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Get Out Of My Way

Written by Paul McCartney

Album This song officially appears on the Off The Ground Official album.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 1993
Sessions This song has been recorded during the following sessions

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Song facts

Get Out Of My Way” is a track from 1993 album “Off The Ground“. From Club Sandwich 65:

That was really an attempt at writing a straightforward rock and roll song. A lot of people will tell you that they’re often the hardest songs to write, even though they sound very simple. To get them to sound authentic is difficult. So I just put the character in a car and he’s basically talking to the blues – saying “get out of my way, don’t tell me what to do, I know what’s happening, I’m going to see my woman tonight”. So it’s a kind of rock and roll love song. 

Paul McCartney

From the “New World Tour” tour book:

PAUL: That’s a trucking song, I’m gonna see my girl, get outta my way.

ROBBIE McINTOSH: The big thing about the album for me was that nearly everything I did was done live on the backing track — and the band wouldn’t let me change it! On Get Out Of My Way I did a guitar solo when we were bashing through it which I thought was only all right, so I had another couple of cracks at it and they all said, Naah, leave it. So it’s the original on the record.

PAUL WIX WICKENS: “I was locked in the box for that one, playing rock’n’roll on the Magic Piano, the painted one, beside the toilet. They built an acoustic box round me to stop sound spill. Good fun.

Last updated on June 10, 2019

Lyrics

Crash bang wallop I'm a lover again
I've got my eyes on the road
And I'm feeling no pain
I've found a real fine woman
I'm heading to see her.

Bye bye melancholy listen to me
We had a long long ride
But it isn't to be
I've got a real fine woman
I'm heading to see her now.

Get out of my way
Get out of my life
I don't need anybody to tell me
How to be right
Don't try to stop me
I've got the answer
I won't need anybody except my woman tonight.

I can't help it if I'm starting to smile
I've got a full gas tank
And it's only a mile
'Till I'll be with my little woman
I'm ready to see her.

So I say ...
Bye bye melancholy listen to me
We had a long long ride
But it isn't to be
I've got a real fine woman
I'm heading to see her now.

Get out of my way
Get out of my life
I don't need anybody to tell me
How to be right
Don't try to stop me
I've got the answer
I won't need anybody except my woman tonight.

Officially appears on


Off The Ground

Official album • Released in 1993

3:32 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Harmonium, Percussion
Robbie McIntosh:
Electric guitar
Hamish Stuart:
Electric guitar
Paul Wickens:
Piano
Blair Cunningham:
Drums
Julian Mendelsohn:
Producer
Bob Kraushaar:
Engineer
Frank Mead:
Alto sax
Nick Payn:
Baritone sax
Andy Hamilton:
Tenore sax
Nick Pentelow:
Tenore sax
Martin Drover:
Trumpet

Session Recording:
December 1991 - July 1992
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Mixing:
September - October 1992
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

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


Off the Ground - The Complete Works

Official album • Released in 1993

3:33 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Harmonium, Percussion
Robbie McIntosh:
Electric guitar
Hamish Stuart:
Electric guitar
Paul Wickens:
Piano
Blair Cunningham:
Drums
Julian Mendelsohn:
Producer
Bob Kraushaar:
Engineer
Frank Mead:
Alto sax
Nick Payn:
Baritone sax
Andy Hamilton:
Tenore sax
Nick Pentelow:
Tenore sax
Martin Drover:
Trumpet

Session Recording:
December 1991 - July 1992
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Mixing:
September - October 1992
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

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

Bootlegs


MoMac's Hidden Tracks Vol.23

Unofficial album

3:46 • Studio version


Lumpy Trousers

Unofficial live

3:21 • Studio version


Lumpy Trousers

Unofficial live

3:40 • Soundcheck


Rehearsals For The New World Tour 1993

Unofficial live

4:17 • Live


Live Archives Vol. 2 (1990-1997)

Unofficial live

Live


Videos

Album • Off The Ground

Live performances

“Get Out Of My Way” has been played in 17 concerts and 1 soundchecks.

Latest concerts where “Get Out Of My Way” has been played








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