Take It or Leave It

Composers: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Recording: RCA Studios, Los Angeles, USA, December 1965
Never performed onstage

 

 

Lead vocal: Mick Jagger
Acoustic guitars: Keith Richards 
Drums: Charlie Watts
Bass: Bill Wyman
Background vocals: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Harpsichord: Brian Jones
Koto (Japanese string instrument): Brian Jones
Organ: Jack Nitzsche
Tambourine: Mick Jagger
 

You can turn off and on more times
Than a flashing neon sign
When you want you're bad
But you can be so kind

Just take it or leave it
Don't tell your friends just what you're going to do now
You take it or leave it
It's just my life

There've been times when you tried making eyes
At all my so-called friends
Then you go, now you're back
But you can be so kind

Oh la la la ta...

I'm sick and tired of the smile that you give
When you don't come home at night
You said you'd call, that's a lie
But you could be so kind