The Paul McCartney Project

I Want You To Fly

Written by Paul McCartney

Album This song officially appears on the Jenny Wren CD Single.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 2005
Timeline This song has been written (or started being written) in 2004 (Paul McCartney was 62 years old)

Related sessions

This song has been recorded during the following studio sessions


Other songs recorded during Chaos And Creation sessions & released separetely


Comfort Of Love

Officially appears on Fine Line


Growing Up, Falling Down

Officially appears on Fine Line


Summer of '59

Officially appears on Jenny Wren


This Loving Game

Officially appears on Jenny Wren


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Song facts

I Want You To Fly” is a track recorded during the sessions for 2005 album “Chaos And Creation In The Backyard“. It was released as the B-side of the single “Jenny Wren“. Five other songs from those sessions were released as B-sides or bonus tracks.

TitleNotes
Comfort of LoveAvailable on “Fine Line” CD single
Growing Up, Falling DownAvailable on “Fine Line” 7″ single
Summer of ’59Available on “Jenny Wren” 7″ single
This Loving GameAvailable on “Jenny Wren” Maxi-CD single
I Want You to FlyAvailable on “Jenny Wren” CD single
She Is So BeautifulAvailable on the Japanese pressing of the album

Last updated on January 14, 2021

Lyrics

I Want You To Fly
I want you to fly
I want you to grow
I like you to get back
Whatever you lose

I want you to learn
What you wanna know
I like you to follow
The road that you choose

Ooh at the same time
I wanna hold on
Don't want you to go
I like to be near you
Whatever you do

I want us to hide (Ooh)
I want to let low (Ooh)
Doesn't make sense but (Ooh)
I wanna be you (Ooh)

I wanna be you (At the)
I want to be you (Same)
I want to be you (Time)
I wanna be you (At)
I wanna be you (The)
I wanna be you (Same)
I (Time)

I want us to hide
I want to let low
But doens't make sense but
I wanna be you

I want you to fly

So the cages open now
We take him fly to
Rising and falling like snow
In the nights

I'm feeling while a windy scene
Between my palms
I got my hands and the bird
Flies out

Ooh ooh ooh ooh, ooh ooh ooh ooh
Ooh ooh ooh ooh, ooh ooh ooh ooh
Ooh ooh ooh ooh, ooh ooh ooh ooh
Ooh ooh ooh ooh, ooh ooh ooh ooh
Ooh ooh ooh ooh, ooh ooh ooh ooh
Ooh ooh ooh ooh, ooh ooh ooh ooh
Ooh ooh ooh ooh, ooh ooh ooh ooh

So the cages open now (Ooh ooh ooh ooh, ooh ooh ooh ooh)
We take him fly to
Rising and falling like snow
In the nights

Rising and falling like snow
In the nights

Officially appears on


Jenny Wren

CD Single • Released in 2005

5:05 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Bass, Drums, Electric guitar, Electric piano, Piano, Synthesizer, Vocals
Nigel Godrich :
Producer
Jason Falkner :
Electric guitar
James Gadson :
Drums
Darrell Thorp :
Engineer
Dan Grech-Marguerat :
Production assistant

Session Recording:
April 2004
Studio :
Ocean Way Recording Studios, Los Angeles, USA

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


Jenny Wren

CD Single • Released in 2005

5:05 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Bass, Drums, Electric guitar, Electric piano, Piano, Synthesizer, Vocals
Nigel Godrich :
Producer
Jason Falkner :
Electric guitar
James Gadson :
Drums
Darrell Thorp :
Engineer
Dan Grech-Marguerat :
Production assistant

Session Recording:
April 2004
Studio :
Ocean Way Recording Studios, Los Angeles, USA

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

Bootlegs


Chronicles in the Backyard Disc 11

Unofficial album • Released in 2006

5:05 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Bass, Drums, Electric guitar, Electric piano, Piano, Synthesizer, Vocals
Nigel Godrich :
Producer
Jason Falkner :
Electric guitar
James Gadson :
Drums
Darrell Thorp :
Engineer
Dan Grech-Marguerat :
Production assistant

Session Recording:
April 2004
Studio :
Ocean Way Recording Studios, Los Angeles, USA

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


UK Singles Collection - Volume 07

Unofficial album • Released in 2007

5:05 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Bass, Drums, Electric guitar, Electric piano, Piano, Synthesizer, Vocals
Nigel Godrich :
Producer
Jason Falkner :
Electric guitar
James Gadson :
Drums
Darrell Thorp :
Engineer
Dan Grech-Marguerat :
Production assistant

Session Recording:
April 2004
Studio :
Ocean Way Recording Studios, Los Angeles, USA

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


Chaos And Creation In The Backyard - Ultimate Archive Collection

Unofficial album • Released in 2015

5:05 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Bass, Drums, Electric guitar, Electric piano, Piano, Synthesizer, Vocals
Nigel Godrich :
Producer
Jason Falkner :
Electric guitar
James Gadson :
Drums
Darrell Thorp :
Engineer
Dan Grech-Marguerat :
Production assistant

Session Recording:
April 2004
Studio :
Ocean Way Recording Studios, Los Angeles, USA

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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