"Dandelion" as written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards....
Prince or pauper, beggar man or thing
Play the game with ev'ry flower you bring
Dandelion don't tell no lies
Dandelion will make you wise
Tell me if she laughs or cries
Blow away dandelion

One o'clock, two o'clock, three o'clock, four o'clock chimes
Dandelions don't care about the time
Dandelion don't tell no lies
Dandelion will make you wise
Tell me if she laughs or cries
Blow away dandelion, blow away dandelion

Tho' you're older now its just the same
You can play this dandelion game
When you're finished with your childlike prayers
Well, you know you should wear it

Tinker, tailor, soldier, sailors lives
Rich man, poor man, beautiful, daughters wives
Dandelion don't tell no lies
Dandelion will make you wise
Tell me if she laughs or cries
Blow away dandelion, blow away dandelion

Little girls, and boys come out to play
Bring your dandelions to blow away
Dandelion don't tell no lies
Dandelion will make you wise
Tell me if she laughs or cries
Blow away dandelion, blow away dandelion


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"Dandelion" as written by Mick Jagger Keith Richards

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    General Commentoh come on no comments this is what psychadelia was all about the Stones are truly a bunch of freaking geniues!
    rock on people!!!
    floydian18on July 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentDandelion—a nickname her dad had for her tells no lies and then again … but tell me if she laughs or cries today. Cries? Oh man … Now what happened?
    We all like it better when she laughs …
    And everyone can play the dandelion game—so blow away, little dandelion …
    sillybunnyon August 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song could be about the ritualistic murder of children
    hellopeopleon May 02, 2012   Link
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    General Commenthonest to god thought this was a popular stones song... guess not ??
    Mgfoarson June 17, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationI was just reading that Dandelion was one of Keith Richard's kids he had with Anita P. They were unable to take care of this baby, so the child was raised by Keith's mom. I think the lyrics might be about Keith's child Dandelion, but after looking up and reading the lyrics, it's anybody's guess what it might mean.
    barbaraivson September 01, 2015   Link
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    General CommentDandelion is about the game of fate in love, and the future chance will bring dependent upon the choice one makes. It is in the sorrow of lost love, set in the analogy of the child's game played with dentes-de-liones telling one's fortune. It contains the recognition that love holds the fate of one's soul, but depends upon fortune.Teeth of the lion is what the name of the flower means, and the pathos of the song is a compensatory madness of a childishness in the shipwreak of young love, the very subject of Colors (She's a Rainbow) and Ruby Tuesday, if I had to guess.
    mmcdonaldon June 04, 2017   Link

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