The Paul McCartney Project

Growing Up, Falling Down

Written by Paul McCartney

Album This song officially appears on the Fine Line 7" Single.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 2005
Timeline This song has been written (or started being written) in 2004 (Paul McCartney was 62 years old)

Related sessions

This song has been recorded during the following studio sessions



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Song facts

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.

TitleNotes
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.

Last updated on January 17, 2021

Lyrics

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

Officially appears on


Fine Line

7" Single • Released in 2005

3:29 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Classical guitar, Electric guitar, Piano, Vocals
Nigel Godrich :
Producer
Pedro Eustache :
Dijeridu, Duduk
Jason Falkner :
Classical guitar, Piano
James Gadson :
Drums
Darrell Thorp :
Engineer
Dan Grech-Marguerat :
Production assistant

Session Recording:
April 2004
Studio :
Ocean Way Recording Studios, Los Angeles, USA

Session Overdubs:
October 25, 2004
Studio :
Ocean Way Recording Studios, Los Angeles, USA

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

Bootlegs


Chronicles in the Backyard Disc 1

Unofficial album • Released in 2006

3:29 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Classical guitar, Electric guitar, Piano, Vocals
Nigel Godrich :
Producer
Pedro Eustache :
Dijeridu, Duduk
Jason Falkner :
Classical guitar, Piano
James Gadson :
Drums
Darrell Thorp :
Engineer
Dan Grech-Marguerat :
Production assistant

Session Recording:
April 2004
Studio :
Ocean Way Recording Studios, Los Angeles, USA

Session Overdubs:
October 25, 2004
Studio :
Ocean Way Recording Studios, Los Angeles, USA

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


UK Singles Collection - Volume 07

Unofficial album • Released in 2007

3:29 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Classical guitar, Electric guitar, Piano, Vocals
Nigel Godrich :
Producer
Pedro Eustache :
Dijeridu, Duduk
Jason Falkner :
Classical guitar, Piano
James Gadson :
Drums
Darrell Thorp :
Engineer
Dan Grech-Marguerat :
Production assistant

Session Recording:
April 2004
Studio :
Ocean Way Recording Studios, Los Angeles, USA

Session Overdubs:
October 25, 2004
Studio :
Ocean Way Recording Studios, Los Angeles, USA

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


Chaos And Creation In The Backyard - Ultimate Archive Collection

Unofficial album • Released in 2015

3:29 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Classical guitar, Electric guitar, Piano, Vocals
Nigel Godrich :
Producer
Pedro Eustache :
Dijeridu, Duduk
Jason Falkner :
Classical guitar, Piano
James Gadson :
Drums
Darrell Thorp :
Engineer
Dan Grech-Marguerat :
Production assistant

Session Recording:
April 2004
Studio :
Ocean Way Recording Studios, Los Angeles, USA

Session Overdubs:
October 25, 2004
Studio :
Ocean Way Recording Studios, Los Angeles, USA

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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