Flight 505

Composers: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Recording: RCA Studios, Los Angeles, USA, March 1966'
Performed onstage: 1966


 

 

Lead vocal: Mick Jagger
Electric guitars: Keith Richards & Brian Jones 
Drums: Charlie Watts
Bass: Bill Wyman
Background vocals: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Piano: Ian Stewart
 

Well I was happy here at home, I've got everything I need
Happy being on my own, just living the life I lead
Well suddenly it dawned on me that this was not my life
So I just phoned the airline girl and said...

Get me on flight number 505

Well I confirmed my reservation, then I hopped a cab
No idea of my destination and feeling pretty bad
With my suitcase in my hand and in my head my new life
So then I told the airline girl, Well...

All right

Well I sat right there in my seat, well, feeling like a king
With the whole world right at my feet, "Of course I'll have a drink"
Well suddenly I saw that we never ever would arrive
He put the plane down in the sea

The end of flight number 505

They put the plane down in the sea
The end of flight number 505