Always Suffering Lyrics - The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones Bridges to Babylon cover art
writers: Keith Richards, Mick Jagger
release date: 1997-9-27
genres: Rock Blues
styles: Pop Rock/Classic Rock/Blues Rock/Rock & Roll
length: 4:44
producer: The Glimmer Twins and Don Was
piano: Blondie Chaplin
lead vocals: Mick Jagger
recording engineer: Ed Cherney
bass: Jeff Sarli
background vocals: Keith Richards, Blondie Chaplin, Bernard Fowler and Charlie Watts
percussion: Jim Keltner
drums (drum set): Charlie Watts
tambourine: Blondie Chaplin
pedal steel guitar: Ron Wood
writer: Keith Richards, Mick Jagger

Let's take a walk
Just you and me
And talk of days gone by
Across the fields
Under the trees
Let's speak of you and I

While the whole world
Was wandering
We walked a steady line
When all our friends
Were wavering
We kept on trying

Now we're always suffering
Already lost
Always suffering
Already lost

Remember when
On summer days
I would sing a lovers son
How you would smile
Shower me with praise
And the sun shined on

Now the rain is falling slow
And the nights grow long
And the train
Cries out so hauntingly
She is gone

Now we're always suffering
Already lost
We're always suffering
Already lost

Please take these flowers
Smell the perfume
Let your soul come alive
Let there be hope
Hope in your heart
That our love may revive

For life is but a chance
On a wind swept hill
And the seeds of love
Are swirling above
Let them be still

But we're always suffering
We're already lost
Always suffering
Already lost

Lyrics licensed by
CD 1
  • 1 Flip the Switch
  • 2 Anybody Seen My Baby?
  • 3 Low Down
  • 4 Already Over Me
  • 5 Gunface
  • 6 You Don’t Have to Mean It
  • 7 Out of Control
  • 8 Saint of Me
  • 9 Might as Well Get Juiced
  • 10 Always Suffering
  • 11 Too Tight
  • 12 Thief in the Night
  • 13 How Can I Stop