100 Years Ago

Composers: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards 
Recording: Dynamic Sound Studios, Kingston, Jamaica & Island

 November-December 1972 & May-June 1973
Performed onstage: 1973

 

Vocals: Mick Jagger
Electric guitars: Mick Taylor
Drums: Charlie Watts
Bass: Bill Wyman
Piano: Nicky Hopkins
Clavinet: Billy Preston
Percussion: Jimmy Miller
 

Went out walking through the wood the other day
And the world was a carpet laid before me
The buds were bursting and the air smelled sweet and strange
It seemed about a hundred years ago

Mary and I, we would sit upon a gate
Just gazing at some dragon in the sky
What tender days, we had no secrets hid away
Well it seemed about a hundred years ago

Now all my friends is wearing worried smiles
Living out a dream of what they was
Don't you think it's sometimes wise not to grow up?

Went out walking through the wood the other day
Can't you see the furrows in my forehead?
What tender days, we had no secrets hid away
Now it seemed about a hundred years ago

Now if you see me drinking bad red wine
Don't worry about this man that you love
Don't you think it's sometimes wise not to grow up?

You're going kiss those days goodbye
Yeah, (Lord) I warn you

Please excuse me while I hide away

Call me lazy bones
Ain't got no time to waste away
Lazy bones, ain't got no time to waste away
Don't you think it's just about time to hide away?
Yeah, yeah

Come on...

Kiss me
Come on and kiss...
Kiss me, baby
Goodbye yeah...
Come on... come on baby...
Kiss me... yeah, you're going to kiss those days goodbye
I warn you...