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Flying To My Home

Written by Paul McCartney

Album This song officially appears on the My Brave Face 7" Single.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 1989
Sessions This song has been recorded during the following sessions

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Song facts

From Wikipedia:

Flying to My Home” is a song written by Paul McCartney in 1989. It was released as the B-side to the “My Brave Face” single from the album Flowers in the Dirt. Niles Krieger’s Vibrophone track was originally intended to be the centrepiece of the song. However, when the track was being mixed, the Vibrophone part was mixed down and buried under the percussion played by David Slitzky. Krieger has been quoted as saying “Working with Paul was one of the highlights of my career.” The song ended up being placed into the Paul McCartney lyrics book entitled Blackbird Singing numerous years following its initial release. The song is available on the 1993 remastered CD version of Flowers in the Dirt.

Last updated on November 25, 2016

Lyrics

I'm, I'm flying to my home, home
Flying to my home, home, home, home

The sun is fading in the west
Out where the cattle roam
I'm like a bird at the end of the day
Flying to my home

I'm flying to my home sweet majesty
I'm flying to my home
The sky is like a painted flag
Above a sea of chrome

I've got a woman living in my life
Living in my home
I'm flying to my home sweet majesty
I'm flying to my home

I haven't been back for so long
I don't know if I'm going to recognize it, ooh
They gave the old place a new face
And I'm going to take some time
To size the situation up

I haven't been back for so long
I don't know if I'm going to recognize it, ooh
They gave the old place a new face
And I'm going to take some time
To size the situation up

The sun is fading in the west
Out where the cattle roam
I've got a woman living in my life
Living in my home
I'm flying to my home sweet majesty
I'm flying to my home

I'm flying to my home
(I'm flying to my home)
I'm flying to my home
(I'm flying to my home)
I'm flying to my home
(I'm flying to my home)
I'm flying to my home sweet majesty

I'm flying to my home
I'm flying to my home
I'm flying to my home

Officially appears on


My Brave Face

7" Single • Released in 1989

4:13 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Autoharp, Backing vocals, Bass, Electric guitar, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Backing vocals
Hamish Stuart:
Backing vocals, Rhythm guitar, Slide guitar, Synthesizer
Geoff Emerick:
Engineer
Chris Whitten:
Backing vocals, Drums
Matt Butler:
Assistant engineer

Session Recording:
May 05, 1988
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Overdubs:
September - November 1988
Studio:
Olympic Sound Studios, London

Session Mixing:
Nov 09, 1988
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


My Brave Face

CD Single • Released in 1989

4:13 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Autoharp, Backing vocals, Bass, Electric guitar, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Backing vocals
Hamish Stuart:
Backing vocals, Rhythm guitar, Slide guitar, Synthesizer
Geoff Emerick:
Engineer
Chris Whitten:
Backing vocals, Drums
Matt Butler:
Assistant engineer

Session Recording:
May 05, 1988
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Overdubs:
September - November 1988
Studio:
Olympic Sound Studios, London

Session Mixing:
Nov 09, 1988
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


Flowers In The Dirt (1993)

Official album • Released in 1993

4:15 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Autoharp, Backing vocals, Bass, Electric guitar, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Backing vocals
Hamish Stuart:
Backing vocals, Rhythm guitar, Slide guitar, Synthesizer
Geoff Emerick:
Engineer
Chris Whitten:
Backing vocals, Drums
Matt Butler:
Assistant engineer

Session Recording:
May 05, 1988
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Overdubs:
September - November 1988
Studio:
Olympic Sound Studios, London

Session Mixing:
Nov 09, 1988
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


Flowers In The Dirt (2017)

Official album • Released in 2017

4:15 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Autoharp, Backing vocals, Bass, Electric guitar, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Backing vocals
Hamish Stuart:
Backing vocals, Rhythm guitar, Slide guitar, Synthesizer
Geoff Emerick:
Engineer
Chris Whitten:
Backing vocals, Drums
Matt Butler:
Assistant engineer

Session Recording:
May 05, 1988
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Overdubs:
September - November 1988
Studio:
Olympic Sound Studios, London

Session Mixing:
Nov 09, 1988
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Bootlegs


B-Sides Complete Vol. 3

Unofficial album • Released in 2000

4:11 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Autoharp, Backing vocals, Bass, Electric guitar, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Backing vocals
Hamish Stuart:
Backing vocals, Rhythm guitar, Slide guitar, Synthesizer
Geoff Emerick:
Engineer
Chris Whitten:
Backing vocals, Drums
Matt Butler:
Assistant engineer

Session Recording:
May 05, 1988
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Overdubs:
September - November 1988
Studio:
Olympic Sound Studios, London

Session Mixing:
Nov 09, 1988
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


UK Singles Collection - Volume 04

Unofficial album • Released in 2007

4:13 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Autoharp, Backing vocals, Bass, Electric guitar, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Backing vocals
Hamish Stuart:
Backing vocals, Rhythm guitar, Slide guitar, Synthesizer
Geoff Emerick:
Engineer
Chris Whitten:
Backing vocals, Drums
Matt Butler:
Assistant engineer

Session Recording:
May 05, 1988
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Overdubs:
September - November 1988
Studio:
Olympic Sound Studios, London

Session Mixing:
Nov 09, 1988
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


Flowers In The Dirt - Ultimate Archive Collection

Unofficial album • Released in 2015

4:14 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Autoharp, Backing vocals, Bass, Electric guitar, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Backing vocals
Hamish Stuart:
Backing vocals, Rhythm guitar, Slide guitar, Synthesizer
Geoff Emerick:
Engineer
Chris Whitten:
Backing vocals, Drums
Matt Butler:
Assistant engineer

Session Recording:
May 05, 1988
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Overdubs:
September - November 1988
Studio:
Olympic Sound Studios, London

Session Mixing:
Nov 09, 1988
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Live performances

Paul McCartney has never played this song in concert.


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