The Paul McCartney Project

Good Times Coming / Feel The Sun

Written by Paul McCartney

Album This song officially appears on the Press To Play Official album.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 1986

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Song facts

From “Club Sandwich 42 – Autumn 1986“:

There’s a nostalgic air about summers that have gone,” explains Paul. “…To me the song is three summers: one when I was a kid going to Butlin’s in my short trousers, feeling embarrassed ’cause I wanted long trousers… Then the second verse is a bit more grown up… I associate that second verse with The Beatles – ‘It was a silly season, was it the best?/We didn’t need a reason, just a rest!’ That’s one of my favourite lines on the album… Then the third verse is kinda ominous, talking about a great summer before the war.. .That’s the twist in the tail of that song.” Eddie Rayner is on guitar and Carlos Alomar shows that solos don’t have to be long to make an impact, contributing a jagged little interlude. Ruby James and Paul’s cousin Kate Robbins, the fast-rising comedienne, are on backing vocals and there’s a suitably warm reggae lilt to the song until explosive drumbeats announce the brief, upbeat “Feel The Sun“.

Last updated on November 20, 2016

Lyrics

I was thinking about that summer so long ago,
Pack up your bags and yell ‘Geronimo'.
That was a golden summer. Wasn't it hot?
We laughed a lot that summer, laughed a lot.

Laughing at the good times coming,
Laughing at the good times coming in.
Good times coming, laughing at the good times coming in.

There was something about the weather, what can I say?
Nothing like any other holiday.
That was a silly season, was it the best?
We didn't need the reason, just a rest.

Happy at the good times coming,
Happy at the good times coming.
Good times coming, happy at the good times coming in.

I'm loving you, I'm loving you, I'm loving you now.
I'm loving you, I'm loving you, I'm loving you now.

There was a golden summer before the war.
They laughed a lot that summer, lah de dah.

Laughing at the good times coming,
Laughing at the good times coming in.
Good times coming, laughing at the good times coming in.

Good times coming… good, good.
Good times coming in… good, good.

Feel the sun shine in, shine in, shine in. Feel the sun shining in on you.
Feel the sun shine in, shine in, shine in. Feel the sun shining in on you.

All the beauty, all the pain. Will it ever be the same again?
If you love me, show me now. It's the only way that we know how.

Feel the sun shine in, shine in, shine in. Feel the sun shining in on you.
Feel the sun shine in, shine in, shine in. Feel the sun shining in on you.

Officially appears on


Press To Play

Official album • Released in 1986

4:56 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Backing vocals, Bass, Electric guitar, Electric piano (?), Keyboards (?), Producer, Shaker (?), Vocals
Eric Stewart:
Electric guitar
Jerry Marotta:
Drums
Carlos Alomar:
Electric guitar
Eddie Rayner:
Keyboards
Kate Robbins:
Backing vocals
Ruby James:
Backing vocals
Hugh Padgham:
Engineering, Mixing, Producer

Session Recording:
March - May 1985
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Overdubs:
October 1st - December 6th 1985
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Mixing:
April 14th-18th 1986
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

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


Press To Play (1993)

Official album • Released in 1993

4:56 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Backing vocals, Bass, Electric guitar, Electric piano (?), Keyboards (?), Producer, Shaker (?), Vocals
Eric Stewart:
Electric guitar
Jerry Marotta:
Drums
Carlos Alomar:
Electric guitar
Eddie Rayner:
Keyboards
Kate Robbins:
Backing vocals
Ruby James:
Backing vocals
Hugh Padgham:
Engineering, Mixing, Producer

Session Recording:
March - May 1985
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Overdubs:
October 1st - December 6th 1985
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Mixing:
April 14th-18th 1986
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

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 versionA

Paul McCartney:
Backing vocals, Bass, Electric guitar, Electric piano (?), Keyboards (?), Producer, Shaker (?), Vocals
Eric Stewart:
Electric guitar
Jerry Marotta:
Drums
Carlos Alomar:
Electric guitar
Eddie Rayner:
Keyboards
Kate Robbins:
Backing vocals
Ruby James:
Backing vocals
Hugh Padgham:
Engineering, Mixing, Producer

Session Recording:
March - May 1985
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Overdubs:
October 1st - December 6th 1985
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Mixing:
April 14th-18th 1986
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.18

Unofficial album

7:10 • Rough mixA1

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Electric guitar (?), Vocals
Eric Stewart:
Electric guitar (?)
Jerry Marotta:
Drums
Carlos Alomar:
Electric guitar (?)

Session Recording:
March - May 1985
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

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


Good Times Comin'

Unofficial album • Released in 1994

7:01 • Rough mixA1

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Electric guitar (?), Vocals
Eric Stewart:
Electric guitar (?)
Jerry Marotta:
Drums
Carlos Alomar:
Electric guitar (?)

Session Recording:
March - May 1985
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

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


Pizza & Fairytales

Unofficial album • Released in 2000

7:09 • Rough mixA1

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Electric guitar (?), Vocals
Eric Stewart:
Electric guitar (?)
Jerry Marotta:
Drums
Carlos Alomar:
Electric guitar (?)

Session Recording:
March - May 1985
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

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


Press To Play - Ultimate Archive Collection

Unofficial album • Released in 2015

4:56 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Backing vocals, Bass, Electric guitar, Electric piano (?), Keyboards (?), Producer, Shaker (?), Vocals
Eric Stewart:
Electric guitar
Jerry Marotta:
Drums
Carlos Alomar:
Electric guitar
Eddie Rayner:
Keyboards
Kate Robbins:
Backing vocals
Ruby James:
Backing vocals
Hugh Padgham:
Engineering, Mixing, Producer

Session Recording:
March - May 1985
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Overdubs:
October 1st - December 6th 1985
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Mixing:
April 14th-18th 1986
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

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


Press To Play - Ultimate Archive Collection

Unofficial album • Released in 2015

7:10 • Rough mixA1

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Electric guitar (?), Vocals
Eric Stewart:
Electric guitar (?)
Jerry Marotta:
Drums
Carlos Alomar:
Electric guitar (?)

Session Recording:
March - May 1985
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

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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