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Gratitude

Written by Paul McCartney

Album This song officially appears on the Memory Almost Full Official album.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 2007

Related sessions

This song has been recorded during the following studio sessions


Related interviews


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Song facts

Gratitude” is a song from Paul McCartney’s 2007 album, “Memory Almost Full“.

I’ve always had a couple of voices. Originally you’re just a kid at home, like everyone else, and then you start to dream of being a singer. My heroes then were rock ’n’ rollers, so my ballad voice was based on Elvis and the screamy voice was me trying to be Little Richard. I loved him so much. When I joined the Beatles, John used to like that and it’s stayed with me as something I enjoy doing – that gritty, souly voice. So on this track I was just thinking of how much there is to be grateful for in life, and I wanted to put that into song and use the gritty voice to do it with.

Paul McCartney – interview with Mail On Sunday, May 12, 2008

Last updated on January 18, 2021

Lyrics

Gratitude, gratitude, gratitude

I'm so grateful for everything
You've ever given me
How can I explain what it means
To be loved by you
By you, loved by you, loved by you

Show my gratitude, gratitude
Show my gratitude
I want to show my gratitude, gratitude

Well I was lonely
I was living with a memory
But my cold and lonely nights ended
When you sheltered me
Loved by you
I was loved by you
Yeah I was loved by you

I want to show my gratitude
Want to show my gratitude
Yeah show my gratitude
Show my gratitude

I should stop loving you
Think what you put me through
But I don't want to lock my heart away
I will look forward to
Days when I'll be loving you
Until then gonna wish
And hope and pray

I want to show my gratitude, gratitude
Yeah I want to show my gratitude
Show my gratitude
Yeah my gratitude

To be loved by you
Be loved by you, to be loved by you
Loved by you

I want to show my gratitude, gratitude

Officially appears on


Memory Almost Full

Official album • Released in 2007

3:19 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass, Drums, Electric guitar, Keyboards, Organ, Piano, Vocals
David Kahne :
Mixing engineer, Producer
Eddie Klein :
Assistant recording engineer
Steve Orchard :
Recording engineer
Andy Wallace :
Mixing engineer

Session Recording:
March 2006
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

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


Memory Almost Full - 2CD limited edition bonus disc

Official album • Released in 2007

3:19 • Studio versionA

Session Recording:
March 2006
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

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

Bootlegs


Memory Almost Full - Ultimate Archive Collection

Unofficial album • Released in 2016

3:19 • Studio versionA

Live performances

Paul McCartney has never played this song in concert.


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