The Paul McCartney Project

What in the... World

Album This song officially appears on the Vertical Man Official album.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 1998

Related sessions

This song has been recorded during the following studio sessions


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Song facts

What in the… World” is a song from Ringo Starr’s 1998 album, “Vertical Man“. It features Paul McCartney on the bass and on backing vocals. Paul’s contribution was recorded in September 1997 at his Hog Hill Mill Studio, and a couple of images from this session appeared on the promotional video for “La De Da“.

Last updated on July 11, 2020

Lyrics

I remembered it all
That magical moment I'll never forget
We started to fall
Higher and higher in love than I thought I could get

It was so hard to find someone
And then I found you

What in the world would I do
Living in a world without you?
Me and the sky would be blue
Bluer than I ever knew

The sun will shine
But there'll be no light
And nothing to look forward to
In a world without you

Just you and I
Passionate lovers forever this time
Our hearts couldn't lie
Never say never whenever you don't want to try

Sometimes it's hard
But we'll get through
We always have, we always do
What it world would I do

What in the world would I do
Living in a world without you?
Me and the sky would be blue
Bluer than I ever knew

The sun will shine
But there'll be no light
And nothing to look forward to
In a world without you

Being in love, letting our feelings show
Let 'em show
(Let 'em show)
Let me tell you again what you already know
Yeah

What in the world would I do
(Would I do)
Living in a world without you?
(Without you)

Me and the sky would be blue
(Will be blue)
Bluer than I ever knew
(I ever knew)

The sun will shine but there'll be no light
(No light)
And nothing to look forward to
In a world without you

Officially appears on


Vertical Man

Official album • Released in 1998

3:29 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Bass
Ringo Starr :
Drums, Percussion, Producer, Vocals
Geoff Emerick :
Mixing engineer
Mark Hudson :
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Electric guitar, Percussion, Producer
Steve Dudas :
Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar
Joe Walsh :
Electric guitar
Scott Gordon :
Recording engineer

Session Overdubs:
Sep 29, 1997
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Live performances

Paul McCartney has never played this song in concert.


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