"Rocks Off" as written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards....
Oh yeah!

I hear you talking when I'm on the street,
Your mouth don't move but I can hear you speak.
What's the matter with the boy?
He don't come around no more,
Is he checking out for sure?
Is he gonna close the door on me?
I'm always hearing voices on the street,
I want to shout, but I can't hardly speak.
I was making love last night
To a dancer friend of mine.
I can't seem to stay in step,
'Cause she come ev'ry time that she pirouettes over me.
And I only get my rocks off while I'm dreaming,
I only get my rocks off while I'm sleeping.
I'm zipping through the days at lightning speed.
Plug in, flush out and fire the fuckin' feed.
Heading for the overload,
Splattered on the dirty road,
Kick me like you've kicked before,
I can't even feel the pain no more.
And I only get my rocks off while I'm dreaming, (only get them off)
I only get my rocks off while I'm sleeping.
Feel so hypnotized, can't describe the scene.
Its all mesmerized, all that inside me.
The sunshine bores the daylights out of me.
Chasing shadows moonlight mystery.
Headed for the overload,
Splattered on the dirty road,
Kick me like you've kicked before,
I can't even feel the pain no more.
And I only get my rocks off while I'm dreaming (only get them off, get them off),
I only get my rocks off while I'm sleeping (only get them off, get them off).
I only get my rocks off while I'm dreaming (only get them off, get them off),
I only get my rocks off while I'm sleeping (only get them off, get them off).
(Only get them off, get them off) (only get them off, get them off)


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"Rocks Off" as written by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards

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  • +2
    General CommentTo me this song is at once celebratory and miserable & jaded.

    The singer of the song has led a life of such excess that things that were once great fun now just don't do anything for him. In fact he's so jaded that even things that used to cause him pain don't make him feel anything anymore.

    His only escape, his only way of getting any kind of 'satisfaction' is to escape into his dreams, into sleep.

    God, what a fucking horrible thing to have happen to you. And yet, somehow the song, the music, seems so celebratory, maybe ironically so. I dunno, it's a really great song though, pretty mature thinking.
    flyingroboton June 17, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentHot damn, those Horns kick ass!

    How do they go... BA BA ba-da! BA BA ba-da! BA BA ba=daba da BAaaaaaaaaaaaaaDAAAAAAAaaah!
    degree7on October 04, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthis ain't about smack, maybe in a line or two, but not in its whole meaning. the line

    "plug in, flash out, and fire the fucking feed"

    is about music playing, music trance, the engagement of your soul with your instruments.
    the song is not about gay experiencies, is about the fast and tyring life of mick and keith

    "i'm zipping through the days at lighting speed"

    line prooves it, and if you add the line that comes afterwards, even more.

    don't you have anything more important to do than making fun of two of the greatest musicians alive?
    nstrummeron June 29, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentBut I only get my rocks off while I\'m dreaming,
    I only get my rocks off while I\'m sleeping.
    i think this song has a rather unique meaning :)
    ahh poor mick and his lack of viagra/cialis/other
    remember it is not safe to have erections for 4 or more hours and that if this occurs you need immediate medical attention haha......hmm its only the 4 of us.....guess not many baby boomers are into this site
    dasquien!on April 22, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentfuck yeah! again i love those horns
    heyjude55on April 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree---mature thinking on your part. I think you're right but I doubt Jagger put that much thought into it.
    JumpyJackon December 09, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAh now that was funny! What's even funnier is just tonight I heard on the news how viagra and cialis and that other hard-on pill are causing blindness!
    JumpyJackon May 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can't say I know what this means, but I don't really think it was about gay sex experiences, that has never crossed my mind. I don't see the reference, if there is one, either.
    tootsveganon September 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfew errors in lyrics:

    Oh yeah!

    I hear you talking when I'm on the street,
    Your mouth don't move but I can hear you speak.
    What's the matter with the boy?
    He don't come around no more,
    Is he checking out for sure?
    Is he gonna close the door on me?

    I'm always hearing voices on the street,
    I want to shout, but I can't hardly speak.
    I was making love last night
    To a dancer friend of mine.
    I can't seem to stay in step,
    'Cause she come ev'ry time that she pirouettes over me.

    And I only get my rocks off while I'm dreaming,
    I only get my rocks off while I'm sleeping.

    I'm zipping through the days at lightning speed.
    Plug in, flush out and fire the fuckin' feed.
    Heading for the overload,
    Splattered on the dirty road,
    Kick me like you've kicked before,
    I can't even feel the pain no more.

    But I only get my rocks off while I'm dreaming, (only get them off)
    I only get my rocks off while I'm sleeping.

    Feel so hypnotized, can't describe the scene.
    Its all mesmerized all that inside me.
    The sunshine bores the daylights out of me.
    Chasing shadows moonlight mystery.
    Headed for the overload,
    Splattered on the dirty road,
    Kick me like you've kicked before,
    I can't even feel the pain no more.

    But I only get my rocks off while I'm dreaming (only get them off, get them off),
    I only get my rocks off while I'm sleeping (only get them off, get them off).
    voiceofbalooon May 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCorrected.
    Next time post corrections in the Report thread in the forums.
    Idanon May 17, 2006   Link

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