"Sittin On A Fence" as written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards....
Since I was young I've been very hard to please
And I don't know wrong from right
But there is one thing I could never understand
Some of the sick things that a girl does to a man, so

I'm just sittin' on a fence
You can say I got no sense
Trying to make up my mind
Really is too horrifying
So I'm sittin on a fence

All of my friends at school grew up and settled down
And they mortgaged up their lives
One things not said too much, but I think it's true
They just get married 'cause there's nothing else to do, so

I'm just sittin' on a fence
You can say I got no sense
Trying to make up my mind
Really is too horrifying
So I'm sittin on a fence

I'm just sittin' on a fence
You can say I got no sense
Trying to make up my mind
Really is too horrifying
So I'm sittin on a fence

The day can come when you get old and sick and tired of life
You just never realize
Maybe the choice you made wasn't really right
But you go out and you don't come back at night, so

I'm just sittin' on a fence
You can say I got no sense
Trying to make up my mind
Really is too horrifying
So I'm sittin on a fence


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"Sittin' on a Fence" as written by Mick Jagger Keith Richards

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    General Commenthe's bored don't ya know
    heyjude55on April 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'm not sure what it means to me, but it means a lot. Perhaps that there are worse things than being lonely.
    SittingOnAFenceon April 14, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIt's a song questioning the idea of settling down and getting married at a young age. This man wonders if that is the only choice in life. He appears indecisive, but may be the wiser one in the end. It may be speaking to more than just familial choices.
    bpfon April 09, 2010   Link
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    General CommentVery beautiful and relatively little-known song from The Stones' deep catalogue. Recorded in early Dec., 1965, in LA, during the sessions for the album "Aftermath," but did not make it onto the pressings of the either the UK or US editions of that album." It made it in the States, finally, on the catch-all album "Flowers," summer 1967, which was originally not released in the UK. Finally released in the UK on "Through The Past Darkly: Big Hits, Vol. 2," late summer 1969, though not onto the US pressings of that album. Made it onto the second "Hot Rocks" anthology, subtitled "Big Hits and Fazed Cookies," released in both the UK and the US in 1972. Personnel: Mick Jagger: lead vocal; Keith Richards: acoustic guitar and harmony vocal; Brian Jones: lead acoustic guitar and harpsichord; Bill Wyman: bass; Charlie Watts: tambourine.
    mbrachmanon April 25, 2017   Link

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