Dancing in the Light

Composers: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Recording date: March-May 1970 & Fall 2009
Recording locations: Rolling Stones Mobile Unit, Mick Jagger's home, Newbury, England; Olympic Sound Studios, London, England; One East Studio, New York City, USA;
The Village & Mix This!, Los Angeles, USA; & unidentified studio, London, England

Producer: Jimmy Miller, Don Was & The Glimmer Twins     Chief engineers: Glyn Johns, Andy Johns & Krish Sharma 
Mixer: Bob Clearmountain             Never performed onstage


Note: actually a STICKY FINGERS outtake


Probable line-up:

Drums: Charlie Watts
Bass: Bill Wyman
Acoustic guitars: Mick Jagger
Electric guitars: Keith Richards
Vocals: Mick Jagger
Piano: Ian Stewart
Percussion: Jimmy Miller & Mick Jagger
 

I'm sitting in the darkness
You're dancing in the light

You really hit the big time
I really took a dive


I'm running in the rain
You're dancing in the light

I'm waiting for the train
That never will arrive


You left me twisting in the wind
Dangling in the night

You'll be Mr. Christian
And I'll be Captain Bligh


Look at you with your face all shining
Got some new work and some realigning

Now that your nose got some redefining
You look like a million bucks


I got a sinking feeling
You and your wheeling dealing
I'm going to hit the ceiling
Bang the ground with a bump

My whole world is crashing
I took a violent thrashing
Something to throw the trash in
I'm in the garbage dump

What'd I ever do?
You treat me so bad

You're living in a penthouse
My flat is dark and damp


Yeah, what's the matter, baby?
We used to be so tight

I'm living in the gloom
While you're dancing in the light


Yeah, I got that sinking feeling
Whose potatoes are you peeling?
Can't you hear my poor heart squealing?
I'm in the garbage dump

Ah what' s happening?
Yeah

You're lying in the sunshine
I'm hanging in a cloud

You're basking in the spotlight
I'm lost in the crowds - yes


What am I going to do about you?
What am I going to do?
What am I going to do about you?
What am I going to do?

I don't have a clue without you
What am I going to do?
I'm in a dark place, baby
I've got to, I've got to wear a grim face, baby

You've got me with the heartaches, yeah
Get me out of the dark place
What am I going to do about you?
What am I going to do?

If I was your new boyfriend
I would have stage fright

While you're riding in a limo
I'm wheeling my bike, yeah


What am I going to do about you?
What am I going to do?
What am I going to do about you?
What am I going to do?

Oh yeah
Oh yeah

Dancing in the light
Ah... ooh!
Dancing in the light
(...) yeah
Oh yeah
Oh yeah

 
 


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