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Rolling Stones – You Can't Always Get What You Want lyrics

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 a footloose man

You can't always get what you want
You can't always get what you want
You can't always get what you want
But if you try sometimes well you might find
You get what you need

And I went down to the demonstration
To get my fair share of abuse
Singing, "We're gonna vent our frustration
If we don't we're gonna blow a 50-amp fuse"

You can't always get what you want
You can't always get what you want
You can't always get what you want
But if you try sometimes well you just might find
You get what you need

I went down to the Chelsea drugstore
To get your prescription filled
I was standing in line with Mr. Jimmy
And man, did he look pretty ill
We decided that we would have a soda
My favorite flavor, cherry red
I sung my song to Mr. Jimmy
Yeah, and he said one word to me, and that was "dead"
I said to him

You can't always get what you want
You can't always get what you want
You can't always get what you want
But if you try sometimes you just might find
You get what you need

You get what you need--yeah, oh baby

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

You can't always get what you want
You can't always get what you want
You can't always get what you want
But if you try sometimes you just might find
You just might find
You get what you need

You can't always get what you want
You can't always get what you want
You can't always get what you want
But if you try sometimes you just might find
You just might find
You get what you need



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    You can't always get what you want. Back in the day, at the time I thought it was a life/drug metaphor for life/drugs!
    Fair share of abuse was any '60s demonstration that usually ended badly. I also thought his favorite flavor Cherry red meant Cherry Vanilla, a groupie that followed Mick "closely"! And lastly, at the time I thought mr. Jimmy was a reference to a Who song, doctor jimmy and mr. Jim. Probably wrong on that one. It was the hippy era, so sue me!
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    Sometimes we want things to heapen in our lives, and they don't. We get really sad, sometimes we blame ourselves or god or others, and we try to understand why things had happened this way. This song to me is kind of explaination, we get what we need! Sometimes it hard to see it in those sad and hurt moments of disappointment, but I believe it is true, we do get what we need.
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