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The Rolling Stones - You Can’t Always Get What You Want (Official Lyric Video)




"You Can't Always Get What You Want" is a song by the Rolling Stones on their 1969 album Let It Bleed. Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, it was named as the 100th greatest song of all time by Rolling Stone magazine in its 2004 list of the "500 Greatest Songs of All Time" before dropping a place the next year.


"You Can't Always Get What You Want" was recorded on 16 and 17 November 1968 at Olympic Sound Studios in London.





Lyrics


I saw her today at the reception

A glass of wine in her hand

I knew she would meet her connection

At her feet was her footloose man


No, 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 sometime you find

You get what you need


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 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 you might find

You get what you need


But I went down to the demonstration

To get your fair share of abuse

Singing, "We're gonna vent our frustration

If we don't we're gonna blow a fifty-amp fuse"

Y

ou 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, oh yeah




Songwriters: Keith Richards / Mick Jagger

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