Composers: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
First release: Metamorphosis, June 1975
Recording date: June 1968        Recording location: Olympic Sound Studios, London, England
Producer: Jimmy Miller        Engineer: Glyn Johns
Never performed onstage

Probable line-up:

Drums: Charlie Watts
Bass: Bill Wyman
Acoustic guitar: Keith Richards
Electric guitar: Keith Richards
Vocal: Mick Jagger
Piano: Nicky Hopkins
Maracas: Jimmy Miller
Tambourine: Jimmy Miller

Here's father, his heart screwed on
Yeah here he's got (?) he's not sure
Cause he lost his life in an accident
They found his heart in the man next door

What exactly's going to happen?
He says with his pressed down mouth
Will my borrowed brain still compute the same
Or will my daughter stop her sleeping out?
Here comes the girl, she's got her head screwed on
But it ain't screwed on right
Her ambition is to be a prostitute
But the breaks just weren't right

What exactly's going to happen, tell me
When her father finds out
That his virgin daughter has bordello dreams
And that he is the one she wants to try out?


Here is ma, she is living dangerously
As I said, she'll try anything twice
She thinks she can run right to the whirlpool's edge
And stop herself just in time

What exactly's going to happen
When she finally fizzles out?
And the lovers will just be sucked in two
To see what the colors of death are all about

Here's the son, he has his legs screwed on
Yeah they're screwed on pretty tight
But his brain is loose and it ain't no use
He's already lost the fight

What exactly's going to happen
When he's finally realized
That he can't play his guitar like E. G. Jim
Or write St. Augustine if he tried?

Exactly's going to happen
When the family finds out
That they've been in orbit now for a thousand years
And need a thousand more to climb out?

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