You Can't Always Get What You Want

Words & Music:

Mick Jagger & Keith Richards


C                         F

I saw her today at the reception,

C                      F

A glass of wine in her hand.

  C                              F

I knew she was gonna meet her connection,

       C          F

At her feet was a footloose man.



    C                         F

You can't always get what you want. [repeat 3x]

           Dm                      F                              C   F

But if you try sometimes, well you might find you'll get what you need.


I went down to the demonstration to get my fair share of abuse.

Singing, "We're gonna vent our frustrations

If we don't we're gonna blow a 50-amp fuse!"




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

And he said one word to me, and that was:  "Dead".  I said to him:




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 bloodstained hands.




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