Back to Zero

Composers: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Recording date: July-October 1985        Recording locations: RPM Studios, New York City
Never performed onstage

Line-up:

Drums: Charlie Watts
Bass: John Regan or Ivan Neville (?)
Electric guitars: Keith Richards & Bobby Womack
Vocals: Mick Jagger
Synthesizers: Chuck Leavell & Philippe Saisse
Horns: Dan Collette

 

Back to zero

So you want to blow us all to pieces?
Go meet your maker head hung down
And give him all your explanations
Go ahead, throw down

Back to zero
Back to nothing
Straight to meltdown
Back to zero

That's where we're heading

It's a monkey living on my back
I can feel my spine begin to crack
I'm looking to the future, I keep on glancing back
I prefer to rot, I don't want to pop

I think I'll head back to the jungle
All right
Don't want to see no big bad rumble
Too fright'

Back to zero, that's where we're going
Back to nothing, right now, right now
No heroes, no more heroes
Straight to meltdown

Yeah

My whole life is hanging on a thread
I'm the fly inside the spider's web
I'm looking to the future, I keep on glancing back
I prefer to rot, I don't want to pop

I worry about my great grandchildren
Living 10 miles beneath the ground
I worry about their whole existence
The whole damn thing's in doubt

Back to zero, that's where we're going
Back to nothing, that's where we're heading
Straight to meltdown, that's where we're going
Back to zero, yeah, right now, right now

If we don't watch out, we're going
Yeah, we're going nowhere
Right now, right now, right now
That's where, that's where we're heading
 

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