Through the Lonely Nights

Composers: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Recording location: Dynamic Sound Studios, Kingston, Jamaica November-December 1972
It's Only Rock 'n Roll single B-side, July 1974         
Never performed onstage

 

Lead vocal: Mick Jagger
Acoustic guitar: Keith Richards
Electric guitars: Keith Richards & Mick Taylor (incl. solos)
Drums: Charlie Watts
Bass: Bill Wyman
Background vocals: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards & Mick Taylor

Piano: Nicky Hopkins
 

Through the lonely nights I think of you
Through the lonely hours I dream of you

I don't know why I do it but I do
Why do you take it? What's wrong with you?

With the lonely weekends I'm far from you
Why you're coming on like you're supposed to do? Yes

Oh but you know me so well
And your time ain't so hard to sell

Every time I see you

In your cherry dresses and your shiny shoes
In a doorway on some neon avenue

Making the lonely pay for me
Why don't we set each other free?

When did I mislead you?
When did I mistreat you?
When did I deceive you?

I'm stuck (...) cry, cry, cry
Sleeping in the doorway
(...) a rendez-vous and I'm stuck (...) baby
Cry, cry, cry...
 
 

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