Well I told you once and I told you twice
But ya never listen to my advice
You don't try very hard to please me
With what you know it should be easy

Well this could be the last time
This could be the last time
Maybe the last time
I don't know. Oh no. Oh no

Well, I'm sorry girl but I can't stay
Feelin' like I do today
It's too much pain and too much sorrow
Guess I'll feel the same tomorrow

Well this could be the last time
This could be the last time
Maybe the last time
I don't know. Oh no. Oh no

Well this could be the last time
This could be the last time
Maybe the last time
I don't know. Oh no. Oh no

Well I told you once and I told you twice
That someone will have to pay the price
But here's a chance to change your mind
'Cause I'll be gone a long, long time

Well this could be the last time
This could be the last time
Maybe the last time
I don't know. Oh no. Oh no

Last time baby
Oh no no no



Lyrics submitted by spliphstar

"The Last Time" as written by Walter Wilkins, Jamie Allen Richards, Jeffery Lynn Batson

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General Comment:The first two lines are this:

    Well I told you once and I told you twice
    But ya never listen to my advice...

    Those are the correct words...

    This is my favorite Stones song of all time...it's simple and to the point. There is mish-mashing of words and no embellishing of the music. The guitar solo about two thirds of the way through is fluid and fits the tune really well. It's an awesome tune about depression and breaking up. Too bad this kind of music has had a falling out with the masses.
    OpinionHeadon December 16, 2004   Link
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    General Comment:this song has always held a big place in my heart, for centimential reasons (you know when a song just puts you right back into a place and time) and for the fact that i just rocks. i love the riff and the vocals... i agree, an under-rated stones classic.
    urlostinspacelikemeon January 04, 2005   Link
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    General Comment:A flipping sweet song, def. one of my favorites. Truly classic rock...
    HowardTCoon January 14, 2005   Link
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    General Comment:OpinionHead, I think it's pretty cool that this is your favorite song since it was the first original song that Mick and Keith wrote together. Keith said in an interview that their manager at the time (Andrew Oldham) told them, "How many obscure great songs can find to cover?" He then locked Mick and Keith in a room and told them not to come out until they had a song. Keith said they came out with "The Last Time". Oh well, I like the song too..
    shuffle1on March 27, 2005   Link
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    General Comment:My first post and I screw up a sentence! Andrew Oldham told them, "How many obscure great songs can You find to cover?" Or at least something to that effect. I have to tell you that there's something to be said for this technique. You truly don't know what you're capable of until you force yourself (or forced by someone else in this case!) to give it a serious try. As a huge Stones fan, I'm really glad Andrew Oldham locked those two in that room all those years ago...
    shuffle1on March 28, 2005   Link
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    General Comment:If I remember right, this is the song that the Verve played backwards for "Bittersweet Symphony," or whatever that song was. Anyways, the Verve is full of dickheads, and this is one of my favorite Stones songs.
    TheUniversalon April 06, 2005   Link
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    General Comment:The Last Time still rocks and shivers with only three chords. The Stones captured the essence of deep south blues in a few minutes of hypnotic rhythm. The signature lick is Keith Richard's tribute to the Delta Blues. He transformed that E7 chord riff into a spell binding voodo shuffle. It doesn't get any better.
    lee levacon May 21, 2006   Link
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    General Comment:Universal no way is the verve 'full of dick heads'. first of all have you listened to this song and bitter sweet symthony? really i cant see how they are anything alike. Also, the verve have shit loads of songs, bittersweet isnt the only one. And anyway the verve used a short loop of the Andrew Oldham Orchestra version of the Stones song...
    Adam01on October 11, 2007   Link

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