The Paul McCartney Project

Crises - The World You're Coming Into

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

The World You’re Coming Into” is the second 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

(Mary Dee and Shanty's home)

MARY DEE (alone in bedroom)
The world you're coming into,
Is no easy place to enter.
Every day is haunted
By the echoes of the past.
Funny thoughts and wild, wild dreams
Will find their way into your mind.

The clouds that hang above us,
May be full of rain and thunder.
But in time they slide away
To find the sun still there.
Lazy days and wild, wild flowers
Will bring some joy into your heart.
And I will always love you,
I'll welcome you into this world.

MARY DEE and BOY SOLO
You're mine and I will love you.

Officially appears on


Liverpool Oratorio

Official album • Released in 1991

2:28 • LiveL1

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


The World You're Coming Into / Tres Conejos

7" Single • Released in 1991

2:28 • Studio version

Live performances

“Crises - The World You're Coming Into” has been played in 2 concerts.

Latest concerts where “Crises - The World You're Coming Into” has been played




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