If You Can't Rock Me

Composers: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Recording date: November 1973, April-May 1974 & August 1974
Recording locations: Musicland Studios, Munich, West Germany; Rolling Stones Mobile Unit, Mick Jagger's home, Newbury, England;

& Island Recording Studios, London, England

Producers: The Glimmer Twins        Chief engineers: Keith Harwood, Andy Johns & Glyn Johns
Performed onstage: 1975-76, 2002-03

Probable line-up:

Drums: Charlie Watts
Bass: Keith Richards
Electric guitars: Keith Richards & Mick Taylor (incl. solos)
Lead vocal: Mick Jagger
Backing vocals: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Clavinet: Billy Preston
Congas: Ray Cooper
Tambourine: Ray Cooper
 

The band's onstage and it's one of those nights, oh yeah
The drummer thinks that he is dynamite, oh yeah

You lovely ladies in your leather and lace
A thousand lips I would love to taste
I've got one heart and it hurts like hell

But if you can't rock me, somebody will
If you can't rock me, I'll find someone who will

Now who's that black girl in the bright blue hair? Oh yeah
Now don't you know that it's rude to stare? Oh yeah

I'm not so green but I'm feeling so fresh
I simply love to put her to the test
She's so alive and she's dressed to kill

But if you can't rock me, somebody will
If you can't rock me, I'll find someone who will
If you can't rock me, I'll find someone who will
If you can't rock me, I'll find someone who will

Yeah

Now I ain't looking for no pretty face, oh no

Or for some hooker working roughish trade

And there ain't nothing like a perfect mate
And I ain't looking for no wedding cake
But I've been talking about it much too long

I think I better sing just one more song

I've got one heart and it hurts like hell

I'm simply dying for some thrills and spills

Ooh yeah


Ah, if you can't rock me, ah
If you can't rock me, ah
Ah somebody will, somebody will
Somebody will
If you can't rock me, ah
Well, well, well, well
 


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