Out of Control

Composers: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Recording date: March-July 1997
Recording location: Ocean Way Recording Studios, Los Angeles, USA
Producers: Don Was & The Glimmer Twins       Chief engineers: John X Volaitis & Dan Bosworth
Mixer: Wally Gagel           Performed onstage: 1997-99, 2003, 2005, 2012, 2014-16

Line-up:

Drums: Charlie Watts
Bass: Danny Saber
Electric guitars: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ron Wood & Waddy Wachtel
Lead vocal: Mick Jagger
Background vocals: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Bernard Fowler & Blondie Chaplin
Harmonica: Mick Jagger
Wurlitzer piano: Don Was
Clavinet: Danny Saber
Keyboards: Don Was & Jamie Muhoberac
"reality manipulations": Danny Saber
Shaker: Mick Jagger
Percussion (incl. bongos): Jim Keltner
 

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I was out in the city
I was out in the rain
I was feeling downhearted
I was drinking again

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I was standing by the bridges
Where the dark water flows
I was talking to a stranger
About times long ago

I was young, I was foolish
I was angry, I was vain
I was charming, I was lucky
Tell me how have I changed - oh yes

Now I'm out, oh out
Of control

Now I'm out, oh out
Of control - yes


Oh help me now, yeah


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And the girls in the doorway
And the boys on the game
And the drunks and the homeless
They all know me

And the police on the corner
Give a nod and a wave
And they point me to my final
Destination


I was young, I was foolish
I was angry and I was vain
I was charming, feeling lucky
Tell me how have I changed


Oh I'm out, oh out
Of control - oh

Now I'm out, oh out
Of control


Oh help me now, yes


In the hotel I'm excited
By the smile on her face
But I wondered how was time
Going to change her - yeah


I was young, I was foolish
I was angry, I was vain
I was charming, I was out there
Tell me how have I changed


Now I'm out, oh out
Of control - oh yes

Oh I'm out, oh out
Of control - oh yes I am


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Mm mm mm, ah yeah
Ah ha ha-ha, ah-ha

Ah ha ha, ah ha ha
Ah ha ha-ha - oh yes
Oh...



 

TrackTalk

Out of Control has that bass riff from Papa Was a Rolling Stone... (H)ey, if anybody can do that (joke), it's us (laughs). Mick played the harmonica solo on that one. He's getting better, man.

- Keith Richards, 1997



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