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Mick is great at writing lyrics from certain perspective. His songs are either universal love songs, or social commentaries, but usually with some distance. Sometimes he impersonates certain character (Midnight Rambler, Sympathy For The Devil) or uses vague metaphores to address some things from his life. But he rarely writes direct, personal lyrics. I was thinking what his most personal lyrics are and I came up with two examples:
Memory Motel - seems about an actual romance since there are mentioned places from RS 1975 tour.
The Biggest Mistake - I think it's about his relationship with Sophie Dahl (2000-2001).
Any other examples?
- Mick Jagger, 1995Quote
(I)t was (Keith's) melody. And he wrote the phrase wild horses, but I wrote the rest of it. I like the song. It's an example of a pop song. Taking this cliché wild horses, which is awful, really, but making it work without sounding like a cliché when you're doing it.
- Keith Richards, 1971Quote
Yeah (it has to do with Marlon's birth),'cause I knew we were going to have to go to America and start work again, to get me off me ass, and not really wanting to go away. It was a very delicate moment, the kid's only two months old, and you're goin' away. Millions of people do it all the time but still ...
- Keith Richards, December 4, 1969, in Muscle ShoalsQuote
I wrote this song because I was doing good at home with my old lady, and I wrote it like a love song. I just had this, Wild horses couldn't drag me away, and I gave it to Mick, and Marianne (Faithfull) just ran off with this guy and he changed it all around but it's still beautiful.
Whois Angel in My Heart about? I would say Star Star is his most personalQuote
Angel In My Heart.
According to various sources (including Carly), both Memory Motel and Till The Nexy Goodbye were "inspired" by Carly Simon.