The Paul McCartney Project

Crises - Stop. Wait.

Written by Paul McCartneyCarl Davis

Album This song officially appears on the Liverpool Oratorio Official album.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 1991

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Song facts

Stop. Wait.” is the eight track of the seventh movement – entitled “Crises” – of Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Oratorio, released in 1991.

VII: CRISES. Mary Dee sings to the child inside of her, fretting for it’s future, Shanty arrives home slightly drunk, short-tempered and demanding dinner. They row over money and Shanty’s feelings of inadequacy. Shanty wounds her by doubting her love and Mary Dee storms out – telling him, as she goes, that she is pregnant. In her blind anger and her hurt, she runs in front of a car and is knocked down. In hospital, a nurse wills her to live as – in delirium – Mary Dee sees the ghosts again. She fights to cling on to the life of her baby as the ghosts try to steal it from her. At her bed, Shanty prays, promising to reform if only Mary Dee and the baby are saved.

“Liverpool Oratorio” liner notes

Last updated on July 11, 2019

Lyrics

[Chorus]
Stop
Wait
Hold on
Hold on to life
Stay

[Hospital]

Officially appears on


Liverpool Oratorio

Official album • Released in 1991

2:03 • LiveL1

Paul McCartney:
Executive producer
Eddie Klein:
Additional engineer
John Timperley:
Balance engineer
Carl Davis:
Orchestra conductor
Peter Mew:
Additional engineer, Editor
John Fraser:
Producer
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra:
Orchestra
Timothy Walden:
Solo cello (?)
Nic Raine:
Assistant to carl davis
Martin Astle:
Additional engineer
Tom Leader:
Additional engineer, Editor
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir:
Choir
Choristers of Liverpool Cathedral:
Choir
Ian Tracey:
Chorus master and master of the choriste

Concert From the concert in Liverpool, United Kingdom on Jun 28, 1991

Live performances

“Crises - Stop. Wait.” has been played in 2 concerts.

Latest concerts where “Crises - Stop. Wait.” has been played




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