The Pound Is Sinking Lyrics - Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney Tug of War cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
writers: Paul Mccartney
release date: 1982-4-16
genres: Rock Funk / Soul Pop
styles: Soft Rock/Pop Rock/Disco
length: 2:56
producer: George Martin
arranger: Paul McCartney and George Martin
recording engineer: Geoff Emerick and Geoff Emerick
assistant recording engineer: Michael Paul Stavrou and Jon Jacobs
mixer: Geoff Emerick
assistant mixer: Jon Jacobs
lead vocals & background vocals: Paul McCartney
synthesizer: Paul McCartney
acoustic guitar: Paul McCartney and Denny Laine
electric guitar: Paul McCartney
background vocals: Eric Stewart and Linda McCartney
electric bass guitar: Stanley Clarke
composer: Paul McCartney
lyricist: Paul McCartney

THE POUND IS SINKING,
THE PESO'S FAILING,
THE LIRA'S REELING,
AND FEELING QUITE APPALLING.

THE MARK IS HOLDING,
THE FRANC IS FADING,
THE DRACHMA'S VERY WEAK
BUT EV'RYONE'S STILL TRADING.

THE MARKET'S BOTTOM HAS FALLEN RIGHT OUT
AND ONLY THE STRONG ARE SURVIVORS.

WELL I FEAR, MY DEAR, THAT IT'S EMINENTLY CLEAR,
THAT YOU CAN'T SEE THE TREES FOR THE FOREST.
YOUR FATHER WAS AN EXTRAORDINARY MAN,
BUT YOU DON'T SEEM TO HAVE INHERITED
MANY OF HIS MANNERISMS.

OH, ANY OF HIS MANNERISMS.

THE DOLLAR'S MOVING,
THE ROUBLE'S RISING.
THE YEN IS KEEPING UP
WHICH HARDLY SEEMS SURPRISING.

THE MARKET'S BOTTOM HAS FALLEN RIGHT OUT
AND ONLY THE STRONG ARE SURVIVORS.

HEAR ME, MY LOVER, (hear me, my lover)
I CAN'T BE HELD RESPONSIBLE NOW, (oh no, it wasn't me)
FOR SOMETHING THAT DIDN'T HAPPEN (I didn't do it and you knew it)
I KNEW YOU FOR A MINUTE,
OH, IT DIDN'T HAPPEN, ONLY FOR A MINUTE,
YOUR HEART JUST WASN'T IN IT ANY MORE, MM-MM-MM.

THE POUND IS SINKING,
THE PESO'S FAILING,
THE LIRA'S REELING,
AND FEELING QUITE APPALLING.

UH, UH, UH.



Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Tug of War
  • 2 Take It Away
  • 3 Somebody Who Cares
  • 4 What’s That You’re Doing?
  • 5 Here Today
  • 6 Ballroom Dancing
  • 7 The Pound Is Sinking
  • 8 Wanderlust
  • 9 Get It
  • 10 Be What You See (Link)
  • 11 Dress Me Up as a Robber
  • 12 Ebony and Ivory