2000 Light Years from Home

Composers: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Recording: Olympic Sound Studios, London August & September 1967

7“ single B-side

7“ single LIVE B-side March 1991

Performed onstage: 1989-90



Lead vocal: Mick Jagger
Electric guitars: Keith Richards
Drums: Charlie Watts
Bass: Bill Wyman
Background vocals: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Piano: Nicky Hopkins
Mellotron: Brian Jones
Synthesizer: Bill Wyman
Maracas: Mick Jagger
Claves: Eddie Kramer

Sun turning round with graceful motion
We're setting off with soft explosion
Bound for a star with fiery ocean

It's so very lonely
You're a hundred light years from home

Freezing red deserts turn to dark
Energy here in every part

It's so very lonely
You're 600 light years from home

It's so very lonely
You're a thousand light years from home

Bell flight 14, you now can land
See you on Aldebaran
Safe from the green desert sand

It's so very lonely
You're 2000 light years from home