You Don't Have to Mean It

Composers:Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Recording location: Ocean Way Recording Studios, Los Angeles, USA February-June 1997
Performed onstage: 1997-99, 2002

 

Lead vocal: Keith Richards
Electric guitars: Keith Richards & Ron Wood

Drums: Charlie Watts
Bass: Darryl Jones 
Background vocals: Keith Richards, Bernard Fowler & Blondie Chaplin

Piano: Clinton Clifford
Organ: Clinton Clifford
Saxophone: Joe Sublett

Trumpet: Darrell Leonard
Percussion: Jim Keltner
 

Oh

You don't, you don't have to mean it
You just got to say it anyway
I just need to hear those words for me
Baby, baby, baby

You don't have to say too much
Baby, I wouldn't even touch you anyway
I just want to hear you say to me

Sweet lies, baby, baby
Dripping from your lips, ooh yeah
Sweet sighs, say to me
Come on and play, play with me, baby

No, you don't have to mean it
You've just got to say it to me baby
Whisper, whisper ,whisper in my ear (I don't believe it)
Baby, baby, baby, baby, yeah

I don't believe

I wouldn't want to use you
Ooh I wouldn't blame you anyway
If you never ever spoke to me

Just say those little words
Sit on my shoulder like a little bird
Baby, sing those words for me
 

Sweet lies, baby, baby
Dripping from your lips in the darkness
Sweet sighs, oh you make me cry
Baby, baby, baby, you know it, you know what I want to hear
I've got to tell you, baby

You don't have to say too much
Whisper, whisper, baby, baby
I just want to hear you say to me
Baby, baby, baby, baby, yeah

You don't have to mean it
Baby, just say it anyway
I just need to hear those words from your sweet lips, oh sweet lips

You don't have to mean it
I don't believe

You don't have to shout across the room

Whisper in my ear, baby, yeah
 
 
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