Jagger, Keith Richards & Ron Wood
Recording date: November-December 1982 & June-August 1983
Recording locations: Pathé Marconi Studios, Paris, France & The Hit Factory, New York City
Producers: The Glimmer Twins & Chris Kimsey Chief engineer: Chris Kimsey
Never performed onstage
Bass: Keith Richards
Electric guitars: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards & Ron Wood
Lead vocals: Mick Jagger
Backing vocals: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards & Ron Wood
Piano: Ian Stewart
Electric piano: Bill Wyman
Saxophone: David Sanborn
Percussion: any or all of: Bill Wyman, Martin Ditcham, Brahms Coundoul & Moustapha
Pretty beat up, pretty beat up
Since you put me down
Yeah, since you left me lying round
Since you 86'd me
Yeah, and never re-stitched me
My face is a mess
Yeah, yeah, you should see my face
Yeah, it's a mess
You ought to see inside, in my heart
I'm marked for life
Pretty beat up
Yeah, I'm just like a battered baby
Just left on the street
You ought to see the state...
I've been cut with a razor
Don't you cut me up
Ronnie is the main instigator and part writer of Pretty Beat Up. The chord sequence was his and I came up with the title and Mick added extra lyrics.
Pretty Beat Up, that's a song not really about very much. It's just about losing a woman. We could've made it the other way around. We could've sung She's pretty beat up or I beat her up, but the song's not actually about that.
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