Slipping Away

Composers:Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Recording locations: Air Studios, Montserrat, Virgin Islands & Olympic Studios, London
March-June 1989
Performed onstage: 1995, 2002-03, 2005-07

 

Lead vocal: Keith Richards
Acoustic guitar: Keith Richards
Electric guitars: Keith Richards & Ron Wood
Drums: Charlie Watts
Bass: Bill Wyman
Background vocals: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Bernard Fowler, Sarah Dash & Lisa Fischer
Organ & Piano: Chuck Leavell
Electric piano: Matt Clifford
Strings: Matt Clifford
Brass: The Kick Horns
 

Guess it's just another dream that's slipping away
Each time that I fall asleep, it seems I'm drifting away

Just as you have touched my heart
(Baby) I wake (up, baby) and we're apart, yeah
And (It seems) it's slipping away (yeah)

Here comes just another day that's drifting away
Every time I draw a breath, it's dying away

First the sun and then the moon
One of them will be around soon
Slipping...

Ooh yeah

It's all drifting away
It seems it's slipping away

All I want is ecstasy
But I ain't getting much
Just getting off on misery
It seems I've lost my touch

Well it's just another song but it's slipping away
Well we didn't sing it long 'cause it's fading away

Slipping away

I just can't keep on (...) baby
Drifting away, oh yeah
Slipping away (...)
 
 

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