The Rolling Stones - Doom And Gloom



"Doom and Gloom" is the lead single taken from GRRR!, the 50th anniversary compilation album by the Rolling Stones. It was premiered on BBC Radio 2 on 11 October 2012. The song's recording marked the first time that Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood had been in the studio together for seven years, since completing their 2005 album A Bigger Bang.


A lyric video was released on YouTube the same day.


Rolling Stone magazine named "Doom and Gloom" the eighteenth best song of 2012.


The song's opening riff is played by Jagger. Richards commented on Jagger being the driving force behind the song and Jagger playing the opening riff: "I don't give a damn. He'd never have learned how to play that without me teaching him how to do it."





Lyrics


I had a dream last night I was piloting a plane

And all the passengers were drunk and insane

I crash landed in a Louisiana swamp

Shot up a horde of zombies

But I come out on top


What's it all about?

Guess it just reflects my mood

Sitting in the dirt

Feeling kind of hurt


When all I hear is doom and gloom

With all this darkness in my room

Through the light, your face I see

Baby take a chance

Baby won't you dance with me


We lost all that treasure in an overseas war

Just goes to show you don't get what you paid for

Bowing to the rich and you worry 'bout the poor

Put my feet up on the couch and lock all the doors


What's that funky noise

It's the tightening of their screws

Sitting in the dirt

Feeling kind of hurt


All I hear is doom and gloom

But when those drums go boom boom boom

Through the night, your face I see

Baby take a chance

Baby won't you dance with me


Yeah!

Baby won't you dance with me

Ah yeah


Fracking deep for oil but there's nothing in the sump

There's kids all picking at the garbage dump

I'm running out of water so I better prime the pump

I'm trying to stay sober but I end up drunk


We'll be eating dirt

Living on the side of the road

There's some food for thought

Gonna make your head explode

Feeling kind of hurt yeah


But all I hear is doom and gloom

With all this darkness in my room

Through the night, your face I see

Baby, take a chance

Won't you dance with me


Yeah!

Come on

Baby won't you dance with me

I'm feeling kind of hurt

Baby won't you dance with me


Oh yeah!

Sitting in the dirt

Baby won't you dance with me