Can You Hear the Music

Composers: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Recording date: November-December 1972 & May-June 1973
Recording locations: Dynamic Sound Studios, Kingston, Jamaica & Island Recording Studios, London, England
Producer: Jimmy Miller        Chief engineer: Andy Johns
      Never performed onstage

Probable line-up:

Drums: Charlie Watts
Bass: Bill Wyman
Rhythm electric guitar: Keith Richards
Lead electric guitars: Mick Taylor
Lead vocals: Mick Jagger
Backing vocals: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Piano: Nicky Hopkins
Flute: Jim Horn
Congas: Rebop
Tambourine: Jimmy Miller
Percussion (incl. triangle, bells): Pascal
 

Can you hear the music?
Can you hear the music?
Can you feel the magic hanging in the air?
Can you feel the magic? Oh yeah

Love is a mystery I can't demystify, oh no
Sometimes I wonder why we're here but I don't care
I don't care

When I hear the drummer
Get me in the groove

When I hear the guitar
Make me want to move

Can you feel the magic floating in the air?
Can you feel the magic? Oh, oh yeah
 
Sometimes you're feeling you've been pushed around
And your rainbow just ain't here - don't you fear
Don't you fear

When you hear the music
Trouble disappear

When you hear the music
Ringing in your ears


Can you feel the magic floating in the air?
Can you feel the magic? Oh yeah, yeah

Can you hear the music?
Can you hear the music?
Can you feel the magic dancing in the air?
Can you feel the magic? Oh yeah

Love is a mystery I can't demystify, oh no
Sometimes I'm dancing on air but I get scared
I get scared

When you hear the music
Ringing in the ears

Can you hear the music?
Oh yeah


Can you hear the drummer?
Get you in the groove

Can you hear the guitar?
Make you want to move

Can you hear the music? Oh yeah
Can you hear the music ringing in my ears?
Can you hear the music? Can you hear the music?
Can you hear the music? Yes I hear the music
Can you hear the music? Yes I hear the music
Can you hear the music? Oh yeah
Can you hear the music? Oh yeah
Can you hear the music? Oh yeah
Can you hear the music? Oh yeah
Can you hear the music? Mmm
Can you hear the music? Mm, oh
Can you hear the music? Mm, mm
Can you hear the music? Mm, mm

 
 

TrackTalk

(Can You Hear the Music? and Time Waits for No One) were my particular riff but got taken up by others in the band. Those songs got turned into something I didn't even imagine. Whereas something like Angie turned out pretty much as I expected.

- Keith Richards, 1974-75



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