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Released in 1991

Crises - The World You're Coming Into

Written by Paul McCartneyCarl Davis

Last updated on July 11, 2019

Album This song officially appears on the Liverpool Oratorio Official album.

Timeline This song was officially released in 1991

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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


(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.


You're mine and I will love you.

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Crises - The World You're Coming Into” has been played in 3 concerts.

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The Lyrics: 1956 to the Present

"Crises - The World You're Coming Into" is one of the songs featured in the book "The Lyrics: 1956 to the Present," published in 2021. The book explores Paul McCartney's early Liverpool days, his time with the Beatles, Wings, and his solo career. It pairs the lyrics of 154 of his songs with his first-person commentary on the circumstances of their creation, the inspirations behind them, and his current thoughts on them.

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