The Paul McCartney Project

So Bad

Written by Paul McCartney

Album This song officially appears on the Pipes Of Peace Official album.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 1983

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Lyrics

There is a pain, inside my heart
You mean so much to me,
Girl, I love you, girl, I love you so bad

And if you leave, my pain will go
But that's no good to me.
Girl, I love you, yes, I love you so bad

Well, it feels so good, sometimes it feels so bad
This is worse than anything I've ever had

There was a pain, but now you're here
And I don't fear a thing.
Girl, I love you, yes, I love you so bad
And she said, boy, I love you
Boy, I love you so bad

- solo -
Girl, I love you,
Girl, I love you so bad

Well it feels so good, sometimes it feels so bad
This is worse than anything I've ever had

There was a pain, but now you're near
And I don't fear a thing
Girl, I love you
Girl, I love you so bad
And she said
Boy, I love you
Boy, I love you so bad.
Girl, I love you,
Girl, I love you.

Officially appears on


Pipes Of Peace

Official album • Released in 1983

3:21 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Backing vocals, Bass, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Backing vocals
Ringo Starr:
Drums
Eric Stewart:
Backing vocals, Electric guitar

Pipes Of Peace

7" Single • Released in 1983

Studio version


Give My Regards To Broad Street

Official album • Released in 1984

3:25 • Studio versionB

Paul McCartney:
Bass, Vocal, Vocals
Linda McCartney:
Keyboards, Vocals
Ringo Starr:
Drums
Eric Stewart:
Guitar, Vocals
George Martin:
Producer
Geoff Emerick:
Engineer (?)
Jon Jacobs:
Assistant engineer (?)
Dave Edmunds:
Guitar
Stuart Breed:
Assistant engineer (?)
Chris Spedding:
Guitar
Jody Lindscott:
Percussion
John Kelly:
Engineer (?)

Pipes Of Peace (1993)

Official album • Released in 1993

Studio version


Give My Regards To Broad Street (1993)

Official album • Released in 1993

3:25 • Studio versionB


Love & Faith & Inspiration

Official album • Released in 2001

3:39 • Studio versionC


Pipes Of Peace - Archive Collection

Official album • Released in 2015

Studio version

Bootlegs


MoMac's Hidden Tracks Vol.30

Unofficial album

3:09 • Studio version


MoMac's Hidden Tracks Vol.30

Unofficial album

3:16 • Studio version


Driving Rain... In The New Century

Unofficial album • Released in 2002

3:35 • Studio versionC • A&M Studios, Los Angeles. During the recording of "Driving Rain" Paul visited young Lindsay Pagano in the neighbour studio. Her producer Jude Cole told Paul that they still needed another song for Lindsay's debut album. Paul assumed his "So Bad" from "Pipes Of Peace" and offered it with the words: "Hey Jude, take this song and make it better!". Paul also joined for the vocals. The song was released 01-12-18 on the album "Love & Faith & Inspiration" (Warner 947953-2).

Recording:
February 2001


UK Singles Collection - Volume 02

Unofficial album • Released in 2007

3:20 • Studio version


Driving Rain - Ultimate Archive Collection

Unofficial album • Released in 2015

3:36 • Studio versionC • New version of the Pipes of Peace song, recorded by Lindsay Pagano in the A&M Studios, Hollywood and released on September 25, 2001 on the album Love & Faith & Inspiration. Paul appears as co-singer. 


Live performances

Paul McCartney has never played this song in concert.


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