The Paul McCartney Project

Nothing For Free

Album This song officially appears on the Egypt Station (Deluxe edition) Official album.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 2018

Other songs co-written with Ryan Tedder

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Song facts

Nothing For Free” is one of the two bonus tracks released on the deluxe edition of “Egypt Station”,  in 2018 (the other bonus track is “Get Started“). As “Fuh You” and “Get Enough“, this song has been co-written and produced by Ryan Tedder.

Last updated on January 2, 2019

Lyrics

Okay, okay, okay

I wonder why you're coming to me
I think you must want something for free
I try to work out what I could say
But my brain's not working today

I know you need something
You were talking to me
You were talking to me
I know you need something
Well, what can it be?
Well, what can it be?
I know you need something
You're talking to me
But you don't get nothing for free

Okay, okay, okay (Nothing's for free)

You've got a real cool way about you
Is there a lot you want me to do? (Yeah)
I'd love to help out in any way
But my brain stopped working today

I know you need something
You were talking to me
You were talking to me
I know you need something
Well, what can it be?
Well, what can it be?
I know you need something
You're talking to me
But you don't get nothing for free

I want to tell you what it means to me
I love you every way and now, and now
But I can't make up my mi-mi-mind

Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah

I wonder why you're coming to me
I think you must want something for free
I'd love to help out in any way
But-but my brain stopped working today

I know you need something
You were talking to me
You were talking to me
I know you need something
Well, what can it be?
Well, what can it be?
I know you need something
You're talking to me
But you don't get nothing for free

Okay, okay, okay

My brain stopped working
My brain stopped working
My brain stopped working today

Officially appears on


Egypt Station (Deluxe edition)

Official album • Released in 2018

3:15 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Bass guitar, Electric guitar, Harpsichord, Piano, Producer, Synthesizer, Vocals
Keith Smith:
Assistant recording engineer
Ryan Tedder:
Background vocals, Producer, Programming
Steve Orchard:
Engineer
Rich Rich:
Engineer
Jamie Kirkham:
Assistant recording engineer
Mark 'Spike' Stent:
Mixing engineer
Michael Freeman:
Assistant mixing engineer
Zach Skelton:
Producer, Programming
Randy Merrill:
Mastering engineer

Egypt Station - Traveller's Edition

Official album • Released in 2019

Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Bass guitar, Electric guitar, Harpsichord, Piano, Producer, Synthesizer, Vocals
Keith Smith:
Assistant recording engineer
Ryan Tedder:
Background vocals, Producer, Programming
Steve Orchard:
Engineer
Rich Rich:
Engineer
Jamie Kirkham:
Assistant recording engineer
Mark 'Spike' Stent:
Mixing engineer
Michael Freeman:
Assistant mixing engineer
Zach Skelton:
Producer, Programming
Randy Merrill:
Mastering engineer

Egypt Station - Explorer's Edition

Official album • Released in 2019

Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Bass guitar, Electric guitar, Harpsichord, Piano, Producer, Synthesizer, Vocals
Keith Smith:
Assistant recording engineer
Ryan Tedder:
Background vocals, Producer, Programming
Steve Orchard:
Engineer
Rich Rich:
Engineer
Jamie Kirkham:
Assistant recording engineer
Mark 'Spike' Stent:
Mixing engineer
Michael Freeman:
Assistant mixing engineer
Zach Skelton:
Producer, Programming
Randy Merrill:
Mastering engineer

Nothing For Free (DJ Chris Holmes Remix)

Single • Released in 2019

Studio version

Live performances

Paul McCartney has never played this song in concert.


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Vishekh Ramdaas 1 years ago

Written with Ryan Tedder


The PaulMcCartney Project 1 years ago

Thanks Vishekh ! Will do the change !


Robert Spinello 1 years ago

This sounds like it could have been on McCartney II


The PaulMcCartney Project 1 years ago

Thanks Robert. I have yet to listen to it !!! Haven't listened to the 2 bonus tracks yet !!


Luis Urtaza 1 years ago

BOTH BONUS SONGS ARE FANTASTIC. SHOULD HAVE BEEN PART OF THE ALBUM....


Luis Urtaza 1 years ago

Is Paul the only one singing on the track Nothing for Free?? Cool voice effect but not sure if both high and low voice is his...


The PaulMcCartney Project 1 years ago

Hi Luis, unfortunately, I was unable to locate the credits for "Nothing For Free" :( (and I haven't listened to it yet, frustrating ...)


Paul 1 years ago

Cannot listen to this song. Tried on Spotify without success; any assistance would be appreciated!


Ron 1 years ago

Nothing for free is a great song; worth to be on the regular Egypt Station. Just as good to be a next single. A brother-song of 'Fuh you'. I hope for more Macca Tedder corporations. It's refreshing.


The PaulMcCartney Project 1 years ago

@Paul - I haven't listened to it yet ! The only way seems to buy this deluxe CD edition, from some retailers ! See the list here https://www.the-paulmccartney-project.com/album/egypt-station-target-edition/


Ringo Hendrix 1 years ago

Both deluxe tracks are on YouTube now.


Max 5 months ago

Nice.