I Lie Around

I Lie Around

"I Lie Around"
Single by Paul McCartney & Wings
A-side "Live and Let Die"
Released 1 June 1973
Format 7" single
Recorded 1973
Genre Rock
Length 4:59
Label Apple Records
Writer(s) Paul McCartney
Linda McCartney
Producer(s) Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney & Wings singles chronology
"My Love"
"Live and Let Die"
"Helen Wheels"

"I Lie Around" is a song by Paul McCartney & Wings that was released as the B-side to the "Live and Let Die" single in 1973. Other than a few instrumentals, it was the first song Wings released in which the lead singer was not Paul McCartney. Rather, "I Lie Around" was sung by Wings guitarist Denny Laine, although the 3rd verse has Paul McCartney take the lead vocals for the lines:

"Roll Along Wheel Of Fortune
 As You Roll Along I Stick Around
 Furthermore In The Country
 I Will Lay My Burden Down"

Later release

Although the song was not placed on an album when it was initially released, it was included as a bonus track on the CD release of Paul McCartney & Wings' 1973 album, Red Rose Speedway, when that work became available on compact disc in 1988. It was also included as a bonus track on the remastered version of Red Rose Speedway that was re-released on CD in 1993 as a part of The Paul McCartney Collection.