"Something Happened To Me Yesterday" as written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards....
Something happened to me yesterday
Something I can't speak of right away
Something happened to me
Something oh so groovy
Something happened to me yesterday

He don't know if it's right or wrong
Maybe he should tell someone
He's not sure just what it was
Or if it's against the law
Something

Something very strange I hear you say
You're talking in a most peculiar way
But something really threw me
Something oh so groovy
Something happened to me yesterday
(Yesterday)

He don't know just where it's gone
He don't really care at all
No one's sure just what it was
Or the meaning and the cause
Something

(What kinda joint is this)

(Take your partners)

Me don't know if it's right or wrong
Maybe he should tell someone
He's not sure just what it was
Or if it's against the law
Something

Someone says there's something more to pay
For sins that you committed yesterday
It's really rather drippy
But something oh so trippy
Something happened to me yesterday

He don't know just where it's gone
He don't really care at all
No one's sure just what it was
Or the meaning and the cause
Something

Someone's singing loud across the bay
Sittin on a mat about to pray
Isn't half as looney
As something oh so groovy
Something happened to me yesterday

He don't know if it's right or wrong
Maybe he should tell someone
He's not sure just what it was
Or if it's against the law
Something

[spoken]
Well thank you very much and now I think it's time for us
All to go. so from all of us to all of you not forgetting
The boys in the band and our producer, Reg Thorpe,
We'd like to say "God Bless". So, if you're out tonight,
Don't forget, if you're on your bike, wear white...amen.


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"Something Happened to Me Yesterday" as written by Mick Jagger Keith Richards

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    General CommentA book I read about psychedelic music mentioned this song. It said that it was about taking drugs, specifically of the psychedelic variety. The drug trip was what happened to the narrator the day before. This is why he describes it as groovy and trippy. He doesn't know whether or not it was illegal or whether or not he should tell anyone about it. The seventh stanza basically says that he has no idea what exactly the drug was or why it happened or what it was all about. There's more I could say about it, but that's basically the gist of it.

    Until reading that book, I had always thought the song might have had something to do with drugs, but after I read it my suspicions were pretty much affirmed.

    (By the way, if anyone wants to read that book, it was called "Turn On Your Mind". I can't remember who wrote it, but he's written some other books about music. The book is about the history of psychedelic music from the 60's to the 90's.)
    Pippin the Mercuryon March 10, 2009   Link
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    Song Meaningthe day after a groovy psychedelic experience. reminds me of being a teen...never feel like that any more
    limerenceon July 06, 2013   Link
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    General CommentWhat a great, understated, slyly humorous song!

    I'm with Pippin above that the something in question was a psychedelic drug, presumably the dread LSD, that happened to Mick and Keith sometime in 1966.

    People regularly dismiss the Stones' acid-tinged rock, but "Something Happened" and most of "Their Satanic Majesties Request" remain quirky favorites for me in the Stones catalog.
    LuckyTownon December 27, 2016   Link

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