Do You Think I Really Care

Composers: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards 
Recording date: January-March 1978 & August-September 2011
Recording locations: Pathé Marconi Studios, Paris, France; La Fourchette, Pocé sur Cisse, France; Electric Lady Studio, NY and/or Berkeley Street Studios, Santa Monica, USA 
Producers: The Glimmer Twins, Chris KimseyDon Was           Chief engineers: Chris Kimsey, Krish Sharma & Matt Clifford
Mixer: Bob Clearmountain                     
Never performed onstage



Line-up:


Drums: Charlie Watts
Bass: Bill Wyman
Acoustic guitars: Keith Richards & Mick Jagger
Electric guitar: Ron Wood
Pedal steel guitar: Ron Wood
Vocals: Mick Jagger
Piano: Ian Stewart
 

Yeah
Here I come

Do you think that I really care
About a girl who's never there?
Do you think that I ever care
About a girl who's never there?

But I see you on the subway
I see you on the D train
Hey, see her in the afternoon
Just after the Giants game

I see her on the freeway
Long Island Expressway
Hey, give me a break, baby
Help me get out of this rain

Ah do you think that I really care
About a girl who's never there?
Do you think that the clothes she wears
Make me forget she ain't never there?

I saw her on a runway
Saint Patrick's on a Sunday
I saw her eating pizzas
On 57th and Broadway

I see her on the highway
I see her on the SkyTrain
Yeah I need a Yellow Cab, hey
Help me get out of this rain, yeah

Whoa baby

I saw you in The Factory
Like it's some kind of allergy
I saw you in the back of Max’s Kansas City
Propping up the bar on Saturdays

Met you at the gallery
It ended up in anarchy
You was spray painting silk screens
And double dosed up with flattery

Do you think that I would ever care
For a girl who’s never there?
Is it possible that the jewels she wears
Could change my mind if she dyed her hair?

Do you think that the clothes she wears
Make me forget that you're never, never, never... ?
Do you think that I really care?
See her hanging out on 57th and Broadway

Hey, do you think I would ever care
For a girl, for a girl who’s never there?

Wait a minute, I need a Yellow cab, let me get out of this rain
Hey, put your umbrella up your ass, baby
Whoo-hoo!

Do you think I could ever ever care?

 
 
TrackTalk

It was sort of half done and I had to sort of get back into the mood of the song. It was a bit repetitive. I had done two verses but I needed five.
- Mick Jagger, 2011


I'd describe it as country-rockish. A sort of Dead Flowers, Let It Bleed thing, but set in New York, like so much of Some Girls.
- Mick Jagger, 2011


A lot of interesting music and art made it through the squalor (of New York City in those times). There was a big art scene then, as partly described in Do You Think I Really Care, a country song about New York.
- Mick Jagger, 2011



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