The Paul McCartney Project

One Of These Days

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

One Of These Days” 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:

One Of These Days all happened when a Hare Krishna bloke came round to see me. He was a nice fellow, very sort of gentle. After he left, I went to the studio and the vibe carried through a bit. I started writing something a bit more gentle that particular day. The song seemed right as a very simple thing and it basically just says, ‘One of these days I’ll do what I’ve been meaning to do the rest of my life’. I think it’s something a lot of people can identify with.

There’s a rough mix available [A1] which runs eight seconds shorter than the released version on “McCartney II“.

Last updated on November 15, 2016

Lyrics

One of these days
When my feet are on the ground
I'm gonna look around and see

See what's right, see what's there
And breathe fresh air, ever after

One of these days
When a job just takes too long
I'm gonna sing my song and see

See what's right, see what's there
And breathe fresh air, ever after

It's there, it's round
It's to be found
By you, by me
It's all we ever wanted to be

One of these days
When we both are at our ease
When you've got time to please yourself

See what's right and see what's there
And breathe fresh air, ever after

It's there, it's round
It's to be found
By you, by me
It's all we ever wanted to see

One of these days
When my feet are on the ground
I'm gonna look around and see

See what's right and see what's there
And breathe fresh air, ever after, ever after
Breathe fresh air, ever after

Officially appears on


McCartney II

Official album • Released in 1980

3:45 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, 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

3:45 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, 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

3:38 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, 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


Studio Rarities - Volume 2

Unofficial album

3:28 • Rough mixA1

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, 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


The Lost McCartney Album

Unofficial album • Released in 2000

3:30 • Rough mixA1

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, 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

3:38 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, 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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