The Rolling Stones — Rocks Off
Album: Exile On Main Street
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Released: 1972
Length: 4:23
Plays (last 30 days): 1
I hear you talking when I'm on the street,
Your mouth don't move but I can hear you speak.
What's the matter with the boy?
He don't come around no more,
Is he checking out for sure?
Is he gonna close the door on me?

I'm always hearing voices on the street,
I want to shout, but I can't hardly speak.
I was making love last night
To a dancer friend of mine.
I can't seem to stay in step,
'Cause she come ev'ry time that she pirouettes over me.

And I only get my rocks off while I'm dreaming,
I only get my rocks off while I'm sleeping.

I'm zipping through the days at lightning speed.
Plug in, flush out and fire the fuckin' feed.
Heading for the overload,
Splattered on the dirty road,
Kick me like you've kicked before,
I can't even feel the pain no more.

But I only get my rocks off while I'm dreaming,
I only get my rocks off while I'm sleeping.

Feel so hypnotized, can't describe the scene.
Feel so mesmerized all that inside me.
The sunshine bores the daylights out of me.
Chasing shadows moonlight mystery.
Headed for the overload,
Splattered on the dirty road,
Kick me like you've kicked before,
I can't even feel the pain no more.

But I only get my rocks off while I'm dreaming,
I only get my rocks off while I'm sleeping.
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The greatest Rock n Roll band in the world....no doubt
 
i'm a huge, huge RS fan. and this may be my favorite song of theirs.

thanks for playing it, bill!



  "I was makin' love last night -
   To a dancer friend o' mine -
    I can't seem to stay in step,
     Cum every time she pirouettes o'er meeee" 
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{#Guitarist} I cant even feel the pain no more ! great song great double album was a great freakin tour as well ! keep rocking
 Lindo525 wrote:
I'm "chicken struttin" around my cubicle!!!!
 
https://rpmlifeinanalog.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/mickpout72.jpg


 Lindo525 wrote:
I'm "chicken struttin" around my cubicle!!!!

 
Nice!  Be sure and watch the arm-flappin' to be respectful to your neighbors.
 justin4kick wrote:
Makes me wonder. Did the Stones ever think twice about this song or any song whether or not to put on a record?

 
Nope.  They always knew what they had right when they had it. The Stones have been straight-ahead, don't-look-back, since day one. 

They left your kind of wondering to those that don't create and have too much time on their hands.
 DanFHiggins wrote:
WHEW HEW    {#Jump}

A totally awesome song off a totally awesome album
I believe I have worn out a couple lps, many cassettes, and a couple of cd's.

I LOVE THIS SHIT 

I don't care if I never outgrow this

 
what he said
Love the Stones!  {#Bananajam}
Always liked Keith's nasal, punky vocals! I could be alone in that sentiment.
Makes me wonder. Did the Stones ever think twice about this song or any song whether or not to put on a record?
great song despite Mick's "creaky voice/vocal fry" halfway through

https://youtu.be/Ff1JByylQU0
yeah, and Bill deals another one!
Killer       10

Don't like The Stones, boring music...


WHEW HEW    {#Jump}

A totally awesome song off a totally awesome album
I believe I have worn out a couple lps, many cassettes, and a couple of cd's.

I LOVE THIS SHIT 

I don't care if I never outgrow this
 ScottN wrote:
I've said it before I guess...but jeez 20 or 30 of the most iconic R&R songs and then they can dust off a "B" side that is merely great.
FIFTY years. Past their prime?  No doubt.  Consummate entertainers?  Also no doubt. Money grubbers? Sure, they are not alone there.  Fifity years is what sets them apart, along with being very, very talented and working well as a band. 

I hope there is a 2012 tour or some suitable band activity that celebrates their endurance. 
 
Summer 2015 is happening.   
I'm "chicken struttin" around my cubicle!!!!
love!
Bliss.