Some People Never Know

Album This song officially appears on the Wild Life LP.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 1971
Timeline This song has been written (or started being written) in 1970 (Paul McCartney was 28 years old)

Master release


Related sessions

This song has been recorded during the following studio sessions



First rehearsals for Wings

July 20-22, 1971



Wild Life mixing #1

Aug 06, 1971


Wild Life mixing #4

Oct 10, 1971

Related interviews


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Song facts

Some People Never Know” is a song from Wings’ debut album, “Wild Life“, released in 1971.

Written while on holiday in Barbados in 1969 ?

I venture to ask if “Some People Never Know”, the first track on side two of the album, was not a reply to John’s track.

The album was completed before John’s album came out,” he says with an air of finality that should end speculation on the subject before it begins.

Interview with Disc And Music Echo – November 20, 1971
From Wings Wild Life | Paul McCartney & Wings

Last updated on May 5, 2022

Lyrics

No one else will ever see how much faith you have in me,
Only fools would disagree that it's so,
Some people never know.

Like a fool I'm far away,
Ev'ry night I hope and pray
I'll be coming home to stay and it's so
Some people never know.

Some people can sleep at night time,
Believing that love is a lie.
I'm only a person like you, love,
And who in the world can be right
All the right time,
I know I was wrong,
Make me right, right.

Only love can stand the test,
Only you outshine the rest,
Only fools take second best, and it's so,
Some people never know.

Variations


A Stereo version • From "Wild Life"

A1993 1993 remaster • From "Wild Life (1993)"

A2018 2018 Remaster • From "Wild Life - Archive Collection"

A2022 2022 half-speed mastering • From "Wild Life (50th Anniversary)"

B Rough mix • From "Wild Life - Archive Collection"

Officially appears on


Wild Life

LP • Released in 1971

6:37 • Studio versionA • Stereo

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Bass, Bongos, Congas, Electric guitar, Guiro, Harmonium (?), Maracas, Piano, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals, Harmonium (?), Keyboards, Vocals
Denny Laine :
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Electric guitar
Denny Seiwell :
Bongos, Congas, Drums, Guiro
Tony Clark :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Alan Parsons :
Mixing engineer assistant, Recording engineer assistant

Session Recording:
Jul 25, 1971
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Oct 10, 1971
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

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


Wild Life (1993)

Official album • Released in 1993

6:37 • Studio versionA1993 • Stereo • 1993 remaster

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Bass, Bongos, Congas, Electric guitar, Guiro, Harmonium (?), Maracas, Piano, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals, Harmonium (?), Keyboards, Vocals
Denny Laine :
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Electric guitar
Denny Seiwell :
Bongos, Congas, Drums, Guiro
Tony Clark :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Alan Parsons :
Mixing engineer assistant, Recording engineer assistant
Peter Mew :
Remastering

Session Recording:
Jul 25, 1971
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Oct 10, 1971
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

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


Wild Life - Archive Collection

Official album • Released in 2018

6:37 • Studio versionA2018 • 2018 Remaster

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Bass, Bongos, Congas, Electric guitar, Guiro, Harmonium (?), Maracas, Piano, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals, Harmonium (?), Keyboards, Vocals
Denny Laine :
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Electric guitar
Denny Seiwell :
Bongos, Congas, Drums, Guiro
Tony Clark :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Alan Parsons :
Mixing engineer assistant, Recording engineer assistant
Alex Wharton :
Remastering
Steve Orchard :
Remastering

Session Recording:
Jul 25, 1971
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Oct 10, 1971
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

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


Wild Life - Archive Collection

Official album • Released in 2018

6:44 • Rough mixB

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Bass, Bongos, Congas, Electric guitar, Guiro, Harmonium (?), Maracas, Piano, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals, Harmonium (?), Keyboards, Vocals
Denny Laine :
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Electric guitar
Denny Seiwell :
Bongos, Congas, Drums, Guiro
Tony Clark :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Alan Parsons :
Mixing engineer assistant, Recording engineer assistant
Alex Wharton :
Mastering

Session Recording:
Jul 25, 1971
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Aug 06, 1971
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

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


Wild Life (50th Anniversary)

LP • Released in 2022

6:37 • Studio versionA2022 • Stereo • 2022 half-speed mastering

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Bass, Bongos, Congas, Electric guitar, Guiro, Harmonium (?), Maracas, Piano, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals, Harmonium (?), Keyboards, Vocals
Denny Laine :
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Electric guitar
Denny Seiwell :
Bongos, Congas, Drums, Guiro
Tony Clark :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Alan Parsons :
Mixing engineer assistant, Recording engineer assistant
Miles Showell :
Mastering

Session Recording:
Jul 25, 1971
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Oct 10, 1971
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

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

Bootlegs


Wings First Flight

Unofficial live • Released in 2001

5:04 • Live

Concert From the concert in Hull, United Kingdom on Feb 11, 1972


Wild Life Demos

Unofficial album • Released in 2003

6:54 • Outtake


Wild Life Sessions

Unofficial album • Released in 2003

6:54 • Studio version • rough Mix


MoMac's Hidden Tracks Vol.28

Unofficial album • Released in 2004

6:43 • Demo


Wild Life - Ultimate Archive Collection

Unofficial album • Released in 2016

6:36 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Bass, Bongos, Congas, Electric guitar, Guiro, Harmonium (?), Maracas, Piano, Producer, Vocals
Linda McCartney :
Backing vocals, Harmonium (?), Keyboards, Vocals
Denny Laine :
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Electric guitar
Denny Seiwell :
Bongos, Congas, Drums, Guiro
Tony Clark :
Mixing engineer, Recording engineer
Alan Parsons :
Mixing engineer assistant, Recording engineer assistant

Session Recording:
Jul 25, 1971
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Session Mixing:
Oct 10, 1971
Studio :
EMI Studios, Abbey Road

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


Live performances

“Some People Never Know” has been played in 2 concerts.

Latest concerts where Some People Never Know has been played



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