Flying to My Home

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"Flying to My Home"
7" sleeve
Single by Paul McCartney
from the album Flowers in the Dirt

"My Brave Face" (7" and 12")

"Flying to My Home" (12" only)

"Flying to My Home" (7" only)

"I'm Gonna Be a Wheel Someday"/"Ain't That a Shame" (12")
Released 8 May 1989 (United Kingdom)
27 May 1989 (United States)
Format 7" single; Maxi single; Cassette single; CD single
Recorded 1989
Genre Rock
Label Capitol Records (US/Canada)
Writer(s) Paul McCartney, Elvis Costello
Producer(s) Paul McCartney, Mitchell Froom, Neil Dorfsman
Paul McCartney singles chronology
Once Upon a Long Ago
"My Brave Face"
"This One"

"Flying to My Home" is a song written by Paul McCartney in 1989. It was released as the B-side to the "My Brave Face" single from the album Flowers in the Dirt. Niles Krieger's Vibrophone track was originally intended to be the centrepiece of the song. However, when the track was being mixed, the Vibrophone part was mixed down and buried under the percussion played by David Slitzky. Krieger has been quoted as saying "Working with Paul was one of the highlights of my career." The song ended up being placed into the Paul McCartney lyrics book entitled Blackbird Singing numerous years following its initial release. The song is available on the 1993 remastered CD version of Flowers in the Dirt.[1]


  • Paul McCartney — Lead Vocals, Bass
  • Hamish Stuart — Backing Vocals, Guitar
  • Paul "Wix" Wickens — Piano
  • Chris Whitten — Backing Vocals, Accordion Synthesizer
  • Niles Krieger — Vibrophone
  • David Slitzky — Drums and assorted percussion


  1. ^ Madinger, Chip; Mark Easter (2000). Eight Arms To Hold You: The Solo Beatles Compendium. Chesterfield, MO: 44.1 Productions, LP. p. 305. ISBN 0-615-11724-4.