Figure of Eight Lyrics - Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney Flowers in the Dirt cover art
publisher: ©Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
writers: Paul Mccartney
release date: 1989-6-5
genres: Electronic Rock
styles: Folk Rock/Soft Rock/Pop Rock
length: 3:25
producer: Stephen Lipson, Trevor Horn and Paul McCartney
recording engineer: Stephen Lipson
background vocals: Paul McCartney
lead vocals: Paul McCartney
celesta: Paul McCartney
tambourine: Paul McCartney
handclaps: Linda McCartney, Paul McCartney, Trevor Horn and Chris Whitten
electric bass guitar: Paul McCartney
acoustic guitar: Paul McCartney
electric guitar: Paul McCartney
programming: Stephen Lipson
keyboard: Trevor Horn
drums (drum set): Chris Whitten
Minimoog: Linda McCartney
assistant recording engineer: Eddie Klein
mixer: Neil Dorfsman
assistant mixer: Noel Harris
composer: Paul McCartney
lyricist: Paul McCartney
you've got me dancing in afigure of eight

Don't know if I'm coming or going
I'm early or late.
Round and round the ring I go

I want to know
I want to know:

Why can't we travel a continious line?
Make a love a reliable covenant all the time.
Up and down the hills I go

I got to know
I got to know.

Is it better to love one another
Than to go for a walk in the dark?
Is it better to love than to give in to hate?
we'd better take good care of each other

Avoid slipping back off the straight and narrow

It's better by far than getting stuck in a figure of eight.

figure it out for yourself
little girl

I don't go nowhere at all.
It's nothing more than a tape loop in a big dance hall.
You got me running in a figure of eight

Don't know if I'm coming or going early or late.
Round and round I go
I want to know
I want to know.

Is it better to love one another...

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