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Released in 2005

Growing Up, Falling Down

Written by Paul McCartney

Last updated on January 17, 2021

Album This song officially appears on the Fine Line 7" Single.

Timeline This song was officially released in 2005

Timeline This song was written, or began to be written, in 2004, when Paul McCartney was 62 years old)

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Related sessions

This song was recorded during the following studio sessions:

Related songs

Growing Up, Falling Down” is a track recorded during the sessions for 2005 album “Chaos And Creation In The Backyard“. It was released as the B-side of the single “Fine Line“. Five other songs from those sessions were released as B-sides or bonus tracks.

Comfort of LoveAvailable on “Fine Line” CD single
Growing Up, Falling DownAvailable on “Fine Line” 7″ single
Summer of ’59Available on “Jenny Wren” 7″ single
This Loving GameAvailable on “Jenny Wren” Maxi-CD single
I Want You to FlyAvailable on “Jenny Wren” CD single
She Is So BeautifulAvailable on the Japanese pressing of the album

Growing Up, Falling Down” was one of the two tracks on “Chaos And Creation In The Backyard” which featured player Pedro Eustache (the other one was “Jenny Wren“). Pedro Eustache played Dijeridu and Duduk on this track.

What can I say, it was a once-on-a-lifetime experience… absolutely amazing. What struck me the most was Sir Paul’s genuine, down-to-earth humility, his serious, no-nonsense work ethics, as well as the depth of his musical sensibility.

Pedro Eustache, commenting about his contribution to “Chaos And Creation In The Backyard”, from his own site.


We were growing, time was going so fast

Without knowing, we were growing up fast

We were lying down, in the shade

I remember the love we made

We were lying down, on the bed

I remember the tears we shared

We were growing, time was going so fast, (Growing up)

Without knowing, (Falling down) we were growing up fast (Growing up, Falling down)

(Growing up, Falling down)

We were laughing to, we were so

I remember the fun we had

We were crying loud, with the pain

We will never be here again

Growing up, falling down

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Live performances

Paul McCartney has never played this song in concert.

Paul McCartney writing

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