Nothing Too Much Just Out Of Sight

Written by Paul McCartney

Album This song officially appears on the Electric Arguments Official album.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 2008

Related sessions

This song has been recorded during the following studio sessions


"Electric Arguments" sessions

December 2007 - June 2008

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Song facts

It seems the 2008 song “Nothing Too Much Just Out Of Sight” was named after an expression used by Jimmy Scott:

A fella who used to hang around the clubs used to say Jamaican accent , “OB-la-di, ob-la-da, life goes on,” and he got annoyed when I did a song of it, ’cause he wanted a cut. I said, “Come on, Jimmy, it’s just an expression. If you’d written the song, you could have had to cut.” He also used to say, “Nothin’s too much, just outa sight.” He was just one of those guys who had great expressions, you know.

Paul McCartney – Interview with Playboy, 1984

Last updated on August 4, 2021

The book "The Lyrics: 1956 to the Present", published in 2021, covers Paul McCartney's early Liverpool days, the Beatles, Wings, and solo careers, by pairing the lyrics of 154 of his songs with first-person commentaries of the circumstances in which they were written, the people and places that inspired them, and what he thinks of them now.

"Nothing Too Much Just Out Of Sight" is one of the 154 songs covered.

Lyrics

Nothing too much
Just out of sight
You say you love me
If this is true
The best thing to do
Is to lye down beside me
I said I love you
Well nothing too much
Just out of sight

Oh don't you want to be fair?
When you went away
In the twilight
It was alright
It was alright
Alright

I love you
I said I love you
I thought you knew
The last thing to do was
To try to betray me
The new morning light
I'll never forget it
Nothing much just out of sight

Twilight
Out of my sight
I was more than upset
Nothing too much
Alright

I can remember
Your beautiful hair
I can remember
Why can't you take me there?
Don't you try betray me?
Oh wanna betray me?
I was ready to test
I was ready to test with the whites of your ribs

It was alright
Alright
Not nothing too much
Just out of sight

Well nothing too much
Just out of sight
Out of my sight
Beautiful hair
I was really upset
In the moonlight
In the twilight
Of the last night
It was alright
Alright
Alright

Well nothing too much
It's alright
Just out of sight
The last thing to do was to try to betray me

Officially appears on


Electric Arguments

Official album • Released in 2008

4:55 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Drums, Electric guitar, Harmonica, Producer, Slide guitar, Vocals
Youth :
Producer
Clive Goddard :
Recording engineer
Tim Bran :
Programming (?)
David Nock :
Programming (?)

Session Recording:
December 2007 - June 2008
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

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


The 7” Singles Box

7" Single • Released in 2022

Studio version

Bootlegs


Electric Arguments - Ultimate Archive Collection

Unofficial album • Released in 2015

4:55 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Drums, Electric guitar, Harmonica, Producer, Slide guitar, Vocals
Youth :
Producer
Clive Goddard :
Recording engineer
Tim Bran :
Programming
David Nock :
Programming

Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

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


Electric Arguments - Ultimate Archive Collection

Unofficial album • Released in 2015

3:46 • Studio version • [Promo Edit]


Give Us That Knowing Wink - Official Rarities - Ultimate Archive Collection

Unofficial album • Released in 2016

4:54 • Studio version • [Wall Of Sound mix]

Videos

Live performances

Paul McCartney has never played this song in concert.

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