Tug of War 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: 4:23
producer: George Martin
arranger: Paul McCartney and George Martin
orchestrator: Kenneth Sillito
assistant recording engineer: Jon Jacobs and Michael Paul Stavrou
recording engineer: Geoff Emerick, Geoff Emerick and Eddie Klein
background vocals & lead vocals: Paul McCartney
drums (drum set): Paul McCartney
synthesizer: Paul McCartney
electric bass guitar: Paul McCartney
acoustic guitar: Paul McCartney
electric guitar: Denny Laine, Eric Stewart and Paul McCartney
background vocals: Linda McCartney and Eric Stewart
snare drum: Campbell Maloney
violin: Laurie Lewis, Alan Peters, David Ogden, Galina Solodchin, Kenneth Sillito, Michael Rennie and Patrick Halling
viola: George Turnland, John Underwood and Ken Essex
cello: Denis Vigay, Keith Harvey, Bobby Kok and Peter Willison
bassoon: Nicolas Reader
mixer: Geoff Emerick
assistant mixer: Jon Jacobs
composer: Paul McCartney
lyricist: Paul McCartney
It’s a tug of war
What with one thing and another
It’s a tug of war
We expected more
But with one thing and another
We were trying to outdo each other
In a tug of war
In another world
In another world we could
Stand on top of the mountain
With our flag unfurled
In a time to come
In a time to come we will be
Dancing to the beat played
On a different drum

It’s a tug of war
Though I know I mustn’t grumble
It s a tug of war
But I can’t let go
If I do you’ll take a tumble
And the whole thing is going to crumble
It’s a tug of war

Pushing pushing, pulling puliing
Pushing and pulling

In years to come they may discover
What the air we breathe and the life we lead
Are all about
But it won’t be soon enough
Soon enough for me
No it won’t be soon enough
Soon enough for me

In another world we couid
Stand on top of the mountain
With our flag unfurled
In a time to come we willbe
Dancing to the beat played
On a different drum

We will be dancing to the beat
Played on a different drum
We will be dancing to the beat
Played on a different drum


It’s a tug of war, a tug of war
A tug of war
What with one thing and another
It’s a tug of war
We expected more
But with one thing and another
In a tug of war

Pushing pushing, pulling pulling
Pushing and pulling



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