Laugh, I Nearly Died   

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


Vocals: Mick Jagger
Electric guitars: Keith Richards & Mick Jagger
Keyboards: Mick Jagger
Drums: Charlie Watts
Bass: Darryl Jones
Percussion: Mick Jagger

And I've been travelling but I don't know where
I've been missing you but you just don't care
And I've been wandering, I've seen Greece and Rome
Lost in the wilderness, so far from home
Yeah, yeah

And I've been to Africa, looking for my soul
And I feel like an actor looking for a role
I've been in Arabia, I've seen a million stars
Been sipping champagne on the boulevards, yes

I'm so sick and tired
Trying to turn the tide
So I'll say my goodbyes
Laugh, laugh
I nearly died

I've been out in India but it froze my bones
I'm living for the city but I'm all alone
I've been travelling but I don't know where
And I've been wandering but I just don't care

I hate to be denied
How you hurt my pride
I feel pushed aside
But laugh, laugh, laugh
I nearly died

Been travelling far and wide
Wonder who's going to be my guide

Living in a fantasy but it's way too far
This kind of loneliness is way too hard
I've been wandering, feeling all alone
I lost my direction and I lost my home

I'm so sick and tired, yeah
Now I'm on the slide
Feeling so despised
When you laughed, laughed
I almost died

Oh yeah
I hurt my pride, hurt my pride, hurt my pride
Been travelling, yeah

Oh going to be my guide
Everybody's going to be
Everybody now yeah