The Paul McCartney Project

Looking For You

Written by Paul McCartney

Album This song officially appears on the Young Boy #1 EP.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 1997
Sessions This song has been recorded during the following sessions

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Song facts

Looking for You – recorded with Jeff Lynne and Ringo Starr on May 14, 1996 and released in the US on the single ‘The World Tonight’, which was the first (and only) US single, on April 17, 1997. In the UK and Europe it appeared on vinyl single and cd 1 of ‘Young Boy’, on April 28, 1997.

Last updated on May 16, 2018

Lyrics

I thought I saw your shadow in an old doorway
But when I looked again I thought I made a big mistake,

It was someone else, who looked a little like you,
But now I know, ah ha ha, ain't no one like you.
I'll tell you why I know, babe,

Hey, 'cause I'm looking for you, looking for you,
Yeah, I'm looking for you,
That's all I do, that's all,
I'm looking for you, looking for you,
Yeah, I'm looking for you, that's right.
That's all I do, yeah-yeah.

I've been to many places around the world,
I've studied many faces of every little boy and girl.

But I'm looking for you, I'm looking for you,
Just looking for you.
Baby, I'm looking for you, I'm looking for you,
Look, look, looking for you.

Hey nah nah nah, let me tell you, baby,

The earth ain't flat,
I finally made the decision, and that is that.
And now I know, there's only one place to be,
You know where that place is,
Yeah, for you to be with me.

Babe, I'm looking for you, looking for you, I'm looking for you
I'm looking for you
I'm looking for you, looking for you,
Yeah, I'm looking for you

Tell me, I'm looking for you, through and through,
Only looking for you
Baby, I'm looking for you, baby be true
'cause I'm goin' looking for you

I'm looking for you
I'm looking for you
Looking for you

I'm looking for, I'm looking for, I'm looking for
I'm looking for, I'm looking for, I'm goin' looking for you

I'm looking for, I'm looking for, I'm looking for
I'm looking for, I'm looking for, I'm looking for you

I'm looking for, I'm looking for, I'm looking for
I'm looking for, I'm looking for, I'm goin' looking for you

I'm looking for you
I'm looking for you
I'm looking for you.

Officially appears on


Young Boy #1

EP • Released in 1997

4:48 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Backing vocal, Hammond organ, Hofner bass, Lead vocal, Producer
Ringo Starr:
Congas, Drums
Jeff Lynne:
Backing vocals, Electric guitar, Producer
Geoff Emerick:
Engineer
Jon Jacobs:
Engineer

Session Recording:
May 14, 1996
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Bootlegs


Complete Flaming Pie - Sessions & Beyond (1997-1998)

Unofficial album

4:39 • Alternate take • 01


B-Sides Complete Vol. 4

Unofficial album • Released in 2000

4:38 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Backing vocal, Hammond organ, Hofner bass, Lead vocal, Producer
Ringo Starr:
Congas, Drums
Jeff Lynne:
Backing vocals, Electric guitar, Producer
Geoff Emerick:
Engineer
Jon Jacobs:
Engineer

Session Recording:
May 14, 1996
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


UK Singles Collection - Volume 06

Unofficial album • Released in 2007

4:40 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Backing vocal, Hammond organ, Hofner bass, Lead vocal, Producer
Ringo Starr:
Congas, Drums
Jeff Lynne:
Backing vocals, Electric guitar, Producer
Geoff Emerick:
Engineer
Jon Jacobs:
Engineer

Session Recording:
May 14, 1996
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


Flaming Pie - Ultimate Archive Collection

Unofficial album • Released in 2016

4:40 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Backing vocal, Hammond organ, Hofner bass, Lead vocal, Producer
Ringo Starr:
Congas, Drums
Jeff Lynne:
Backing vocals, Electric guitar, Producer
Geoff Emerick:
Engineer
Jon Jacobs:
Engineer

Session Recording:
May 14, 1996
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Live performances

Paul McCartney has never played this song in concert.


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