Home Tonight

Written by Paul McCartney

Album This song officially appears on the Home Tonight / In A Hurry Streaming.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 2019

Related sessions

This song has been recorded during the following studio sessions


Related songs


In A Hurry

Officially appears on Home Tonight / In A Hurry

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Song facts

Home Tonight” is a left-over song recorded during the Greg Kurstin sessions for 2018 album “Egypt Station“, and released as a double-A single in November 2019, along with “In A Hurry“.

It is not explicitly mentioned where this track was recorded, but the contribution of engineer Collin Kadlec suggests it was recorded at Henson Studios.

Last updated on March 28, 2021

Lyrics

I'm taking you home tonight
I wanna make sure that you're alright
Looks like a cold, cold wind is blowing in
I'm taking you home tonight

We're like a train that's left the tracks
The world is falling apart
I'd gladly help to put it back
But tell me where to start

I'm taking you home (yeah) tonight
I wanna make sure that you're alright
Well, the coat you're wearing is way too thin
I'm taking you home tonight

I read the bad news every day
It's getting harder to cry
Sometimes I'd like to look away
But I can't close my eyes

I'm taking you home (yeah) tonight
I wanna make sure that you're alright
next of kin
I'm taking you home tonight

Say yes, tonight
Say yes, that my suggestion is right
Say yes, to me
And that's the way you want it to be

Oh, I'm taking you home (yeah) tonight
I wanna make sure that you're alright
Looks like a cold, cold wind is blowing in
I'm taking you home tonight

Well, life goes by at such a pace
And trouble's here to increase
I know that we can find the ways
That we can get some peace

I'm taking you home (home) tonight
I wanna make sure that you're alright
Looks like a cold, cold wind is blowing in
I'm taking you home tonight

So say yes, tonight
Say yes, that my suggestion is right
Say yes, to me
And that's the way you want it to be

Well, I'm taking you home (home) tonight
I wanna make sure that you're alright
They say a cold, cold wind is blowing in
The coat you're wearing is way too thin
And notify my next of kin
I'm taking you home tonight

Variations


A Album version

Officially appears on


Home Tonight / In A Hurry

Streaming • Released in 2019

3:05 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Bass, Clapping, Drums, Electric guitar, Producer, Vocals
Keith Smith :
Assistant recording engineer
Greg Kurstin :
Background vocals, Drum programming, Producer
Steve Orchard :
Recording engineer
Jamie Kirkham :
Assistant recording engineer
Mark 'Spike' Stent :
Mixing engineer
Michael Freeman :
Assistant mixing engineer
Alex Pasco :
Recording engineer
Julian Burg :
Recording engineer
Matt Tuggle :
Assistant recording engineer
Collin Kadlec :
Assistant recording engineer
Derek Stockwell :
Assistant mixing engineer
Steve Herrman :
Trumpet
Tom ‘Bones’ Malone :
Bass trombone, Tenor saxophone, Trumpet
Charles Rose :
Trombone
Jim Hoke :
Baritone saxophone
Randy Merrill :
Mastering engineer
Doug Moffett :
Tenor saxophone

Session Recording:
2016-2018 ?
Studio :
Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles


Home Tonight / In A Hurry (RSD exclusive)

7" Single • Released in 2019

3:05 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Bass, Clapping, Drums, Electric guitar, Producer, Vocals
Keith Smith :
Assistant recording engineer
Greg Kurstin :
Background vocals, Drum programming, Producer
Steve Orchard :
Recording engineer
Jamie Kirkham :
Assistant recording engineer
Mark 'Spike' Stent :
Mixing engineer
Michael Freeman :
Assistant mixing engineer
Alex Pasco :
Recording engineer
Julian Burg :
Recording engineer
Matt Tuggle :
Assistant recording engineer
Collin Kadlec :
Assistant recording engineer
Derek Stockwell :
Assistant mixing engineer
Steve Herrman :
Trumpet
Tom ‘Bones’ Malone :
Bass trombone, Tenor saxophone, Trumpet
Charles Rose :
Trombone
Jim Hoke :
Baritone saxophone
Randy Merrill :
Mastering engineer
Doug Moffett :
Tenor saxophone

Session Recording:
2016-2018 ?
Studio :
Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles


Home

EP • Released in 2020

3:05 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Bass, Clapping, Drums, Electric guitar, Producer, Vocals
Keith Smith :
Assistant recording engineer
Greg Kurstin :
Background vocals, Drum programming, Producer
Steve Orchard :
Recording engineer
Jamie Kirkham :
Assistant recording engineer
Mark 'Spike' Stent :
Mixing engineer
Michael Freeman :
Assistant mixing engineer
Alex Pasco :
Recording engineer
Julian Burg :
Recording engineer
Matt Tuggle :
Assistant recording engineer
Collin Kadlec :
Assistant recording engineer
Derek Stockwell :
Assistant mixing engineer
Steve Herrman :
Trumpet
Tom ‘Bones’ Malone :
Bass trombone, Tenor saxophone, Trumpet
Charles Rose :
Trombone
Jim Hoke :
Baritone saxophone
Randy Merrill :
Mastering engineer
Doug Moffett :
Tenor saxophone

Session Recording:
2016-2018 ?
Studio :
Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles

Live performances

Paul McCartney has never played this song in concert.

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marco 2 years ago

what do You think about verse 5 as: what's in only find my next of kin ?


marco ventura 2 years ago

Sorry, now it's correct here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krNS2Rxr1ZM

Whilst I notify my next of kin?


The PaulMcCartney Project 2 years ago

Thanks @marco - changing it !


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