Rough Justice

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 & The Village Recorder, Los Angeles, USA
Producers: Don Was & The Glimmer Twins     Chief engineer: Krish Sharma
Mixer: D. Sardy           Performed onstage: 2005-07





Line-up:

Drums: Charlie Watts
Bass: Darryl Jones
Electric guitars: Keith Richards & Mick Jagger
Electric slide guitar (incl. solo): Ron Wood
Piano: Chuck Leavell
Vocals: Mick Jagger
 

One time you were my baby chicken
Now you've grown into a fox
Once upon a time I was your little rooster
Now am I just one of your cocks?

It's rough justice on you
You're going to have to trust me
It's rough justice
But you know I'll never break your heart

So put your lips to my hips, baby
And tell me what's on your mind
I know you've still got that animal attraction for me
It's been a long, long time


It's rough justice on you
Whoa, we're never done and dusted, no
It's rough justice
But you know I'll never break your heart


You're feeling loose and lusty
So if you really want me
Yeah, it's rough justice
And you know I'll never break your heart - yeah

It's rough justice on you
You think you really sussed me
It's rough justice
But you know I'll never break your heart

The first time I saw you, baby
You were springing like a young gazelle
And next thing I know, way down the road
You had me flying like a bat out of hell

It's rough justice on you
You're acting too disgusted
You're going to have to trust me
But you know I'll never break your heart

I give you my position
Don't want no opposition
It's rough justice
But you know I'll never break your heart

Whoa
Now come on, baby - whoa
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah - come on baby

Whoo
Come on baby now
Come on baby


 
 

TrackTalk

That came to me in my sleep. It's almost like Satisfaction. Yeah, I almost sort of woke up and said, Where's my guitar? Sometimes you do dream a riff, you know? I had to get up, and it's really hard to get me up. Once I go down, I go down, you know? But, I mean, it's only a song that could get me up and start running around the room, Where's my guitar, where did I put my guitar, before I forget it? I don't often remember dreams, only when they're musical.

- Keith Richards, July 2005


There are songs on the new Stones album, like Rough Justice, that remind me of the Faces so much. I did all the slide on my original Stay With Me guitar. It's beaten up, but it's still got a fantastic sound.

- Ron Wood, 2005


(Y)es, Rough Justice is a caricature.

- Mick Jagger, August 2005


Yes, (Mick) is manneristic at times, but other times he's so fucking loose and cool, like on Rough Justice.

- Keith Richards, July 2005


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