Out of Tears

Out of Tears
"Out of Tears"
Single by The Rolling Stones
from the album Voodoo Lounge
Released November 1, 1994
Format CD, 7"
Recorded July - December, 1993
Genre Rock
Length 4:21 (5:27 album version)
Label Rolling Stones/Virgin
Writer(s) Jagger/Richards
Producer Don Was & The Glimmer Twins
The Rolling Stones singles chronology
"You Got Me Rocking"
"Out of Tears"
"I Go Wild"

"Out of Tears" is a song by The Rolling Stones featured on their 1994 album Voodoo Lounge.

A ballad, "Out of Tears" is credited to Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, but is largely the work of Jagger[1]. The singer said at the time of release,

There's no set way to write songs. I used to say, "Now we're writing songs. I'm gonna sit at my desk." "Out of Tears" was a little bit like that, where I'm sitting at the piano in Ronnie [Wood]'s studio going "Da da ding, da da ding." Then you go and listen to it, and it's got this really good mood because it's you on your own. No one else is there, and you're creating the mood. There's a very sad mood to that song. The Stones are mainly a guitar band, but I think with a ballad sometimes it's nice to move away from that. And when a song is written on a keyboard, you get a different sort of melodic structure.[1]


Recording and release

Recording took place in 1993 and 1994 at Ronnie Wood's home in Ireland, Sandymount Studios, and A&M Recording Studios in Los Angeles.[1] With Jagger on lead vocals and acoustic guitar, Wood and Richards perform electric guitars, with Wood performing the solo; drums are by Charlie Watts; bass by Darryl Jones; piano by Chuck Leavell, organ by Benmont Tench, and percussion by Lenny Castro.[1] The strings arrangement is by David Campbell.[2]

Released as the third single from Voodoo Lounge, "Out of Tears" reached number 60 in the US and number 36 in the UK.[citation needed] It was performed throughout the 1994-1995 Voodoo Lounge Tour,[citation needed] but as of 2007 had yet to be included on any live albums or compilations.

Track listing

  1. "Out of Tears" (Don Was Edit) - 4:21
  2. "I'm Gonna Drive" (LP version) - 3:41
  3. "Sparks Will Fly" (Radio Clean) - 3:14
  4. "Out of Tears" (Bob C. Remix Edit) - 4:21


  1. ^ a b c d "Out of Tears". Time Is On Our Side. http://timeisonourside.com/SOOutOfTears.html. Retrieved 2006-08-17. 
  2. ^ "Out of Tears". Keno's Rolling Stones Lyrics. http://keno.org/stones_lyrics/outoftears.html. Retrieved 2008-01-17. 

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