Between the Buttons



1967

Let's Spend the Night Together - Yesterday's Papers
Ruby Tuesday - Connection - She Smiled Sweetly
Cool, Calm & Collected - All Sold Out - My Obsession
Who's Been Sleeping Here? - Complicated
Miss Amanda Jones - Something Happened to Me Yesterday



BETWEEN THE BUTTONS


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


Yesterday's Papers
 (Jagger/Richards)

who wants yesterdays papers
who wants yesterdays girl
who wants yesterdays papers
nobody in the world

after this time i finally learned
after the pain and hurt
after all this what have i achieved
i've realized it's time to leave

cause
who wants yesterdays papers
who wants yesterdays girl
who wants yesterdays papers
nobody in the world

Living a life of constant change
every day means the turn of a page
yesterdays papers are such bad news
same thing applies to me and you

who wants yesterdays papers
who wants yesterdays girl
who wants yesterdays papers
nobody in the world

seems very hard to have just one girl
when there's a million in the world
all of these people just can't wait
to fall right into their big mistake

who wants yesterdays papers
who wants yesterdays girl
who wants yesterdays papers
nobody in the world


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...


Connection
(Jagger/Richards)

all i want to do is get back to you
Connection, I just can't make no connection.
But all I want to do is to get back to you.

Everything is going in the wrong direction.
The doctor wants to give me more injections.
Giving me shots for a thousand rare infections
And I don't know if he'll let me go

Connection, I just can't make no connection.
But all I want to do is to get back to you.
Connection, I just can't make it, connection
But all I want to do is to get back to you.

My bags they get a very close inspection.
I wonder why it is that they suspect 'em
They're dying to add me to their collection
And I don't know if they'll let me go

Connection, I just can't make no connection.
But all I want to do is to get back to you.
Connection, I just can't make no connection.
But all I want to do is to get back to you.


She Smiled Sweetly
(Jagger/Richards)

Why do my thoughts loom so large on me?
They seem to stay, for day after day
And won't disappear, I've tried every way

But she smiled sweetly
She smiled sweetly
She smiled sweetly
And says don't worry
Oh, no no no

Where does she hide it inside of her?
That keeps her peace most every day
And won't disappear, my hair's turning grey

But she smiled sweetly
She smiled sweetly
She smiled sweetly
And says don't worry
Oh, no no no

"There's nothing in why or when
There's no use trying, you're here
Begging again, and ov'r again"

That's what she said so softly
I understood for once in my life
And feeling good most all of the time

But she smiled sweetly
She smiled sweetly
She smiled sweetly
And said don't worry
Oh, no no no
Oh, no no no
Oh, no no no


Cool, Calm & Collected
(Jagger/Richards)

well she's very wealthy it's true
so in that she is one up one you
she's dressed all in red, white and blue
and she always knows more than you do

she's so affected
cool, calm, collected

she knows who to smile to today
she has just been brought up in that way
she knows all the right games to play
and she always just knows what to say

she's well respected
cool, calm, collected

she's so affected
cool, calm, collected

in public the strain's heard to bear
she exudes such a confident air
but behind she is not without care
but she sweeps it right under her hair

she's well respected
cool, calm, collected

she seems to glow brilliantly white
and her hair seems to shine in the night
with her feet unbelievably light
and her teeth ready, sharpened to bite

she's so respected
cool, calm, collected


All Sold Out
(Jagger/Richards)

Why put this sadness inside of me
why be so matter-of-fact
why put this one bit of hope in me
you sold me out and that's that

I hope that you're having fun with me
there's not much left to attack
i hope that you're nearly done with me
you sold me out and that's that

all sold out i'd never seen
a mind so tangled, a girl so strangled
all sold out well i felt so green
it was just like that
i was put down flat
i was sold out just like that
oh baby

all sold out i'd never seen
a mind so tangled, a girl so strangled
all sold out well i felt so green
it was just like that
i was put down flat
i was sold out just like that

i missed the point of you doing it
your mind has just jumped the track
i took a bit different view of it
you sold me out and that's that

hey hey, that's that


My Obsession
(Jagger/Richards)

my obsession
your possessions
every piece that i can get
my obsessions are
your possessions
my mouth is soaking wet
i think i blew it now, confession

can't dodge it, it's simple logic
Youd be better off with me and you'll know it
when you lost it, lonely  (?)

my obsession are
your possesion
are you smiling on my way
my obsession are
your possession
one that you should give away
give it to me now i've no objection

i don't mind if it's unkind
and it's not my property
but i want it just to be mine, exclusively

oooh baby, ooh baby
oooh baby, oooh baby
oooh baby, oooh baby
oooh baby, oooh baby

aaahhhh

You need teaching you're a girl
there are things in this world
that need teaching with discretion, my profession

my obsessions are
your possessions
are you used to the idea
my obsessions are
your possessions
do you feel at home right here
you should relax it's my impression

didn't see you were so young
i could almost be your son
please turn in my direction, no objection


Who's Been Sleeping Here
(Jagger/Richards)

what you say girl, you see what is wrong
you, must be joking, you was led alone
but the butler the baker, the laughing cavalier
will tell me now, who's been sleeping here

i want to know

tell me baby, who's been sleeping here

what you say girl, who'd you see that night
i was doing, doing something right
oh the soldier, the sailor then there's the three muskateers
yes, they'll now tell me now, who's been sleeping here

did i ever tell you i want to know
hey baby, who's been sleeping here

don't you look like, like a goldilocks
there must be somewhere, somewhere you can stop
yes there's the noseless old newsboy the old british brigadier
but you'll tell me now, who's been sleeping here

who's been eating, eating off my plate
who will tell me, who'll investigate
there's the seargeants the soldiers the cruel old grenadiers
but they'll tell me, now, who's been sleeping here

cause i want to know who's been sleeping right here
was it your mummy, your daddy, who's been sleeping here
was it your auntie, your uncle, who's been sleeping here
was it your boyfriend, your girlfriend, who's been sleeping here


Complicated
(Jagger/Richards)

she looks so simple in her way
does the same thing everyday
but she's dedicated
to having her own way
she's very complicated

yeah

women seem to fill her mind
and many men in so short time
but she's underrated
she treats me oh so kind
she's very complicated

yeah

we talk together and discuss
what is really best for us
she's sophisticated
my head's fit to bust
cause she's so complicated

she knows just how to please her man
Softer than a baby lamb
but she's educated
doesn't give a damn
she's very complicated

she looks so simple in her way
does the same thing everyday
but she's dedicated
to having her own way
she's very complicated


Miss Amanda Jones
(Jagger/Richards)

down and down she goes
aw, Amanda Jones
i said down and down and down and down
she'd look really lovely at home
til somebody gonna come up and ask her
to live happily ever after, Miss amanda jones

on and on she goes
little miss amanda jones
i said on and on and on and on
just watch her as she grow
don't wanna say it very obviously
but she's losing her nobility, miss amanda jones

hey girl don't you realize
the money invested in you
hey girl you just got to find
someone who'll really pull your family through

up and up she goes
hone amanda jones
i said up and up and up and up
she looks quite delightfully stoned
she's the darling of the discotheque crowd
of her lineage she's rightfully proud, miss amanda
jones

hey girl with your nonsense nose
all pointing right down at the floor
hey girl your suspender shows
and the girl behind you looks a bit unsure

round and round she goes
the world of amanda jones
i said round and round and round and round
the balls and the dinners and show
the little girl she just wanders about
til it's time for her coming out, miss amanda jones

round and round and round
round and round and round....


Something Happened To Me Yesterday
(Jagger/Richards)

something happened to me yesterday
something i can't speak of right away
something happened to me
something oh so groovy
something happened to me yesterday

he don't know if it's right or wrong
maybe he should tell someone
he's not sure just what it was
or if it's against the law
something

something very strange i hear you say
you're talking in a most peculiar way
but something really threw me
something oh so groovy
something happend to me yesterday
(yesterday)

he don't know just where it's gone
he don't really care at all
no one's sure just what it was
or the meaning and the cause
something

(take your partners)

he don't know if it's right or wrong
maybe he should tell someone
he's not sure just what it was
or if it's against the law
something

someone says there's something more to pay
for sins that you committed yesterday
it's really rather drippy
but something oh so trippy
something happened to me yesterday

he don't know just where it's gone
he don't really care at all
no one's sure just what it was
or the meaning and the cause
something

someone's singing loud across the bay
sittin on a mat about to pray
isn't half as looney
as something oh so groovy
something happened to me yesterday

he don't know if it's right or wrong
maybe he should tell someone
he's not sure just what it was
or if it's against the law
something

(spoken)
well thank you very much and now I think it's time for us
all to go.  so from all of us to all of you not forgetting
the boys in the band and our producer, Reg Thorpe,
We'd like to say "God Bless".  So, if you're out tonight,
don't forget, if you're on your bike, wear white.  amen.



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