The Rolling Stones lyrics - Album: Flowers [1967]

Ruby Tuesday

(Jagger/Richards)

She would never say where she came from

Yesterday don't matter when it's gone

While the sun is bright

Or in the darkest night

No one knows

She comes and goes

Goodbye, Ruby Tuesday

Who could hang a name on you?

When you smile with every 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

There's no time to lose, I heard her say

Catch your dreams before they slip away

Dying all the time

Lose your dreams

And you will lose your mind.

Ain't life unkind?

Goodbye, Ruby Tuesday

Who could hang a name on you?

When you smile with every new day

Still I'm gonna miss you...

Have You Seen Your Mother Baby, Standing In The Shadow


(Jagger/Richards)

Have you seen your mother, baby, standing in the shadow?

Have you had another, baby, standing in the shadow?

I'm glad I opened your eyes

The have-nots would have tried to freeze you in ice

Have you seen your brother, baby, standing in the shadow?

Have you had another baby, standing in the shadow?

I was just passing the time

I'm all alone, won't you give all your sympathy to mine?

Tell me a story about how you adore me

Live in the shadow, see through the shadow,

Live through the shadow, tear at the shadow

Hate in the shadow, and love in your shadowy life

Have you seen your lover, baby, standing in the shadow?

Has he had another baby, standing in the shadow?

Baby, where have you been all your life?

Talking about all the people who should try anything twice

Have you seen your mother, baby, standing in the shadow?

Have you had another baby, standing in the shadow?

You take your choice at this time

The brave old world or the slide to the depths of decline

Let's Spend The Night Together


(Jagger/Richards)

My, My, My, My

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 getting tied (tongues's getting 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)

Let's spend the night together

But I just can't apologize (oh no)

Let's spend the night together

Don't hang me up just to let me down (don't let me down)

We could have fun just groovin' around around and 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

Now I need you more than ever

Let's spend the night together

Let's spend the night together now

This doesn't happen to me ev'ryday (oh my)

Let's spend the night together

No excuses offered anyway (oh my)

Let's spend the night together

I'll satisfy your every need (every need)

And I now know you will satisfy me

Let's spend the night together

Now I need you more than ever

Let's spend the night together now

Lady Jane


(Jagger/Richards)

My sweeet lady Jane

When I see you again

Your servant am I

And will humbly remain

Just heed this plea, my love

On bended knee my love

I pledge myself to lady Jane

My dear lady Anne

I've done what I can

I must take my leave

For promised am I

The play is run, my love

Your time has come, my love

I pledge my soul to lady Jane

Oh, my sweet Marie

I wait at your cue

The sands have run out

For your lady and me

When love is high, my love

Wedlock is nigh, my love

Life is secure with lady Jane

Out Of Time


(Jagger/Richards)

You don't know what's going on

You've been away for far too long

You can't come back and think you are still mine

You're out of touch, my baby

My poor discarded baby

I said, baby, baby, baby, you're out of time

Well, baby, baby, baby, you're out of time

I said, baby, baby, baby, you're out of time

You are all left out

Out of there without a doubt

'Cause baby, baby, baby, you're out of time

You thought you were a clever girl

Giving up your social whirl

But you can't come back and be the first in line, on no

You're obsolete my baby

My poor old-fashioned baby

I said baby, baby, baby you're out of time

Well, baby, baby, baby, you're out of time

I said, baby, baby, baby, you're out of time

Yes, you are left out

Out of there without a doubt

'Cause baby, baby, baby, you're out of time

My Girl


(Robinson/White)

I got sunshine, on a cloudy day.

When it's cold outside, I got the month of May.

I guess, you'll say,

What can make me feel this way?

My girl (my girl) my girl

Talkin' 'bout my girl.

I go so much honey, the bees envy me.

I've got a sweeter song, baby, than the birds in the trees.

I guess, you'll say,

What can make me feel this way?

My girl (my girl) my girl

Talkin' 'bout my girl.

Oooh oooh oooh oooh oooh.

Hey, hey, hey, hey.

Hey, hey, hey, hey. (oooh)

I don't need no money, or count my pay.

I've got all the riches, baby, one man can take.

I guess, you'll say,

What can make me feel this way?

My girl (my girl) my girl

Talkin' 'bout my girl.

I got sunshine, on a cloudy day.

I even got the month of May.

(My girl) My girl. I'm talkin' 'bout my girl.

Backstreet Girl


(Jagger/Richard)

I don't want you to be high

I don't want you to be down

Don't want to tell you no lie

just want you to be around

please come right up to my ears

you will be able to hear what I say

don't want you out in my world

just you be my backstreet girl

please don't be part of my life

please keep yourself to yourself

please don't you bother my wife

that way you won't get no help

don't try to ride on my horse

you're rather common and coarse anyway

don't want you out in my world

just you be my backstreet girl

please don't you call me at home

please don't come knocking at night

please never ring on the phone

your manners are never quite right

please take the favors I grant

curtsy and look nonchalant, just for me

don't want you part of my world

just you be my backstreet girl

Please Go Home


(Jagger/Richards)

Please go home

Please go home

well maybe I'm talkin to fast

but I won't be the first or the last

in the sea of the thousand you cast

c'mon please go home

i don't have to ask what you do

i just have to look to get you

means nothing to me to get through

please go home

i don't want to be on my own

cause I can't talk much better alone

but I don't have to ring like a phone

won't you please go home

please go home

in some early part of your days

you were told of the devious ways

that you thought you could get without pay

won't you please go home

you reach a state of your mind

where it's madness to look and to find

your false affections so kind

please go home

won't you please go home

Mother's Little Helper


(Jagger/Richards)

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 tranquilize your mind

So go running for the shelter of a mother's little helper

And four help you through the night, help to minimize your plight

Doctor please, 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 pusuit of happiness just seems a bore

And if you take more of those, you will get an overdose

No more running for the shelter of a mother's little helper

They just helped you on your way, through your busy dying day

Take It Or Leave It


(Jagger/Richards)

You can turn off and on more times

than a flashin' neon sign.

When you want you're bad

but you can be so kind

Just take it or leave it

Don't tell your friend

just what you're gonna do now

You take it or leave it, it's just my life

There've been times when you tried

makin' eyes at all my so called friends

Then you go, now you're back

but you can be so kind

Just take it or leave it

Don't tell your friend

just what you're gonna do now

You take it or leave it, it's just my life

Oh, la-la-la-ta-ta-ta-ta-la-la-la-la

Oh, la-la-la-ta-ta-ta-ta-la-la

Oh, la-la-la-ta-ta-ta-ta-la-la-la-la

Oh, la-la-la-ta-ta-ta-ta-la-la

I'm sick and tired of the smile that you give

when you don't come home at night

You said you'd call, that's a lie

but you could be so kind

Just take it or leave it

Don't tell your friend

just what you're gonna do now

You take it or leave it, it's just my life

Oh, la-la-la-ta-ta-ta-ta-la-la-la-la

Oh, la-la-la-ta-ta-ta-ta-la-la

Oh, la-la-la-ta-ta-ta-ta-la-la-la-la

Oh, la-la-la-ta-ta-ta-ta-la-la

Oh, la-la-la-ta-ta-ta-ta-la-la-la-la

Oh, la-la-la-ta-ta-ta-ta-la-la

Ride On, Baby


(Jagger/Richards)

a smile on your face

but not in your eyes

you're looking through me

you don't feel it inside

get out and ride on, baby, ride on, baby

ride on, baby, ride on, baby

i could pick your face out in an FBI file

you may look pretty but I can't say the same for your mind

ah ah ah

you walk up to me

and try to look shy

the red round your eyes

says that you ain't a child

get out and ride on, baby, ride on, baby

ride on, baby, ride on, baby

well i've seen your face in a trashy magazine

you know where you're going but I don't like the places you've been

ah ah ah

get out and ride on, baby, ride on, baby

ride on, baby, ride on, baby

i can pick your face out from the front or behind

you may look pretty but I can't say the same for your mind

ah ah ah

laugh it a bit

give it a try

if i'm not impressed

you can still cry

get out and ride on, baby, ride on, baby

ride on, baby, ride on, baby

by the time your thirty gonna look sixty-five

you won't look pretty and your friends will have kissed you goodbye

ride on, baby

ride on, baby...

Sittin' On A Fence


(Jagger/Richards)

since i was young i've been very hard to please

and i don't know wrong from right

but there is one thing i could never understand

some of the sick things that a girl does to a man, so

I'm just sittin' on a fence

you can say i got no sense

trying to make up my mind

really is too horrifying

so i'm sittin on a fence

all of my friends at school grew up and settled down

and they mortgaged up their lives

one things not said too much, but I think it's true

they just get married cause there's nothing else to do, so

I'm just sittin' on a fence

you can say i got no sense

trying to make up my mind

really is too horrifying

so i'm sittin on a fence

I'm just sittin' on a fence

you can say i got no sense

trying to make up my mind

really is too horrifying

so i'm sittin on a fence

the day can come when you get old and sick and tired of life

you just never realize

maybe the choice you made wasn't really right

but you go out and you don't come back at night, so

I'm just sittin' on a fence

you can say i got no sense

trying to make up my mind

really is too horrifying

so i'm sittin on a fence

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