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See Your Sunshine

Written by Paul McCartney

Album This song officially appears on the Memory Almost Full Official album.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 2007

Related sessions

This song has been recorded during the following studio sessions


Related interviews


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Song facts

See Your Sunshine” is a song from Paul McCartney’s 2007 album, “Memory Almost Full“. The song was written with Heather Mills McCartney in mind, Paul’s second wife whom he separated from in May 2006.

That is pretty much an out-and-out love song for Heather. A lot of the album was done before, during and after our separation. I didn’t go back and take out any songs to do with her. That one was written during a good time with Heather. I don’t want to deny those times. When you’re going through a separation it’s always tempting to put all that behind you, but I don’t think that’s right.

Paul McCartney, from Mirror.co.uk, June 22, 2007

I’d already recorded most of the song, and when the time came to put the bass on it I played a fairly straightforward track. Then I was messing around, because I thought it was done, so just for my own pleasure I started goofing around, playing way too much, and afterwards I joked with the producer, saying, ‘Whoa – that was way over the top!’ He said, ‘No, that’s great – do another take like that. I think that’s exactly what the song needs.’ That was dangerous, because I pulled out every trick in the book and just had fun playing. But when I listened back it all seemed to make sense. I was going where I wouldn’t normally go, throwing in notes that I didn’t think were needed, but somehow it fitted. I think I only did two takes.

Paul McCartney – interview with Mail On Sunday, May 12, 2008

Interview with David Khane, from Mix Online, October 1, 2007:

Kahne says this track features “Paul playing bass at his absolute best. There was a bass fix that we needed to do, right before the bridge, which I asked him to do. He played it and was just goofing around — he was playing all over the place, like only he can play; just amazing stuff. So I asked him, ‘Can you play from the beginning of the song the same way?’ And he goes, ‘Sure,’ which he did. When we were done, I said, ‘Well, that could be the bass part,’ and he said, ‘I don’t know…’ He thought it was too busy, but after he listened to it, he said, ‘That’s really cool.’

The two also spent a good amount of time on drums. “We just kept doing more and more drums and loops,” Kahne says, “just getting the groove right and the tempo. We gave it several tempo changes.” A few hours’ work also generated the song’s wonderfully soulful background vocals. “It’s a voicing of the piano part, so it’s really an orchestration rather than a brand-new part.

Last updated on January 19, 2021

Lyrics

She makes me feel glad
I want her so bad
My heart is beating madly for her
If you ask me why
I'm not going to lie
I'll have to say that I adore her

Look what you do to me baby
You're making me feel so fine
Step out in front of me baby
They want you in the front line
They want to see your sun shine

She picks up daisies from a field
She loves to weave them in her hair
And though she knows it isn't real
She still hears music in the air
It's coming from inside her heart
I hope it lasts forever

The sun is shining in her sky
She wants to dance around the world
And though I'd love to be the guy
That gets to walk off with the girl
I'll go along with all she needs
And it will be my pleasure

Look what you do to me baby
You're making me feel so fine
Step out in front of me baby
They want you in the front line
They want to see your sun shine

She makes me feel glad
I want her so bad
My heart is beating madly for her
If you ask me why
I'm not going lie
I'll have to say I adore her

Look what you do to me baby
You're making me feel so fine
I want to see your sunshine

Officially appears on


Memory Almost Full

Official album • Released in 2007

3:20 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Bass, Drums, Electric guitar, Harpsichord, Keyboards, Piano, Tambourine, Vocals, Xylophone
David Kahne :
Mixing engineer, Producer
Eddie Klein :
Assistant recording engineer
Steve Orchard :
Recording engineer
Andy Wallace :
Mixing engineer

Session Recording:
April - July 2006
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

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


Memory Almost Full - 2CD limited edition bonus disc

Official album • Released in 2007

3:20 • Studio versionA

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

Bootlegs


Memory Almost Full - Ultimate Archive Collection

Unofficial album • Released in 2016

3:20 • Studio versionA

Videos

Live performances

Paul McCartney has never played this song in concert.


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