I Was Walkin'

Album This song officially appears on the Vertical Man Official album.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 1998

Related sessions

This song has been recorded during the following studio sessions

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Song facts

I Was Walking’” is a song from Ringo Starr’s 1998 album, “Vertical Man“. It features Paul McCartney on backing vocals. Paul’s contribution is not as documented as for the other two songs from “Vertical Man” he appears on. We suppose his contribution was recorded in September 1997 at his Hog Hill Mill Studio, like for the two other songs.

Last updated on July 11, 2020


I was walking, I was talking
I was talking to myself last night
I was dancing, yeah, I was dancing
I was dancing by myself last night
My occupation is syncopation
And when I hit them, well, it saves my life, hey!
I've been a sinner, I've been a winner
My life is better than a roll of dice

Everybody's moving, everybody's grooving
Going thru the motions because we don't know what we're doing
Look into the mirror, you're the solution
Inner peace and love is the only revolution

I look a mirror, (I look a mirror) I look a mirror (I look a mirror)
I look a mirror and I'm looking alright
I never worry, (I never worry) I never hurry (I never hurry)
I'm just living and I'm doing alright

I was dreaming, I was talking
I was talking in my sleep last night

I was looking (I was looking) I was cooking (I was cooking)
I was cooking by myself last night
I was dancing, (I was dancing) I was dancing (I was dancing)
I was dancing by myself last night
I was walking, (I was walking) yeah, I was walking (I was walking)
I was walking by myself last night

Officially appears on

Vertical Man

Official album • Released in 1998

3:19 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals
Ringo Starr :
Drums, Keyboards, Percussion, Producer, Vocals
Geoff Emerick :
Mixing engineer
Mark Hudson :
Backing vocals, Bass, Electric guitar, Percussion, Producer
Steve Dudas :
Electric guitar
Steven Tyler :
Backing vocals, Harmonica
Alanis Morissette :
Backing vocals
Scott Gordon :
Percussion, Recording engineer
Steve Cropper :
Electric guitar

Session Overdubs:
Sep 29, 1997 ?
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK ?

Live performances

Paul McCartney has never played this song in concert.


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