Let It Bleed

Composers: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Recording date: March-July 1969        Recording location: Olympic Sound Studios, London, England
Producer: Jimmy Miller        Chief engineer: Glyn Johns
Performed onstage: 1981-82, 1995, 1997-98, 2002-03, 2006-07, 2013, 2015

Line-up:

Drums: Charlie Watts
Bass: Bill Wyman
Acoustic guitar: Keith Richards
Slide electric guitar: Keith Richards
Vocals: Mick Jagger
Piano: Ian Stewart
Autoharp: Bill Wyman
 

Well we all need someone we can lean on
And if you want it, well you can lean on me
Yeah we all need someone we can lean on

And if you want it, well you can lean on me

She said My breasts, they will always be open, baby
You can rest your weary head right on me
And there will always be a space in my parking lot
When you need a little coke and sympathy

Yeah we all need someone we can dream on
And if you want it, baby, well you can dream on me
Yeah we all need someone we can cream on
Yeah, and if you want to, well you can cream on me

I was dreaming of a steel guitar engagement
When you drank my health in scented jasmine tea
She knifed me in my dirty, filthy basement
With that jaded, faded, junky nurse - oh, what pleasant company, ha

Come on, we all need someone we can feed on
Yeah, and if you want it, well you can feed on me

Hey, take my arm, take my leg
Oh baby, don't you take my head

Yeah we all need someone we can bleed on
Yeah, and if you want it, baby, well you can bleed on me
Yeah we all need someone we can bleed on
Yeah, yeah, and if you want it, baby, why don't you bleed on me all over?
 
Yeah

Come on, get it

Ah ah, get it on, rider
Get it on, rider
Get it on, rider
You can bleed all over me

Yeah, get it on, rider
Get it on, rider
Yeah, you can be my rider
You can come all over me

Ah get it on, rider, baby
Get it on, rider
Get it on, rider
You can come all over me

Yeah...

Come on, get it on, rider, let it come all over me
Yeah, yeah...
Get it on, rider
Get it on, rider

 
 

TrackTalk

Let it bleed was just one line in that song Mick wrote. It became the title (of the album) ... we just kicked a line out. We didn't know what to call that song. We'd gone through Take my arm, take my leg and we'd done the track. We dug that song...

- Keith Richards, 1971



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