The Paul McCartney Project

Women And Wives

Written by Paul McCartney

Album This song officially appears on the McCartney III Official album.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 2020

Related sessions

This song has been recorded during the following studio sessions


Recording "McCartney III"

April - June 2020 ?

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Song facts

Women And Wives” is a track from 2020 album “McCartney III“.

“Women And Wives” contains a lot of wisdom. “Many choices to make / Many chains to unravel / Every path that we take / Makes it harder to travel” Is this you, handing down advice to a younger generation?

I think so. This arrived when I was reading a book on Lead Belly. I was deep in the South and the blues and I sat at the piano one day and started playing the chords at the beginning of the song. Lead Belly inspired that vocal style – “Well,
mama…” – that Southern blues thing. It suited that song. “Hear me, husband and lovers / What we do with our lives…” Then I was off on the trail. So suddenly, “Seems to matter to others”. Hey, let’s think about what we’re handing down to them. As a parent and grandparent, you think that kind of stuff.

Paul McCartney, in UNCUT interview, January 2021

Last updated on November 21, 2020

Lyrics

Hear me, women and wives
Hear me, husband and lovers
What we do with our lives
Seems to matter to others
Some of them may follow
Roads that we run down
Chasing tomorrow

Many choices to make
Many chains to unravel
Every path that we take
Makes it harder to travel
Laughter turned to sorrow
Doesn't get me down
Chasing tomorrow

When tomorrow comes around
You'll be looking at the future
So keep your feet up off the ground
And get ready to run

Now hear me, mothers and men
Hear me, sist?rs and brothers
Teach your children and th?n
Make 'em pass it to others
Some of them may borrow
Tears you hand them down
Chasing tomorrow

Hear me, women and wives
Hear me, husband and lovers
What we do with our lives
Seems to matter to others
Some of them may follow
Roads that we run down
Chasing tomorrow
Get ready to run
Chasing tomorrow
Get ready to run

Officially appears on


McCartney III

Official album • Released in 2020

Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Drum, Piano, Producer, Standup bass, Vocals

Session Recording:
April - June 2020 ?
Studio :
Hog Hill Studio, Rye, UK

Live performances

Paul McCartney has never played this song in concert.


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