So Divine
(Aladdin Story)

Composers: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Recording date: October 1970 & Fall 2009
Recording locations:
Olympic Sound Studios, London, England; Rolling Stones Mobile Unit, Mick Jagger's home, Newbury, England; One East Studio, New York City, USA;
The Village & Mix This!, Los Angeles, USA; & unidentified studio, London, England

Producer: Jimmy Miller, Don Was & The Glimmer Twins     Chief engineers: Glyn Johns, Andy Johns & Krish Sharma 
Mixer: Bob Clearmountain             Never performed onstage


Probable line-up:

Drums: Charlie Watts
Bass: Bill Wyman
Electric guitars: Keith Richards
Vocals: Mick Jagger
Saxophone: Bobby Keys
Vibes: Jim Price
 

You think you've got me in your chains
Control me with your devious pain

You think your love is so divine
You pour it out like it was heaven-scented wine
You think your love is all I crave
Well I've got better things to do than be your slave

When you first asked me in, I heard those violins
You quickly pulled the pin, you had no hesitation

There is a rose that bears your name
The bloom's short-lived, it's such a shame

You think your love is so divine
You think I'll drink it like it's heaven-scented wine
You think your love is all I crave
You say I'll worship you till I'm in my grave

So when love cuts them all, you play winner takes it all
Act like it's a carnival, some mad conflagration
I’m like a two-way street, you live to lie and cheat
I'm voting with my feet, who needs this aggravation?

I'm headed for the door, never see you anymore
I'll be on some distant shore, way out of circulation
No tears will pass my eye, no memory will make me cry
So long, adios, goodbye, I'm off your reservation

Ah yeah

You think your love is so divine
Think you're the saviour of mankind
You say your love is like love potion number nine

You say your love is all I crave
And I'm the dog that's had its day
So sad to rain on your parade
But I've got better things to do than be your slave

 
 
TrackTalk

I did one overdub with Keith, playing on So Divine. He played a bit of guitar-dub on that, but his parts were all done already, you know, they were already there.
- Mick Jagger, 2010


There are lot of (Exile outtakes) around, but not with the current vocals on them, because they didn't exist. We tried to use tracks that hadn't been so heavily bootlegged. I did find one of the tracks, Aladdin Story - that was actually recorded note-for-note by some other band (Death in Vegas). I was really surprised to find this outtake - someone got the bootleg and they just recorded it.
- Mick Jagger, 2010




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