Composers: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Recording locations: Rolling Stones Mobile Unit, Keith Richards' home, Villefranche-sur-mer,
France & Sunset Sound Studios, Los Angeles, USA
July & October-November 1971 & January-March 1972
Performed onstage: 1972-73, 1975, 1994-95, 2002-03, 2005-07
Lead vocal: Mick Jagger
Electric guitars: Keith Richards & Mick Taylor
Drums: Charlie Watts
Bass: Bill Wyman
Background vocals: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Piano: Nicky Hopkins
Saxophone: Bobby Keys
Trumpet and/or trombone: Jim Price
Tambourine: Mick Jagger
I hear you talking when I'm on the street
Your mouth don't move but I can hear you speak
What's the matter with the boy?
He don't come around no more
Is he checking out for sure?
Is he going to close the door on me?
And I'm always hearing voices on the street
I want to shout but I can hardly speak
I was making love last night
To a dancer friend of mine
I can't seem to stay in step
Cause she come every time that she pirouettes over me
And I only get my rocks off while I'm dreaming
I only get my rocks off while I'm sleeping
I'm zipping through the days at lightning speed
Plug in, flush out and find the fucking feed
Heading for the overload
Splattered on the dusty (dirty) road
Kick me like you've kicked before
I can't even feel the pain no more
Feel so hypnotized, can't describe the scene
Feel so mesmerized, all that inside...
The sunshine bores the daylights out of me
Chasing shadows, moonlight mystery
Only get them off, get them off
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