"Gomper" as written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards....
By the lake with lily flowers
Wallow away the evening hours
To and fro she's gently gliding
On the glassy lake she's riding

She swims to the side
The sun sees her dried
The birds hover high
I'd stifle a cry

The birds hover high
She moans with a sigh


Lyrics submitted by spliphstar, edited by chris12482, HSThaggg

"Gomper" as written by Mick Jagger Keith Richards

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    General CommentI just downloaded and listened to this song for the first time. I didn't expect to like it and I didn't. The Stones are great at blues, rock, rockabilly, disco/rock, country--but not psychedlic music.
    JumpyJackon November 30, 2004   Link
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    General CommentHey thats bullshit, this song is fantastic, as is other psycodelic stuff theyve done, its tellin a wierd and wonderful story with great descriptions, if you dont appreciate it, then.. youre a cock.
    Thebeatles123on October 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTotally. This is one of the best psychedelic songs I've ever heard. Awesome imagery and groovy effects. I really have no idea what this song is about. LSD?
    roma_a_ron July 11, 2008   Link
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    General CommentTotally. This and "The End" by The Doors are my 2 favorite psychedelic songs. The Rolling Stones may have only done 1 psychedelic album, but it was a masterpiece from the psychedelic era. I really have no idea what this song is about. No doubt the imagery and sounds were inspired by LSD.
    roma_a_ron September 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentA beautiful woman, swimming on a pristine lake, probably somewhere in the Himalayas. Mick, perhaps having had one too many mushrooms, is unable to swim himself, however, he is having the time of his life just watching from the shore.

    It is downright palpable, visually, audibly and olfactoraly, especially when she comes out of the cold water to dry in the sun...

    Clear enough what is being evoked here, as it is brilliantly done. However, I really wonder what "Gomper" means
    HSThagggon April 26, 2018   Link

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