Ventilator Blues

Composers: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards & Mick Taylor
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

 

Vocals: Mick Jagger
Electric guitars: Mick Taylor & Keith Richards
Drums: Charlie Watts
Bass: Bill Wyman
Piano: Nicky Hopkins
Saxophone: Bobby Keys
Trumpet and/or trombone: Jim Price
 

When your spine is cracking and your hands they shake
Heart is bursting and your butt's going to break
Woman's cussing, you can hear her scream
Feel like murder in the first degree

Ain't nobody slowing down no way
Everybody's stepping on their accelerator
Don't matter where you are
Everybody's going to need a ventilator

When you're trapped and circled with no second chance
Code of living is your gun in hand, we can't be
Browed by beating, we can't be cowed by words
Messed by cheating, ain't going to ever learn

Everybody walking 'round
Everybody's trying to step on their Creator
No matter where you are
Everybody, everybody's going to need somme kind of ventilator

Come down and get it

What you going to do about it? What you going to do?
Going to fight it
 

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