"Rip This Joint" as written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards....
Mama says yes, Papa says no,
Make up you mind 'cause I gotta go.
Gonna raise hell at the Union Hall,
Drive myself right over the wall.

Rip this joint, gonna save your soul,
Round and round and round we go.
Roll this joint, gonna get down low,
Start my starter, gonna stop the show (Yeah)

Oh, yeah!
Mister President, Mister Immigration Man,
Let me in, sweetie, to your fair land.
I'm Tampa bound and Memphis too,
Short Fat Fanny is on the loose.
Dig that sound on the radio,
Then slip it right across into Buffalo.
Dick and Pat in ole D.C.,
Well they're gonna hold some shit for me.

Ying yang, you're my thing,
Oh, now, baby, won't you hear me sing.
Flip Flop, fit to drop,
Come on baby, won't you let it rock?

Oh yeah! Oh yeah!
From San Jose down to Santa Fe,
Kiss me quick, baby, won'tcha make my day.
Down to New Orleans with the Dixie Dean,
'Cross to Dallas, Texas with the Butter Queen.

Rip this joint, gonna rip yours too,
Some brand new steps and some weight to lose.
Gonna roll this joint, gonna get down low,
Round and round and round we'll go.
Wham, Bham, Birmingham, Alabam' don't give a damn.
Little Rock and I'm fit to top.
Ah, let it rock.

Lyrics submitted by spliphstar

"Rip This Joint" as written by Mick Jagger Keith Richards

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  • +2
    General CommentOh man the sax makes me want to convulse...

    I like the lyrics on this song a lot, there's good alliteration (flip, flop, fit to drop) and rhymes (kiss me quick baby, won't you make my day? *the k sound is repeated*) so the overall sound benefits making his ragged singing/shouting enjoyable cause it all flows so nicely
    Shep420on July 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentFor the young'uns who might not know, "Dick and Pat down in old D.C." = Dick and Pat Nixon. Nixon was prez from '69 - "74. Pat was his wife. The old foiks already know that.
    artmavenon June 27, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentRolling Stones are going to tour America again and in typical self confidence, are promising to "Rip This Joint". In other words, to put the place upside down. And so it happened of course.
    Betenoireon August 10, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhy hasn't anyone else commented on this? Even though it is a little hard to follow along too, it's an awesome song.
    IAmSemolinaPilchardon May 21, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat rock boogie, and well underated.
    hipshoton January 21, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentanother song about life on the road..great one tho
    hangwire13on January 29, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentrock n roll at its finest the sax just takes over
    heyjude55on April 26, 2006   Link
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    General Commentoh yeah i forgot to mention the drug references in this song: pot (roll this joint) and an unknown (they're gonna hold some shit for me).

    Maybe it's about drugs getting into the country as a metaphor for musicians getting into the country...musicians WITH drugs...and touring?
    Shep420on July 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsound like Little Richard+Minor Threat...
    pilateon October 03, 2008   Link
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    General Commentisnt this song about how mick jagger has to go through shit when he visits the U.S. because that marijauna charge, and hes saying that he wants to go around the counrty? or something like that, im not saying thats what this song is about i'm just saying thats a theory of mine to this song, i honestly think hangwire13 is right though.
    RollingStone559on June 19, 2010   Link

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