Road

Album This song officially appears on the New Official album.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 2013
Timeline This song has been written (or started being written) in 2012 (Paul McCartney was 70 years old)

Master album


Related sessions

This song has been recorded during the following studio sessions




Other songs co-written with Paul Epworth


Save Us

Officially appears on New


Queenie Eye

Officially appears on New


Struggle

Officially appears on New (Japan Edition)

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Song facts

Road” is a track from the 2013 album “NEW“, co-written by Paul McCartney and producer Paul Epworth, one of the four producers of the album.

I guess with that one we were aiming for something that was a little more esoteric and musically complex than the others I’d worked on. It’s like a journey. That actually started out with me on drums and him on Moog and it sounded like something by The Fall or Can.

Paul Epworth – NME, November 2013

Last updated on December 15, 2020

Lyrics

We came from nowhere
Hiding from a storm
We cling together
To keep each other warm
The road to somewhere
Stretches through the night
We follow blindly
Heading for the light

I can’t see anymore
The blinding light
It’s just a metaphor
I use when things aren’t going right

We held each other
Praying for a spark
Two crazy partners
Scrambling in the dark
Now where are we going
Searching in the night
We had a feeling
It’s going to be alright

I can’t see anymore
The blinding light
It’s just a metaphor
I use when things aren’t going right

Two crazy partners
Searching in the night
We’ve got a feeling
It’s going to be alright
We follow blindly
Heading for the light
We’ve got a feeling
It’s gonna be, it’s gonna be alright

We came from nowhere
Hiding from a storm
We cling together
To keep each other warm
The road to somewhere
Stretches through the night
We follow blindly

Heading for the light
Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, oh
Heading for the light
Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, oh

Variations


A Album version

Officially appears on


New

Official album • Released in 2013

4:36 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Celeste, Keyboards, Percussion, Piano, Vocals
Paul Epworth :
Drums, Producer
Eddie Klein :
Assistant recording engineer
Kevin Mills :
Assistant mixing engineer
Steve Orchard :
Recording engineer (?)
Jamie Kirkham :
Assistant recording engineer
Mark 'Spike' Stent :
Mixing engineer
Matt Wiggins :
Recording engineer
Geoff Swan :
Assistant mixing engineer

Session Recording:
January 2012
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Overdubs:
March 2013 ?
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

Session Overdubs:
April 2013 ?
Studio :
Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles

Session Mixing:
April 2013
Studio :
Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles


New (Deluxe Edition)

Official album • Released in 2013

4:36 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Celeste, Keyboards, Percussion, Piano, Vocals
Paul Epworth :
Drums, Producer
Eddie Klein :
Assistant recording engineer
Kevin Mills :
Assistant mixing engineer
Steve Orchard :
Recording engineer (?)
Jamie Kirkham :
Assistant recording engineer
Mark 'Spike' Stent :
Mixing engineer
Matt Wiggins :
Recording engineer
Geoff Swan :
Assistant mixing engineer

Session Recording:
January 2012
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Overdubs:
March 2013 ?
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

Session Overdubs:
April 2013 ?
Studio :
Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles

Session Mixing:
April 2013
Studio :
Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles


New (Japan Edition)

Official album • Released in 2013

4:36 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Celeste, Keyboards, Percussion, Piano, Vocals
Paul Epworth :
Drums, Producer
Eddie Klein :
Assistant recording engineer
Kevin Mills :
Assistant mixing engineer
Steve Orchard :
Recording engineer (?)
Jamie Kirkham :
Assistant recording engineer
Mark 'Spike' Stent :
Mixing engineer
Matt Wiggins :
Recording engineer
Geoff Swan :
Assistant mixing engineer

Session Recording:
January 2012
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Overdubs:
March 2013 ?
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

Session Overdubs:
April 2013 ?
Studio :
Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles

Session Mixing:
April 2013
Studio :
Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles


New (Collector's Edition)

Official album • Released in 2014

4:36 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Celeste, Keyboards, Percussion, Piano, Vocals
Paul Epworth :
Drums, Producer
Eddie Klein :
Assistant recording engineer
Kevin Mills :
Assistant mixing engineer
Steve Orchard :
Recording engineer (?)
Jamie Kirkham :
Assistant recording engineer
Mark 'Spike' Stent :
Mixing engineer
Matt Wiggins :
Recording engineer
Geoff Swan :
Assistant mixing engineer

Session Recording:
January 2012
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Overdubs:
March 2013 ?
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

Session Overdubs:
April 2013 ?
Studio :
Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles

Session Mixing:
April 2013
Studio :
Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles


New (2014 Japan Tour Edition)

Official album • Released in 2014

4:36 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Celeste, Keyboards, Percussion, Piano, Vocals
Paul Epworth :
Drums, Producer
Eddie Klein :
Assistant recording engineer
Kevin Mills :
Assistant mixing engineer
Steve Orchard :
Recording engineer (?)
Jamie Kirkham :
Assistant recording engineer
Mark 'Spike' Stent :
Mixing engineer
Matt Wiggins :
Recording engineer
Geoff Swan :
Assistant mixing engineer

Session Recording:
January 2012
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Overdubs:
March 2013 ?
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

Session Overdubs:
April 2013 ?
Studio :
Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles

Session Mixing:
April 2013
Studio :
Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles


NEW (Limited Edition - Pink LP)

Official album • Released in 2018

4:36 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Celeste, Keyboards, Percussion, Piano, Vocals
Paul Epworth :
Drums, Producer
Eddie Klein :
Assistant recording engineer
Kevin Mills :
Assistant mixing engineer
Steve Orchard :
Recording engineer (?)
Jamie Kirkham :
Assistant recording engineer
Mark 'Spike' Stent :
Mixing engineer
Matt Wiggins :
Recording engineer
Geoff Swan :
Assistant mixing engineer

Session Recording:
January 2012
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Overdubs:
March 2013 ?
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

Session Overdubs:
April 2013 ?
Studio :
Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles

Session Mixing:
April 2013
Studio :
Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles

Bootlegs


New - Ultimate Archive Collection

Unofficial album • Released in 2015

4:36 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Celeste, Keyboards, Percussion, Piano, Vocals
Paul Epworth :
Drums, Producer
Eddie Klein :
Assistant recording engineer
Kevin Mills :
Assistant mixing engineer
Steve Orchard :
Recording engineer (?)
Jamie Kirkham :
Assistant recording engineer
Mark 'Spike' Stent :
Mixing engineer
Matt Wiggins :
Recording engineer
Geoff Swan :
Assistant mixing engineer

Session Recording:
January 2012
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Session Overdubs:
March 2013 ?
Studio :
AIR Studios, London, UK

Session Overdubs:
April 2013 ?
Studio :
Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles

Session Mixing:
April 2013
Studio :
Henson Recording Studios, Los Angeles

Live performances

Paul McCartney has never played this song in concert.

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Andrey Michael 3 months ago

Hello. I was looking at the running time of this song on streaming services. The standard edition states that the song is 7 minutes and 39 seconds long however, the deluxe edition states that the song is 4 minutes and 36 seconds. Could the standard edition have a hidden track in it?


The PaulMcCartney Project 2 months ago

Hi, sorry for the late answer. "Scared" is the hidden track added to "Road".


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