"Connection" as written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards....
I want to do is to get back to you.

[Chorus]
Connection, I just can't make no connection.
But all I want to do is to get back to you.

Everything is going in the wrong direction.
The doctor wants to give me more injections.
Giving me shots for a thousand rare infections
And I don't know if he'll let me go

[Chorus: x2]

And I don't know if he'll let me go
Connection, I just can't make no connection.
But all I want to do is to get back to you.

My bags they get a very close inspection.
I wonder why it is that they suspect me
They're dying to add me to their collections
And I don't know if they'll let me go

Connection, connection
But all I want to do is to get back to you.
Connection, I just can't make connection.
But all I want to do is to get back to you

Do is to get back to you.
Connection, I just can't make no connection.
But all I want to do is to get back to you.


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"Connection" as written by Mick Jagger Keith Richards

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    General CommentNo 's' on the end of the title. It's not plural. This is one of my favorite early Stones songs. Another one written by Keith, evidenced by the hilarious lines about his bags getting a very close inspection, and that fact that he performed it live during more than one solo tour.
    JumpyJackon January 30, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song always jarred me (in a good way), and finally I realized it was because the song starts in the middle of the chorus.
    judahnielsenon December 04, 2007   Link
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    Song MeaningHe cannot make a connection to get his dope.

    >All I want to do is get back to you<

    He does not want to be sick. He wants to get to his dealer who has the dope that gets him high.

    >“Connection,” I just can't make no connection<

    He can’t find good dope where he is; he wants to get back to his usual and ordinary supplier or who ever his dealer sends around to make the delivery. Plainly you can understand that he wants his dope.


    >Everything is going in the wrong direction<

    He got some weak dope.

    >the doctor wants to give me more injections<

    Some Junkies are particularly adept at shooting up fellow dopers. These helpers are often called Doc. Some do not have to buy dope to feed their habits at all; they get a taste from the people who they facilitate shooting up. Keith clearly says that his Doctor wants to give him more injections. That means his shooter is with him in the airport or wherever, and is ready to shoot him up again, but they do not have good dope to inject.

    >Giving me shots for a thousand rare infections<

    No matter what the problem physical, or physiological, some form of drug is the desired cure. The only hope is dope.

    >And I don't know if he'll let me go<

    If he can’t find what he needs soon, the Doc is going to leave him, and he will have to shoot up himself.

    >Everything is going in the wrong direction<

    The dope that they just shot is bunk.

    >The doctor wants to give me more injections<

    They need more dope to get him well.

    >Giving me shots for a thousand rare infections<

    Junkies have thousands of reasons why they need a fix, but the solution to all ills, is only one.

    >My bags they get a very close inspection, I wonder why it is that they suspect 'em<

    People who hang with Junkies are suspected of doing drugs to?

    >They're dying to add me to their collection, And I don't know if they'll let me go<

    Just because his friends do drugs what makes you think he does to?
    Sumflowon January 30, 2012   Link

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