Biggest Mistake

Composers: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Recording date: August 2004-June 2005
Recording locations: La Fourchette, Posé sur Cisse, France & Los Angeles, USA
Never performed onstage

 single  21st August 2006


Lead vocals: Mick Jagger
Acoustic & electric guitars: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards & Ron Wood
Organ: Chuck Leavell
Drums: Charlie Watts
Bass: Darryl Jones
Backing vocals: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards

When love comes so late, it'll really hit hard
It slams through the gate, it'll catch you off guard
And everyone said, "What a perfect love match
'Cause she is so smart, she's a hell of a catch"

I was drinking in love, gulping it down
Drifting for months on a billowing cloud
But after a while I start to rebel
I'm back in the past and I'm raising up hell

But ('Cause) I think I've just made the biggest mistake of my life
And (Well) I think I've just made the biggest mistake of my life

We'd been living together for over a year
The harmony's perfect, it rang loud and clear
But then very slowly, my nerves start to fray
It's the little things baby, that's what they say

I acted impatient, I acted unkind
I took her for granted, I played with her mind
She didn't deserve it but it was too late
I walked out the door and left her to her fate

Now I'm down in a slump and I'm eating alone
I'm rueing the day with some friends on the phone
I never go out, I'm becoming a grouch
I just watch the TV and I drink on the couch

But if love comes again, I'll be really surprised
I'll grab it real fast, keep it right in my sights