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Off The Ground

Written by Paul McCartney

Album This song officially appears on the Off The Ground Official album.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 1993

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Song facts

From Wikipedia:

“Off the Ground” is a song by Paul McCartney and is from the album from the same name. The video can be seen on the DVD collection, The McCartney Years. The video was shot by Industrial Light & Magic. Some behind the scenes footage can be seen on the out of print VHS, Movin’ On. The video features “Soggy Noodle”, a short acoustic piece played as an intro which can be found as a B-side on the single release. In the US, it reached number 27 on the Adult Contemporary chart.

The song was played live during The New World Tour that followed the release of the album; however, the song was omitted on the live album, Paul Is Live.

Last updated on February 21, 2014

Lyrics

There must have been a lot of heartache
For you to sink so low.
You must have had a ton of pressure.
Only answer if the answer's no.

I need loving, you need loving too.
Doesn't take a lot to get off the ground.

There must have been a lot of magic
When the world was born.
Let me be the one you wish for,
One you call for, when you're all alone.

I need loving, you need loving too.
Wouldn't take a lot to get off the ground.

Off the ground, off the ground.
Fly around, fly around.
Hear the sound, hear the sound.
Off the ground, off the ground.

Though it takes a lot of power
To make a big tree grow.
It doesn't need a pot of knowledge.
For a seed knows what a seed must know.

You need loving, I need loving too.
Doesn't take a lot to get off the ground.

Off the ground, off the ground.
Fly around, fly around.
Hear the sound, hear the sound.
Off the ground, off the ground.

Hear the sound, hear the sound.
Off the ground, off the ground.
Yeah yeah, off the ground.

Officially appears on


Off The Ground

Official album • Released in 1993

3:40 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Backing vocals, Drums, Percussion, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Backing vocals
Robbie McIntosh:
Electric guitar, Percussion
Hamish Stuart:
Backing vocals, Percussion
Paul Wickens:
Backing vocals, Computer programming, Keyboards, Piano, Synth-bass
Julian Mendelsohn:
Producer
Bob Kraushaar:
Engineer

Session Recording:
December 1991 - July 1992
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Mixing:
September - October 1992
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

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


Off the Ground - The Complete Works

Official album • Released in 1993

3:41 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Backing vocals, Drums, Percussion, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Backing vocals
Robbie McIntosh:
Electric guitar, Percussion
Hamish Stuart:
Backing vocals, Percussion
Paul Wickens:
Backing vocals, Computer programming, Keyboards, Piano, Synth-bass
Julian Mendelsohn:
Producer
Bob Kraushaar:
Engineer

Session Recording:
December 1991 - July 1992
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Mixing:
September - October 1992
Studio:
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

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


Off the Ground

7" Single • Released in 1993

3:51 • Studio version


Off the Ground

CD Single • Released in 1993

3:51 • Studio version

Bootlegs


MoMac's Hidden Tracks Vol.23

Unofficial album

3:53 • Studio version


MoMac's Hidden Tracks Vol.24

Unofficial album

4:09 • Soundcheck

Concert From the concert in Las Vegas, USA on Apr 14, 1993


Magical Toronto Night

Unofficial live

4:12 • Live

Concert From the concert in Toronto, Canada on Jun 06, 1993


Let Me Roll It To Boulder

Unofficial live

4:07 • Live

Concert From the concert in Boulder, USA on May 26, 1993


Lumpy Trousers

Unofficial live

4:12 • Studio version • & Rap


Live performances

“Off The Ground” has been played in 80 concerts and 2 soundchecks.

Latest concerts where “Off The Ground” has been played








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