Sway

Composers: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Recording locations: Rolling Stones Mobile Unit, Mick Jagger's home, Newbury, England
& Olympic Sound Studios, London
 March-May 1970 & c. February 1971

7“ single B-side 12.June1971
Performed onstage 2005-06

 

Lead vocal: Mick Jagger
Lead electric guitar: Mick Taylor
Rhythm electric guitar: Mick Jagger
Drums: Charlie Watts
Bass: Bill Wyman
Background vocals: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Piano: Nicky Hopkins
Strings: (unknown musicians)
 

One, two, three, four

Did you ever wake up to find
A day that broke up your mind
Destroying your notion of circular time?

It's just that demon life has got you in its sway

Ain't flinging tears out on the dusty ground
For my friends up on the burial ground
Can't stand the feeling, getting so brought down

It's just that demon life has got me in its sway

There must be ways to find out
Love is the way they say is really strutting out

Hey, hey, hey now

One day I woke up to find
Right in the bed next to mine
Someone that broke me up with a corner of her smile, yeah
 
 

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