Losing My Touch

Composers: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Recording date: May-June 2002
Recording location: Guillaume Tell Studios, Suresnes, Paris, France
Producer: Don Was & The Glimmer Twins         Chief engineer: Ed Cherney
Mixer: Bob Clearmountain           Never performed onstage

Line-up:

Drums: Charlie Watts
Bass: Darryl Jones
Acoustic guitar: Keith Richards
Pedal steel guitar: Ron Wood
Vocal: Keith Richards
Piano: Chuck Leavell
 

Ain't it funny how things happen
Just as we think we've got it all straight
Everything seems to be moving forward
But instead we just sit around and wait

Seems things are in a lockdown
Nervous looks all around
Everyone is speaking in whispers
No one wants to make a sound

I'm losing my touch, yeah
Losing my touch, mm-mm
Losing my touch, baby, way too much
Baby, get me out of here, it should be clear

Keep an eye on, on your front door, baby
I'll be slipping in round the back
I just need a little, a little cab fare
And then I'll let you hit the sack

'Cause I'm losing my touch
Losing my touch, mm-mm
Yes I'm losing my touch way too much
Baby, get me out of here, it should be clear, yes

I ain't going to keep it long, baby
But just long, long enough
I've got to pick up my passports
And I've got to get my stuff

'Cause I'm losing my touch
Just losing my touch, baby, baby, baby
I'm losing my touch way, way too much
Baby, get me out of here, well it must be clear

Losing my touch
Yes I'm losing my touch - yeah, ooh-ooh
Yes I'm losing my touch way too much
Baby, get me out of here
 
 

TrackTalk

Losing My Touch... was a Keith song and he immediately had a picture in his mind of what I could play: Ronnie, please play a pedal steel line. Imagine you're playing pedal steel on it.

- Ron Wood, 2003


It's about a guy on the run who's gotta say goodbye, and he doesn't really know how to say it.

- Keith Richards, 2002



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