Too Tough

Composers: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Recording date: November-December 1982 & April-August 1983
Recording locations: Pathé Marconi Studios, Paris, France
; Compass Point Studios, Nassau, Bahamas; & The Hit Factory, New York City
Producers: The Glimmer Twins & Chris Kimsey        Chief engineer: Chris Kimsey
Never performed onstage


Probable line-up:

Drums: Charlie Watts
Bass: Bill Wyman
Electric guitars: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards & Ron Wood (incl. solo)
Vocals: Mick Jagger
Piano: Chuck Leavell
 

If you want to wreck my life, go ahead my love
Tried it once with poison, tried it once with drugs
My circulation's running dry, it's you that drank me up
You screwed me down with kindness, suffocating love

When it comes to fighting
Trying to play it rough
I will take you 20 rounds
I'm just too tough, too tough

Too tough
Too tough


Saw you on TV last night in a rerun soap
You were young and beautiful, already without hope
But I don't think you ever knew what you'd bitten off
And in the end you spat me out, you could not chew me up

Too tough, too tough
Too tough, too tough


When it comes to fighting

Trying to play it rough
I will take you 20 rounds
I'm just too tough, too tough

I was married yesterday to a teenage bride
You say it's only physical but I love her deep inside
I still see you in my dreams with a kitchen knife
With it poised above your head, now who you going to slice?

But when it comes to fighting

Trying to play it rough
I will take you 20 rounds
I'm just too tough, too tough

Too tough, too tough

I don't think you ever knew what you'd bitten off
And in the end you spat me out, you could not chew me up
 
I was too tough, I was too tough
I was too tough, I was too tough
I was too tough, I was too tough
I was too tough

I was too tough, too tough
So tough, too tough

 
 

TrackTalk

Woody goes into this RAVING, sort of almost heavy metal guitar solo in that one. I quite like it.

- Mick Jagger, 1983-84



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