Posted by: bluesyemre | April 24, 2020

The #RollingStones – Living In A Ghost Town (Rolling Stones release song partially recorded in #coronavirus isolation)

Rolling Stones release song partially recorded in coronavirus isolation

Living in a Ghost Town video features shots of empty London and LA streets.

To help fans overcome their blues of the No Filter North American tour being postponed until further notice, the Rolling Stones have just released a track suited for these surreal times.

Living in a Ghost Town is the band’s first song in eight years. It was partially produced during the lockdown, and though it makes an apt representation of the world’s now-ghost towns, the Rolling Stones actually started on the track in early 2019.

Mick Jagger told Apple Music’s Zane Lowe that the rock group had already recorded material for new music prior to the lockdown, and later discovered that Living in a Ghost Town was the one that “would resonate through the times that we’re living in right now.”

Jagger emphasized that the track wasn’t deliberately written to illustrate life during the crisis. “It was written about being in a place which was full of life but is now bereft of life, so to speak,” he described.

The original lyrics took him just 10 minutes to complete. However, when the unprecedented pandemic struck, he felt the song had to be rewritten as “some of [the lyrics were] a bit weird and a bit too dark.”

Interestingly, the lyrics didn’t need so many adjustments. “I didn’t have to rewrite very much, to be honest,” Jagger said. “It’s very much how I originally did it.”

“Life was beautiful, then we all got locked down,” reads a line in the finalized song.

The music video perpetuates the new normal with footage of emptied-out streets and transport systems. As the world remains quiet, take a listen at the soundtrack for life in 2020.

Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group

Living In A Ghost Town · The Rolling Stones

Living In A Ghost Town

℗ 2020 Promotone B.V., under exclusive licence to Universal International Music B.V.

Released on: 2020-04-23

Producer, Co- Producer, Associated Performer, Background Vocalist, Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals: Mick Jagger
Producer, Co- Producer, Associated Performer, Background Vocalist, Guitar: Keith Richards
Producer, Co- Producer, Associated Performer, Flugelhorn, French Horn, Keyboards, Saxophone, Studio Personnel, Engineer: Matt Clifford
Producer, Co- Producer: Don Was
Studio Personnel, Mixer: Cenzo Townshend
Associated Performer, Drums: Charlie Watts
Associated Performer, Background Vocalist, Guitar: Ronnie Wood
Associated Performer, Bass: Darryl Jones
Studio Personnel, Engineer: Krishna Sharma
Composer Lyricist: Mick Jagger
Composer Lyricist: Keith Richards

Auto-generated by YouTube.

The official video for Living In A Ghost Town by The Rolling Stones

Listen to Living In A Ghost Town: https://RollingStones.lnk.to/GhostTownVD

Lyrics

I’M A GHOST
LIVING IN A GHOST TOWN
I’M A GHOST
LIVING IN A GHOST TOWN

YOU CAN LOOK FOR ME
BUT I CAN’T BE FOUND
YOU CAN SEARCH FOR ME
I HAD TO GO UNDERGROUND
LIFE WAS SO BEAUTIFUL
THEN WE ALL GOT LOCKED DOWN
FEEL A LIKE GHOST
LIVING IN A GHOST TOWN

ONCE THIS PLACE WAS HUMMING
AND THE AIR WAS FULL OF DRUMMING
THE SOUNDS OF CYMBALS CRASHING
GLASSES WERE ALL SMASHING
TRUMPETS WERE ALL SCREAMING
SAXOPHONES WERE BLARING
NOBODY WAS CARING
IF IT’S DAY OR NIGHT

I’M A GHOST LIVING IN A GHOST TOWN
I’M GOING NOWHERE
SHUT UP ALL ALONE

SO MUCH TIME TO LOSE
JUST STARING AT MY PHONE

EVERY NIGHT I AM DREAMING
THAT YOU’LL COME AND CREEP IN MY BED
PLEASE LET THIS BE OVER
NOT STUCK IN A WORLD WITHOUT END

PREACHERS WERE ALL PREACHING
CHARITIES BESEECHING
POLITITIANS DEALING
THIEVES WERE HAPPY STEALING
WIDOWS WERE ALL WEEPING
THERES NO BEDS FOR US TO SLEEP IN
ALWAYS HAD THE FEELING
IT WOULD ALL COME TUMBLING DOWN

I’M A GHOST
LIVING IN A GHOST TOWN
YOU CAN LOOK FOR ME
BUT I CAN’T BE FOUND
WE’RE ALL LIVING IN A GHOST TOWN
LIVING IN A GHOST TOWN
WE WERE SO BEAUTIFUL
I WAS YOUR MAN ABOUT TOWN
LIVING IN THIS GHOST TOWN
IT ISN’T ANY FUN
IF I WANT A PARTY
IT’S A PARTY OF ONE

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Music video by The Rolling Stones performing Living In A Ghost Town. © 2020 Promotone B.V., under exclusive licence to Universal International Music B.V.

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