Streets of Love

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, Los Angeles, USA
Producers: Don Was
& The Glimmer Twins        Co-producers: Don Was, Matt Clifford & The Glimmer Twins
    Chief engineer: Krish Sharma                 Mixer: Jack Joseph Puig
Performed onstage:  2006-07, 2014





Line-up:

Drums: Charlie Watts
Bass: Darryl Jones
Acoustic guitar: Mick Jagger
Electric guitars: Keith Richards & Ron Wood (incl. solo)
Pianos: Matt Clifford & Chuck Leavell
Organs: Matt Clifford & Chuck Leavell
Vocals: Mick Jagger
Strings: Matt Clifford
Programming: Matt Clifford
 

You're awful bright, you're awful smart
I must admit you broke my heart
The awful truth, it's really sad
I must admit I was awful bad

While lovers laugh and music plays
I stumble by and I hide my pain
Mmm, the lights are lit, the moon is gone
I think I've crossed the Rubicon

And I, I walk the streets of love
And they're full of tears
And I, I walk the streets of love
And they're full of fears

While music pumps from passing cars
A couple watch me from a bar
A band just played the wedding march
And the corner store mends broken hearts

And a woman asks me for a dance
Oh it's free of charge, just one more chance

Oh I, I walk the streets of love
And they're full of tears
And I, I walk the streets of love
For a thousand years

Oh tell me now - I, I'll walk the streets of love
Yeah and they're drenched with teara - oh

You had the moves, you had the cards
I must admit you were awful smart
The awful truth is awful sad
I must admit I was awful bad

And I, I walk the streets of love
And they're drenched with tears
And I, I walk the streets of love
For a thousand years - oh

I, I walk the streets of love
And they're drenched with tears
Oh baby   (I, I)
Oh there's only one - and I look like him

I, I walk the streets of love
And they're drenched with tears
Oh baby   (I, I)
Oh there's only one and I look for him

Oh I...   (I, I)
Yeah, and they're full of tears
Oh everybody talk about it, everybody be walking down it   (I, I)
Yeah but I found out, oh yes that I...

Oh yes I do   (I, I)
Oh the streets of love, yeah, they're drenched with, they're drenched in tears
I...   (I, I)
Oh, yeah, come on give it to me now

Tell me now, oh   (I, I)


 
 

TrackTalk

It's a Mick tour de force, in a way. But we all really enjoy playing it. When we first knocked it out on acoustic, we felt, Oh, that's nice, but it sounded kind of standard. So then Mick and I were saying, It's the dynamics that count. You gotta take it up and down.

- Keith Richards, July 2005


(T)here's... stuff like Streets of Love which is perhaps more serious and it doesn't have any levity. It's kind of quite a dark piece.

- Mick Jagger, July 2005


Mick sometimes goes into a mode, and you're like, Is that you? Are you trying to be somebody else? Sometimes you have to figure that out. Yes, it is manneristic at times, but other times he's so fucking loose and cool...

- Keith Richards, July 2005


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