Let Me Down Slow

Composers: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Recording date:
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: Jack Joseph Puig          Never performed onstage

Line-up:

Drums: Charlie Watts
Bass: Darryl Jones
Acoustic guitar: Keith Richards
Electric guitars: Keith Richards (incl. solo)
Slide electric guitar: Ron Wood
Lead vocals: Mick Jagger
Backing vocals: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
 

You look a little dressed up
You’re acting way too smart
Your face a little bit flushed
For a walk in the park

And you’re clutching your phone
As you walk in the door
And your smile's got a twist
You’re looking so hardcore

If you’ve something to say
Don’t be too direct
Cause I feel a little fragile
Don’t hit the nail on the head

I said, baby, baby, let me down real slow
Oh no no no
I said, baby, baby, let me down real slow
No no no no


There’s a swish in your step
There’s a gleam in your eye
Are you colouring your hair
With some new kind of dye?

But the first one to blink
Is the first one to fall
I don’t want a confrontation
I've got my back to the wall

Whoa, and I said, baby, baby, let me down real slow
Oh no no no

I said, baby, baby, let me down real slow
Oh no no no no no no

I said, baby, baby, let me down real slow
Oh no no no
I said, let me stretch out in the afterglow
Oh no no no no no no no - no no no

Let me down real slow
Oh no no no no no no no
Oh baby, baby (...)


Whoa...


 

TrackTalk

Mick came up with the basic song but I came up with the chimes (sings descending major chorus melody). But I'd say that one's more Mick than me, absolutely. You can tell.

- Keith Richards, July 2005


Yes, (the solo is mine). Thanks. I've actually been enjoying playing guitar very much. I kind of stopped playing awhile after the last tour. I did a few sessions - with Willie Nelson and a couple of tracks here and there. But sometimes after a tour you say, Jesus, I've played enough. I can't think of another note. So you kind of lay back. But that's always a good thing, because when I do pick up the guitar again, after a few weeks or months, it's always like, Oh, yeah! Hello, pal, I missed you. It's always a pleasure to re-meet.

- Keith Richards, July 2005


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