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Your Loving Flame

Written by Paul McCartney

Album This song officially appears on the Driving Rain Official album.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 2001
Sessions This song has been recorded during the following sessions

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Song facts

From Wikipedia:

“Your Loving Flame” is a love song by Paul McCartney, written for his future fiancée Heather Mills. It appeared on his 2001 album Driving Rain and was also said to have been the albums’s lead single.[citation needed] It was released as a jukebox single in 2002, backed with “Lonely Road”.

A live version appeared on the albums Back in the U.S. (2002) and Back in the World (2003), as well as the accompanying DVD. The song was also performed live at the Nobel Peace Prize awards in 2001.

The music video for “Your Loving Flame” did not appear on McCartney’s 2007 DVD The McCartney Years.

 

From a November 2001 interview:

‘Your Loving Flame’ was written on the 36th floor of the Carlyle Hotel in New York, just because I thought I was walking into a Cole Porter movie – the room had a grand piano and a plate glass window overlooking Central Park. I wrote that really fast. – Paul McCartney, 2001

Last updated on April 30, 2018

Lyrics

How can I, hope to reach your love
Help me to discover
What it is you're thinking of

Cos when we kiss, nothing feels the same
I could spend eternity
Inside your loving flame

What am I to do
If I don't have you
I'll be feeling blue
Just sitting here without you
You could be the one
To chase my blues away, away

So tell me how, how to reach your love
Help me to discover
What it is you're thinking of

Cos when we kiss, nothing feels the same
I could spend eternity
Inside your loving flame

What am I to do
If I don't have you
I'll be feeling blue
Just sitting here without you
You could be the one
To chase my blues away, away

Cos when we kiss, nothing feels the same
I could spend eternity
Inside your loving flame

So tell me how, how to reach your love
Help me to discover
What it is you're thinking of

How can I hope to reach your love
Here forever in your loving flame

Officially appears on


Driving Rain

Official album • Released in 2001

3:44 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Backing vocals, Bass, Executive producer, Piano, Tambourine, Vocals
Rusty Anderson:
Acoustic guitar, Backing vocals, Electric guitar
Abe Laboriel Jr.:
Backing vocals, Drums
Gabe Dixon:
Backing vocals, Hammond organ
David Kahne:
Mixing, Producer, Strings sampling
David Campbell:
Viola
Matt Funes:
Viola
Joel Derouin:
Violin
Larry Corbett:
Cello
Mark Dearnley:
Engineer
Jaime Sickora:
Assistant engineer
Kevin Mills:
Second assistant engineer
David Leonard:
Mixing

Session Recording:
Jun 19, 2001
Studio:
Henson Recording Studio, Los Angeles


Back In The U.S.

Official live • Released in 2002

3:29 • LiveL1

Paul McCartney:
Executive producer
Performed by:
Paul McCartneyRusty AndersonAbe Laboriel Jr.Paul WickensBrian Ray
David Kahne:
Producer
Michael Brauer:
Engineer
Ricardo Chavarria:
Assistant engineer

Concert From the concert in New York, USA on Apr 26, 2002


Back In The World

Official live • Released in 2003

3:29 • LiveL1

Paul McCartney:
Executive producer
Performed by:
Paul McCartneyRusty AndersonAbe Laboriel Jr.Paul WickensBrian Ray
David Kahne:
Producer
Michael Brauer:
Engineer
Ricardo Chavarria:
Assistant engineer

Concert From the concert in New York, USA on Apr 26, 2002

Bootlegs



MoMac's Hidden Tracks Vol.26

Unofficial album

0:59 • Studio version • Piano demonstration (12/12/01)


MoMac's Hidden Tracks Vol.27

Unofficial album

3:42 • Studio version


MoMac's Hidden Tracks Vol.27

Unofficial album

0:23 • Studio version



Live performances

“Your Loving Flame” has been played in 69 concerts and 1 soundchecks.

Latest concerts where “Your Loving Flame” has been played



Dublin • RDS Arena

May 27, 2003 • Part of Back in the World tour






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