Citadel

Composers: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Recording: Olympic Sound Studios, London June, July & October 1967

Never performed onstage

 

Vocals: Mick Jagger
Electric guitars: Keith Richards
Drums: Charlie Watts
Bass: Bill Wyman 
Harpsichord: Nicky Hopkins
Mellotrons: Brian Jones 
Brass instrument: Brian Jones
Maracas: Charlie Watts
 

Men at arms shout "Who goes there?"
We have journeyed far from here
Armed with Bibles, make us swear

Candy and Cathy
Hope you both are well
Please come see me
In the citadel

Flags are flying dollar bills
From the heights of concrete hills
You can't see the pinnacles

In the streets of many walls
Here the peasants come and crawl
You can hear their numbers called

Screaming people fly so fast
In their shining metal cars
Through the woods of steel and glass

Oh well