The Rolling Stones - Highwire - OFFICIAL PROMO





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Published on Jun 26, 2012

The official promo video for the Rolling Stones' 1991 single "Highwire".

The track is a studio recorded song featured on the mainly live album Flashpoint, and was composed by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards.

The song features Mick Jagger on lead vocals, Keith Richards on guitar and background vocals, Charlie Watts on drums, Ronnie Wood on guitar and background vocals, Bill Wyman on bass guitar, and backing vocals by Bernard Fowler. The track was produced by Chris Kimsey and the Glimmer Twins.

The video was directed by filmmaker Julien Temple who also directed the promo videos "Undercover Of The Night", "She Was Hot", "Too Much Blood" and "Sex Drive", as well as the feature film Stones At The Max. Templealso directed the feature films Absolute Beginners, starring David Bowie, and Sex Pistols' film The Great Rock 'N' Roll Swindle.

Buy "Highwire" on iTunes:

"Highwire" (Full length version)

Flashpoint on iTunes

We sell 'em missiles, We sell 'em tanks
We give 'em credit, You can call up the bank
It's just a business, You can pay us in crude
(That's oil you know...)
You'll love these toys, just go play out your feuds
We got no pride, don't know whose boots to lick
We act so greedy, makes me sick sick sick

So get up, stand up, out of my way
I want to talk to the boss right away
Get up, stand up, whose gonna pay
I want to talk to the man right away

We walk the highwire
Sending men to the front line
Hoping they don't catch the hell-fire
Of hot guns and cold, cold lies

We walk the highwire
Sending the men up to the front lines
And tell 'em to hotbed the sunshine
With hot guns and cold, cold lies

Our lives are threatened, our jobs at risk
Sometimes dictators need a slap on the wrist
Another Munich we just can't afford
We're gonna send in the 82nd Airborne

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