The Paul McCartney Project

Love Come Tumbling Down

Written by Paul McCartney

Album This song officially appears on the Beautiful Night #1 EP.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 1997
Timeline This song has been written (or started being written) in 1987 (Paul McCartney was 45 years old)

Related sessions

This song has been recorded during the following studio sessions


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Song facts

Love Come Tumbling Down” is a song written and recorded in 1987 during the sessions with producer Phil Ramone. It was released 10 years after, as the B-Side of the “Beautiful Night” single.

What Paul had was a mostly unfinished (song) or snippets of songs that he was working on. […] “Love Come Tumbling Down” was one of those songs that he played for me. I heard it and I said, ‘Boy, that sure sound like one you want to develop.

Phil Ramone, remembering the 1987 sessions with Paul McCartney – Interview in Beatlefan N°119, July / August 1999

Love Come Tumbling Down” was included in the 2020 reissue of “Flaming Pie” but was not remastered. 

Handwritten lyrics for “Love Comes Tumbling Down”, from the 2020 Flaming Pie Archive Edition.

Last updated on August 4, 2020

Lyrics

I can't believe it,
Somthing happened to me not so long ago.
I know it isn't something i dreamed about,
It's real, so real.

When she looks into his eyes i feel
Love come tumbling down,
Love come tumbling down,
And it isn't gonna stop
'til i get to the bottom of this whole affair.

I saw the look she gave,

It's one of those things you don't wanna talk about.

Love come tumbling down, come tumbling down,
Love come tumbling down, come tumbling down.

So let's forget it,

I know it isn't something to brag about,
It's real, so real.

When she looks into his eyes i feel
Love come tumbling down,
Love come tumbling down,
And it isn't gonna stop
'til i get down to the bottom of this whole affair.

I saw the look she gave,

It's one of those things you don't wanna talk about.

Love come tumbling down, come tumbling down,
Love come tumbling down, come tumbling down.

It's real, so real.

When she looks into his eyes i feel
Love come tumbling down,
Love come tumbling down,
And it isn't gonna stop
'til i get down to the bottom of this whole affair.

Ooh-ooh -

Love come tumbling down, come tumbling down,
Love come tumbling down.
Love come tumbling down, come tumbling down,
Love come tumbling down.
Love come tumbling down, come tumbling down,
Love come tumbling down.
Love come tumbling down, come tumbling down,
Love come tumbling down.
Love come tumbling down, come tumbling down,
Love come tumbling down.
Love.

Officially appears on


Beautiful Night #1

EP • Released in 1997

4:21 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Lead vocal, Producer
Jon Jacobs :
Recording engineer
Matt Butler :
Mix engineer
Tim Renwick :
Guitar
Nick Glennie-Smith :
Smith: keyboards
Charlie Morgan :
Drums
Phil Ramone :
Producer
Steve Lyon :
Recording engineer assistant
Pete Henderson :
Mix engineer

Session Recording:
Mar 10, 1987
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


Flaming Pie - Archive Collection

Official album • Released in 2020

4:23 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Lead vocal, Producer
Jon Jacobs :
Recording engineer
Matt Butler :
Mix engineer
Tim Renwick :
Guitar
Nick Glennie-Smith :
Smith: keyboards
Charlie Morgan :
Drums
Phil Ramone :
Producer
Steve Lyon :
Recording engineer assistant
Pete Henderson :
Mix engineer

Session Recording:
Mar 10, 1987
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Bootlegs


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

Unofficial album

4:23 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Lead vocal, Producer
Jon Jacobs :
Recording engineer
Matt Butler :
Mix engineer
Tim Renwick :
Guitar
Nick Glennie-Smith :
Smith: keyboards
Charlie Morgan :
Drums
Phil Ramone :
Producer
Steve Lyon :
Recording engineer assistant
Pete Henderson :
Mix engineer

Session Recording:
Mar 10, 1987
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


B-Sides Complete Vol. 4

Unofficial album • Released in 2000

4:21 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Lead vocal, Producer
Jon Jacobs :
Recording engineer
Matt Butler :
Mix engineer
Tim Renwick :
Guitar
Nick Glennie-Smith :
Smith: keyboards
Charlie Morgan :
Drums
Phil Ramone :
Producer
Steve Lyon :
Recording engineer assistant
Pete Henderson :
Mix engineer

Session Recording:
Mar 10, 1987
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


Pizza And Fairy Tales

Unofficial album • Released in 2000

4:26 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Lead vocal, Producer
Jon Jacobs :
Recording engineer
Matt Butler :
Mix engineer
Tim Renwick :
Guitar
Nick Glennie-Smith :
Smith: keyboards
Charlie Morgan :
Drums
Phil Ramone :
Producer
Steve Lyon :
Recording engineer assistant
Pete Henderson :
Mix engineer

Session Recording:
Mar 10, 1987
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


UK Singles Collection - Volume 06

Unofficial album • Released in 2007

4:24 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Lead vocal, Producer
Jon Jacobs :
Recording engineer
Matt Butler :
Mix engineer
Tim Renwick :
Guitar
Nick Glennie-Smith :
Smith: keyboards
Charlie Morgan :
Drums
Phil Ramone :
Producer
Steve Lyon :
Recording engineer assistant
Pete Henderson :
Mix engineer

Session Recording:
Mar 10, 1987
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK


Flowers In The Dirt - Ultimate Archive Collection

Unofficial album • Released in 2015

4:23 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Lead vocal, Producer
Jon Jacobs :
Recording engineer
Matt Butler :
Mix engineer
Tim Renwick :
Guitar
Nick Glennie-Smith :
Smith: keyboards
Charlie Morgan :
Drums
Phil Ramone :
Producer
Steve Lyon :
Recording engineer assistant
Pete Henderson :
Mix engineer

Session Recording:
Mar 10, 1987
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Live performances

Paul McCartney has never played this song in concert.


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Dean Prescott 3 years ago

I hope this helps, this is what I hear.
The lyric Paul sings is...

First bridge:
I saw the look she gave,
"They Must Think I Just Got To Town"
It's one of those things you don't wanna talk about

Second Bridge:
I saw the look she gave,
"They Must Think I Don't Get Around"
It's one of those things you don't wanna talk about

Peace and Love,
Dean


The PaulMcCartney Project 3 years ago

Thanks Dean. It's been a long time I haven't listened to this song ! Have to do it again ! Thanks !