The Paul McCartney Project

It's Not True

Written by Paul McCartney

Album This song officially appears on the Press To Play Official album.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 1986

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Song facts

It’s Not True” is a song from 1986 album “Press To Play“.

Last updated on June 16, 2019

Lyrics

It's not true
It's not true
It's not true

Some people say she's a bad girl
Some people think she's a fool
Some people tell me she's no good
But I'm telling you, "It's not true, it's not true, it's not true"

They say that my girl's a mad girl
No saying what she might do
Some people tell me she's crazy
But I'm telling you, "It's not true, it's not true, it's not true"

It's not true
Ooh, ooh, ooh, they've been talking to the fellas
Ooh, ooh, ooh, have they never heard of jealousy?
Ooh, ooh, ooh, if she helps me write the melody
I'll let the words take care of themselves

It's not true, it's not true, it's not true

It's not true
Ooh, ooh, ooh, they've been talking to the fellas
Ooh, ooh, ooh, have they never heard of jealousy?
Ooh, ooh, ooh, if she helps me make the memories
I'll let the words take care of themselves

Some people say she's a loser
Some people tell me that she's through
Some people say I don't love her
But I'm telling you, "It's not true, it's not true, it's not true
What they're saying about her isn't true"

Don't you know it isn't true?
Oh no, no, no, no
Ooh, it isn't
Oh, it's not true

It's not true
It's not true
It's not true

Officially appears on


Press To Play

Official album • Released in 1986

5:53 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Backing vocals, Bass, Electric piano, Vocals
Eric Stewart:
Electric guitar
Jerry Marotta:
Drums
Carlos Alomar:
Electric guitar
LaBouche:
Backing vocals
Lenny Pickett:
Saxophone

Session Recording:
March - May 1985
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Overdubs:
October 1st - December 6th 1985
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Mixing:
April 14th-18th 1986
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

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


Press / It's Not True

7" Single • Released in 1986

4:31 • Studio version


Press / It's Not True

12" Single • Released in 1986

5:50 • Studio version • Remix by Julian Mendelsohn


Press To Play (1993)

Official album • Released in 1993

5:53 • Studio versionA

Bootlegs


MoMac's Hidden Tracks Vol.19

Unofficial album

4:34 • Studio version


MoMac's Hidden Tracks Vol.19

Unofficial album

4:28 • Studio version


B-Sides Complete Vol. 5

Unofficial album • Released in 2000

4:24 • Studio version


Pizza And Fairy Tales

Unofficial album • Released in 2000

4:32 • Rough mix


UK Singles Collection - Volume 03

Unofficial album • Released in 2007

4:30 • Studio version


Live performances

Paul McCartney has never played this song in concert.


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