Laugh, I Nearly Died

Composers: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Recording date:
August-September & November-December 2004, March-April & June 2005
Recording locations:
La Fourchette, Posť sur Cisse, France & Ocean Way Recording Studios, Los Angeles, USA
Producers: Don Was & The Glimmer Twins     Chief engineer: Krish Sharma

Mixer: Krish Sharma         Never performed onstage

Line-up:

Drums: Charlie Watts
Bass: Darryl Jones
Electric guitars: Keith Richards & Mick Jagger
Keyboards: Mick Jagger
Vocals: Mick Jagger
Percussion: Mick Jagger
 

And I've been travelling but I don't know where
I've been missing you but you just don't care
And I've been wandering, I've seen Greece and Rome
Lost in the wilderness, so far from home

Yeah, yeah

And I've been to Africa, looking for my soul
And I feel like an actor looking for a role
I've been in Arabia, I've seen a million stars
Been sipping champagne on the boulevards, yeah

I'm so sick and tired - yeah
Trying to turn the tide - yeah
So I'll say my goodbye
Laugh, laugh - I nearly died

I've been out in India but it froze my bones
I'm living for the city but I'm all alone
I've been travelling but I don't know where
I've been wandering but I just don't care - baby

Mm, I hate to be denied
How you hurt my pride - yeah
I feel pushed aside
But laugh, laugh, laugh - I nearly died

Been travelling far and wide
Wonder who's going to be my guide

Been travelling far and wide
Wonder who's going to be my guide

I'm living in a fantasy but it's way too far
This kind of loneliness is way too hard
I've been wandering, feeling all alone
I lost my direction and I lost my home  - well

I'm so sick and tired - yeah
Now I'm on the slide
Feeling so despised
When you laughed, laughed, I almost died

(Been travelling far and wide)  Oh yeah
(Wonder who's going to be my guide)  I hurt my pride

(Been travelling far and wide) 
Hurt my pride
(Wonder who's going to be my guide)  Hurt my pride
(Been travelling far and wide)  Mm-mm
(Wonder who's going to be my guide)  Been travelling

(Been travelling far and wide)  Yeah
(Wonder who's going to be my guide)  Ah yeah

(Been travelling far and wide)
(Wonder who's going to be my guide)

(Been travelling far and wide)  Oh
(Wonder who's going to be my guide)  Going to be my guide, oh

(Been travelling far and wide)  And wide
(Wonder who's going to be my guide)  Everybody's going to be, everybody now yeah

(Been travelling far and wide)


 
 

TrackTalk

(T)here are other songs, more concentrated stuff like Rain Fall Down and Laugh, I Nearly Died, that are more creaetd sounds of the studio.

- Mick Jagger, August 2005


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