Paul McCartney – Another Day

Jim from newepicauthor hosts  Song Lyric Sunday and this week the theme is Clothing/Hat/Pants/Scarf/Shirt/Shoes/Tie… so here is Another Day… The song was written by Sir Paul McCartney… though he wasn’t a Sir when he wrote this song.

Slipping into stockings, stepping into shoes
Dipping in the pocket of her raincoat

This song doesn’t get played like some other Paul songs but I’ve always thought it had a charm about it. It always reminded me a little of the song Two Of Us from Let It Be.

Paul recorded this in New York in 1970, during the sessions for his album Ram. Although it was the first single of McCartney’s solo career, “Another Day” was actually written and previewed during The Beatles’ Let It Be Sessions in 1969. It was not included in the original Ram album though.

A reference to this song came from John Lennon’s not so nice song aiming his anger at Paul with this lyric: “The only thing you done was Yesterday, and since you’ve gone you’re just Another Day

Paul on Another Day: I like the idea of writing songs about ordinary people and day-to-day lives, and Another Day is one of them. We all get up in the morning and do our usual stuff, yet somehow – even through it all – there are often magic moments. We recorded it in New York with the help of Phil Ramone and it was a hit which, at that time, was especially pleasing.

The song peaked at #5 in 1971 on the Billboard 100

 

Another Day

Every day she takes a morning bath she wets her hair
Wraps a towel around her as she’s heading for the bedroom chair
It’s just another day
Slipping into stockings, stepping into shoes
Dipping in the pocket of her raincoat
It’s just another day
At the office where the papers grow she takes a break
Drinks another coffe and she finds it hard to stay awake
It’s just another day

Do do do do do do, it’s just another day
Do do do do do do, it’s just another day

So sad, so sad
Sometimes she feels so sad
Alone in her apartment she’d dwell
Till the man of her dreams come to break the spell
Ah, stay, don’t stand her up
And he comes and he stays but he leaves the next day
So sad
Sometimes she feels so sad

As she posts another letter to the sound of five
People gather ’round her and she finds it hard to stay alive
It’s just another day

Do do do do do do, it’s just another day
Do do do do do do, it’s just another day

So sad, so sad
Sometimes she feels so sad
Alone in her apartment she’d dwell
Till the man of her dreams come to break the spell
Ah, stay, don’t stand her up
And he comes and he stays but he leaves the next day
So sad
Sometimes she feels so sad

Every day she takes a morning bath she wets her hair
Wraps a towel around her as she’s heading for the bedroom chair
It’s just another day
Slipping into stockings, stepping into shoes
Dipping in the pocket of her raincoat
It’s just another day

Do do do do do do, it’s just another day
Do do do do do do, it’s just another day

Author: badfinger20

Power Pop fan, Baseball fan, old movie and tv show fan... and a songwriter, bass and guitar player.

12 thoughts on “Paul McCartney – Another Day”

  1. Excellent and oft overlooked song! Have to admit something embarassing… wouldn’t have known it was “Paul McCartney” . I mean I knew he was in it but I actually thought it was a late product of The Beatles, a b-side or something.

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