The Paul McCartney Project

Something That Didn’t Happen / Hear Me Lover

Written by Paul McCartney

Album This song officially appears on the Tug Of War - Archive Collection Official album.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 2015

Related sessions

This song has been recorded during the following studio sessions


Home recordings

August 1980


Related songs


The Pound Is Sinking

Officially appears on Tug Of War

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Song facts

Like many other McCartney’s songs, “The Pound Is Sinking“, from 1982 album “Tug Of War“, was assembled from the fragments of two songs. “Something That Didn’t Happen” is the demo of one of those songs, and was officially released in the 2015 archive edition of “Tug Of War“.

Prior to its official release, it has been made available on countless bootlegs, under the title “Hear Me Lover“.

Last updated on May 10, 2020

Officially appears on


Tug Of War - Archive Collection

Official album • Released in 2015

2:14 • DemoA

Session Recording & mixing:
August 1980
Studio :
Rude Studio, Campbeltown, Scotland

Bootlegs


MoMac's Hidden Tracks Vol.15

Unofficial album

2:16 • DemoA

Session Recording & mixing:
August 1980
Studio :
Rude Studio, Campbeltown, Scotland


Unsurpassed Rudeness

Unofficial album

2:18 • DemoA

Session Recording & mixing:
August 1980
Studio :
Rude Studio, Campbeltown, Scotland


Tug Of Peace

Unofficial album

2:14 • DemoA • Studio demo

Session Recording & mixing:
August 1980
Studio :
Rude Studio, Campbeltown, Scotland


Rude Studio Demos

Unofficial album • Released in 1989

2:14 • DemoA

Session Recording & mixing:
August 1980
Studio :
Rude Studio, Campbeltown, Scotland


Tug Of War Demos

Unofficial album • Released in 2004

2:14 • DemoA

Session Recording & mixing:
August 1980
Studio :
Rude Studio, Campbeltown, Scotland


Live performances

Paul McCartney has never played this song in concert.


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Martin 4 years ago

This song became a part of "The pound is sinking" released 1982, Tug of War


admin 4 years ago

Thanks Martin - need to enrich this page taking your comment into account !