The Paul McCartney Project

Don't Let It Bring You Down

Album This song officially appears on the London Town Official album.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 1978
Sessions This song has been recorded during the following sessions

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Lyrics

Though some things in life are hard to bear
Don't let it bring you down

Should the sand of time run out on you
Don't let it bring you down

Don't go down - don't go underground
Things seem strange, but they change
How they change

Up and down your carousel will go
Don't let it bring you down

Don't go down - don't get out of town
Get to know how it goes, how it goes

When the price you have to pay is high
Don't let it bring you down

Officially appears on


London Town

Official album • Released in 1978

4:35 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Bass, Electric guitar, Irish tin whistle, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Backing vocals
Denny Laine:
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Irish tin whistle
Jimmy McCulloch:
Acoustic guitar (?)
Geoff Emerick:
Engineer
Joe English:
Brushes, Drums
Mark Vigars:
Assistant engineer
Pete Henderson:
Assistant engineer
Steve Churchyard:
Assistant engineer

Session Recording:
May 25, 1977
Studio:
Record Plant Mobile Studio, Fair Carol Yacht, US Virgin Islands

Session Overdubs:
Nov 24, 1977
Studio:
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


London Town (1993)

Official album • Released in 1993

4:35 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Bass, Electric guitar, Irish tin whistle, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Backing vocals
Denny Laine:
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Irish tin whistle
Jimmy McCulloch:
Acoustic guitar (?)
Geoff Emerick:
Engineer
Joe English:
Brushes, Drums
Mark Vigars:
Assistant engineer
Pete Henderson:
Assistant engineer
Steve Churchyard:
Assistant engineer

Session Recording:
May 25, 1977
Studio:
Record Plant Mobile Studio, Fair Carol Yacht, US Virgin Islands

Session Overdubs:
Nov 24, 1977
Studio:
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


Pure McCartney (Deluxe)

Official album • Released in 2016

Studio version

Bootlegs


MoMac's Hidden Tracks Vol.10

Unofficial album

4:40 • Studio version


London Town Roughs And Demos

Unofficial album • Released in 1991

4:41 • Studio version


Water Wings

Unofficial album • Released in 1999

4:43 • Rough mix • From Stereo 1978 Test Pressing Acetate - With Rough Different Mix


Water Wings

Unofficial album • Released in 1999

4:41 • Studio version


London Town - Ultimate Archive Collection

Unofficial album • Released in 2015

4:34 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Bass, Electric guitar, Irish tin whistle, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Backing vocals
Denny Laine:
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Irish tin whistle
Jimmy McCulloch:
Acoustic guitar (?)
Geoff Emerick:
Engineer
Joe English:
Brushes, Drums
Mark Vigars:
Assistant engineer
Pete Henderson:
Assistant engineer
Steve Churchyard:
Assistant engineer

Session Recording:
May 25, 1977
Studio:
Record Plant Mobile Studio, Fair Carol Yacht, US Virgin Islands

Session Overdubs:
Nov 24, 1977
Studio:
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions (1969-2013) on Amazon


Live performances

Paul McCartney has never played this song in concert.


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