Sunday, July 29, 2012

Some People Never Know

Paul McCartney
Paul and Linda McCartney in the early 1970s, during his "nature boy" phase.

"Some People Never Know" is an album track on "Wild Life," the debut album of Wings. "Wild Life" was released on 7 December 1971 and was met by indifference by most of the record-buying audience. The album peaked at No. 10 in the United States and No. 11 in the United Kingdom, easily the worst performance for a Paul McCartney studio album until "Press to Play" in 1986. Paul recorded this at home as a demo for "Ram" in May-August 1970, but it didn't make the cut for "Ram." It did, however, find a place on "Wild Life."

Paul McCartney

There are nice harmonies on "Some People Never Know." If performed by a less legendary figure, this would be a well-remembered, if somewhat bland, tune. For Paul McCartney, it is nothing special, and basically has disappeared except for pressings of "Wild Life." Paul and Wings played it in ten concerts in 1972, and then it disappeared forever. Of course, "Wild Life" itself is largely forgotten except for Wings completists, but it is a solid album that just needs a little more energy. The line-up of the group at this time was Paul, Linda McCartney, Denny Laine, and Denny Seiwell on drums and percussion.

No one else will ever see how much faith you have in me,
Only fools would disagree that it's so,
Some people never know.

Like a fool I'm far away,
Ev'ry night I hope and pray
I'll be coming home to stay and it's so
Some people never know.

Some people can sleep at night time,
Believing that love is a lie.
I'm only a person like you, love,
And who in the world can be right
All the right time,
I know I was wrong,
Make me right, right.

Only love can stand the test,
Only you outshine the rest,
Only fools take second best, and it's so,
Some people never know

Paul McCartney


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