The Paul McCartney Project

On The Way

Written by Paul McCartney

Album This song officially appears on the McCartney II Official album.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 1980
Sessions This song has been recorded during the following sessions

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Song facts

On The Way” is a song written and performed by Paul McCartney, released on his second solo album, “McCartney II“, released in 1980.

Paul McCartney in The Beatles – The Dream is Over: Off The Record 2, by Keith Badman:

I put down a drum track and some bass and that was that and it sat around for a month of so. The day before going back to it, I had seen Alexis Korner on a TV programme about the blues, and I thought, ‘Oh I’ve got to so something like that because it’s kind of music I like.’ So that’s how that one came about.

There’s a rough mix available [A1] which has a slighter shorter running time than the released version on “McCartney II“.

Last updated on November 15, 2016

Lyrics

Well you know I'll always love you
But it would have been a lie
If I said that I could please you
Every moment that I try

Wouldn't want to see you crying
So I hope you don't mind
The things I say
On the way

Well we've been travelling for a long time
And we finally finished here
Though I said some things to hurt you
Well it was only out of fear

Wouldn't want to see you crying
So I hope you don't mind
The things I say
On the way

Well you know I'll always love you
Everything will be alright
If I know you don't mind
The things I say
On the way

Well you know I'll always love you
Everything will be ok
If I know you don't mind
The things I say
On the way

Officially appears on


McCartney II

Official album • Released in 1980

3:40 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Drums, Electric guitars, Engineer, Mixing, Producer, Vocals
Eddie Klein:
Mixing assistant

Session Recording:
June - July 1979
Studio:
Home Studio, Peasmarsh, Sussex, UK

Session Recording:
June - July 1979
Studio:
Spirit Of Ranachan Studio, Campbeltown, Scotland

Session Mixing:
September 1979
Studio:
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

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


McCartney II (1993)

Official album • Released in 1993

3:40 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Drums, Electric guitars, Engineer, Mixing, Producer, Vocals
Eddie Klein:
Mixing assistant

Session Recording:
June - July 1979
Studio:
Home Studio, Peasmarsh, Sussex, UK

Session Recording:
June - July 1979
Studio:
Spirit Of Ranachan Studio, Campbeltown, Scotland

Session Mixing:
September 1979
Studio:
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

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


McCartney II - Archive Collection

Official album • Released in 2011

3:41 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Drums, Electric guitars, Engineer, Mixing, Producer, Vocals
Eddie Klein:
Mixing assistant

Session Recording:
June - July 1979
Studio:
Home Studio, Peasmarsh, Sussex, UK

Session Recording:
June - July 1979
Studio:
Spirit Of Ranachan Studio, Campbeltown, Scotland

Session Mixing:
September 1979
Studio:
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

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

Bootlegs


The Lost McCartney Album

Unofficial album • Released in 2000

3:35 • Rough mixA1

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Drums, Electric guitars, Engineer, Mixing, Producer, Vocals
Eddie Klein:
Mixing assistant

Session Recording:
June - July 1979
Studio:
Home Studio, Peasmarsh, Sussex, UK

Session Recording:
June - July 1979
Studio:
Spirit Of Ranachan Studio, Campbeltown, Scotland

Session Mixing:
September 1979
Studio:
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

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


McCartney II - Ultimate Archive Collection

Unofficial album • Released in 2016

3:41 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Drums, Electric guitars, Engineer, Mixing, Producer, Vocals
Eddie Klein:
Mixing assistant

Session Recording:
June - July 1979
Studio:
Home Studio, Peasmarsh, Sussex, UK

Session Recording:
June - July 1979
Studio:
Spirit Of Ranachan Studio, Campbeltown, Scotland

Session Mixing:
September 1979
Studio:
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

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


Studio Rarities - Volume 2

Unofficial album • Released in 2016

3:30 • Rough mixA1

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Drums, Electric guitars, Engineer, Mixing, Producer, Vocals
Eddie Klein:
Mixing assistant

Session Recording:
June - July 1979
Studio:
Home Studio, Peasmarsh, Sussex, UK

Session Recording:
June - July 1979
Studio:
Spirit Of Ranachan Studio, Campbeltown, Scotland

Session Mixing:
September 1979
Studio:
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

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

Live performances

Paul McCartney has never played this song in concert.


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