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Coloring Club Plus — 9/22/19

Sept 22

Wandering Spirit is the third solo album by Mick Jagger. Released in 1993, it was his only solo album release of the 1990s.

AllMusic Review by Roch Parisien
Jagger doesn’t show any signs of wear on his third — and by far best — solo album. If anything, his voice seems to have developed a deeper bottom end without sacrificing any of the highs. This is not always an advantage — the forced falsetto and rhythmic pulse of “Sweet Thing” causes a nightmarish flashback to the Stones’ disco flirtations in the mid-’70s. But more times than not, this disc works. A lot of the credit goes to Jagger’s backing band and producer Rick Rubin who keep things lean, mean, and simple. The economy of performance allows Jagger to remain credible on a wide variety of styles — he delivers a groovin’, sultry version of Bill Withers’ soul classic “Use Me,” a passionate country ballad on “Evening Gown,” and even pulls off an Irish traditional folk piece with “Handsome Molly.”

My selection from this excellent album is Don’t Tear Me Up.

 

Life is rich, but it’s way too short
You make a lot of money, but you just want more
I don’t need the pain right here in my heart
But I hate every minute when we’re so far apart

It was love in a minute, it was love in a flash
It brings me no pleasure, just a stab in the back
It brings me no comfort, it brings me no peace
It’s a weight on my shoulder, it’s a fatal disease

So don’t tear me up
I don’t ever wanna see your picture again
And don’t poison my blood
I don’t ever wanna see your face here no more

Gonna finish it quick, wanna finish it clean
Don’t wanna be bitter. I don’t wanna be mean
I feel like I’m driving down a dead-end street
I’ve come so far I wanna crash the car
I wanna land right on my feet

I said don’t tear me up
I don’t ever wanna see your picture again
I said don’t tear me up
I don’t ever wanna see your face here no more

But I dream of you constantly, you’ll be my angel of light
And in the dark rooms of sleeplessness
You’ll be my lover each night

Life is a bitch, it’s way too short
Unlike a politician it just can’t be bought
Think about the tenderness, and think about the craziness
And if you ever wanna hate me come and
Stick a knife right in my chest

I said don’t tear me up
I don’t ever wanna see your picture again
I said don’t tear me up
I don’t ever wanna see your face here no more

I said don’t tear me up
I said don’t tear me up
I said don’t poison my blood
I don’t ever wanna see your picture again
Songwriters: Mick Jagger

11 thoughts on “Coloring Club Plus — 9/22/19

  1. It’s so odd… it’s a little too smooth for him… that’s just me… he sounds perfectly fine… with that voice I expect Keith to play a riff…I can’t say it’s not good… it is

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