I'm Gonna Drive

Composers: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Recording locations: Windmill Lane Recording, Dublin, Ireland & A&M Recording Studios, Los Angeles, USA
November 1993-April 1994
First release: Out of Tears single B-side, October 1994
Never performed onstage

 

Line-up:

Lead vocal: Mick Jagger
Acoustic guitar: Mick Jagger
Electric guitar: Keith Richards
Slide electric guitar: Ron Wood
Drums: Charlie Watts
Bass: Darryl Jones
Background vocals: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
 

I've got itchy fingers, I've got muddy feet
And my mind is wandering in the steaming heat
My head is swimming full of dirty lies
I'm tired of spinning freaky alibis

I need open spaces to clear my head
Need a clearer view on the road ahead
Need to fill my tank, check the oil
Fix the air conditioner or I'm going to boil

I'm going to drive
To the edge of this world

Ah yeah

I've seen fire, disaster and hurricane
And sad eyed people and dirty dreams
And battered suitcases and crying kids
And resignation at how life is

And easy money, wine that flows
And pretty pictures of sailing boats
And double dealers who take it back
And fishing muddy daughters and throw it back

Oh yes

I'm going through a desert across a plain
To the lonely mountain full of cloud and rain
Going to scream out loud at the rising sun
Going to ask for pleasure when my day is done

(...)
Hear my prayers