The Paul McCartney Project

I Love This House

Written by Paul McCartney

Album This song officially appears on the Young Boy #1 EP.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 1997
Timeline This song has been written (or started being written) in 1984 (Paul McCartney was 42 years old)

Related sessions

This song has been recorded during the following studio sessions


Sessions with David Foster

September - October 1984


"Press To Play" sessions #1

March - May 1985

Other songs recorded with producer David Foster


Lindiana

Unreleased song


We Got Married

Officially appears on Flowers In The Dirt

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Song facts

I Love This House” is a song recorded in 1984 during the sessions with producer David Foster. It was officially released as the B-Side of the 1997 single “Young Boy“.

I Love This House” was included in the 2020 reissue of “Flaming Pie” but was not remastered. 

Last updated on August 4, 2020

Lyrics

Cracks in the pavement,
Cracks in the road,
Cracks in the ceiling
Where the bathtube overflowed, overflowed.
Uh!
Holes in the gutters,
Holes in the slate,
Holes in the carpet
But i won't evacuate.
I love this house, it's where i'll stay,
Eat and sleep the night and day.
I love this house, it's where i'll be,
For you to spend some time with me,
I love this house.
Damp in the basement,
Damp in the hall,
Damp in the living room
That's climbing up the wall, up the wall.
Rust in the drainpipe,
Rust in the spout
Rust in the radiators
Still won't get me out.
I love this house, it's where i'll stay,
Eat and sleep the night and day.
I love this house, it's where i'll be,
For you to spend some time with me,
I love this house.
Hot in the summer, rattling windows, teeth and knees,
Perfect place for cat and mouse,
But i never mind, i love this house.
Ow!
Cracks in the pavement,
Cracks in the road,
Cracks in the ceiling
Where the bathtube overflow.
Holes in the gutters,
Holes in the slate,
Holes in the carpet
But i won't evacuate.
I love this house, it's where i'll stay,
To eat and sleep the night and day.
I love this house, it's where i'll be,
For you to spend some time with me,
I love this house.

Variations


A Commercial release

A1 Alternate mix for the "Oobu Joobu" radio show

A2 Rough mix

Officially appears on


Young Boy #1

EP • Released in 1997

3.44 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Electric guitar, Vocal
Geoff Emerick :
Mixing engineer
David Gilmour :
Electric guitar
Dave Mattacks :
Drums
Jon Jacobs :
Recording engineer
David Foster :
Keyboards
Jon Kelly :
Recording engineer

Session Recording:
Sep 25 to Oct 02, 1984
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Overdubs:
March 1985
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

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


The World Tonight (US)

EP • Released in 1997

3.44 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Electric guitar, Vocal
Geoff Emerick :
Mixing engineer
David Gilmour :
Electric guitar
Dave Mattacks :
Drums
Jon Jacobs :
Recording engineer
David Foster :
Keyboards
Jon Kelly :
Recording engineer

Session Recording:
Sep 25 to Oct 02, 1984
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Overdubs:
March 1985
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

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


Young Boy (2020)

EP • Released in 2020

3.44 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Electric guitar, Vocal
Geoff Emerick :
Mixing engineer
David Gilmour :
Electric guitar
Dave Mattacks :
Drums
Jon Jacobs :
Recording engineer
David Foster :
Keyboards
Jon Kelly :
Recording engineer

Session Recording:
Sep 25 to Oct 02, 1984
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Overdubs:
March 1985
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

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


Flaming Pie - Archive Collection

Official album • Released in 2020

3.44 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Electric guitar, Vocal
Geoff Emerick :
Mixing engineer
David Gilmour :
Electric guitar
Dave Mattacks :
Drums
Jon Jacobs :
Recording engineer
David Foster :
Keyboards
Jon Kelly :
Recording engineer

Session Recording:
Sep 25 to Oct 02, 1984
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Overdubs:
March 1985
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

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

Bootlegs


Oobu Joobu Part 4

Unofficial album • Released in 1995

1:42 • Radio showA1 • Alternative mix

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Electric guitar, Vocal
David Gilmour :
Electric guitar
Dave Mattacks :
Drums
Jon Jacobs :
Recording engineer
David Foster :
Keyboards
Jon Kelly :
Recording engineer
John Kelly :
Mixing engineer

Session Recording:
Sep 25 to Oct 02, 1984
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Overdubs:
March 1985
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

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


Pizza And Fairy Tales

Unofficial album • Released in 2000

3:46 • Rough mixA2

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Electric guitar, Vocal
Geoff Emerick :
Mixing engineer
David Gilmour :
Electric guitar
Dave Mattacks :
Drums
Jon Jacobs :
Recording engineer
David Foster :
Keyboards
Jon Kelly :
Recording engineer

Session Recording:
Sep 25 to Oct 02, 1984
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Overdubs:
March 1985
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

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


Oobu Joobu Part 16

Unofficial album • Released in 1995

2:07 • Radio showA1

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Electric guitar, Vocal
David Gilmour :
Electric guitar
Dave Mattacks :
Drums
Jon Jacobs :
Recording engineer
David Foster :
Keyboards
Jon Kelly :
Recording engineer
John Kelly :
Mixing engineer

Session Recording:
Sep 25 to Oct 02, 1984
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Overdubs:
March 1985
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

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


B-Sides Complete Vol. 4

Unofficial album • Released in 2000

3:44 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Electric guitar, Vocal
Geoff Emerick :
Mixing engineer
David Gilmour :
Electric guitar
Dave Mattacks :
Drums
Jon Jacobs :
Recording engineer
David Foster :
Keyboards
Jon Kelly :
Recording engineer

Session Recording:
Sep 25 to Oct 02, 1984
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Overdubs:
March 1985
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

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


Flowers In The Dirt - Ultimate Archive Collection

Unofficial album • Released in 2015

3:50 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Electric guitar, Vocal
Geoff Emerick :
Mixing engineer
David Gilmour :
Electric guitar
Dave Mattacks :
Drums
Jon Jacobs :
Recording engineer
David Foster :
Keyboards
Jon Kelly :
Recording engineer

Session Recording:
Sep 25 to Oct 02, 1984
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Overdubs:
March 1985
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

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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Roland 8 years ago

A quick synopsis of the songs origin. Where it was recorded and who plays on it. Why it was left off an album or single. The lyrics. I'm sure there's more that could be added, but that's off the top o' me 'ead.