Shattered

Composers: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Recording: Pathé Marconi Studios, Paris, France October-December 1977
7“ single 29th November 1980
Performed onstage: 1978-79, 1981-82, 1989, 1994-95, 1999, 2002-03, 2006 

Highest Charts Positions US 27

 

 

 

Lead vocal: Mick Jagger
Electric guitars: Keith Richards & Ron Wood
Pedal steel guitar: Ron Wood
Drums: Charlie Watts & Ron Wood
Bass: Ron Wood
Background vocals: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards & Ron Wood

 


 

Uh-huh, shattered

Love and hope and sex and dreams
Are still surviving on the street
Look at me, I'm in tatters

I'm shattered

Friends are so alarming and my lover's never charming
Life's just a cocktail party - on the street

Big Apple people dressed in plastic bags directing traffic

Some kind of fashion

Laughter, joy and loneliness
And sex and sex and sex and sex
Look at me, I'm in tatters

All this chitter chatter, chitter chatter, chitter chatter
About shmatter, shmatter, shmatter
I can't give it away on 7th Avenue
This town's been wearing tatters, uh-huh

Work and work for love and sex
Ain't you hungry for success, success, success, success?
Does it matter?

Does it matter?

Ah look at me, I'm shattered
Yeah

Pride and joy and greed and sex, that's what makes that town the best
Pride and joy and dirty dreams are still surviving on the street
Look at me, I'm in tatters, yeah
I've been battered

What does it matter?
Does it matter? Uh-huh

Ooh shibodee, shattered

Don't you know the crime rate's going up, up, up, up, up?
To live in this town you must be tough, tough, tough, tough, tough, tough, tough
We've got rats on the west side, bed bugs uptown
What a mess, this town's in tatters, I've been shattered
My brain's been battered, splattered all over Manhattan

What I say?

This town's full of money grabbers
Go ahead, bite the Big Apple, don't mind the maggots, uh-huh
Shidoobie, my brain's been battered
My friends they come around, they flatter, flatter, flatter, flatter, flatter, flatter, flatter
Pile it up, pile it up, pile it high on the platter
 
 

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