If I Was a Dancer

Composers: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards & Ron Wood
First release: Sucking in the Seventies, March 1981
Recording date: June 1979-January 1980
Recording locations: Pathé Marconi Studios, Paris, France & Electric Ladyland Studios, New York City, USA
Producers: The Glimmer Twins        Associate producer & chief engineer: Chris Kimsey
Never performed onstage

Probable line-up:

Drums: Charlie Watts
Bass: Bill Wyman
Electric guitars: Keith Richards & Ron Wood
Lead vocals: Mick Jagger
Background vocals: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards & Max Romeo
Saxophones: Ron Wood & Bobby Keys
Percussion: Michael Shrieve & Mick Jagger

I stand accused of talking
But I feel that we are falling in the same old groove
The radio is playing
Spitting out the same old news

It's time to get up, get out
Out into something new
Time to get up, get out
Out into something new

Everybody wants somebody's fantasy
Everybody wants somebody's crazy dreams
Everybody wants somebody's fantasy
Everybody wants somebody's crazy dreams

If I was a woman, I would want a new man every night
If I was a woman, I would want a new man every night
If I was a politician, make sure I was the best in sight
If I was a woman, I would want a new man every night

The poor man eyes the rich man, denigrates his poverty
The rich man eyes the poor man and envies his simplicity

Everybody wants somebody's fantasy
Everybody wants somebody's crazy dreams

If I was a movie star, 5 million dollars would be my price
If I was a trucker, I'd drive for 7 days and 7 lonely nights
If I was a drummer, I would never miss the beat
If I was a dancer, you all would never see my feet

If I was a hooker, a thousand dollars would be my price, all right
If I was a candidate for President, I'd make sure I had a steady wife
If I was a millionaire, I'd spend all my money in one crazy night

I am what I am, yeah, I am my own boss
I am what I am, my dreams can't be bought
Yeah, I said now I tear across the dollar just to end this day with you
Yeah, I am what I am, I am my own boss

Everybody wants somebody's crazy dreams
Everybody wants somebody's fantasy
Everybody wants somebody's crazy dreams
Everybody...



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