Back to Zero

Composers: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards & Chuck Leavell
Recording date: April-December 1985
Recording locations: Pathé Marconi Studios, Paris, France; RPM Studios & Right Track Studios, New York City, USA

Producers: Steve Lillywhite & The Glimmer Twins        Chief engineer: Dave Jerden
Never performed onstage

Probable line-up:

Drums: Charlie Watts
Bass: Ron Wood
Electric guitars: Keith Richards & Bobby Womack
Vocals: Mick Jagger
Keyboards: Chuck Leavell & Philippe Saisse
Trumpet: Dan Collette
Percussion: Marku Ribas & Anton Fig
 

Back to zero

So you want to blow us all to pieces?
Go meet your maker head hung down
And give him all your explanations
Go ahead, throw down

Back to zero
Back to nothing
Straight to meltdown
Back to zero - that's where we're heading

It's a monkey living on my back
I can feel my spine begin to crack
I'm looking to the future, I keep on glancing back
I prefer to rot, I don't want to pop

Whoo! ooh ooh ah ooh ah ooh ooh...
Ooh ah, ooh ah, ooh ah...

I think I'll head back to the jungle
All right
Don't want to see no big bad rumble
Too fright'

Back to zero, that's where we're going
Back to nothing - right now, right now
No heroes - no more heroes
Straight to meltdown - that's where we're going
Back to zero - yeah, yeah

My whole life is hanging on a thread
I'm the fly inside the spider's web
I'm looking to the future, I keep on glancing back
I prefer to rot, I don't want to pop

Whoo! (...)


I worry about my great grandchildren
Living 10 miles beneath the ground - ground
I worry about their whole existence
The whole damn thing's in doubt

Back to zero, that's where we're going
Back to nothing - that's where we're heading
Straight to meltdown - that's where we're going
Back to zero - yeah, right now, right now

If we don't watch out, we're going
Yeah, we're going nowhere

Back to zero - right now, right now, right now

Back to zero -
that's where, that's where we're heading
Back to zero

Back to zero

Back to zero

Back to zero


 


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