The Paul McCartney Project

Caesar Rock

Written by Paul McCartney

Album This song officially appears on the Egypt Station Official album.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 2018
Sessions This song has been recorded during the following sessions

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Song facts

Caesar Rock” is a track from 2018 album “Egypt Station“. From “Words Between The Tracks” YouTube series:

Caesar Rock. Okay there’s some times when I get in my studio with my engineer Steve and we just start making up stuff. We will just have no idea what we’re gonna do but we’ll play with things we are interested in. So I might just start off with a drum machine, do something and put a little piano on it, or put the bass on it, and then maybe some ideas on it.
 
I went in one day and we started making this song and then I was playing with a little auto-tune thing that I’d been familiarized with by working with Kanye. So I thought I fancy having a go at this and in a way it’s a bit sacrilegious, but then I started thinking “are you kidding me”… You know you listen to some of the Beatles records, Tomorrow Never Knows, and we were never that, you know, nothing was that sacred
 
So it was “she’s a rock” but then we started referring to it as Caesar Rock because we were just having fun and so we just built it up. So I like that. I like this song because it’s slightly oddball, you know. It’s a song where anything goes and I like it because of that. And then we got then a group of people in the studio, some of the engineers, some of the guys who were hanging around. I said okay, come on, we all gonna go in and just be this big chorus thing.
 
And the other thing I loved about it just right at the end of the track – I still don’t know how this happened – but it must have been me that shouted “she’s got matching teeth”. And everyone was just “She’s got matching teeth?”… I like the idea of matching teeth. I mean I was playing with that as an album title, Matching Teeth. Yes! So I mean that was one we had a lot of fun with. Caesar rock!

Paul McCartney
Each track of “Egypt Station” has been given individual artwork that was first published on Twitter on August 14, 2018

Last updated on September 9, 2018

Lyrics

She’s a rock
She’s a rock
She’s a rock

If I could find the words
To talk about my woman
Well I would surely shout them out
But every time I feel my inspiration coming
It’s all too much to talk about
‘cos she breaks me up
She takes me down
She sends me sideways
She gets me every way I turn

If I’m back to school
She gotta be my favourite teacher
There’s such a lot for me to learn

She’s a rock, yeah
She’s a rock, yeah
She’s a rock, yeah

Somehow she always knows
Exactly what is needed
When I’ve been running round and round
And if she wants me
I know that I’ve succeeded
I’ll be heading back to town

She’s a rock
She’s a rock
She’s a rock

She got loyalty
Like the royalty

She got symmetry
Anonymity

She got all the looks
She got all the books

She got matching teeth

Officially appears on


Egypt Station

Official album • Released in 2018

3:29 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Bass, Co-producer, Drums, Harpsichord, Percussion, Synths, Vocals
Rusty Anderson:
Backing vocals, Reverse electric guitar
Abe Laboriel Jr.:
Backing vocals, Drums
Paul Wickens:
Backing vocals, Moog
Brian Ray:
Backing vocals, Electric guitar
Roy Bennett:
Backing vocals
Greg Kurstin:
Producer
Steve Orchard:
Engineering
Alex Pasco:
Engineering
Billy Bush:
Engineering
Julian Burg:
Engineering
Matt Tuggle:
Engineering assistant
Kyle Stevens:
Engineering assistant
Caroline Le'gene:
Backing vocals

Session Recording:
Unknown dates
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Recording:
Unknown dates
Studio:
Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles

Session Mixing:
2018 ?
Studio:
Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles


Egypt Station (Deluxe edition)

Official album • Released in 2018

3:29 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Bass, Co-producer, Drums, Harpsichord, Percussion, Synths, Vocals
Rusty Anderson:
Backing vocals, Reverse electric guitar
Abe Laboriel Jr.:
Backing vocals, Drums
Paul Wickens:
Backing vocals, Moog
Brian Ray:
Backing vocals, Electric guitar
Roy Bennett:
Backing vocals
Greg Kurstin:
Producer
Steve Orchard:
Engineering
Alex Pasco:
Engineering
Billy Bush:
Engineering
Julian Burg:
Engineering
Matt Tuggle:
Engineering assistant
Kyle Stevens:
Engineering assistant
Caroline Le'gene:
Backing vocals

Session Recording:
Unknown dates
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Recording:
Unknown dates
Studio:
Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles

Session Mixing:
2018 ?
Studio:
Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles

Live performances

Paul McCartney has never played this song in concert.


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Robert Spinello 3 months ago

I like this one a lot reminds me of Monkberry Moon Delight.


Pedro 3 months ago

It should be released as a single love the voice in it


Vincent Truman (@vincenttruman) 2 months ago

A delightful addition to those Weird McCartney songs (eg Robbers Ball, Monkberry Moon Delight, Oo You, Special Friend, etc.) which would be a fine addition to the Fireman catalogue as well. Love this track!


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The PaulMcCartney Project 1 months ago

@Mary thanks very much for the kind words ! :)