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Album This song officially appears on the New Official album.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 2013
Sessions This song has been recorded during the following sessions

Other songs co-written with Paul Epworth

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Song facts

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 May 22, 2019

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

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:
Engineer
Geoff Swan:
Assistant mixing engineer

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

Session Overdubs:
March 2012
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:
Engineer
Geoff Swan:
Assistant mixing engineer

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

Session Overdubs:
March 2012
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:
Engineer
Geoff Swan:
Assistant mixing engineer

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

Session Overdubs:
March 2012
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:
Engineer
Geoff Swan:
Assistant mixing engineer

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

Session Overdubs:
March 2012
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:
Engineer
Geoff Swan:
Assistant mixing engineer

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

Session Overdubs:
March 2012
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:
Engineer
Geoff Swan:
Assistant mixing engineer

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

Session Overdubs:
March 2012
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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