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
Timeline This song has been written (or started being written) in 1985 (Paul McCartney was 43 years old)

Song facts

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

From the “Press To Play” inner sleeve – These coloured diagrams by Paul show the position of the voices and instruments in the mix of each track.

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 / It's Not True

7" Single • Released in 1986

4:31 • Studio versionA1 • 7" version

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass, Electric piano, Producer, Vocals
Eric Stewart :
Electric guitar
Trevor Jones :
Assistant engineer (?)
Eddie Klein :
Assistant engineer (?)
Tony Clark :
Assistant engineer (?)
Matt Butler :
Assistant engineer (?)
Jon Kelly :
Assistant engineer (?)
Jerry Marotta :
Drums
Carlos Alomar :
Electric guitar
LaBouche :
Backing vocals
Lenny Pickett :
Saxophone
John Hammel :
Assistant engineer (?)
Matt Howe :
Assistant engineer (?)
Hugh Padgham :
Engineering, Mixing engineer, Producer
Peter Mew :
Assistant engineer (?)
Haydn Bendall :
Assistant engineer (?)

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 :
AIR Studios, London, UK

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Music Is Ideas. The Stories Behind the Songs (Vol. 1) 1970-1989 on Amazon


Press / It's Not True

12" Single • Released in 1986

5:50 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass, Electric piano, Producer, Vocals
Eric Stewart :
Electric guitar
Trevor Jones :
Assistant engineer (?)
Eddie Klein :
Assistant engineer (?)
Tony Clark :
Assistant engineer (?)
Matt Butler :
Assistant engineer (?)
Jon Kelly :
Assistant engineer (?)
Jerry Marotta :
Drums
Carlos Alomar :
Electric guitar
LaBouche :
Backing vocals
Lenny Pickett :
Saxophone
John Hammel :
Assistant engineer (?)
Matt Howe :
Assistant engineer (?)
Julian Mendelsohn :
Mixing engineer
Hugh Padgham :
Engineering, Producer
Peter Mew :
Assistant engineer (?)
Haydn Bendall :
Assistant engineer (?)

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 :
AIR Studios, London, UK

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Music Is Ideas. The Stories Behind the Songs (Vol. 1) 1970-1989 on Amazon


Press To Play

Official album • Released in 1986

5:53 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass, Electric piano, Producer, Vocals
Eric Stewart :
Electric guitar
Trevor Jones :
Assistant engineer (?)
Eddie Klein :
Assistant engineer (?)
Tony Clark :
Assistant engineer (?)
Matt Butler :
Assistant engineer (?)
Jon Kelly :
Assistant engineer (?)
Jerry Marotta :
Drums
Carlos Alomar :
Electric guitar
LaBouche :
Backing vocals
Lenny Pickett :
Saxophone
John Hammel :
Assistant engineer (?)
Matt Howe :
Assistant engineer (?)
Julian Mendelsohn :
Mixing engineer
Hugh Padgham :
Engineering, Producer
Peter Mew :
Assistant engineer (?)
Haydn Bendall :
Assistant engineer (?)

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 :
AIR Studios, London, UK

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Music Is Ideas. The Stories Behind the Songs (Vol. 1) 1970-1989 on Amazon


Press To Play (1993)

Official album • Released in 1993

5:53 • Studio versionA1993 • 1993 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass, Electric piano, Producer, Vocals
Eric Stewart :
Electric guitar
Trevor Jones :
Assistant engineer (?)
Eddie Klein :
Assistant engineer (?)
Tony Clark :
Assistant engineer (?)
Matt Butler :
Assistant engineer (?)
Jon Kelly :
Assistant engineer (?)
Jerry Marotta :
Drums
Carlos Alomar :
Electric guitar
LaBouche :
Backing vocals
Lenny Pickett :
Saxophone
John Hammel :
Assistant engineer (?)
Matt Howe :
Assistant engineer (?)
Julian Mendelsohn :
Mixing engineer
Hugh Padgham :
Engineering, Producer
Peter Mew :
Assistant engineer (?)
Haydn Bendall :
Assistant engineer (?)

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 :
AIR Studios, London, UK

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Music Is Ideas. The Stories Behind the Songs (Vol. 1) 1970-1989 on Amazon


The 7” Singles Box

7" Single • Released in 2022

5:53 • Studio versionA2022 • 2022 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass, Electric piano, Producer, Vocals
Eric Stewart :
Electric guitar
Trevor Jones :
Assistant engineer (?)
Eddie Klein :
Assistant engineer (?)
Tony Clark :
Assistant engineer (?)
Matt Butler :
Assistant engineer (?)
Jon Kelly :
Assistant engineer (?)
Jerry Marotta :
Drums
Carlos Alomar :
Electric guitar
LaBouche :
Backing vocals
Lenny Pickett :
Saxophone
John Hammel :
Assistant engineer (?)
Matt Howe :
Assistant engineer (?)
Julian Mendelsohn :
Mixing engineer
Hugh Padgham :
Engineering, Producer
Peter Mew :
Assistant engineer (?)
Haydn Bendall :
Assistant engineer (?)
Mark Wharton :
Remastering

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 :
AIR Studios, London, UK

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Music Is Ideas. The Stories Behind the Songs (Vol. 1) 1970-1989 on Amazon

Bootlegs


MoMac's Hidden Tracks Vol.19

Unofficial album

4:34 • Studio version


MoMac's Hidden Tracks Vol.19

Unofficial album

4:28 • Studio versionA1

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass, Electric piano, Producer, Vocals
Eric Stewart :
Electric guitar
Trevor Jones :
Assistant engineer (?)
Eddie Klein :
Assistant engineer (?)
Tony Clark :
Assistant engineer (?)
Matt Butler :
Assistant engineer (?)
Jon Kelly :
Assistant engineer (?)
Jerry Marotta :
Drums
Carlos Alomar :
Electric guitar
LaBouche :
Backing vocals
Lenny Pickett :
Saxophone
John Hammel :
Assistant engineer (?)
Matt Howe :
Assistant engineer (?)
Hugh Padgham :
Engineering, Mixing engineer, Producer
Peter Mew :
Assistant engineer (?)
Haydn Bendall :
Assistant engineer (?)

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 :
AIR Studios, London, UK

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Music Is Ideas. The Stories Behind the Songs (Vol. 1) 1970-1989 on Amazon


B-Sides Complete Vol. 5

Unofficial album • Released in 2000

4:24 • Studio versionA1

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass, Electric piano, Producer, Vocals
Eric Stewart :
Electric guitar
Trevor Jones :
Assistant engineer (?)
Eddie Klein :
Assistant engineer (?)
Tony Clark :
Assistant engineer (?)
Matt Butler :
Assistant engineer (?)
Jon Kelly :
Assistant engineer (?)
Jerry Marotta :
Drums
Carlos Alomar :
Electric guitar
LaBouche :
Backing vocals
Lenny Pickett :
Saxophone
John Hammel :
Assistant engineer (?)
Matt Howe :
Assistant engineer (?)
Hugh Padgham :
Engineering, Mixing engineer, Producer
Peter Mew :
Assistant engineer (?)
Haydn Bendall :
Assistant engineer (?)

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 :
AIR Studios, London, UK

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Music Is Ideas. The Stories Behind the Songs (Vol. 1) 1970-1989 on Amazon


Pizza And Fairy Tales

Unofficial album • Released in 2000

4:32 • Rough mix

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

UK Singles Collection - Volume 03

Unofficial album • Released in 2007

4:30 • Studio versionA1

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass, Electric piano, Producer, Vocals
Eric Stewart :
Electric guitar
Trevor Jones :
Assistant engineer (?)
Eddie Klein :
Assistant engineer (?)
Tony Clark :
Assistant engineer (?)
Matt Butler :
Assistant engineer (?)
Jon Kelly :
Assistant engineer (?)
Jerry Marotta :
Drums
Carlos Alomar :
Electric guitar
LaBouche :
Backing vocals
Lenny Pickett :
Saxophone
John Hammel :
Assistant engineer (?)
Matt Howe :
Assistant engineer (?)
Hugh Padgham :
Engineering, Mixing engineer, Producer
Peter Mew :
Assistant engineer (?)
Haydn Bendall :
Assistant engineer (?)

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 :
AIR Studios, London, UK

Credits & recording details courtesy of Luca Perasi • Buy Paul McCartney: Music Is Ideas. The Stories Behind the Songs (Vol. 1) 1970-1989 on Amazon


Latest concerts where It's Not True has been played

Paul McCartney has never played this song in concert.

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