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The Rolling Stones lyrics

Album: Hot Rocks-1971 1971 [1964]

Tracks21
 01  Brown Sugar
 02  Wild Horses
 03  Gimme Shelter
 04  Honky Tonk Women
 05  (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
 06  Paint It Black
 07  Jumpin' Jack Flash
 08  Street Fighting Man
 09  Midnight Rambler
 10  You Can't Always Get What You Want
 11  Let's Spend The Night Together
 12  Mother's Little Helper
 13  Ruby Tuesday
 14  Get Off My Cloud
 15  19th Nervous Breakdown
 16  Play With Fire
 17  Time Is On My Side
 18  Under My Thumb
 19  Sympathy For The Devil
 20  As Tears Go By
 21  Heart Of Stone
all The Rolling Stones lyrics



Brown Sugar
- Jagger/Richard 1971

Gold coast slave ship bound for cotton fields,
Sold in a market down in New Orleans.
Scarred old slaver know he's doin' alright.
Hear him whip the women just around midnight.
Ah Brown Sugar how come you taste so good
(A-ha) Brown Sugar, just like a young girl should
A-huh.

Drums beating, cold English blood runs hot,
Lady of the house wond'rin where it's gonna stop.
House boy knows that he's doin' alright.
You should a heard him just around midnight.
Ah Brown Sugar how come you taste so good
(A-ha) Brown Sugar, just like a black girl should
A-huh.

I bet your mama was a tent show queen, and all her boy
Friends were sweet sixteen.
I'm no schoolboy but I know what I like,
You should have heard me just around midnight.

Ah Brown Sugar how come you taste so good
(A-ha) Brown Sugar, just like a young girl should.

I said yeah, I said yeah, I said yeah, I said
Oh just like a, just like a black girl should.

I said yeah, I said yeah, I said yeah, I said
Oh just like, just like a black girl should.back to top
Wild Horses
- Jagger/Richard 1970

Childhood living is easy to do
The things you wanted, I bought them for you
Graceless lady you know who I am
You know I can't let you slide through my hands.

Wild horses couldn't drag me away
Wild, wild horses couldn't drag me away.

I watched you suffer a dull aching pain
Now you decided to show me the same
No sweeping exit or off stage lines
Could make me feel bitter or treat you unkind.

Wild horses couldn't drag me away
Wild, wild horses couldn't drag me away.

I know I've dreamed you a sin and a lie
I have my freedom but I don't have much time
Faith has been broken, tears must be cried
Let's do some living after we die.

Wild horses couldn't drag me away
Wild, wild horses we'll ride them someday.
Wild horses couldn't drag me away
Wild, wild horses we'll ride them someday.back to top
Gimme Shelter
- Jagger/Richard 1969

Oh a storm is threat'ning my very life today.
If I don't get some shelter,
Oh yeah, I'm gonna fade away.

War, children, it's just a shot away, it's just a shot away.
War, children, it's just a shot away, it's just a shot away.

See the fire sweepin' out very street today,
Burns like a red coal carpet, mad bull lost its way.

War, children, it's just a shot away, it's just a shot away.
War, children, it's just a shot away, it's just a shot away.

Rape! Murder! It's just a shot away, it's just a shot away.
Rape! Murder! It's just a shot away, it's just a shot away.

The floods is threat'ning my very life today.
Gimme, gimme shelter or I'm gonna fade away.

War, children, it's just a shot away, it's just a shot away.
It's just a shot away, it's just a shot away, it's just a shot away.

Love, sister, it's just a kiss away, it's just a kiss away.
It's just a kiss away,it's just a kiss away,
It's just a kiss away,it's just a kiss away.back to top
Honky Tonk Women
- Jagger/Richard 1969

I met a gin soaked, bar-room queen in Memphis,
She tried to take me upstairs for a ride.
She had to heave me right across her shoulder
'Cause I just can't seem to drink you off my mind.

It's the honky tonk women
Gimme, gimme, gimme the honky tonk blues.

I played a divorcee in New York City,
I had to put up some kind of a fight.
The lady then she covered me with roses,
She blew my nose and then she blew my mind.

It's the honky tonk women
Gimme, gimme, gimme the honky tonk blues.
(Yeah!) It's the honky tonk women.
Gimme, gimme, gimme the honky tonk blues.back to top
(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
- Jagger/Richard 1965

I can't get no satisfaction, I can't get no satisfaction,
'Cause I try and I try and I try and I try.
I can't get no, I can't get no,
When I'm drivin' in my car, and that man comes on the radio;
And he's tellin' me more and more about some useless information,
Supposed to fire my imagination.
I can't get no, oh, no no, no, hey, hey, hey
That's what I say.

I can't get no satisfaction, I can't get no satisfaction,
'Cause I try and I try and I try and I try. I can't get no,
I can't get no,
When I'm watchin' my T.V., and that man comes on to tell me;
How white my shirts can be,
Well, he can't be a man,
'Cause he doesn't smoke the same cigarettes as me,
I can't get no, oh, no no, no, hey, hey, hey
That's what I say.

I can't get no satisfaction, I can't get no (girl with action,)
'Cause I try and I try and I try and I try.
I can't get no, I can't get no,
When I'm ridin' 'round the world, and I'm doin' this and I'm signin' that;
And I'm tryin' to make some girl. Who tells me, baby,
Better come back later next week, 'cause you see I'm on a losing streak,
I can't get no, oh, no no, no, hey, hey, hey
That's what I say. I can't get no, I can't get no,
I can't get no satisfaction, no satisfaction, no satisfaction, no satisfaction.back to top
Paint It Black
- Jagger/Richard 1966

I see a red door and I want it painted black,
No colors anymore I want them to turn black.
I see the girls walk by dressed in their summer clothes,
I have to turn my head until my darkness goes.

I see a line of cars and they're all painted black,
With flowers and my love, both never to come back.
I see people turn their heads and quickly look away,
Like a new born baby it just happens ev'ry day.

I look inside myself and see my heart is black,
I see my red door and I want it painted black.

Maybe then I'll fade away and not have to face the facts,
It's not easy facing up when your whole world is black.

No more will my green sea go turn a deeper blue,
I could not forsee this thing happening to you.

If I look hard enough into the setting sun,
My love will laugh with me before the morning comes.

I see a red door and I want it painted black,
No colors anymore I want them to turn black.

I see the girls walk by dressed in their summer clothes,
I have to turn my head until my darkness goes.

I wanna see your face painted black, black as night.
Don't wanna see the sun flyin' high in the sky.
I wanna see it painted, painted, painted, painted black, yeah!back to top
Jumpin' Jack Flash
- Jagger/Richard 1968

I was born in a cross-fire hurricane
And I howled at my ma in the driving rain,
But it's all right now, in fact, it's a gas!
But it's all right. I'm Jumpin' Jack Flash,
It's a gas! Gas! Gas!

I was raised by a toothless, bearded hag,
I was schooled with a strap right across my back,
But it's all right now, in fact, it's a gas!
But it's all right, I'm Jumpin' Jack Flash,
It's a gas! Gas! Gas!

I was drowned, I was washed up and left for dead.
I fell down to my feet and I saw they bled.
I frowned at the crumbs of a crust of bread.
I was crowned with a spike right thru my head.
But it's all right now, in fact, it's a gas!
But it's all right, I'm Jumpin' Jack Flash,
It's a gas! Gas! Gas!back to top
Street Fighting Man
- Jagger/Richard 1968

Ev'rywhere I hear the sound of marching, charging feet, oh, boy.
'Cause summer's here and the time is right for fighting in the street,
Oh, boy.

But what can a poor boy do except to sing for a Rock 'N' Roll Band
'Cause in sleepy London town, there's just no place for street fighting man!
No! Hey!

Think the time is right for a Palace Revolution.
But where I live the game to play is Comporomise Solution!

Well, then what can a poor boy do except to sing for a Rock 'N' Roll Band
'Cause in sleepy London Town there's just no place for street fighting man!
No! Hey!

Said my name is called Disturbance, I'll shout and scream,
I'll kill he king, I'll rail at all his servants.

Well, what can a poor boy do except to sing for a Rock 'N' Roll Band
'Cause in sleepy London Town there's just no place for street fighting man!
No! What can a poor boy do except to sing in a Rock 'N' Roll Band.
Well, what can a poor boy do except to sing in a Rock 'N' Roll Band.back to top
Midnight Rambler
- Jagger/Richard 1969

Did you hear about the Midnight Rambler?
Ev'ry body got to go.
Did you hear about the Midnight Rambler,
The one that shut the kitchen door?
He don't give a hoot of warning
Wrapped up in a black cat cloak.
He don't go in the light of the morning,
He's split, the time the cock'rel crows.

Talkin' 'bout the Midnight Rambler,
The one you never seen before.
Talkin' 'bout the midnight gambler,
Did you see him jump the garden wall?
Sighin' down the wind so softly,
Listen and you'll hear him moan.
Talkin' 'bout the midnight gambler,
Ev'rybody got to go!

Did you hear about the midnight gambler?
Well, honey, it's no rock 'n' roll show.
Well, I'm talkin' 'bout the midnight gambler,
The one you've never seen before.

Oh, don't do that. Oh, don't do that. Oh, don't do that.

Did you hear about the Midnight Rambler;
He'll leave his footprints up and down your hall.
Did you hear about the Midnight Rambler?
Did you see me make my midnight call?
And if you catch the Midnight Rambler,
I'll steal your mistress from under your nose.
Well, go easy with your cold fandango,
I'll stick my knife right down your throat!
Baby, and it hurts!back to top
You Can't Always Get What You Want
- Jagger/Richard 1969

I saw her today at the reception
A glass of wine in her hand.
I knew she was gonna meet her connection,
At her feet was her foot-loose man.

And you can't always get what you want,
Honey, you can't always get what you want.
You can't always get what you want
But if you try sometime, yeah,
You just might find you get what you need!

We went down to the demonstration to get our fair share of abuse,
Singing, "We gonna vent our frustration."
If we don't we'll blow a fifty amp fuse.
So, I went to the Chelsea Drugstore to get your prescription filled.
I was standing in line with my friend, Mr. Jimmy.
And man, did he look pretty ill.
We decided that we would have a soda,
My fav'rite flavor was cherry red.
I sing this song to my friend, Jimmy,
And he said one word to me and that was "dead."

And you can't always get what you want, honey.
You can't always get what you want.
You can't always get what you want.
But if you try sometime, yeah,
You just might find you get what you need!

I saw her today at the reception.
In her glass was a bleeding man.
She was practised at the art of deception;
I could tell by her blood-stained hands.

And you can't always get what you want, honey.
You can't always get what you want.
You can't always get what you want,
But if you try sometime, yeah,
You just might find you get what you need!

And you can' always get what you want, honey,
You can't always get what you want,
You cant always get what you want,
But if you try sometime, yeah,
You just might find you get what you need!back to top
Let's Spend The Night Together
- Jagger/Richard 1967

Don't you worry 'bout what's on your mind, (Oh, my.)
I'm in no hurry, I can take my time. (Oh, my.)
I'm going red and my tongue's gettng tied.
I'm off my head and my mouth's getting dry.
I'm high, but I try, try, try, (Oh, my.)

Let's spend the night together,
Now I need you more than ever,
Let's spend the night together now.

I feel so strong that I can't disguise, (Oh, my.)
But I just can't apologize. (Oh, my.)
Don't hand me up and don't let me down,
We could have fun just groovin' around.

Let's spend the night together,
Now I need you more than ever,
Let's spend the night together
Let's spend the night together,
Now I need you more than ever.

You know I'm smiling, baby,
You need some guiding, baby,
I'm just deciding, baby,
Now I need you more than ever
Let's spend the night together,
Let's spend the night together now.

I feel so strong that I can't disguise, (Oh, my.)
But I just can't apologize, (Oh, my.)
Don't hang me up and don't let me down.
We could have fun just groovin' around.

Let's spend the night together.
Now I need you more than ever,
Let's spend the night together now,
Let's spend the night together now.back to top
Mother's Little Helper
- Jagger/Richard 1966

What a drag it is getting old.

"Kids are different today,"
I hear ev'ry mother say
Mother needs something today to calm her down
And though she's not really ill
There's a little yellow pill
She goes running for the shelter of a mother's little helper
And it helps her on her way, gets her through her busy day.

"Things are different today,"
I hear ev'ry mother say
Cooking fresh food for a husband's just a drag
So she buys an instant cake and she burns her frozen steak
And goes running for the shelter of a mother's little helper
And two help her on her way, get her through her busy day.

Doctor, please, some more of these
Outside the door, she took four more
What a drag it is getting old.

"Men just aren't the same today,"
I hear ev'ry mother say
They just don't appreciate that you get tired
They're so hard to satisfy. You can tranquilise your mind
So go running for the shelter of a mother's little helper
And four help you through the night, help to minimise your plight.

Doctor,plese, some more of these
Outside the door, she took four more
What a drag it is getting old.

Life's just much too hard today,"
I hear ev'ry mother say
The pursuit of happiness just seems a bore
And if you take more of those, you will get an overdose
No more running to the shelter of a mother's little helper
They just helped you on your way through your busy dying day.back to top
Ruby Tuesday
- Jagger/Richard 1967

She would never say where she came from.
Yesterday don't matter if it's gone.
While the sun is bright or in the darkest night,
No one knows she comes and goes.

Good-bye, Ruby Tuesday, who could hang a name on you?
When you change with ev'ry new day.
Still I'm gonna miss you.

Don't question why she needs to be so free.
She'll tell you it's the only way to be.
She just can't be chained to a life
Where nothing's gained and nothing's lost at such a cost.

Good-bye, Ruby Tuesday, who could hang a name on you?
When you change with ev'ry new day.
Still I'm gonna miss you.

"There's no time to lose," I need her say.
Cash your dreams before they slip away.
Dying all the time; lose your dreams and you will lose your mind
Ain't life unkind.

Good-bye, Ruby tuesday, who could hang a name on you?
When you change with ev'ry new day.
Still I'm gonna miss you.back to top
Get Off My Cloud
- Jagger/Richard 1965

I live in an apartment on the ninety-ninth floor of my block,
And I sit at home looking out the window,
Imagining the world has stopped.
Then in comes a man all dressed up like a Union Jack
And says I've won five pounds if I have his kind of detergent pack.

I says: Hey! You! Get off of my cloud.
Don't hang around 'cause two's a crowd.
"On my cloud, baby."

The telephone is ringing,
I say "Hi, it's me, who is it on the line?"
A voice says "Hi, hello, how are you?"
Well, I guess I'm going fine.
He says "It's three A.M., there's too much noise,
Don't you people ever go to bed? Just 'cause you feel so good,
Do you have to drive me out of my head?"

I says: Hey! You! Get off of my cloud.
Hey! You! Get off of my cloud!
Hey! You! Get off of my cloud.
Don't hang around 'cause two's a crowd.
"On my cloud, baby."

I was sick and tired, fed up with this,
And decided to take a drive down town.
It was so very quiet and peaceful, there was nobody not a soul around.
I laid myself out, I was so tired, and I started to dream.
In the morning the parking tickets were just like a flag stuck on my
wind-screen.

I says: Hey! You! Get off of my cloud.
Hey! You! Get off of my cloud.
Hey! You! Get off of my cloud.
Don't hang around 'cause two's a crowd.
Hey! You! Get off of my cloud.
Dont' hang around 'cause two's a crowd.back to top
19th Nervous Breakdown
- Jagger/Richard 1966

You're the kind of person you meet at certain dismal dull affairs.
Center of a crowd, talking much too loud running up and down the stairs.
Well, it seems to me that you have seen too much in too few years.
And though you've tried you just can't hide your eyes are edged with tears.

You better stop, look around, here it comes, here it comes, here it comes,
Here it comes. Here comes your nine-teenth nervous breakdown.

When you were a child you were treated kind
But you were never brought up right.
You were always spoiled with a thousand toys but still you cried all night.
Your mother who neglected you woes a million dollars tax.
And your father's still perfecting ways of making ceiling wax.

You better stop, look around, here it comes, here it comes, here it comes,
Here it comes. Here comes your nilne-teenth nervous breakdown.

Oh, who's to blame, that girl's just insane.
Well nothing I do don't seem to work,
It only seems to make matters worse. Oh please.

You were still in school when you had that fool who really messed your mind.
And after that you turned your back on treating people kind.
On our first trip I tried so hard to rearrange your mind.
But after while I realized you were disarranging mine.

You better stop, look around, here it comes, here it comes, here it comes,
Here it comes. Here comes your nine-teenth nervous breakdown.
Here comes your nine-teenth nervous breakdown.back to top
Play With Fire
- Nanker Phelge 1965

Well you've got your diamonds and you've got your pretty clothes,
And the chauffeur drives your car.
You let ev'rybody know, but don't play with me,
'Cause you're playing with fire.

Your mother she's an heiress, owns a block in Saint John's Wood,
And your father'd be there with her.
If he only could, but don't play with me.
'Cause you're playing with fire.

Your old man took her diamonds and tiaras by the score,
Now she gets her kicks in Stepney, not in Knightsbridge anymore;
So don't play with me, 'cause you're playing with fire.

Now you've got some diamonds and you will have some others;
But you'd better watch your step, girl,
Or start living with your mother;
So don't play with me,
'Cause you're playing with fire.back to top
Time Is On My Side
- Jerry Ragovoy 1963

Time is on my side. (Yes, it is!) Time is on my side. (Yes, it is!)
Now, you were saying that you want to be free,
But you'll come running back, you'll come running back,
You'll come running back to me.

Time is on my side. (Yes, it is!) Time is on my side. (Yes, it is!)
You're searching for good times but just wait and see,
You'll come running back, you'll come running back,
You'll come running back to me.

Go ahead . . . go ahead and light up the town,
Baby, do everything your heart desires . . .
Remember, I'll always be around . . .
And I know, like I told you so many times before . . .
You'ree gonna come back, baby . . .
You're gonna come back knockin' right on my door!

Time is on my side. (Yes, it is!) Time is on myside. (Yes, it is!)
'Cause I got the real love the kind that you need,
You'll come running back, you'll come running back,
You'll come running back to me.
Time, time, time is on my side. (Yes, it is!)
Time, time, time is on my side. (Yes, it is!)back to top
Under My Thumb
- Jagger/Richard 1966

Under my thumb's the girl who once had me down,
Under my thumb's the girl who once pushed me around.

It's down to me,
The diff'rence in the clothes she wears,
It's down to me,
The change has come,
She's under my thumb.

Under my thumb's a girl who has just changed her ways.
It's down to me,
The way she does just what she's told,
It's down to me, the change has come,
She's under my thumb.

Under my thumb's a siamese cat of a girl,
Under my thumb she's the sweetest pet in the world.

It's down to me the way she does just what she's told,
It's down to me, the change has come,
She's under my thumb.

Under my thumb her eyes are just kept to herself
Under my thumb, well, I--I can still look at someone else.
It's down to me the way she talks when she's spoken to
It's down to me the change has come,
She's under my thumb.back to top
Sympathy For The Devil
- Jagger/Richard 1968

Please allow me to introduce myself,
I'm a man of wealth and taste.
I've been around for long, long years,
Stolen many a man's soul and faith.
I was around when Jesus Christ had His moment of doubt and faith.
I made damn sure that Pilate washed his hands and sealed his fate.

Pleased to meet you, hope you guess my name.
But what's puzzling you is the naure of my game.

I stuck around St. Petersburg when I saw it was time for a change.
I killed the Tzar and his ministers; Anastasia screamed in vain.
I rode a tank held a gen'ral's rank when the blitzkrieg raged and the
bodies stank.

Pleased to meet you, hope you guess my name.
But what's puzzling you is the nature of my game.

I watched with glee while your kings and queens fought
For ten decades for the gods they made.
I shouted out "Who killed the Kennedys?"
When after all it was you and me.
Let me please introduce myself, I'm a man of wealth and taste.
And I lay traps for troubadors who get killed before they reach Bombay.

Pleased to meet you, hope you guess my name.
But what's puzzling you is the nature of my game.

Just as ev'ry cop is a criminal and all the sinners, Saints.
As heads is tails, just call me Lucifer 'cause I'm in need of some
restraint.
So if you meet me, have some courtesy, have some sympathy and some taste.
Use all your well-learned politesse or I'll lay your soul to waste!

Pleased to meet you, hope you guess my name.
But what's puzzling you is the nature of my game.back to top
As Tears Go By
- Jagger/Richard/Oldham 1964

It is the evening of the day,
I sit and watch the children play.
Smiling faces I can see, but not for me,
I sit and watch as tears go by.

My riches can't buy ev'rythng,
I want to hear the children sing.
All I hear is the sound of rain falling on the ground,
I sit and watch as tears go by.

It is the evening of the day,
I sit and watch the children play.
Doin' things I used to do they think are new.
I sit and watch as tears go by.back to top
Heart Of Stone
- Jagger/Richard 1965

There've been so many girls that I've known,
I've made so many cry and still I wonder why
Here comes the little girl,
I see her walking down the street.
She's all by herself,
Trying so hard to please, but
She'll never break, nerver break, never break, never break
This heart of stone. Oh, no, no, this heart of stone.

What's different about her?
I don't really know. No matter how I try
I just can't maker her cry.
But she'll never break, never break, never break, never break
This heart of stone. Oh, no, no, no, this heart of stone.

Don't keep on looking that some old way.
If you try acting sad, you'll only make me glad.
Better listen little girl,
You go on walking down the street,
I ain't got no love, I ain't the kind to meet.
But you'll never break, never break, never break, never break
This heart of stone. Oh, no, no, this heart of stone,
You'll never break this heart of stone.




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