The Paul McCartney Project

I Lie Around

Album This song officially appears on the Live And Let Die 7" Single.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 1973

Related sessions

This song has been recorded during the following studio sessions




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Lyrics

I lie around
All over the place

It seems that I have no choice in the matter
Roll along wheel of fortune
As you roll along I stick around
Furthermore in the country
I will lay my burden down
I lie around
I lie around
I lie around
All over the place
All over the place
All over the place
All over the place

Too long have I been the heart of the matter
All along I was only over tired and overtaken
Furthermore in the country
I will lay my burden down
I lie around
I lie around
I lie around
All over the place

So long, bye bye, it was fun while it mattered
Roll along wheel of fortune
As you roll along I stick around
Furthermore in the country
I will lay my burden down

Yes, I lie around
All over the place
All over the place
All over the place
I lie around, around.

Officially appears on


Live And Let Die

7" Single • Released in 1973

5:01 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Bass, Electric guitar, Mellotron, Piano, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals
Denny Laine :
Acoustic guitar (?), Backing vocals, Vocals
Henry McCullough :
Backing vocals (?), Electric guitar (?)
Denny Seiwell :
Backing vocals, Drums
Hugh McCracken :
Electric guitar (?)
Unknown musician(s) :
Horns

Session Recording:
Oct 19, 1970
Studio :
CBS Studios, New York City

Session Overdubs:
Mid-November 1972
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

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


Red Rose Speedway (1993)

Official album • Released in 1993

5:01 • Studio versionA1993 • 1993 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Bass, Electric guitar, Mellotron, Piano, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals
Denny Laine :
Acoustic guitar (?), Backing vocals, Vocals
Henry McCullough :
Backing vocals (?), Electric guitar (?)
Denny Seiwell :
Backing vocals, Drums
Hugh McCracken :
Electric guitar (?)
Peter Mew :
Remastering
Unknown musician(s) :
Horns

Session Recording:
Oct 19, 1970
Studio :
CBS Studios, New York City

Session Overdubs:
Mid-November 1972
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

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


Red Rose Speedway - Archive Collection

Official album • Released in 2018

5:01 • Studio versionA2018

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Bass, Electric guitar, Mellotron, Piano, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals
Denny Laine :
Acoustic guitar (?), Backing vocals, Vocals
Henry McCullough :
Backing vocals (?), Electric guitar (?)
Denny Seiwell :
Backing vocals, Drums
Hugh McCracken :
Electric guitar (?)
Alex Wharton :
Remastering
Steve Orchard :
Remastering
Unknown musician(s) :
Horns

Session Recording:
Oct 19, 1970
Studio :
CBS Studios, New York City

Session Overdubs:
Mid-November 1972
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

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

Bootlegs


The Alternate Red Rose Speedway Volume 1: The Original Acetate

Unofficial album

5:02 • Studio version


B-Sides Complete Vol. 1

Unofficial album • Released in 2000

4:59 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Bass, Electric guitar, Mellotron, Piano, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals
Denny Laine :
Acoustic guitar (?), Backing vocals, Vocals
Henry McCullough :
Backing vocals (?), Electric guitar (?)
Denny Seiwell :
Backing vocals, Drums
Hugh McCracken :
Electric guitar (?)
Unknown musician(s) :
Horns

Session Recording:
Oct 19, 1970
Studio :
CBS Studios, New York City

Session Overdubs:
Mid-November 1972
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

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


Red Rose Speedway Collector's Edition

Unofficial album • Released in 2001

5:01 • Studio version • Original single version


UK Singles Collection - Volume 01

Unofficial album • Released in 2007

5:01 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Bass, Electric guitar, Mellotron, Piano, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals
Denny Laine :
Acoustic guitar (?), Backing vocals, Vocals
Henry McCullough :
Backing vocals (?), Electric guitar (?)
Denny Seiwell :
Backing vocals, Drums
Hugh McCracken :
Electric guitar (?)
Unknown musician(s) :
Horns

Session Recording:
Oct 19, 1970
Studio :
CBS Studios, New York City

Session Overdubs:
Mid-November 1972
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

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


Red Rose Speedway - Ultimate Archive Collection

Unofficial album • Released in 2015

5:00 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Bass, Electric guitar, Mellotron, Piano, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals
Denny Laine :
Acoustic guitar (?), Backing vocals, Vocals
Henry McCullough :
Backing vocals (?), Electric guitar (?)
Denny Seiwell :
Backing vocals, Drums
Hugh McCracken :
Electric guitar (?)
Unknown musician(s) :
Horns

Session Recording:
Oct 19, 1970
Studio :
CBS Studios, New York City

Session Overdubs:
Mid-November 1972
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

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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