Riding to Vanity Fair Lyrics - Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney Chaos and Creation in the Backyard cover art
publisher: ©Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
writers: Paul Mccartney
release date: 2005-9-12
genres: Rock Pop
styles: Folk Rock/Pop Rock/Classic Rock
length: 5:07
producer: Nigel Godrich
engineer: Darrell Thorp
arranger: David Campbell
assistant producer: Dan Grech-Marguerat
strings: The Los Angeles Music Players
electric guitar: Paul McCartney
acoustic guitar: Paul McCartney
vocal: Paul McCartney
bass: Paul McCartney
drums (drum set): James Gadson
glockenspiel: Paul McCartney
Wurlitzer electric piano: Paul McCartney
harp: Stephanie Bennett
composer: Paul McCartney
lyricist: Paul McCartney
I bit my tongue
I never talked too much
I tried to be so strong
I did my best
I used the gentle touch
I've done it for so long

You put me down
But I can laugh it off
And act like nothing's wrong
But why pretend
I think I've heard enough
Of your familiar song

I tell you what I'm going to do
I'll try to take my mind off you
And now that you don't need my help
I'll use the time to think about myself

You're not aware
Of what you put me through
But now the feeling's gone
But I don't mind
Do what you have to do
You don't fool anyone

I'll tell you what I'm going to do
I'll take a different point of view
And now that you don't need my help
I'll use the time to think about myself

The definition of friendship
Apparently ought to be
Showing support for the one that you love
And I was open to friendship
But you didn't seem to have any to spare
While you were riding to Vanity Fair

There was a time
When every day was young
The sun would always shine
We sang along
When all the songs were sung
Believing every line

That's the trouble with friendship
For someone to feel it
It has to be real or it wouldn't be right
And I keep hoping for friendship
But I wouldn't dare to presume it was there
While you were riding to Vanity Fair

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CD 1
  • 1 Fine Line
  • 2 How Kind of You
  • 3 Jenny Wren
  • 4 At the Mercy
  • 5 Friends to Go
  • 6 English Tea
  • 7 Too Much Rain
  • 8 A Certain Softness
  • 9 Riding to Vanity Fair
  • 10 Follow Me
  • 11 Promise to You Girl
  • 12 This Never Happened Before
  • 13 Anyway / I’ve Only Got Two Hands
    DVD 2
  • 1 Documentary: Between Chaos and Creation
  • 2 Performance Video: Fine Line
  • 3 Animated Film: Line Art Featuring instrumental Tracks
  • 4 Menu: How Kind of You