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The Rolling Stones — Living In A Ghost Town
Album: Living In A Ghost Town
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Released: 2020
Length: 4:03
Plays (last 30 days): 3
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 like a ghost
Living in a ghost town

Once this place was humming
And the air was full of drumming
The sound 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
Politicians dealing
Thieves were happy stealing
Widows were all weeping
There's no beds for us to sleep in
Always had the feeling
It will 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
Ain't having any fun
If I want a party
It's a party of one
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 jelgator wrote:


Why is it all the political hate on this forum is always from the left?  And unwarranted as well, this is a music forum. 

Just as business majors tend to be a bit right of center; musicians, like many other artists, test to be a bit left of center. Given the proclivity of many RP listeners to be music aficionados at least, if not musicians themselves, it isn't surprising the majority of the comments here are from the left. Also, the comments here are often quite insightful and indicative of people with higher educational levels, which is also associated with people who tend more towards the left than the right. 
 jelgator wrote:


Why is it all the political hate on this forum is always from the left?  And unwarranted as well, this is a music forum. 


Actually i'm pretty far to the right here in good old U.K
i just know how dumb you yanks were to vote in trump.
he achieved zero, and made the USA a laughing stock
 deniseperry wrote:

CORRECTION: This is complete lift from The Special’s version of same. Let’s be clear here.




That's not clear, it's wrong.
very good
this might be the song I remember most from the year-long covid isolation... not complaining
CORRECTION: This is complete lift from The Special’s version of same. Let’s be clear here.
 inashrub wrote:
This is a good song, but do we have to have it so frequently?


First for me, so maybe you listen too much.  Need to get out more?
Very nice.  Thanks guys.
Ho hum.


Party of two or three please.
 TerryS wrote:
how far would this song have gone if it had been made by Bert and the Bertones?
 
How far would it have gone if it had been made by The Specials?
 inashrub wrote:
This is a good song, but do we have to have it so frequently?
 
Apposite for our COVID times?!

I know my mind works in strange bends and twists, but the Stones right after (If God was) One of Us got me thinking, "of all the bands that originated in the 60's the Stones would not have been the one that I would have predicted God would have spared, so that they would still be rockin' an' rollin' 6 decades later."
The mysteries of the universe are vast and endless.
This is a good song, but do we have to have it so frequently?
 Stetsonman wrote:
no other band could make a relevant song about this Covid bollox
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BTW fuck you DJTrump you loser
 

Why is it all the political hate on this forum is always from the left?  And unwarranted as well, this is a music forum. 
The last line: "If I want a party, it's a party of one."
ha - so true in 2020.
Those Stones just keep on rolling!!
Love this song. Not too many bands that still make new music after all those years. Greatful for that. Great respect for this band.
You play this song WAY to much.
no other band could make a relevant song about this Covid bollox
9

BTW fuck you DJTrump you loser
don't like this song too much...
gathers no moss....
Still rockin n rollin,top 10✌️
 derhey9416 wrote:
Topical,  could make a historical footnote. Not bad... started at a 5,  had to bump it to at least a 7. It's the Stones fer chrissake!  After 58 years they get points for getting out of bed.
 
It's the Stones fer chrissake!

i just wanted to say it sounds like the Stones and  it is , great tune and i don't really know this song
I am honestly impressed!
I am a big fan of the Beatles (not Stones 
 ) and old Sir McCartney but I noticed Paul's voice becoming seriously .. uhm ... old. But Mick's voice sounds like directly from the 70's fresh and young... From the biography I would have expected the other way around ;-)

Edit:
McCartney III is surprisingly fresh as well... Paul is the best!
 thais wrote:
OMFG
I had almost lost hope of seeing/hearing Stones doing something "new".
But this is good, very good
 
It's quite nice, but I think the "whoa" bit is not very inspired, a bit lame to be honest. 
If this was released by some younger band, people would pay more attention to the song.  But since anyone over 40 is a "has been" in rock, so much great music has been dismissed and ignored (Robert Plant's solo career of the last 25 years is an example).
 bseib wrote:
I hate that. It's not bad aside from that. 
Yep.   🤔 🤑
 

Very nice.  Thanks guys.
AUTO-TUNE
Life was so beautiful
Then we all got locked down

Alright
Like the Energizer Bunny, The Rolling Stones just keep on going......................
 noe.architecte169 wrote:
Stop this compress voice !!! Except, good song
 

 thewiseking wrote:
Do you remember the good old days before the ghost town?
We danced and sang, and the music played in a de boomtown https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZ2oXzrnti4
Can't go on no more. The people gettin angry
-The Specials
 

I love the Stones but I'd rather listen to the proper 'original'...
how far would this song have gone if it had been made by Bert and the Bertones?
 ger-man wrote:

so what?
 
The boys probably haven’t produced anything Earth-shattering since “Exile on Main Street” in 1972 but it’s always good to hear Keith’s crunching riffs
Stop this compress voice !!! Except this,  good song
 RabbitEars wrote:
Can't say I find anything new or fresh about this.
 
so what?
Wow, amazing they can still write decent songs after all these years!
I guess after nearly 60 years of playing the same part in the play (i.e. the "bad boys" of rock 'n roll) you would start to feel like a ghost living in a ghost town.  RP has introduced me to a lot of the music that undoubtedly influenced bands like The Rolling Stones. I must say I prefer it - especially to this uninspired track.
Can't say I find anything new or fresh about this.
10 plays in the last 30 days?  I be listening.   

For the first couple of bars, I thought this was old Stones I had somehow forgotten or missed.
 bseib wrote:

Yep.   🤔 🤑
 

Mick is 76, lighten up. 
 Red_Dragon wrote:
Sorry, Mick - you lost me at Autotune.
 
Yep.   🤔 🤑
OMG where did that come from?
"Life was so beautilful, then we all got locked down; feel like a ghost, living in a ghost town." Perfect, historical , a great song!
 On_The_Beach wrote:
New Stones? We'll take it even if it's only a single.
$20 on the Stones website for the vinyl single?!
I guess that would be OK if all proceeds were going to fighting the pandemic (that may be the case but there was no mention of it on their website), but otherwise it seems pretty steep.
Here's the official video:
Stones-GhostTown
 
As you say, it would have gone down better if they'd donated (some of) the proceeds to health charities. As it is, it simply smacks of cashing in on the pandemic.
Good tune. I do find the bit of auto tune on Mick's voice a bit distracting. Their song, their production choices I guess. :)
A great song for this moment in time! Thanks Bill and Rebecca 
 Red_Dragon wrote:
Sorry, Mick - you lost me at Autotune.
 

Nah, you were already lost.
Sorry, Mick - you lost me at Autotune.
I like this song better without the video
OMFG
I had almost lost hope of seeing/hearing Stones doing something "new".
But this is good, very good
Do you remember the good old days before the ghost town?
We danced and sang, and the music played in a de boomtown https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZ2oXzrnti4
Can't go on no more. The people gettin angry
-The Specials
Nice.  Timeless.
 
So, on first listen, I'm thinking,  "these lyrics sure are timely".

Then I checked the date. Nice job, Stones! Nice job, Bill and Rebecca!

April 26,2020, I'm living in a ghost town. 
 dianed wrote:
 This is a new Stones song?  I like it. 
They wrote it because of the virus world shutdown?
 
It was actually written last year. They released it last week however. I think they recorded it remotely.
"Life was so beautiful
Then we all got locked down" 
New Stones? We'll take it even if it's only a single.
$20 on the Stones website for the vinyl single?!
I guess that would be OK if all proceeds were going to fighting the pandemic (that may be the case but there was no mention of it on their website), but otherwise it seems pretty steep.
Here's the official video:
Stones-GhostTown
Thank you, Bill and Rebecca. That song premiered April 23, 2020. And, the Stones delivered a song for the times....
This is a new Stones song?  I like it. 
They wrote it because of the virus world shutdown?
First Play, First Listen. Sounds like the Stones.

Initial like for sure.
Topical,  could make a historical footnote. Not bad... started at a 5,  had to bump it to at least a 7. It's the Stones fer chrissake!  After 58 years they get points for getting out of bed.
WCBS FM (101.1FM) brought up this song today on their morning show.  I only caught a snippet of it then, but liked it.

Thanks for playing it, Bill!  
Technical difficulties today? I'm getting dead air and got that earlier, too.
First, I guess. 

Also, enjoying the song on first listen.