I've All I Need

Album: As You Were (2017)

Songfacts®:

  • One of this song's lyrics was inspired by a visit to Yoko Ono's Dakota Building apartment in 1999.

    I hibernate and sing
    While gathering my wings


    Liam Gallagher recalled on Chris Moyles' Radio X show:

    "I was over in New York once, and I got a call saying, 'Yoko wants to meet you,' and I'd just called my kid Lennon. "We go in there. In the kitchen she invites me in, makes me a cup of tea and she's got this massive banner around the kitchen and I said, 'What does that mean?'

    She goes, 'Ah John asked the same question when we went to Japan to meet the parents.' Anyway it says, 'While I've been hibernating I've been gathering my wings.' And it was when he'd stopped making music. So I thought, 'Write that down.'

    Anyway, so years go by and I've been trying to get that into a song and could never get it in. And then it happened on that."
  • The song's music video was directed by rock documentarian Charlie Lightning, who previously shot the clip for Gallagher's "Chinatown." Opening with footage of the singer putting the finishing touches to As You Were, the visual blends footage from Gallagher's gigs at the Glastonbury Festival, Manchester, Japan with various behind-the-scenes clips. Watch out for cameos from the likes of David Beckham, Stormzy, and Foo Fighters duo Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins.

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