Bridges to Babylon

Flip the Switch - Anybody seen my baby? - Low down - Already over me - Gunface - You don't have to mean it - Out of control - Saint of me - Might as well get juiced - Always suffering - Too tight - Thief in the night - How can I stop 


Flip the switch
(M. Jagger/K. Richards/R. Wood)

A scrap of flesh
And a heap of bones
One deep sigh
And a desperate moan

Three black eyes
And a busted nose
I said oh yeah, oh yeah

Take me up
Baby I'm ready to go
Shake me up
Baby I'm ready to go, yeah
Take me up
Baby I'm ready
Baby, baby I'm ready to go
(Chill me, freeze me,
It's in my blood)

I'm not going to burn in hell
I cased the joint
And I know it well
Maybe my carcass
Would feed the worms
But I'm working for the other firm

Take me up
Baby I'm ready to go
Fix me up
Baby I'm ready to roll, yeah
Set me up
Baby, baby, baby I'm ready
Baby I'm ready to go
(Chill me, freeze me,
It's in my blood)
Flip the switch

I got my money, my ticket
All that shit
I even got myself
A little shaving kit
What would it take
To bury me
I can't wait
I can't wait to see

I got a toothbrush, mouthwash
All that shit
I'm looking down in the filthy pit
I had the turkey and the stuffing too
I even saved
A little bit for you

Lethal injection is a luxury
I wanna give it to the whole jury
I'm just dying for one more squeeze
Oh yeah
Oh yeah

Pick me up
Baby I'm ready to go
Take me up
Baby I'm ready to blow
Take me up
Baby if you're ready to go
Baby I got nowhere to go
Baby I'm ready to go
(Chill me, freeze me, to my bones)
Flip the switch
 

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Anybody seen my baby?
(M. Jagger/K. Richards/K. D. Lang/B. Mink)

She confessed her love to me
Then she vanished on the breeze
Trying to hold on to that
Was just impossible

She was more than beautiful
Closer to ethereal
With a kind of down to earth flavor

Close my eyes
It's three in the afternoon
Then I realize
That she's really gone for good

Anybody seen my baby
Anybody seen her around
Love has gone and made me blind
I've looked but I just can't find
She has gotten lost in the crowd

I was flippin' magazines
In that place on Mercer Street
When I thought I spotted her

Getting on a motor bike
Looking rather lady like
Didn't she just give me a wave?

Salty tears
It's three in the afternoon
Has she disappeared
Is she really gone for good

Anybody seen my baby
Anybody seen her around
If I just close my eyes
I reach out and touch the prize
Anybody seen her around

Anybody seen my baby
Anybody seen her around
If I just close my eyes
I reach out and touch the prize
Anybody seen her around

Lost, lost and never found
I must have called her a thousand times
Sometimes I think she's just in my imagination
Lost in the crowd

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Low down
(Jagger/Richards)

Won't you give me the low down
Just as quick as you can
Baby, I've been out of touch
Just give me the scam

Don't give me the sports page, baby
No political news
Don't you give me the gossip
Just give me the truth
Just between me and you

Give me the low down
If you can
Don' want a show down
I just want to know
Where I stand

Don't read me the horoscope babe
That ain't what I need
Our future will never last
But that's between you and me

I don't want the movie section
I'll see for myself
I don't want the news that fits
Shove it back on the shelf

Give me the truth
Just between me and you

Give me the low down
If you can
I don't want a show down
I just want to know where I stand

The headlines are screaming
They change everyday
As long as I ain't in them
I'm happy that way
I know that you won't lie to me
But you hold back the truth
Please give me the low down
I can only get it from you

Give me the truth
Just between me and you

Give me the low down
If you can
I don't want a show down
I just want to know where I stand

Give me the low down
As quick as you can
I don't want to hear about it
I want it straight from you

Give me the truth
Just between me and you
 

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Already over me
(M. Jagger/K. Richards)

As you poured out the drinks for me
I felt your hooks sink right into me
And I knew you were my destiny
And I thought you'd get the best of me

On the way down to Mexico
As I danced in your rodeo
You say poverty is picturesque
As you dragged your nails across my chest

You're so cold
You're so cruel
I'm your man
Not your fool

Are you already over me
Are you already over me
Are you already over me
What a fool I've been

In the first flush of ecstacy
As you lay naked next to me
While our love put the dawn to flight
I just ignore all those warning lights

'Cause when you laugh
I just cry
When you left
I just died

Are you already over me
Are you already over me
Are you already over me
What a fool I've been

Hard to hold on
To a love divine
I'm kneeling in a corner
Praying to your shrine

I've been hurt
So confused
I've been burned

Are you already over me
Are you already over me
Are you already sick of me
Are you already over me
Are you already over me
Are you already tired of me
Are you already over me

What a fool I've been
What a fool I've been
What a fool I've been
 

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Gunface
(Jagger/Richards)

Gonna go downtown
Gonna get my gun
Gonna dress real sharp
Gonna beat my drum
I ain't gonna lie

Gonna walk so slow
Gonna talk just right
And my diamond ring
Gonna shine so bright
I ain't gonna lie

I've got a debt to repay
I ain't gonna cry
I put a gun in your face
You'll pay with your life

And I got my ears
And I got my eyes
And I got my narks
And my alibis
I won't waste your time

You made one false move
You made one mistake
When the juice is squeezed
That's the way it breaks
You'll pay for the crime

Your tongue lickin' way out of place
I'll rip it out
I'll stick a gun in your face
You'll pay with your life

I taught her everything
I taught her how to dream
I taught her everything
I'm gonna teach her how to scream

I taught her all she knows
I taught her how to lie
I taught her everything
I'm gonna teach her how to

And you cause me hurt
And you cause me pain
And you turned the tap
On my burning rage
And I can't put it out

Gonna leave no sign
Gonna leave no trace
Gonna leave this town
In a state of grace
Give me the power

I got a debt to repay
I ain't gonna lie
I put a gun in your face
You'll pay for the crime

I taught her everything
I taught her how to speak
I taught her all she knows
I taught her how to eat

I half invented her
And now she acts so chic
I taught her everything
But now she's obsolete

I taught her everything
How to read and write
I taught her all she knows
She was a neophyte

I taught her everything
I loved to watch her grow
I taught her everything
And now I want to see her go

I taught her everything

I got a debt to repay
I ain't gonna cry
I'll put a gun in your face
You're playing with your life

I taught her everything
I taught her how to cheat
I taught her all she knows
She was so indiscreet

I taught her everything
I taught her how to lie
I taught her everything
I'm gonna teach her how to cry

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You don't have to mean it
(M. Jagger/K. Richards)

You don't have to mean it
You just got to say it anyway
I just need to hear those words for me

You don't have to say too much
Babe I wouldn't even touch you anyway
I just want to hear you say to me

Sweet lies
Baby baby
Dripping from your lips
Sweet sighs
Say to me
Come on and play
Play with me baby

You don't have to mean it
You just got to say it to me baby
Whisper whisper whisper in my ear

(I don't believe it
I don't believe it)

I wouldn't want to use you
Ooh I wouldn't blame you anyway
If you never ever spoke to me

(I don't believe it)

Hmm just say those little words
Sit on my shoulder like a little bird
Baby sing those words for me

Sweet lies
Baby baby
Dripping from your lips
In the darkness
Sweet sighs
Ohh you make me cry

Oh baby baby you know it
You know what I want to hear
Dripping from your lips
I got to tell you baby
Dripping from your lips

You don't have to say too much
Whisper whisper baby baby
I just want to hear you say to me

(I don't believe it)

You don't have to mean it
Babe just say it anyway
I just need to hear those words
from your sweet lips

You don't have to mean it
You don't have to mean it
(I don't believe you)

You don't have to shout across the room
Just whisper whisper in my ear baby
 

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Out of control
(M. Jagger/K. Richards)

I was out in the city
I was out in the rain
I was feeling down(C)hearted
I was drinking again

I was standing by the bridges
Where the dark water flows
I was talking to a stranger
About times long ago

I was young
I was foolish
I was angry
I was vain
I was charming
I was lucky
Tell me how have I changed

Now I'm out
Oh out of control
Now I'm out
Oh out of control
Oh help me now

And the girls in the doorway
And the boys on the game
And the drunks and the homeless
They all know me

And the police on the corner
Give a nod and a wave
As they point me
To my final destination

I was young
I was foolish
I was angry
I was vain
I was charming
Feeling lucky
Tell me how have I changed

Now I'm out
Oh out of control
Now I'm out
Oh out of control
Oh help me now

In the hotel I'm excited
By the smile on her face
But I wondered
How was time
Gonna change her

I was young
I was foolish
I was angry
I was vain
I was charming
I was out there
Tell me how have I changed

Now I'm out
Oh out of control
Oh I'm out
Oh out of control
 

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Saint of me
(M. Jagger/K. Richards)

Saint Paul the persecutor
Was a cruel and sinful man
Jesus hit him with a blinding light
And then his life began

I said yeah
I said yeah

Augustin knew temptation
He loved women, wine and song
And all the special pleasures
Of doing something wrong

I said yeah
I said yeah

I said yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah
You'll never make a saint of me
Oh Yeah, oh yeah
You'll never make a saint of me

And could you stand the torture
And could you stand the pain
Could you put your faith in Jesus
When you're burning in the flames
I said yes

I do believe in miracles
And I want to save my soul
And I know that I'm a sinner
I'm gonna die here in the cold
I said yes, I said yeah

I said yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah
You'll never make a saint of me
Oh Yeah, oh yeah
You'll never make a saint of me

I thought I heard an angel cry
I thought I saw a teardrop falling from his eye

John the Baptist was a martyr
But he stirred up Herod's hate
And Salome got her wish
To have him served up on a plate

I said yeah
I said yeah

I said yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah
You'll never make a saint of me
Oh Yeah, oh yeah
You'll never make a saint of me

I thought I heard and angel cry
I thought I saw a teardrop fall from his eye
I thought I saw an angel cry

You'll never make a saint of me
You'll never make a saint of me
 

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Might as well Get juiced
(M. Jagger/K. Richards)

If you really want to rip up your mind
If you want to take the lid off your life
If you want to reach on down in the sump
To last dregs off the camel's back hump

And the wolves are howling right at your door
And the vultures want to tear off some more
Your flesh is burning right off your bones
Your children kick you out of your home

If you really want to tear up your mind
If you really want to get yourself blind
Might as well get juiced
Might as well get juiced

Hey mama
What's this crazy game of sevens, eights and nines
I can't keep up with you baby
I'm gonna give you such a piece of my mind
When I get around to it
'Cause honey I'm abused

Might as well get juiced

If you really want to melt down your mind
Crank it up to straight double time
If you really want to have you some fun
Spit right down on everyone

If you've got the strength to scream out "hell why"
The wheels of life are passing you by
You might as well get juiced
Might as well get juiced

Some people like to get high on love
Buss it off with alcohol
Give me a little taste of those fumes
I need a little boost
I tell you the sweet things in life
How am I going to survive

I might as well get juiced
I might as well get juiced
I might as well get juiced
A little bit confused
 

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Always suffering
(M. Jagger/K. Richards)

Let's take a walk
Just you and me
And talk of days gone by
Across the fields
Under the trees
Let's speak of you and I

While the whole world was wandering
We walked a steady line
When all our friends were wavering
We kept on trying

Now we're always suffering
Already lost
Always suffering
Already lost

Remember when
On Summer days
I would sing a lovers song
How you would smile
Shower me with praise
And the sun shined on

Now the rain is falling slow
And the nights grow long
And the train cries out so hauntingly
She is gone

Now we're always suffering
Already lost
We're always suffering
Already lost

Please take these flowers
Smell the perfume
Let your soul come alive
Let there be hope
Hope in your heart
That our love may revive

For life is but a chance
On a wind swept hill
And the seeds of love are swirling above
Let them be still

But we're always suffering
We're already lost
Always suffering
Already lost 
 

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Too tight
(M. Jagger/K. Richards)

Baby, don't get too tight with me
Yes, you're far too tight for me

I got your messages
And how can I resist
But if you come around
Don't slap the cuffs upon my wrist

Baby you're tight for me
(I warn you) yeah
Far too tight for me
Yeah

Untie those sheep shanks, yes
And all those fancy knots
I'm not Houdini, honey
C'mon now and loosen up

(Tight
Too tight
Too tight
Too tight)

Yeah, don't try to reel me in
With all those charm school looks
I've seen it all a thousand times
I sung that song, I wrote that fucking book

Do yourself a favour now
Don't drive me 'round the block
Let's split another bottle, now
Let's take a hit, loosen up

Don't get too tight on me
'Cause I'm, I'm bound so tight I can't breathe

We'll watch the sun go down
Upon the swollen sea
(aahhhhhh)
If you try to chain me up
I'll vanish like a broken dream

Don't get so tight
Don't get so tight
Too tight
 
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Thief in the night
(M. Jagger/K. Richards/P.De Beauport)

All the way, all the way
I miss your touch baby, yeah
Like a thief in the night
It can't be right...
(Like a thief)

I know where your place is
And it is not with him
I'm the one who is out here baby
Out here, just looking in
He ain't gonna like it at all
No no, that's good
I know the feeling
(Just you wait there in the dark)
In the dark, baby
Yeah, how his dog can bark
Like a thief in the night
Like a thief in the night
Like a thief in the night
I'm gonna steal what's mine

Oh, I'm gonna break the laws
But I'll get through your door
But you wait and see
Yeah, I'm gonna get ya, get you free
(Like a thief)

I found out where he keeps you
I've even been inside
You check under your pillow baby
You'll get the message
If  I see you at your window, well then I'll know
No one can separate us

Like a thief in the night
Like a thief in the night
Like a thief in the night

Yeah, you can set me up
You can turn me in
Or burn me baby
Well you're in my skin
The only reason I'm breaking in
I'm coming baby, I'm breaking in

Like a thief in the night
Come on, yeah, oh yeah
Like a thief in the night
Oh baby you know what I'm talking, come on
You can call the police on me baby
Set me up and then bust me
Come on I dare you, come on, come on
I'll take the drop for you
Soften the blow, baby, baby
You know what I mean
Nothing I can do about it
It's the power of it
Come on, like a thief

Like a thief in the night
Like a thief in the night
Like a thief in the night
 

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How can I stop
(M. Jagger/K. Richards)

You offer me
All your love and sympathy
Sweet affection baby
It's killing me

'Cause baby baby
Can't you see
How could I stop
Once I start baby

How could I stop once I start
How could I stop
Yeah yeah
How could I stop once I start

You look at me
But I don't know what you see
A reflection baby
Of what I want to be

I see your face
And I want to roll with it

But how could I stop
Baby how could I stop
How could I stop
Stop it, stop it

If I could, I'd take you all the way
Baby, baby listen what I say
There's even some things
That I just would not pay

'Cause how could I stop
If I start babe
How could I stop
If I start
Start with you

How could I stop
If I start, baby
How could I stop
If I start with you

It's too easy to lay here at your feet
I couldn't take the heat
There's somewhere else
Maybe you should go
Baby maybe baby just a further down the road

How could I stop
If I start with you baby
How could I stop
How could I stop
Once I start

You tell me baby
Once I've started with you
How could I stop
Once I start

Stop, stop, stop
 

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