The Paul McCartney Project

That Was Me

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

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Song facts

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

“That Was Me”: The very Ram-like “That Was Me” again features McCartney and the band, mostly on acoustic guitars. During the third verse, after the guitar solo, McCartney added a little something extra. “We were talking about that part needing a lift, and he said, ‘Well, maybe I’ll sing it up an octave,’ doubling the guitar line. He went out, and that’s the second pass. He kind of figured it out and just ripped it.

Last updated on April 30, 2018

Lyrics

That was me
At the scout camp
In the school play
Spade and bucket
By the sea
That was me

That was me
Playing conkers
At the bus stop
On a blanket
In the blue bells
That was me

The same me that stands here now
And when I think that all this stuff
Can make a life, it's pretty hard to take it in
That was me

Well that was me
Royal iris
On the river
Merseybeatin'
With the band
That was me

That was me
Sweating cobwebs
Under contract
In the cellar
On TV
That was me

The same me that stands here now
If fate decreed
That all of this
Would make a lifetime
Who am I to disagree
That was me

That was me
Accapella
At the alter
In the middle
Of the picture
That was me

That was me
At the party
Sweating cobwebs
In a cellar
On TV
That was me

The same me that stands here now
And when I think that all this stuff
Can make a life, it's pretty hard to take it in

That was me
That was me

Officially appears on


Memory Almost Full

Official album • Released in 2007

2:39 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Acoustic guitar, Bass, Vocals
Rusty Anderson:
Electric guitar
Abe Laboriel Jr.:
Drums
Paul Wickens:
Piano

iTunes Festival: London

EP • Released in 2007

2:59 • LiveL1

Concert From "iTunes Festival" in London, United Kingdom on Jul 05, 2007


Memory Almost Full - 2CD limited edition bonus disc

Official album • Released in 2007

2:39 • Studio versionA


Amoeba's Secret

EP • Released in 2009

3:03 • LiveL2

Performed by:
Paul McCartneyRusty AndersonAbe Laboriel Jr.Brian RayDave Arch
Darrell Thorp:
Recording engineer

Concert From the concert in Los Angeles, USA on Jun 27, 2007


Amoeba Gig

Official live • Released in 2019

3:35 • LiveL2.2019 • 2019 mix

Performed by:
Paul McCartneyRusty AndersonAbe Laboriel Jr.Brian RayDave Arch
Steve Orchard:
Remix engineer
Randy Merrill:
Mastering engineer
Darrell Thorp:
Recording engineer

Concert From the concert in Los Angeles, USA on Jun 27, 2007

Bootlegs



Secret Live Los Angeles 2007

Unofficial live • Released in 2007

4:00 • Live

Concert From the concert in Los Angeles, USA on Jun 27, 2007


Secret Live In New York 2007

Unofficial live • Released in 2007

3:40 • Live

Concert From the concert in New York City, USA on Jun 13, 2007


Searching for Him Everywhere 2001-2014

Unofficial live • Released in 2015

3:19 • Live • July 7, 2007


Memory Almost Full - Ultimate Archive Collection

Unofficial album • Released in 2016

2:38 • Studio version


Videos

Album • Amoeba Gig

Live performances

“That Was Me” has been played in 6 concerts.

Latest concerts where “That Was Me” has been played


Electric Proms

Oct 25, 2007 • United Kingdom • London • Roundhouse


Live At The Olympia

Oct 22, 2007 • France • Paris • Olympia


iTunes Festival

Jul 05, 2007 • United Kingdom • London • Institute for Contemporary Arts


Los Angeles • Amoeba Music

Jun 27, 2007 • USA • Los Angeles • Amoeba Music


New York City • Highline Ballroom

Jun 13, 2007 • USA • New York City • Highline Ballroom



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