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Hand In Hand

Written by Paul McCartney

Album This song officially appears on the Egypt Station Official album.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 2018
Sessions This song has been recorded during the following sessions

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Song facts

Hand In Hand” is a track from 2018 album “Egypt Station“.  From “Words Between The Tracks” YouTube series:

Sometimes songs just come to you, sort of late at night. And I’ve got a piano at home, and in actual fact this particular piano happens to be my dad’s old piano, so it’s special to me. And I was sitting there one night and I just started to find these chords that are the beginning of Hand In Hand.
And it’s basically a love song. And as I wrote it, I was imagining me and Nancy about to go through life hand in hand. It was written in the early stage of our relationship.

And then I started to think, ‘Yeah, well, this is a lot of people.’ You know, there are millions of people in that situation, where they’ve got someone they love, and they want to go through life hand in hand, and to be a partnership of some kind.

And it was nice, actually, when we recorded it, we had two lady cellists. That’s all there is on there beside the band. And it was very sweet ’cause at the end of it we liked what they’d done, we said that’s great, thank you. And one of them sort of said, ‘Oh, you know what? I’m getting married for the second time, and I’m a little bit nervous, but this song has made me think it’s going to work out all right.’ So we though, that’s it! You know, that’s a reason, right there, for writing that song.

Paul McCartney

Last updated on September 9, 2018

Lyrics

Want to give you my heart
Want to tell you my story
Going to take it to another level
You and me

Want to give you my word
Let me give you my promise
I will try to make it happen
You can guarantee

Hand in hand
Walking through life
And making our plans
Hand in hand

Let me enter your light
Want to show you my passion
We can make each other happy
If we get it right

Hand in hand
Walking through life
And making our plans
Hand in hand
Taking our time
And making a stand

We can make this dream come true
Only if we want it to
We can make this dream come true
Only when we understand
Everything in life is planned
Can we make this dream come true

Want to give you my heart
Want to tell you my story
Going to take it to another level
You and me

Hand in hand
Walking through life
And making our plans
Hand in hand
Hand in hand

Officially appears on


Egypt Station

Official album • Released in 2018

2:35 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Co-producer, Piano, Vocals
Alan Broadbent:
Orchestration
Keith Smith:
Engineering assistant
Pedro Eustache:
King bansori indian flute
Greg Kurstin:
Producer
Steve Orchard:
Engineering
Mark ‘Spike’ Stent:
Mixing
Michael Freeman:
Mixing assistant
Alex Pasco:
Engineering
Billy Bush:
Engineering
Julian Burg:
Engineering
Matt Tuggle:
Engineering assistant
Paul Pritchard:
Engineering assistant
Derek Stockwell:
Mixing assistant
Kyle Stevens:
Engineering assistant
Al Schmitt:
Engineering
Steve Genewick:
Engineering assistant
Vanessa Freebairn-Smith:
Cello
Jodi Burnett:
Cello

Session Recording:
Unknown dates
Studio:
Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles

Session Mixing:
2018 ?
Studio:
Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles


Egypt Station (Deluxe edition)

Official album • Released in 2018

2:35 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Co-producer, Piano, Vocals
Alan Broadbent:
Orchestration
Keith Smith:
Engineering assistant
Pedro Eustache:
King bansori indian flute
Greg Kurstin:
Producer
Steve Orchard:
Engineering
Mark ‘Spike’ Stent:
Mixing
Michael Freeman:
Mixing assistant
Alex Pasco:
Engineering
Billy Bush:
Engineering
Julian Burg:
Engineering
Matt Tuggle:
Engineering assistant
Paul Pritchard:
Engineering assistant
Derek Stockwell:
Mixing assistant
Kyle Stevens:
Engineering assistant
Al Schmitt:
Engineering
Steve Genewick:
Engineering assistant
Vanessa Freebairn-Smith:
Cello
Jodi Burnett:
Cello

Session Recording:
Unknown dates
Studio:
Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles

Session Mixing:
2018 ?
Studio:
Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles

Live performances

Paul McCartney has never played this song in concert.


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Ringo Hendrix 3 months ago

It will be on Sirius XM Beatles channel at 11 est, every song from the album with the commentary between the tracks. It's all week.

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