
Dec 12, 2001


Driving Rain - Ultimate Archive Collection

Unofficial album • Released in 2015

4:23 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Electric guitar, Executive producer, Vocals
James McCartney:
Electric guitar
Rusty Anderson:
Electric guitar
Abe Laboriel Jr.:
Drums
Gabe Dixon:
Piano
David Kahne:
Mixing, Producer
Mark Dearnley:
Engineer
Jaime Sickora:
Assistant engineer
Kevin Mills:
Second assistant engineer
David Leonard:
Mixing

Session Recording:
Feb 28, 2001
Studio:
Henson Recording Studio, Los Angeles

Live performances

Paul McCartney has never played this song in concert.


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