Dangerous Beauty

Composers: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Recording date:
November-December 2004, March-April & June 2005
Recording locations:
La Fourchette, PosÚ sur Cisse, France & Ocean Way Recording Studios, Los Angeles, USA
Producers: Don Was
& The Glimmer Twins      Chief engineer: Krish Sharma
Mixer: Jack Joseph Puig
          Never performed onstage


Drums: Charlie Watts
Bass: Mick Jagger
Electric guitars: Keith Richards (incl. solo) & Mick Jagger
Vocals: Mick Jagger  

In your high school photo
You looked so young and na´ve
Now I heard you got a nickname:
The lady with the leash

Was it funny on the midnight shift?
I bet you had your fair share of stiffs
They were onerous odours
I've got to admit

Cause you're a dangerous, dangerous
A dangerous beauty

It's plainfully plain to us
You're doing your duty

Who you got there in that hood?
You look so fancy in those photographs
With your rubber gloves on
You're a favourite with the Chiefs of Staff

You're doing such a wonderful job
You're a natural at working with dogs
Keeping everyone awake at night
With a touch of the prods

Well you're a dangerous, dangerous
A dangerous beauty
Yeah, disdainfully, painfully
Beating up booty - yeah

You're a dangerous, dangerous
A dangerous beauty


Well you're a dangerous, dangerous
A dangerous beauty
If I was your captain
Would you salute me?

Well you're a dangerous, dangerous
A dangerous beauty

What'd I say?
Yeah everybody - beauty

Everybody now, yeah

Are you one bad apple in a box?
Yeah, dangerous
Dealing out electric shocks
I've seen the gloves coming off - dangerous

If looks could be killing
I bet you would shoot me

Yeah you're a dangerous...



You're almost the first person to bring that up. I never hustled that one. But, yes, it's pretty strong.

- Mick Jagger, August 2005, speaking to someone pointing out that the
lyrics are about the Abu Gharaib prison abuse scandal

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