"Every Night" as written by and James Paul Mccartney....
Every night I just want to go out
Get out of my head
Every day I don't want to get up
Get out of my bed
Every night I want to play out
And every day I want to do ooh ooh oh oh
But tonight I just want to stay in
And be with you
And be with you

Ooh, oohoo, ooh
Ooh, oohoo, ooh

Every day I lean on a lamp post
I'm wasting my time
Every night I lay on a pillow
I'm resting my mind
Every morning brings a new day
Every night that day is through
Ooh ooh oh oh
But tonight I just want to stay in
And be with you, ooh
And be with you

Ooh, oohoo, ooh
Believe me mama ooh, oohoo, ooh
Ooh, oohoo, oh

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"Every Night" as written by Paul James Mccartney Paul Mccartney

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    General CommentAbsolutely beautiful song.

    the 'back in the usa' recording is fantastic.
    SquidOmeleton November 15, 2004   Link
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    General Commentso perfect
    publicon June 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love the easiness of this song.. it is so laid back and relaxing. Paul is the best songwriter. I think everyone can relate to the lyrics. My current favorite song.
    lifeflowsonon March 21, 2011   Link
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    Song MeaningThis is a song about the battle between the rock musician life and the life of a family man with a true love. He wants to go out every night to escape his thoughts, what we now call getting into the zone, but what Paul called getting out of his head. When he goes out what he wants to do is play out, that is he wants to make music, play his instrument. But the secondary meaning is he wants to be a player, get the girls because he is the musician.

    During the day he just wants to be a slacker. He doesn't want to work. He wants to live off the meager money he makes as a musician. During the day he wants to sleep in and not get out of bed. Once he is awake he just wants to hang out, wasting time, leaning on a lamp post doing nothing. He says he just wants to do, there is nothing to add, just do, not do something.

    The line about every morning brings a new day and every night that day is through has two meanings. The first meaning is that every day just exists to pass into the night when things matter. But the second meaning is the bridge to the other value calling him. He recognizes that things are changing. This is a new day and time for a new life.

    Because his new family and his new love have given him a new desire. Instead of being out and about, being a player and musician enjoying the night life, he now just wants to stay home and to be with his love. When he calls her "momma" he means that she is the mother of the family he wants now. But there's still a struggle; so he has to ask his momma to believe him. It's not a given. She has to in some way trust him that he really is choosing family over nightlife.

    Most of Paul's songs were not about himself, unlike John who was basically a journalistic songwriter. But this song is a very personal song for Paul. It is the companion song to Maybe I'm Amazed. It describes the changes that Linda made in him.

    When I perform this song it becomes a song about how at the moment I perform, the only person or people I want to be with are the person or people I'm singing to.
    LibWingofLibWingon July 20, 2011   Link
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    General CommentIt's about having diarrhea in the back of a tour bus.
    OddLeggedOswldon October 05, 2016   Link

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