Sleep Tonight

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

 

Lead vocal: Keith Richards
Acoustic guitar: Keith Richards
Electric guitars: Keith Richards
Drums: Ron Wood
Bass: Keith Richards
Background vocals: Keith Richards, Ron Wood, Bobby Womack, Don Covay, Kirsty MacColl,
Janice Pendarvis & Dollette McDonald
Piano: Chuck Leavell
Synthesizer: Chuck Leavell
 

You better get some sleep tonight
Honey, just warn your friends
You better get some sleep tonight

They say you watch the sun go down
The same old shadows crawl over town
Those thoughts of you, it shivers me
The moon grows cold in memory, baby

You better get some sleep tonight
All you've got to do is close your eyes
You better get some sleep tonight

I wish you, baby, all the best
If you turn out like all the rest
This darkness, baby, it's chilling me
Stars stare down in sympathy, baby, yeah

You better get some sleep tonight
Warn all your friends
You better get them out of sight
You better get some sleep tonight

Well they robbed you of your dignity
They even steal your heart from me
It ain't revenge, you understand
Baby I just want to know who dealt this hand, baby

Oh I'm sorry
Get it up, get it up

All you got to do is close your eyes
You better get some sleep tonight
You better get them out of sight
 
 

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