Wicked As It Seems

Composers: Keith Richards, Steve Jordan & Charley Drayton
Recording date: March-September 1992
Recording locations: The Site, San Rafael, California; Studio 900, Master Sound Astoria,
New York Giant Recording Studios & The Hit Factory, New York City, USA
Producers: Keith Richards, Steve Jordan & Waddy Wachtel              Chief engineer: Don Smith



Line-up:

Drums: Steve Jordan
Bass: Charley Drayton
Electric guitars: Keith Richards & Waddy Wachtel
Lead vocal: Keith Richards
Background vocals: Keith Richards, Waddy Wachtel, Steve Jordan, Bernard Fowler & Babi Floyd
Clavinet: Ivan Neville
Percussion: Steve Jordan
Rattlesnake: Keith Richards
 

It's just as wicked as it seems
To just run out of dreams
The better of two evils, baby
It's one time too much

Baby, how can I say
What's in my heart, what's in my heart?
Come a long way, well since you beat it up   (beat it up, beat it up)

It's wicked as it seems, yeah

Why don't you get, get all over me?

Why don't you get, get all over me?
Yeah

Just a two way street but now it goes one way
And now for me there's no way out  (no way out)
One time

Why don't you get, get all over me?

It's wicked as it seems, yeah, it's playtime but it's far too late
It's going too hard on, hard on it, hard on it - what you're, what you're going to give

It's not enough, it's not enough for me

So I soften the blow
So the bruises don't show
I've got the expertise

No broken necks, mm no broken hearts
Well we used your deck, all I did was play the cards
And now the check
Now I find

It's not enough, it's not enough for me
What you want to give
It's not enough, it's not enough for me, yeah

It's wicked as it seems, yeah

Why don't you get, yeah, get all over me?
Mm yeah, one time
Why don't you get, get all over me?
Why don't you get?

It's easy getting in

Why don't you get, get all over me?

But it's a hard way out, babe
Why don't you get, get all over me?

Why don't you get?

Ohh (...)

Why don't you get, get all over me?
Mmm, it's one

Why don't you get, get all over me?

Why don't you get?

Temperature down, babe

Why don't you get, get all over me?

Why don't you get?

 

TrackTalk

We tried all kinds of shakers and rattles. We spent a day trying rattling all kinds of different things that didn't work. I happened to have a walking stick from New Mexico which is a whole rattlesnake. The handle is it's head; the tip of the stick is the rattle. And that was the thing that worked.

- Keith Richards, 1992


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