Off the Ground Album

Artist(s): Paul McCartney

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Paul McCartney Off the Ground Cover Art

Tracklist

Off the Ground

length: 3:42

There must have been a lot of heartache
For you to sink so low.
You must have had a ton of pressure.
Only answer if the answer’s no.

I need loving, you need loving too.
Doesn’t take a lot to get off the ground.

There must have been a lot of magic
When the world was born.
Let me be the one you wish for,
One you call for, when you’re all alone.

I need loving, you need loving too.
Wouldn’t take a lot to get off the ground.

Off the ground, off the ground.
Fly around, fly around.
Hear the sound, hear the sound.
Off the ground, off the ground.

Though it takes a lot of power
To make a bog tree grow.
It doesn’t need a pot of knowledge.
For a seed knows what a seed must know.

You need loving, I need loving too.
Doesn’t take a lot to get off the ground.

Off the ground, off the ground.
Fly around, fly around.
Hear the sounnd, hear the sound.
Off the ground, off the ground.

Hear the sound, hear the sound.
Off the groound, off the ground.
Yeah yeah, off the ground.

Looking for Changes

length: 2:49
I saw a cat with a machine in his brain
The man who fed him said
He didn’t feel any pain
I’d like to see that man take out that machine
And stick it in his own brain
You know what I mean

I saw a rabbit with it’s eyes full of tears
The lab that owned her had
Been doing it for years
Why don’t we make them pay for every last eye
That couldn’t cry it’s own tears
Do you kmow what I mean

When I tell you that we’ll all be
Looking for changes
Changes in the way we treat our fellow creatures
And we will learn how to grow

Well I tell you that we’ll all be
Looking for changes
Changes in the way we treat our fellow creatures
And we will learn how to grow
When we’re looking for changes

I saw a monkey that was learning to choke
A guy beside him gave him cigarettes to smoke
And everytime that monkey started to cough
The bastard laughed his head off
Do you know what I mean

When I tell you that we’ll all be
Looking for changes
Changes in the way we treat our fellow creatures
And we will learn how to grow

When we’re looking for changes
We’re looking for changes
We’re looking for changes
We’re looking for changes in the way we are

Hope of Deliverance

length: 3:22
composer: Paul McCartney
lyricist: Paul McCartney
I will always be hoping, hoping
you will always be holding, holding
My heart is in your hand
I will understand

I will understand someday, one day
you will understand always, always
from now until then

When it will be right, I don't know
what it will be like, I don't know
we live in hope of deliverance
from the darkness that surrounds us

Hope of deliverance, hope of deliverance
Hope of deliverance from the darkness
that surrounds us

And I wouldn't mind knowing, knowing
that you wouldn't mind going
going along with my plan

When it will be right I don't know
what it will be like, I don't know
we live in hope of deliverance
from the darkness that surrounds us

Hope of...

Hope of deliverance
Hope of deliverance
I will understand

Mistress and Maid

length: 3:01
composer: Elvis Costello, Paul McCartney
lyricist: Elvis Costello, Paul McCartney
She Said
Come In My Dear,
You're Looking Tired Tonight.
Your Bath Is Drawn, Let Me Loosen Your Tie
And Fix You Your Usual Drink.

He Settles Back,
Takes A Magazine,
Kicks Off His Shoes, As He Studies The Form
Of Every Appealing Soubrette.
But Where Are The Flowers That He Used To Bring?
Every Endearing Remark
Reminds Her Of Passionarte Promises,
That He Only Made In The Dark.

In Her Bed,
She Wants To Shout At The Back Of His Head
Look At Me, Look At Me, Look At Me I'm Afraid
See What It's Come To,
I'm Just Your Mistress And Maid.

The Wine Is Warm
But The Dinner Is Cold.
The Look In His Eye Tells Her It Won't Be Long
'Till The Girls On The Page Come To Life.
And They'll Get The Flowers That He Used To Bring
With Every Endearing Remark,
And All Of The Passionate Promises
He'll Never Fulfil In The Dark.

In Their Bed,
She Wants To Shout At The Back Of His Head
Look At Me, Look At Me, Now That I'm Not Afraid.
See What It's Come To,
I'm Not Your Mistress And Maid.

See What It's Come To,
I'm Not Your Mistress And Maid.

I Owe It All to You

length: 4:52

LAST NIGHT YOU HELPED ME THROUGH,
TOOK ME TO THE LOVERS ZONE.
I SAW THERE, IMAGES
PROJECTED ON A WALL OF STONE.

I STOOD INSIDE EGYPTIAN TEMPLES,
I LOOKED INTO ETERNAL GARDENS,
LAY ON THE SHORES OF DISTANT ISLANDS,
LISTENING TO THE SEA BIRDS SONG OF JOY.

OH, I OWE IT ALL TO YOU,
YOU MAKE ME HAPPY.
OH, I OWE IT ALL TO YOU.

LATE LAST NIGHT, WE WERE RIGHT
INTO SOME EXOTIC SCENE.
EV'RYWHERE, IMAGES
APPEARING ON A GIANT SCREEN.

I STOOD INSIDE A GLASS CATHEDRAL,
I LOOKED INTO THE GOLDEN CANYON,
LAY BY THE LAKES OF HOLY WATER
GLISTENING LIKE A DIAMOND IN THE LIGHT.

OH, I OWE IT ALL TO YOU,
YOU MAKE ME HAPPY.
OH, I OWE IT ALL TO YOU.

OH, I OWE IT ALL TO YOU,
YOU MAKE ME HAPPY.
OH, I OWE IT ALL TO YOU, OO, YEAH.

MM, I LOVE YOU SO.

I OWE IT ALL TO YOU.

EGYPTIAN TEMPLES,
MM, ETERNAL GARDENS,
DISTANT ISLANDS,
LISTENING TO THE SEA BIRDS SONG OF JOY.

OH, I OWE IT ALL TO YOU,
YOU MAKE ME HAPPY.
OH, I OWE IT ALL TO YOU, OO.

OO-OO-OO.

I OWE IT ALL TO YOU. (I owe it all)

MM-MM-MM-MM.

I OWE IT ALL TO YOU.
OO-OO.

OO-OO.
I OWE IT ALL TO YOU. (I owe it all)

TO YOU - OO-OO.
I OWE IT ALL TO YOU.


Biker Like an Icon

length: 3:27

THERE WAS A GIRL WHO LOVED A BIKER,
SHE USED TO FOLLOW HIM ACROSS AMERICA.
BUT THE BIKER DIDN'T LIKE HER.

SHE DIDN'T CARE, SHE STILL PERSISTED,
THOUGH HER BROTHER SAID SHE WAS TWISTED.
AND THE FAMILY SAID THEY WOULDN'T MISS HER ANYWAY.

SHE LOVED THE BIKER LIKE AN ICON,
GAZING AT HIS PICTURE EV'RYDAY, MM-MM.
SHE LOVED THE BIKER LIKE AN ICON,
SLOWLY WATCHING PRECIOUS WATER DRIP AWAY.

SHE DID HER BEST TO FIX A MEETING,
SHE PULLED IT OFF ONE NIGHT IN HOLLYWOOD.
WHEN HE MET HER, HE COULDN'T LET HER GET AWAY.

HE DIDN'T ASK FOR HER PERMISSION,
HE TOOK ADVANTAGE OF HER POSITION.
BUT HE WAS ALWAYS HER AMBITION ANYWAY.

SHE LOVED HER BIKER LIKE AN ICON,
GAZING AT HIS PICTURE EV'RYDAY, MM-MM.
SHE LOVED HER BIKER LIKE AN ICON,
SLOWLY WATCHING PRECIOUS WATER DRIP AWAY.

OH!

SHE LOVED HER BIKER LIKE AN ICON,
SLOWLY WATCHING PRECIOUS WATER DRIP AWAY.

THE FAMILY TRIED SO HARD TO FIND HER,
THEY SHOWED HER PICTURE ACROSS AMERICA.
BUT NO TRACE OF HER SWEET FACE WAS EVER FOUND.

SHE LOVED HER BIKER LIKE AN ICON,
GAZING AT HIS PICTURE EV'RYDAY.
SHE LOVED HER BIKER LIKE AN ICON,
SLOWLY WATCHING PRECIOUS WATER DRIP AWAY, HEY, HEY.

SHE LOVED THE BIKER LIKE AN ICON,
SLOWLY WATCHING PRECIOUS WATER DRIP AWAY, YEAH, YEAH.

SHE LOVED THE BIKER LIKE AN ICON,
SLOWLY WATCHING PRECIOUS WATER DRIP AWAY, AH-HA-HA.

SHE LOVED HER BIKER LIKE AN ICON,


Peace in the Neighbourhood

length: 5:07

-"Thank you! Next one's called 'Peace In The Neighbourhood'"


BEST THING I EVER SAW
WAS A MAN WHO LOVED HIS WIFE.
IN A PLACE WHERE THINGS WERE GOOD
I FELT PEACE IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD.

OH!

DOO-DOO-DOO,
DOO-DOOT-DOOT-DOO.

THAT FEELING IN THE AIR
SOMETHING WAS DEFINITELY THERE.
IT WAS A TIME WHEN THINGS WERE GOOD
I FELT PEACE IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD.

I WAS THERE, I REALLY WAS,
AT THE CENTRE OF A LOVE VIBRATION.
PEOPLE SHARING WITH THEIR FRIENDS.
HELPING EACH OTHER OUT.
PEACE IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD,
HELPING EACH OTHER OUT.

OH-OH, HEY!
OH!

THEN I WOKE UP FROM MY DREAM
TO SEE THINGS AS THEY REALLY ARE.
PEOPLE STRUGGLING TO SURVIVE,
HOW CAN PEACE HOPE TO STAY ALIVE?

OO-OO

DOO-DOO-DOO,
DOO-.

WELL, I WAS THERE...I FELT SO GOOD, (he felt so good)
AT THE CENTRE OF A LOVE VIBRATION.
PEOPLE CARING FOR THEIR WORLD, (for their world)
HELPING EACH OTHER OUT. (helping each other)
PEACE IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD,
HELPING EACH OTHER OUT.
PEACE IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD,
YEAH, THEY WERE HELPING EACH OTHER OUT.

OH YEAH.

BEST THING I EVER SAW,
I SAW A MAN WHO LOVED HIS WIFE.

WO, WO, WO, WO, YEAH, YEAH, YEAH,
OO-OO-OO-OO - AH - AH -

PEACE IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD,
HELPING EACH OTHER OUT. (helping each other out)
PEACE IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD,
YES, WE WERE HELPING EACH OTHER OUT.
OH, OH.

PEACE IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD.
OO-OO-OO -

PEACE IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD.
OO-OO-OO -

PEACE IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD - OO-.


-"Thank you. 'Peace in the neighbourhood', it would be a fine thing



Golden Earth Girl

length: 3:45
GOLDEN EARTH GIRL, FEMALE ANIMAL,
SINGS TO THE WIND, RESTING AT SUNSET, OO-OO,
IN A MOSSY NEST, SENSING MOONLIGHT IN THE AIR,
MOONLIGHT IN THE AIR.

GOOD CLEAR WATER, FRIEND OF WILDERNESS,
SEES IN THE POOL HER OWN REFLECTION, OO-OO.
IN ANOTHER WORLD
SOMEONE OVER THERE IS COUNTING.

FISH IN A SUNBEAM,
IN EGGSHELL SEAS.
FISH IN A SUNBEAM,
EGGSHELL FINISH.

NATURES LOVER CLIMBS THE PRIMROSE HILL,
SMILES AT THE SKY, WATCHING THE SUNSET, OO-OO,
FROM A MOSSY NEST.
AS SHE FALLS ASLEEP SHE'S COUNTING

FISH IN A SUNBEAM,
IN EGGSHELL SEAS.
FISH IN A SUNBEAM,
EGGSHELL FINISH.

AS SHE FALLS ASLEEP SHE'S COUNTING

FISH IN SUNBEAM,
IN EGGSHELL SEAS.
YEAH, FISH IN A SUNBEAM, (fish in a sunbeam, fish in a sunbeam, fish in a sunbeam)
EGGSHELL FINISH.


The Lovers That Never Were

length: 3:43
I Have Always Needed Somebody Girl,
But I Close The Doors To Keep Out The World.
But For You, I Would Be Here All Alone,
Locked In A Photograph.
All Of The Clocks Have Run Down.
Lover Beware.
We`ll Be The Lovers That Never Were.

I Hang Patiently On Every Word You Send.
Will We Ever Be Much More Than Just Friends?
As For You, You Sit There Playing This Game,
You Keep Me Waiting
When All Of The Clocks Have Run Down,
All Over The World.
We`ll Be The Lovers That Never Were.

For As Long As The Sun Shines In Somebody`s Eyes,
I Believe In You Baby, So Don`t Tell Me Lies.
For As Long As The Trees Throw Down Blossoms And Leaves,
I Know There Will Be A Parade Of Unpainted Dreams.

And I Know Dear, How Much It`s Going To Hurt
If You Still Refuse To Get Your Hands Dirty.
So You, You Must Tell Me Something,...I Love You,
Say Goodbye Or Anything.
All Of The Clocks Have Run Down.
Time`s At An End.
If We Can`t Be Lovers We`ll Never Be Friends.

For As Long As The Sun Shines In Somebody`s Eyes,
I Believe In You Baby, So Don`t Tell Me Lies.
For As Long As The Trees Throw Down Blossoms And Leaves,
I Know There Will Be A Parade Of Unpainted Dreams.

Get Out of My Way

length: 3:33

CRASH, BANG, WALLOP, I'M A LOVER AGAIN,
I'VE GOT MY EYES ON THE ROAD AND I'M FEELING NO PAIN.
I'VE FOUND A REAL FINE WOMAN,
I'M HEADING TO SEE HER.

BYE, BYE MELANCHOLY, LISTEN TO ME,
WE HAD A LONG, LONG RIDE BUT IT ISN'T TO BE.
I'VE GOT A REAL FINE WOMAN,
I'M HEADING TO SEE HER NOW.

GET OUT OF MY WAY,
GET OUT OF MY LIFE.
I DON'T NEED ANYBODY TO TELL ME HOW TO BE RIGHT.
NOW, DON'T TRY TO STOP ME,
I'VE GOT THE ANSWER,
I WON'T NEED ANYBODY EXCEPT MY WOMAN TONIGHT, YEH-YEH!.

I CAN'T HELP IT IF I'M STARTING TO SMILE,
I'VE GOT A FULL GAS TANK AND IT'S ONLY A MILE.
'TILL I'LL BE WITH MY LITTLE WOMAN,
I'M READY TO SEE HER.

SO I SAY, BYE, BYE MELANCHOLY, LISTEN TO ME,
WE HAD A LONG, LONG RIDE BUT IT ISN'T TO BE.
I'VE GOT A REAL FINE WOMAN
I'M HEADING TO SEE HER NOW.

GET OUT, GET OUT OF MY WAY,
GET OUT OF MY LIFE.
I DON'T NEED ANYBODY TO TELL ME HOW TO BE RIGHT.
DON'T TRY TO STOP ME,
OH, I'VE GOT THE ANSWER,
I WON'T NEED ANYBODY EXCEPT MY WOMAN TONIGHT.

YEAH! GET OUT OF MY WAY,
BABY, GET OUT OF MY LIFE.
YEAH, I WON'T NEED ANYBODY EXCEPT MY WOMAN TONIGHT.

TONIGHT! YEAH, YEAH, YEAH!
YEAH, YEAH, YEAH!

YEAH!
ALL RIGHT!


Winedark Open Sea

length: 5:27

OPEN UP YOUR HEART,
IF YOU WANT TO SET ME FREE.
FULL OF LOVE, YOUR LOVE.
SAILING ON A WINEDARK OPEN SEA,
SAILING ON A WINEDARK OPEN SEA.

LIGHTEN UP MY HEART,
LEAVE IT TO THE EVENING BREEZE.
GIVE ME LOVE, YOUR LOVE.
SAILING ON A WINEDARK OPEN SEA,
SAILING ON A WINEDARK OPEN SEA.

OH MY, I FEEL LOVE FOR YOU,
SPREADING THROUGH MY BODY I REMEMBER HOW
WE CAN BE SO LOVING
I FEEL LOVE FOR YOU NOW,
I FEEL LOVE FOR YOU RIGHT NOW.

LOOSEN UP, MY HEART,
LET ME HAVE SOME TIME TO BE
WITH A LOVE, OH, MY LOVE.
SAILING ON A WINEDARK OPEN SEA,
SAILING ON A WINEDARK OPEN SEA.

OH MY, I FEEL LOVE FOR YOU,
SPREADING THROUGH MY BODY I REMEMBER HOW
WE CAN BE SO LOVING
I FEEL LOVE FOR YOU NOW,
I FEEL LOVE FOR YOU RIGHT NOW.

WE'RE SAILING ON A WINEDARK OPEN SEA,
SAILING ON A WINEDARK OPEN SEA,
SAILING ON A WINEDARK OPEN SEA,
SAILING ON A WINEDARK OPEN SEA.

OH -
AH -

OH, I FEEL LOVE FOR YOU NOW,
I FEEL LOVE FOR YOU RIGHT NOW,
I FEEL LOVE FOR YOU NOW,
BABY, I FEEL LOVE FOR YOU RIGHT NOW.

WE'RE SAILING ON A WINEDARK OPEN SEA,
SAILING ON A WINEDARK OPEN SEA.

WE'RE IN THE SHIP NOW.


C’mon People

length: 7:42
Well We're Going To, Yeah We're Going To
Get It Right This Time.
We're Going To Really Going To
Raise It To The Sky.
People Are Ready To Forgive A Few Mistakes
But Let's Get Started, Form A Party
Don't You Know How Long It Takes!

C'mon People Let The Fun Begin.
We've Got A Future And It's Rushing In.
Call All The Minstrels From The Ancient Shrine.
Pass Down The Message That It's Right This Time.

Well I'm Trying To, Yeah I'm Crying To
Lay It On The Line.
We're Trying To, Really Dying To
Get It Right This Time.
So Many Yearning For The Way It's Gonna Be.
Believe It When You See It Happening To You.,
You Know It's Real.

C'mon People Let The World Begin.
We've Got A Future And It's Charging In.
We'll Make The Best Of All We Have, And More.
We'll Do What Never Has Been Done Before.
Oh Yeah.

Well I'm Going To, Yeah I'm Going To
Get It Right This Time.
I'm Going To, Really Going To
Raise It To The Sky.
I Must Admit I May Have Made A Few Mistakes,
But Let's Get Started, From A Party
Don't You Know How Long It Takes!

So C'mon People Let The Fun Begin.
We've Got A Future And It's Rushing In.
Call All The Minstrels From The Ancient Shrine.
Pass Down The Message That It's Right This Time.
Oh Yeah.

C'mon People Let The World Begin.
We've Got A Future And It's Charging In.

Now C'mon People.