Tops

  Composers: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Recording locations: Dynamic Sound Studios, Kingston, Jamaica; Village Recorders, Los Angeles,
USA; Pathé Marconi Studios, Paris, France; Electric Ladyland & Atlantic Studios, New York City
November 1972-January 1973, June-December 1979 & April-June 1981
Performed onstage: 1981

 

Vocals: Mick Jagger
Electric guitars: Keith Richards & Mick Taylor
Drums: Charlie Watts
Bass: Bill Wyman
Piano: Nicky Hopkins

 

Hey baby

Every man has the same come on: "I'll make you a star
I'll take you a million miles from all this
Put you on a pedestal"
Come on

Have you ever heard those opening lines?
"You should leave this small town way behind
I'll be your partner, show you the steps
With me behind, you're tasting of the sweet wine of success"

Cause I'll take you to the top, baby
I'll take you to the top

Step on the ladder, toe in the pool
"You're such a natural, you don't need no acting school
Don't need no casting couch or be a star in bed
But never, never, never let success go to your pretty head"

Cause I'll take you to the top, baby
I swear we'll never going to stop

"Don't let the world pass you by"

"You better take your chance now, baby
Or be sorry for the rest of your sweet loving life, baby"
Oh, sugar

Hey sugar, I'll take you to the top
I'll take you to the top (sugar)
 
 

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