"Moonlight Mile" as written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards....
When the wind blows and the rain feels cold
With a head full of snow
With a head full of snow
In the window there's a face you know
Don't the nights pass slow
Don't the nights pass slow

The sound of strangers sending nothing to my mind
Just another mad mad day on the road
I am just living to be lying by your side
But I'm just about a moonlight mile on down the road

Made a rag pile of my shiny clothes
Gonna warm my bones
Gonna warm my bones
I got silence on my radio
Let the air waves flow
Let the air waves flow

Oh I'm sleeping under strange strange skies
Just another mad mad day on the road
My dreams is fading down the railway line
I'm just about a moonlight mile down the road

I'm hiding sister and I'm dreaming
I'm riding down your moonlight mile
I'm hiding baby and I'm dreaming
I'm riding down your moonlight mile
I'm riding down you moonlight mile

Let it go now, come on up babe
Yeah, let it go now
Yeah, flow now baby
Yeah move on now yeah

Yeah, I'm coming home
'Cause, I'm just about a moonlight mile on down the road
Down the road, down the road


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"Moonlight Mile" as written by Mick Jagger Keith Richards

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    General CommentA lovely rendering by Mick, of the road, the loneliness of the road. The emptiness of "strangers sending nothing to my mind". Feeling cold and hollow and coked-out, tossing aside the shiny stage clothes for something warm, riding on a tour bus in the middle of nowhere, not even a radio signal to keep you company. Yearning for the comfort of your woman and your bed and feeling very far away.

    Terrific song, terrific record - one of the Stones' finest in both regards.
    tenementrockon March 20, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentoh dear gawd this song is incredible! :-) its so sweet!
    bandaidon October 14, 2002   Link
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    General CommentRegarding Altamont... Meredith did not have a weapon. But racial tensions were so raw in America that the CIA forced the Stones to re-shoot the entire thing at the film studio where the moon walk was filmed earlier that year (1969). In the clip where you see Meredith's gun, there are no more 50 people shown. You think it's a concert with 250,000 people? Think again. There aren't even 100 people shown in the entire segment. Some researchers have even identified a few people in the fake Stones film who were photographed in Dealey Plaza on the day Kennedy was killed. Wake up people.

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    matt605on April 16, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat a rad song!
    walkingrepercussionon September 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFavorite Line. "I Am Just Living To Be Lying By Your Side, But I'm Just About A Moonlight Mile On Down The Road"
    pabloon June 25, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti have always imagined that mick or keith wrote the lyrics in their hotel room right after altamont. probably not true but who knows...
    kingmikekingon July 01, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat happened at altomont? this is a great song. it really is. it makes me sad though.
    maggotbrainon April 24, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti think its about how someones life can be so crazy and confusing but they have this one person that they love and knows that they're the only thing that makes sense to them
    Formally_UnInvitedon October 24, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is so romantic... you are seperated from this person but your love for them keeps you going... too bad long distance relationships cant be this glamorous all the time ;)
    urlostinspacelikemeon January 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAltamont was a huge free concert put on by the Stones in December, 1969. At the suggestion of Jerry Garcia the Stones hired Hells Angels to provide security. All they did though was bash people with pool cues (including Jefferson Airplane member Marty Balin)and then they ended up murdering a young black teenager named Meredith Hunter in cold blood. Jerry Garcia was a jackass. He and others blamed the Stones for the tragedy.
    JumpyJackon January 10, 2005   Link

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