Sad Sad Sad

Composers: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Recording date: March-June 1989
Recording locations: Air Studios, Montserrat, Virgin Islands & Olympic Studios, London, England
Producers: Chris Kimsey & The Glimmer Twins        Chief engineer: Christopher Marc Potter
Performed onstage: 1989-90, 1994, 2002

Line-up:

Drums: Charlie Watts
Bass: Ron Wood
Electric guitars: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards (incl. solo) & Ron Wood
Lead vocals: Mick Jagger
Background vocals: Mick Jagger & Bernard Fowler
Piano: Chuck Leavell
Organ: Chuck Leavell
Brass: The Kick Horns
Handclaps: ---
 

Fling you out into orbit
No one's going to hear you shout
The fool ain't going to follow
He don't need to sleaze about

Now you're sad, sad, sad
Sad, sad, sad

Sad, sad, sad

But you're going to be fine

The elephant's in the bedroom
Throwing all his weight about
And I'm locked in the bathroom
Your screams are going to drown me out - oh yeah


Now you're sad, sad, sad
Sad, sad, sad

Sad, sad, sad

But you're going to be fine

Oh yeah

I get a cold chill
I get a cool thrill

Are you ready for the gilded cage?
Are you ready for the tears of rage?
Come on, baby, don't let them drown you out


Oh yeah


Now you're sad, sad, sad
Mad, mad, mad
Sad, sad, sad
But you're going to be fine


Now you're sad, sad, sad
Sad, sad, sad

Sad, sad, sad

But you're going to be fine

You're going to be fine

You're going to be fine

You're going to be fine, fine, fine
You're going to be fine, fine, fine
Fine, fine, fine

Fine, fine, fine

Oh yeah

Oh yeah

Oh yeah

Oh yeah

You're going to be fine, fine, fine
Fine, fine, fine

Fine, fine, fine

 

 

TrackTalk

Sad Sad Sad, I think you're probably right, (we used) one of those small amps. Mick's also playing rhythm guitar, so there's a lot of guitars on that - 3 guitars on the actual track before any overdubs. That's Mick (playing the first thing you hear)... Oh yeah, he can do a fairly good imitation of me (laughs). Mind you, we spent a long time working on the sound. I join in at the very end of the riff there (bar 4). (Mick plays the open 5-string tuning.) Oh yeah. After a few years he realized I only had 5 strings (laughs) - no, he knows all my tricks. He's a good rhythm player now.

- Keith Richards, 1989

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