The Paul McCartney Project

Struggle

Album This song officially appears on the New (Japan Edition) 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

Struggle” is one of the four songs written by Paul McCartney and producer Paul Epworth, and released on the 2013 album “New” – “Struggle” has been firstly released as a bonus track of the Japanese version of the album, before being available worldwide as part of the New – Collector’s Edition.

From Evening Standard, February 1, 2013:

[…] And then [Paul Epworth] plays me, at ear-zinging volume, one of the songs he’s written and recorded with Paul McCartney for his next album. It’s called ‘Struggle’, and sounds like Macca’s greatest non-Beatles song. But that’s not too hard. ‘It could be a defining statement for him,’ Epworth says of their four-song collaboration, ‘especially [considering] where he is in his career…’ […]

Last updated on May 23, 2019

Lyrics

Want to get you in my heart again
Want to love you once more
Want to have you in my heart again
Want to get you once more

If you wanna love, if you wanna fight
It doesn't really matter, I want you tonight

When I get you home, what I wanna do
Babe, I wanna sample everything with you
Yes, I wanna love you, I don't wanna fight
I can think of something when I get you home tonight

All I want is loving, anything will do
I'm your glass of poison and I'm acting up on you

If you wanna love, if you wanna fight
It doesn't really matter, I want you tonight

Yeah, you know what you got here
You got the same old story happening again
The eternal struggle, the destiny of man

It's the same old story, it's happening again
Life's eternal struggle, the destiny of man

If you wanna love, if you wanna fight
It doesn't really matter, I want you tonight
All I want is love, anything will do
I'm your glass of poison and I'm acting up on you

It's the same old song
Being sung in the background, being sung up front
But if you wanna get it right, you gotta listen
Heed my words, listen to me!

Anytime you want me, I'm not hard to find
I can't get your loving, I can't get you off my mind
But if I need you sometime, you got me here right now
We can work it out together, we'll get through this somehow

It's the same old story, it's happening again
Life's eternal struggle, the destiny of man

It's the same old story, it's happening again
Life's eternal struggle

Officially appears on


New (Japan Edition)

Official album • Released in 2013

4:50 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Celeste, Drums, Guitar, Mellotron, Synthesizer, Tape loops, Vocals
Paul Epworth:
Producer
Kevin Mills:
Assistant mixing engineer, Assistant recording engineer (?)
Mark 'Spike' Stent:
Mixing engineer
Matt Wiggins:
Engineer
Geoff Swan:
Assistant mixing engineer
Adam Miller:
Assistant recording engineer (?)
John Prestage:
Assistant recording engineer (?)
Laurence Anslow:
Assistant recording engineer (?)
Tom Bailey:
Assistant recording engineer (?)
Bill Rahko:
Assistant recording engineer (?)
Nicolas Essig:
Assistant recording engineer (?)

Session Recording:
January 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

4:50 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Celeste, Drums, Guitar, Mellotron, Synthesizer, Tape loops, Vocals
Paul Epworth:
Producer
Kevin Mills:
Assistant mixing engineer, Assistant recording engineer (?)
Mark 'Spike' Stent:
Mixing engineer
Matt Wiggins:
Engineer
Geoff Swan:
Assistant mixing engineer
Adam Miller:
Assistant recording engineer (?)
John Prestage:
Assistant recording engineer (?)
Laurence Anslow:
Assistant recording engineer (?)
Tom Bailey:
Assistant recording engineer (?)
Bill Rahko:
Assistant recording engineer (?)
Nicolas Essig:
Assistant recording engineer (?)

Session Recording:
January 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

4:50 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Celeste, Drums, Guitar, Mellotron, Synthesizer, Tape loops, Vocals
Paul Epworth:
Producer
Kevin Mills:
Assistant mixing engineer, Assistant recording engineer (?)
Mark 'Spike' Stent:
Mixing engineer
Matt Wiggins:
Engineer
Geoff Swan:
Assistant mixing engineer
Adam Miller:
Assistant recording engineer (?)
John Prestage:
Assistant recording engineer (?)
Laurence Anslow:
Assistant recording engineer (?)
Tom Bailey:
Assistant recording engineer (?)
Bill Rahko:
Assistant recording engineer (?)
Nicolas Essig:
Assistant recording engineer (?)

Session Recording:
January 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

4:50 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Celeste, Drums, Guitar, Mellotron, Synthesizer, Tape loops, Vocals
Paul Epworth:
Producer
Kevin Mills:
Assistant mixing engineer, Assistant recording engineer (?)
Mark 'Spike' Stent:
Mixing engineer
Matt Wiggins:
Engineer
Geoff Swan:
Assistant mixing engineer
Adam Miller:
Assistant recording engineer (?)
John Prestage:
Assistant recording engineer (?)
Laurence Anslow:
Assistant recording engineer (?)
Tom Bailey:
Assistant recording engineer (?)
Bill Rahko:
Assistant recording engineer (?)
Nicolas Essig:
Assistant recording engineer (?)

Session Recording:
January 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

Videos

Live performances

Paul McCartney has never played this song in concert.


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