Substantial Damage

Composers: Keith Richards & Steve Jordan
Recording date: Between April 2011 and 2014
Recording location: Germano Studios, One East Recording & Brooklyn Recording, New York City, USA
Producers: Keith Richards & Steve Jordan
               Chief engineer: Dave O'Donnell
Mixers: Dave O'Donnell, Keith Richards & Steve Jordan


Drums: Steve Jordan
Bass: Keith Richards
Acoustic guitar: Keith Richards 
Electric guitars: Keith Richards
Slide electric guitar: Waddy Wachtel
Lead vocals: Keith Richards 
Background vocals: Keith Richards, Steve Jordan & Sarah Dash
Hammond organ: Charles Hodges

Hit it



Tighten up  (mm-mm-mm-mmm)

Substantial damage, baby

You're breaking my heart

Fly that black flag everyday

What's that thing attaching your ears?  (mm-mm-mm-mmm)
I'm talking to you but you don't seem to hear
I'm paying for dinner and I might as well not be here  (ah-ah-ah-ahhh)

Substantial damage, baby
You're killing me

Substantial damage 

What are we doing together?
You got the broom, I've got a feather  (mm-mm-mm-mmm)

Substantial damage, baby

I know you don't mean it honey, it's just the way you're built
I had no idea 
Good golly Molly    (mm-mm-mm-mmm)
I don't know why I love you, I don't know why I do    (mm-mm-mm-mmm)

I must be a masochist or something
I bring out the sadist in you

(...) that

Substantial damage - mon plaisir
That's your actual French, you know   (mm-mm-mm-mmm)
I'm out of here


That was basically an end-of-record party (laughs)... And somebody says, Come on, just let us smash something about, give me a funk beat and let's go. So, yeah, in a way it was an end-of-record party. It wasn't originally intended for the record but it was so much fun. And it was so difterent from the rest of the stuff that we thought we'd throw it in.

- Keith Richards, 2015


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