Distractions Lyrics - Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney Flowers in the Dirt cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
writers: Paul Mccartney
release date: 1989-6-5
genres: Electronic Rock
styles: Folk Rock/Soft Rock/Pop Rock
length: 4:41
recording engineer: Geoff Emerick and Arne Frager
background vocals: Linda McCartney, Paul McCartney and Hamish Stuart
lead vocals: Paul McCartney
percussion: Chris Whitten and Paul McCartney
electric bass guitar: Paul McCartney
solo guitar: Paul McCartney
acoustic guitar: Hamish Stuart
drums (drum set): Chris Whitten
orchestrator: Clare Fischer
assistant recording engineer: Matt Butler
mixer: Neil Dorfsman
assistant mixer: Noel Harris
composer: Paul McCartney
lyricist: Paul McCartney

WHAT IS THIS THING IN LIFE
THAT PERSUADES ME TO SPEND TIME AWAY FROM YOU?
IF YOU CAN ANSWER THIS, YOU CAN HAVE THE MOON.
THIS IS THE PLACE TO BE,
ANYWAY YOU CAN SEE THERE'S A LOVELY VIEW.
WHY ARE THERE ALWAYS SO MANY OTHER THINGS TO DO?

DISTRACTIONS,
LIKE BUTTERFLIES ARE BUZZING 'ROUND MY HEAD,
WHEN I'M ALONE, I THINK OF YOU
AND THE LIFE WE'D LEAD IF WE COULD ONLY BE FREE
FROM THESE DISTRACTIONS.
UH, UH, UH, UH.

THE POSTMAN'S AT THE DOOR,
WHILE THE TELEPHONE RINGS ON THE KITCHEN WALL.
PRETEND WE'RE NOT AT HOME AND THEY'LL DISAPPEAR - UH-UH -.
I WANT TO BE WITH YOU,
TELL ME WHAT I CAN DO, NOTHING IS TOO SMALL,
AWAY FROM ALL THIS JAZZ WE COULD DO ANYTHING AT ALL.

DISTRACTIONS,
LIKE BUTTERFLIES ARE BUZZING 'ROUND MY HEAD,
WHEN I'M ALONE, I THINK OF YOU
AND THE THINGS WE'D DO IF WE COULD ONLY BE THROUGH
WITH THESE DISTRACTIONS.

AH -
AH -

I'LL FIND A PEACEFUL PLACE
FAR AWAY FROM THE NOISE OF A BUSY DAY.
WHERE WE CAN SPEND OUR NIGHTS COUNTING SHOOTING STARS.

DISTRACTIONS,
LIKE BUTTERFLIES ARE BUZZING 'ROUND MY HEAD,
WHEN I'M ALONE, I THINK OF YOU
AND THE THINGS WE'D DO IF WE COULD ONLY BE THROUGH
WITH THESE DISTRACTIONS,
LIKE BUTTERFLIES ARE BUZZING 'ROUND MY HEAD,
WHEN I'M ALONE, I THINK OF YOU
AND THE LIFE WE'D LEAD IF WE COULD ONLY BE FREE
FROM THESE DISTRACTIONS.





Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 My Brave Face
  • 2 Rough Ride
  • 3 You Want Her Too
  • 4 Distractions
  • 5 We Got Married
  • 6 Put It There
  • 7 Figure of Eight
  • 8 This One
  • 9 Don't Be Careless Love
  • 10 That Day Is Done
  • 11 How Many People
  • 12 Motor of Love
  • 13 Ou est le soleil