Through the Lonely Nights

Composers: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
First release: It's Only Rock 'n Roll single B-side, July 1974
Recording date: November-December 1972       Recording location: Dynamic Sound Studios, Kingston, Jamaica
Producer: Jimmy Miller        Engineer: Andy Johns
Never performed onstage

Probable line-up:

Drums: Charlie Watts
Bass: Bill Wyman
Acoustic guitar: Keith Richards
Electric guitars: Keith Richards & Mick Taylor (incl. solos)
Lead vocal: Mick Jagger
Background vocals: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards & Mick Taylor
Pianos: Nicky Hopkins

Through the lonely nights I think of you

Through the lonely hours I dream of you
I don't know why I do it but I do
Why do you take it? What's wrong with you?

Through the lonely weekends I'm far from you
Why you're coming on like you're supposed to do - yes
Oh but you know me so well
And your time ain't so hard to sell

Every time I see you
Every time I see you
Every time I see you
Every time I see you

In your cherry dresses and your shiny shoes

In a doorway on some neon avenue
Making the lonely pay for me
Why don't we set each other free?

When did I mislead you?
When did I misread you?
When did I mistreat you?
When did I deceive you?

Oh I'm stuck out - want to cry, cry, cry
Sleeping in the doorway - Lord, making a rendez-vous
Lord, I'm stuck out baby, I want to cry, cry, cry, cry, cry, cry, cry
Lord... li, li, li, li, li, li...

Cry, cry, cry, cry, cry, cry...
Cry, cry, cry...


I actually played guitar on that song. That's actually not a very well known song... it was the B-side of a single. I played the lead guitar on that... and also sang backup vocals.

- Mick Taylor, 1999

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