Don't Be Careless Love

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Burn the midnight lamp
Down until the dawn
I'll keep watch until I'm sure you're coming home
Shadows play and flicker on the bedroom wall
They turn into a bad dream overnight
Something could be terribly wrong
Don't be careless love
Don't be careless love
Don't be, don't be careless

In my dream you're running nowhere
Every step you've taken turns to glue
Walking down a spiral staircase
Falling through, falling through
Don't be careless love
Be careless love

The lamp burns down and out
I'm getting pretty tired of this
I feel so bad something might be going amiss
I won't be there so look out for yourself
You're getting in deep whatever you do
Don't let me go back to sleep
Don't be careless love
Don't be careless love
Don't be, don't be careless

Saw your face in the morning paper
Saw your body rolled up in a rug
Chopped up into little pieces
By some thug
Don't be careless love
Be careless love

But in the morning light
When I wake up again
You're by my side
And that's the way it's always been
But in the dark your mind plays funny tricks on you
Your mind plays funny tricks on you
Your mind plays funny tricks on you
Don't be careless love

Don't Be Careless Love (Original Demo)
Written byPaul McCartney & Declan MacManus
Performed byPaul McCartney & Elvis Costello
Produced byPaul McCartney
RecordedOctober 23, 1987, Hog Hill Mill, East Sussex, England
ReleasedMarch 24, 2017
AlbumsPaul McCartney: Flowers In The Dirt (reissue), 2017
Length3:43

First known performance:
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Paul McCartney versions

Don't Be Careless Love (1988 Demo)
Performed byPaul McCartney
Produced byPaul McCartney & Elvis Costello
MusiciansPaul McCartney - lead vocal, backing vocals, bass
Elvis Costello - backing vocals
Hamish Stuart - guitar, backing vocals
Chris Whitten - drums, backing vocals
RecordedFebruary 1, 1988, Hog Hill Mill, East Sussex, England
ReleasedMarch 24, 2017
AlbumsPaul McCartney: Flowers In The Dirt (reissue), 2017
Length3:24

Don't Be Careless Love
Performed byPaul McCartney
Produced byPaul McCartney, Elvis Costello, Mitchell Froom & Neil Dorfsman
MusiciansPaul McCartney - lead vocal, harmonies, bass, acoustic guitar, tambourine, finger snaps
Hamish Stuart - guitar, harmonies, tambourine
Chris Whitten - drums, harmonies
Mitchell Froom - keyboards
Elvis Costello - keyboards, harmonies
RecordedFebruary 1, 1988 and October 27, 1988, Hog Hill Mill, East Sussex, England
ReleasedJune 5, 1989
AlbumsPaul McCartney: Flowers In The Dirt, 1989
Length3:21
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