Shine a Light

Composers: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Recording locations: Olympic Sound Studios, London & Sunset Sound Studios, Los Angeles, USA
July 1970 & December 1971-March 1972
Performed onstage: 1995, 1997-99, 2002, 2006

 

Lead vocals: Mick Jagger
Electric guitar: Mick Taylor
Drums: Jimmy Miller
Bass: Mick Taylor
Background vocals: Clydie King, Joe Green, Venetta Field & Jesse Kirkland
Piano & Organ: Billy Preston
 
 

Saw you stretched out in room ten-o-nine
With a smile on your face and a tear right in your eye

Oh, couldn't seem to get a line on you
My sweet honey love

Berber jewelry jangling down the street
Make you shut your eyes at every woman that you meet
Could not seem to get high on you
My, my sweet honey love

May the good Lord shine a light on you
(Yeah) Make every song your favorite tune
May the good Lord shine a light on you
(Yeah) Warm like the evening sun

Well you're drunk in the alley, baby, with your clothes all torn
And your late night friends leave you in the cold gray dawn
There just seemed too many flies on you
I just can't brush them off

Angels beating all their wings in time
With smiles on their faces and a gleam right in their eye
Oh, thought I heard one sigh for you
Come on up, come on up now, come on up now

Yeah

Come on up now...
Come on up

Yeah, yeah, yeah...
 
 

 

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