Rolling Stones songs: Let Me Go
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So you think I’m giving you the brush off/ Well I’m just telling you to shove off…
Written by: Jagger/Richards
Recorded: EMI Pathé Marconi Studios, Paris, France, June 10-Oct. 10 1979
Guest musicians: Bobby Keys (sax)
*Data taken from Martin Elliott’s book THE ROLLING STONES COMPLETE RECORDING SESSIONS 1962-2012
From the The Rolling Stones – All the Songs book:
The party’s over, let me go, sings Mick Jagger. The contrast with the
previous song is striking, for this is a song about breaking up, like
“Gotta Get Away” and “Out of Time” from a few years before. You’ll never
find that perfect love, continues the Stones singer, referring to the love the
girl has read about in books and dreamed of. With the result that the lover is
now enamored of the prospect of freedom and even dreams of hanging out
in gay bars. This is an example of Jagger at his most cynical! “Let Me Go”
may not be a major Rolling Stones song, but it nevertheless went down well
onstage during the concerts of 1981–1982.
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