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Paul McCartney — Every Night
Album: McCartney
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Total ratings: 807









Released: 1970
Length: 2:28
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Ev'ry night I just wanna go out
Get out of my head
Ev'ry day I don't wanna get up
Get out of my bed
Ev'ry night I want to play out
And ev'ry day I wanna do-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
But tonight I just wanna stay in
And be with you-oo
And be with you

Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh

Ev'ry day I lean on a lamp post
I'm wasting my time
Ev'ry night I lay on a pillow
I'm resting my mind
Ev'ry morning brings a new day
And ev'ry night that day is through
But tonight I just wanna stay in
And be with you
And be with you

Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh, believe me, momma
Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh, momma
Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh

Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh...
Comments (113)add comment
Had the album at the time.  Loved it then.  Love it now.

Sweet harmonies in his voice and his guitar.. Who makes music like this now?
I believe you, mama.
A great album when this came out right after the breakup. Several songs would have ended up on a Beatles album, no doubt, including this one. Lovely tune and yes, it invokes "Blackbird" and a couple others of his tunes, but stands up on it's own well, still.
Phoebe Snow did a really great version of this song. 
-John
 BCarn wrote:
Even for this ultimate Beatle and Macca fan, not a lot of memorable songs from that album but this one is a gem. Just learned this on guitar too! 

 
I remember learning this back in the day. It's a surprisingly difficult song - similar to "Blackbird" in a way.
 GaryG wrote:
The greatest rock musician of all time.
Playing all the instruments here...sounds like a band.
 
Who knew Paul was posting on RP?!
The greatest rock musician of all time.
Playing all the instruments here...sounds like a band.
12.
 BCarn wrote:

Just let it go. It was the early 70's. What do you expect?
Still a great tune. 

 

This was one of the songs of the 70s. Lennon may have snarked at McCartney shortly after the Beatles broke up ("How Do You Sleep At Night?"), but Paul's music was a damned sight more entertaining at the time.  
I misremembered the intro and so this song took me by surprise despite knowing it for 30+ years. Bumping it up from 8-9, just because.
Wow - missed this one somehow.  Nice....!
 Grammarcop wrote:
It's an okay song until I hear him say, "Believe me, mama." Makes me grind my teeth. 

 
Just let it go. It was the early 70's. What do you expect?
Still a great tune. 
 boontonite wrote:
This is McCartney at his peak, IMO. Very loose with a fantastic feel for the acoustic guitar. Love the chording on this one.

 


 Grammarcop wrote:
It's an okay song until I hear him say, "Believe me, mama." Makes me grind my teeth. 

 
I don't mind that.  I think it's groovy. {#Bananajam}
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It's an okay song until I hear him say, "Believe me, mama." Makes me grind my teeth. 
Even for this ultimate Beatle and Macca fan, not a lot of memorable songs from that album but this one is a gem. Just learned this on guitar too! 
When you stop and really listen to this song and then try to imagine any contemporary artist performing anything comparable, it's very hard to do. 
Great song by Paul.
 Proclivities wrote:
He had a guest vocalist on the instrumental track "Hot As Sun".
{#Wink}
 
Marcel Marceau.
 jimbaca wrote:
I understand he also sang every song on this album!!  {#Wink}

 
He had a guest vocalist on the instrumental track "Hot As Sun".
{#Wink} 
 mread wrote:
Silly love song.  But a great one.

 
"Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh  I'm wasting my time" :)
A Brit getting lie/lay mixed up. tsk tsk, my good chap!
I have always loved the way Paul uses his voice as an instrument. Quite versatile. Splendid 
Silly love song.  But a great one.
This is McCartney at his peak, IMO. Very loose with a fantastic feel for the acoustic guitar. Love the chording on this one.
Solid songwriting, fabulous playful melody, catchy phrasings — Paul was really in command of wonderful musical sensibilities!  Love it!
i think the songs on this album are better than any of McCartney's on Abbey Road
Too sweet for my tastes 
Like cheesecake as Main 
great songs on this album even when the recording/producing lacks the songs still come on strong
Pure joy from Sir Paul
Great stuff 
Pleasant-sounding, but pretty lightweight. 
 tutakea wrote:
crap

 
Insightful comment
First two solo album so underrated.
Pure natural genius. Love transformed into sound. yeah!!!!


Love

It's amazing that I haven't heard this in decades, but I remembered most of the words.  And yet, I can't remember some things I did earlier this year! 

{#Ask}


 apd wrote:
Love the Phoebe Snow version too.

 
Too right.  Cracking.
 jimbaca wrote:


I understand he also sang every song on this album!!  {#Wink}

 
He didn't sing every song on this album - there is at least one instrumental track.
The Beatles are the very definition of Synergy.  You can hear the contributions of the individuals on the Beatles songs. The interaction and editing is what put them in their own category.  McCartney needed Lennon to temper his bubble gum simplicity and Lennon needed McCartney to lighten him up.  On their own, they are average at best. 

"You never give me your money ..."

Sir Paul put out two killer albums (McCartney, Ram) when the Beatles disintegrated.  Sweetness and light and full of good vibes.  This tune, from McCartney in 1971, is ever so wonderful, innit?


 d-don wrote:
Probably my favorite McCartney solo album.

 

{#Yes}
I just noticed a strong resemblance to Yesterday. Not unusual or unexpected or wrong that an artist borrows from himself. Just sayin'.  

Everybody in my church loves this song...
 
 Snort.
rdo wrote:
Sir Paul.  Would you like some milk with that toast?
 


Great


Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...

 
Vagaries of memory ... I'd guess it's been four or five years since I listened to this album - I'd have to check my iPod playlist - but three notes into the lead in (instrumental) I knew exactly which song this was ... of course, I heard it many, may times in my formative years, forty stinkin' years ago, but still ... recorded music messes up my mind every now and then.
Probably my favorite McCartney solo album.
Sir Paul.  Would you like some milk with that toast?
 tutakea wrote:
crap
 
With this opinion, I feel that you may be in the minority.

This was recorded at around the time of the disastrous "Let It Be" sessions.  When I used to be a pub singer, I had this song in my set list and always enjoyed playing it.

Although not terribly recent, I thought Paul's "Flaming Pie" record was very good...especially the song "The World Tonight".  Instantly memorable and WOW what a catchy tune/arrangement!

His record from last year "The Fireman" had some great tunes on it as well.  Especially "Light From Your Lighthouse".
NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote: Wish he was still writing stuff like this.
  He probably wishes that as well.

To the contrary, I would submit there are at least 3 or 4 songs on his 2007 effort Memory Almost Full that are of comparable caliber

'Vintage' Paul. Not the recent slop. He needs to stop marrying and stop writing junk. Too bad. Like an old quarterback who can't simply ride off and enjoy the fruits of his labours.
This song always makes me think of The Drifters.
 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:
Wish he was still writing stuff like this.
 
He probably wishes that as well.

 lmic wrote:
He played every instrument on this album.
 

I understand he also sang every song on this album!!  {#Wink}
 calypsus_1 wrote:

Paul by ~Lefthand666
©2009-2010 ~Lefthand666

Paul

Soft pastel & charcoal on paper.



 
That's a nice drawing.

Lovely song from Paul.

Love the Phoebe Snow version too.
He played every instrument on this album.
Thanks for playing this Bill!

Paul by ~Lefthand666
©2009-2010 ~Lefthand666

Paul

Soft pastel & charcoal on paper.



crap


What a great song...

 
Ahhh, memories.  That's one of those songs I haven't heard in many years, but it came right back to me—words, intro, etc.

{#Sunny}
 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:
Wish he was still writing stuff like this.
 
You and me both, brother.

I know I'm not the only musician who's sat down, tried to figure this out, and said to himself: "How does McCartney do it?"
 rosedraws wrote:
Um... how is it possible that there is a Beatles* song I've never heard?

*even solo Beatles
 
This was Paul's first solo album and, in my opinion, his best. I bought it when it first came out, and although a little simple, it had a lot of soul - this song being a fine example.
 DaveInVA wrote:
Is he singing "I just want to be here and pee with you"?
 
ew. 

Is he singing "I just want to spray here and pee with you"?
Um... how is it possible that there is a Beatles* song I've never heard?

*even solo Beatles


love it...



Paul McCartney - Interview:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTNHD7lDX2U


So great to hear this. Thanks {#Good-vibes}


 romeotuma wrote:
This song is soooo good for the external acoustic meatus...
 
And also for the ears! {#Biggrin} ......{#Beat} Dumbkopf!



This song is soooo good for the external acoustic meatus...


My favorite Paul McCartney — his voice sounds pure, the emotions true, the acoustic guitar just the right punctuation.
 jagdriver wrote:

I agree in regard to all works that came after Magical Mystery Tour. Let's see, that's the White Album, Abbey Road, and Let It Be. So change the "4 or 5" above to "3" and your statement is much more accurate.
 

Wow ... I think Abbey Road is their best record.

Totally agree about the other two, though.
 bronorb wrote:

Disagree. The Beatles were an incredible thing but their break-up was inevitable. All four were too talented and too professional at that point to continue the charade.
They complimented each other in the early days but by the last 4 or 5 albums, they were 4 solo artists masquerading as session musicians for each other. This is proven by each one's solo albums that came out during and after the break-up.
This album is a perfect example.
Absolutely godlike!

 
I agree in regard to all works that came after Magical Mystery Tour. Let's see, that's the White Album, Abbey Road, and Let It Be. So change the "4 or 5" above to "3" and your statement is much more accurate.




sweet...


 jagdriver wrote:

In Paul's case, he really needed Lennon to steer him straight and embarass him when he was too far astray. Likewise, Paul kept John from getting too far afield, at least until Yoko showed up!
 
Disagree. The Beatles were an incredible thing but their break-up was inevitable. All four were too talented and too professional at that point to continue the charade.
They complimented each other in the early days but by the last 4 or 5 albums, they were 4 solo artists masquerading as session musicians for each other. This is proven by each one's solo albums that came out during and after the break-up.
This album is a perfect example.
Absolutely godlike!


Beauty.
NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:
Wish he was still writing stuff like this.

agreed. never heard this before, but instant like.

I was amazed that this wasn't even in R.Paradise repertoire when I looked for it.
So I uploaded it.

On of my favorites from Paul.
wow, am I ever missing something. 
I thought this was marginal at best, but the rest of you sure seem to like it.
Strange...
Wish he was still writing stuff like this.
 dboseman wrote:
Great song and melody. What happens to these guys like McCartney and Elton John? They produced such beauty in their youth. Is it the aging of the brain, or because they give up drugs?
 
In Paul's case, he really needed Lennon to steer him straight and embarass him when he was too far astray. Likewise, Paul kept John from getting too far afield, at least until Yoko showed up!


This came out in '70, Bill. I remember well because it was the same summer as the Goose Lake Int'l Music Festival, for which I was on the film crew. Other crew members would insist on singing along to Maybe I'm Amazed.
Moak wrote:
The quintessential musical genius...thank god for Paul
Ditto!!
Tireux_De_Roche wrote:
Love the artwork on the cover.
Linda's handiwork.
The quintessential musical genius...thank god for Paul
Geecheeboy wrote:
Appropriate that you play Sir Paul this morning, since his settlement with Heather was just on the news.
Not to worry, he has the cash.
Geecheeboy wrote:
Appropriate that you play Sir Paul this morning, since his settlement with Heather was just on the news.
just looked it up. $33 million.
Appropriate that you play Sir Paul this morning, since his settlement with Heather was just on the news.
Wizzuvv_oz wrote:
for some reason I really like Ram, but I sure got hammered on my uploads from that album. This is a great son/album though.


Yah, I like Ram too (and this), but lots of people don't.

Guess you had to be there. ; )

SO much better than "Silly Love Songs" and other drivel he produced.
dboseman wrote:
Great song and melody. What happens to these guys like McCartney and Elton John? They produced such beauty in their youth. Is it the aging of the brain, or because they give up drugs?
I expect it's the natural evolution that happens when you get successful and comfortable. You don't have to prove yourself nor work as hard to maintain your standard of living. Not that I would know anything about it, but I bet that's what happens - they lose that drive and fire in the belly, and probably take way more time off away from playing than they did when younger.
A breath of fresh air after that awful Okkervil Drivel song.
Great song and melody. What happens to these guys like McCartney and Elton John? They produced such beauty in their youth. Is it the aging of the brain, or because they give up drugs?
Love the artwork on the cover.
Shesdifferent wrote:
Always loved this..
:yes:
Always loved this..
On_The_Beach wrote:
Still my fave Paul album.
for some reason I really like Ram, but I sure got hammered on my uploads from that album. This is a great son/album though.
Love the artwork!
pevend wrote:
Nice reminder of the fact that PM did some really nice work before he blew it with Wings.
Spot on.
Paul at his solo best. Simple song, simple message. They don't make 'em like this anymore.
Still my fave Paul album.
I bet I haven't heard that in 25 years. Great blast from the past.
I never understood how all the naysayers dissed this album when it came out. The Beatles had run their course and it was time for something new. Still sounds great.
Nice reminder of the fact that PM did some really nice work before he blew it with Wings.
:sunny:
play the whole album!!!