Time Waits for No One

Composers:Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Recording locations: Musicland Studios, Munich, West Germany; Rolling Stones Mobile Unit,
Mick Jagger's home, Newbury, England; & Island Recording Studios, London
January & April-May 1974
Never performed onstage

 

Lead vocal: Mick Jagger
Acoustic guitar: Mick Jagger
Electric guitars: Keith Richards & Mick Taylor
Lead electric guitar: Mick Taylor
Drums: Charlie Watts
Bass: Mick Taylor
Backing vocals: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Piano: Nicky Hopkins
Synthesizer: Bill Wyman
Percussion (incl. maracas & tambourine):Ray Cooper
 

Yes, star crossed in pleasure, stream flows on by
Yes, as we're sated in leisure, we watch it fly, yes

(And) Time waits for no one (man)
And it (he) won't wait for me

Time can tear down a building or destroy a woman's face
Hours are like diamonds, don't let them waste

And time waits for no one
No favors has he
Time waits for no one
And he won't wait for me

Men, they built hours to their passing, yes, to their fame everlasting
Here he comes chopping and reaping, hear him laugh at their cheating

Drink in your summer, gather your corn
The dreams of the night time will have vanished by dawn

No, no, no, not for me
No, not for me