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Rolling Stones', "Brown Sugar"
The Lyrics:
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.
Drums beating, cold English blood runs hot. Lady of the house wondrin' where it's gonna stop. House boy knows he's doin' alright. You should a heard him just around midnight.
The Rolling Stones' "Brown Sugar' is from the group's 1971 lp, "Sticky Fingers". "Brown Sugar" went to #1 in the early summer of 1971, despite some resistence from women's rights group (about the lyrics where the old slaver whips the women) and from African-American rights group (about the whole song about slavery). But the Rolling Stones explained that it was just a song about those times of the early 18th Century and was more an indictment on the English participating in the slave trade, in America, despite the British government outlawing slavery in Britain at that time. In the first verse lead singer Mick Jagger gives a shoutout to the city of New Orleans, and in the second verse a shoutout to England (via the word, English).
Submitted by: Peter
Rolling Stones', "Honky Tonk Women"
The Lyrics:
I met a gin soaked, bar-room queen in Memphis.
I laid a divorcee in New York City.
Memphis and New York City
Submitted by: Rocky II
Rolling Stones', "Miss You"
The Lyrics:
Well, I've been haunted in my sleep You've been starring in my dreams Lord I miss you I've been waiting in the hall Been waiting on your call When the phone rings It's just some friends of mine that say, Hey, what's the matter man? We're gonna come around at twelve With some Puerto Rican girls that are just dyin' to meet ya We're gonna bring a case of wine Hey, let's go mess and fool around You know, like we used to
I've been walking in Central Park Singing in the dark People think I'm crazy I've been stumbling on my feet Shuffling through the street Asking people, what's the matter with ya boy?
The Rolling Stones' "Miss You" is from the group's 1978 lp, "Some Girls". Despite meeting with some resistance due to the fact that many thought the ultimate rock band, the Rolling Stones were selling out by releasing a Disco tune (which "Miss You" is, the Rolling Stones didn't hide that fact), the song still managed to find itself all the way to #1 in the early fall of 1978. And surprisingly, it is still one of the most played Rolling Stones' songs on Classic Rock and Classic Hit stations (many dj's say it's their favorite Stones' tune). "Miss You" casts lead singer, Mick Jagger, as a guy living in New York City lost without the love of his life, and trying to lose himself in the party scene but failing miserably at it. There is a shoutout in the second verse to the real U.S. territory of Puerto Rico (with the "Puerto Rican girls" lyric), and in the third verse there is a shoutout to a the real place of Central Park (a famous park in upper Manhattan).
Submitted by: Peter
Rolling Stones', "Sympathy For The Devil"
The Lyrics:
I stuck around at St. Petersburg When I saw it was a-time for a change Killed the czar and his ministers Anastasia screamed in vain
Let me please introduce myself (whoo whoo) I'm a man of wealth and taste (whoo whoo) And I laid traps for troubadors (whoo whoo) Who get killed before they reached Bombay (whoo whoo, whoo whoo)
Rolling Stones' "Sympathy For The Devil" is a track from the group's 1968 lp, "Beggars Banquet". It paints lead singer Mick Jagger as the devil, where he gives a break down of his evil deeds through out the centuries. In the third verse he makes reference to the real city of St. Petersburg, Russia (which at the time of the song was named, Leningrad) and the killing of the Czar and his ministers by the Communist in 1917 revolution. In the sixth verse there is a reference to the real city of Bombay, India and the black hole of Calcutta which several travelers supposedly got suck into before they reached Bombay.
Submitted by: Peter
Rolling Stones', "You Can't Always Get What You Want"
The Lyrics:
I went down to the Chelsea drugstore To get your prescription filled I was standin' in line with Mr. Jimmy A-man, did he look ill
The Rolling Stones' "You Can't Always Get What You Want" is a still popular track from the group's 1969 lp, "Let It Bleed" (also contains the #1, "Honky Tonk Women"). In the third verse of the tune, lead singer Mick Jagger gives a shoutout that he visited a "Chelsea drugstore". Chelsea is a real geographic location in the capital of England and Great Britain, London. Chelsea is part of the Royal Burrough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC for short). It is on the southwest side of central London, and it is bound on the south by the River Thames (it is named after the bridge over the Thames, the Chelsea Bridge).
Submitted by: Peter

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