Soul Survivor

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
Never performed onstage

 

Lead vocals: Mick Jagger
Rhythm electric guitars: Keith Richards
Slide electric guitar: Mick Taylor
Drums: Charlie Watts
Bass: Keith Richards
Background vocals: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Piano: Nicky Hopkins
Tambourine: Jimmy Miller
 

When the waters is rough
The sailing is tough
I'll get drowned in your love

You've got a cut throat crew, yeah
I'm going to sink under you
Oh I've got the bell bottom blues
It's going to be the death of me

Yeah, yeah, it's the graveyard watch
Running right on the rocks
I've taken all of the knocks

You ain't giving me no quarter
I'd rather drink sea water
Oh I wish I'd never had brought you
It's going to the death of me

Soul survivor

That's what I'm talking about...

It's going to be the death of me

Yeah, when you're flying your flags
All my confidence sags
You've got me packing my bags

I'll stow away at sea
Yeah, you make me mutiny
Where you are I won't be
You're going to be the death of me, yeah

That's what I said
That's what I'm talking about
That's what I tell you (...)
 

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