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Hurt Myself

Written by Rusty Anderson

Album This song officially appears on the Undressing Underwater Official album.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 2003

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Song facts

Hurt Myself” is a song written by Rusty Anderson, and released on his 2003 album, “Undressing Underwater“. As Rusty was part of Paul McCartney’s live band since 2001, he managed to get Paul playing bass and doing backing vocals on this track.

Well, “Hurt Myself”, that one Paul plays bass on it and he sings some background and plays a little bit of cameo guitar stuff and that was a lot of fun obviously because what happened was I talked to Paul and said, “Hey it be great if you play on something”, he said “I’d love to” because I’d given him a CD of some stuff I’m working on. So then I realized we had only 3 days to do this before going to Mexico and then off to Japan and then I wouldn’t see him, so I had to pull it together super quick and, we ended up going over to Sunset Sound and David Kahne was on board to produce it and the band was on board to play on it. Yeah, it was just an amazing experience. You know playing, recording this song and Paul is sitting playing bass in the corner, which was just a real mind-blower and he makes a mistake. “Shit !, like” (Rusty laughs)

Rusty Anderson, interview for macca-central.com

Well, I can say the recording process was pretty cool. Paul said: “Let’s plan something” and I realized we had only three days to do it so I quickly booked a session, everybody came on board and David (Kahne) said: “Sure I’ll produce it” and because it had to be organized so quickly because we were just about to go to Mexico City and then Japan and then everyone would disperse, so we quickly found ourselves in the studio, I was singing the song, Paul was playing bass and then made a mistake and he goes: “shit!” and I felt it was me, mad at myself for not learning exactly how I thought it should, it just made me realize how human we all are.

Rusty Anderson, from beatlesinternational.com, February 2004

Last updated on December 7, 2020

Lyrics

Well I hope you understand that I could never be anyone's victim
Make a face and lose my cool, it's so natural, yeah
I might be shaking outside but inside I am fine
And I wouldn't get too smug if I were you
Your trophy doesn't look so good
Cause I can hurt myself more than you ever could

Carving hearts and crosses in my skin bringing out the scars within
I am the film starring pictures of you quite distorted and filtered in blue
I might be breaking inside but I can get there on my own
Obsessions fatal and offerings of burning Hollywood
I can hurt myself more than you ever could

I might be shaking outside but inside I am fine
Cause I can hurt myself more than you ever could

I can hurt myself more than you
I can hurt myself more than you
I can hurt myself more than you ever could

Officially appears on


Undressing Underwater

Official album • Released in 2003

3:21 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass
Abe Laboriel Jr. :
Drums
David Kahne :
Keyboards, Producer
Paul Wickens :
Keyboards

Bootlegs


Driving Rain - Ultimate Archive Collection

Unofficial album • Released in 2015

3:22 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass
Abe Laboriel Jr. :
Drums
David Kahne :
Keyboards, Producer
Paul Wickens :
Keyboards

Live performances

Paul McCartney has never played this song in concert.


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