"Backstreet Girl" as written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards....
I don't want you to be high
I don't want you to be down
Don't want to tell you no lies
Just want to do me a round
Please come right up to my yacht
You will be able to hear what I say

Don't want you out in my world
Just you be my backstreet girl

Please don't be part of my life
Please keep yourself to yourself
Please don't you bother my wife
That way you won't catch no hell
Don't try to ride on my horse
You're not the kind to ride a horse anyway


Please don't you call me at home
Please don't come knockin' at night
Please never ring on the phone
Your manners are never quite right
Please take these favors I grant
Courtesy and luck and nonchalant just ain't your way


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"Backstreet Girl" as written by Mick Jagger Keith Richards

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    General Commenti'm pretty sure mike ness didn't sing.. "please come right up to my yacht"

    funny... but not correct.
    versustheseaon January 21, 2008   Link
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    General Commentis the original version of this song any good?
    poprocksncoke1212on July 28, 2008   Link
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    General CommentHello Poprocksncoke1212;

    In answer to your question "Is the original version of this song any good?", I would reply that I really think so. The lyrics above may match the version represented, which I haven't heard; but they are not, in fact, authentic to the way the song was written. Check another lyric site for the original Rolling Stones lyrcs.

    The first time I heard Backstreet Girl (many years ago), I had asked a local musician at a nearby pub to play some Stones, and he whipped this one out, solo acoustic.

    I was blown away (he REALLY did it justice); at that juncture, I had no idea the Stones did that sort of thing. You can find it on their album "Flowers". Also check out "I'm Just Sitting On A Fence". Love that one...so understated, in a Stonsey way of course.

    As for my take on this song, It's pretty clear that ol' Mick wanted to have his cake and eat it too... I suppose Bianca ("Miss You"? Oh really?), not to mention Jerry Hall (what sort of a boob would cheat on a super-model?) got fed up with that sort of behaviour.

    I once new a fellow, a real cad, who spoke of having a "main squeeze", as well as a few "auxilliary squeezes" on the side, un-beknownst to the main course, natch... needless to say, she got wind of his charlatanism and dropped him like the sack of poop he was (you see, he had led her to believe she was the only one, and she had believed the lying snake).

    But with this song, at least Mick is being up-front about his intentions, so if the girl is willing to play second- or third-fiddle, that's on her...
    Songster22046on September 30, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI just checked the lyrics for the Golden Smog version, which I also have not heard, and they seem to match the Jagger lyrics pretty well. Have to dig out my old Vinyl to be sure...
    Songster22046on September 30, 2008   Link

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