Monday, August 22, 2011

The Spider and the Fly

Released in 1965 by the Rolling Stones on their Out of Our Heads album (and they really were) and the B-side to (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction.  An oldie/but goodie that's rarely heard.

The Spider and the Fly

Sittin' thinkin' sinkin' drinkin'
Wondering what I'd do when I'm through tonight

Smoking moping, maybe just hopin'
Some little girl will pass on by

Don't wanna be alone but I love my girl at home
I remember what she said

She said, "My, my, my don't tell lies, keep fidelity in your head
My, my, my, don't tell lies. When you're done you show go to be.

Don't say hi, like a spider to a fly
Jump right ahead and you're dead"
Sit up, fed up, low down go round
Down to the bar at the place I'm at

Sitting, drinking, superficially thinking
About the rinsed-out blonde on my left

Then I said, "hi" like a spider to a fly
Remembering what my little girl said
She was common, flirty, she looked about thirty
I would have run away but I was on my own

She told me later she's a machine operator
She said she liked the way I held the microphone

And I said my, my, my like the spider to the fly
Jump right ahead in my web

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