"Start Me Up" as written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards....
If you start me up,
If you start me up I'll never stop

You can start me up,
You can start me up I'll never stop
I've been running hot
You got me just about to blow my top
You can start me up, you can start me up,
I'll never stop, never stop, never stop

You make a grown man cry,
You make a grown man cry
You make a grown man cry,
Spread out the oil, the gasoline
I walk smooth ride in a mean, mean machine
Start it up

You can start me up
Kick on the starter, give it all you've got
(you got, you got)
I can't compete
With the riders in the other heats
If you rough it up
If you like it you can slit it up, slide it up
Slide it up, slide it up
Don't make a grown man cry,
Don't make a grown man cry
Don't make a grown man cry,
My eyes dilate, my lips go green
My hands are greasy, she's a mean, mean machine
Start it up

Start me up
Ah, you've got to, you've got to
Never, never, never stop
Start it up
Ah, start it up, never, never, never
You make a grown man cry
You make a grown man cry
You make a grown man cry
Ride like the wind, at double speed
I'll take you places that you've never, never seen

It you start it up,
Love the day when we will never stop
Never stop, never, never, never stop
Tough me up
Never stop, never stop
You, you, you make a grown man cry
You, you make a dead man come,
You, you, you make a dead man come


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"Start Me Up" as written by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards

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  • +1
    General CommentNot "dead man cum", it should be "dead man come". Jeez.
    pkjunon March 20, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commentit is spelled come and it means ejaculate. If it's a verb (action word) meaning to ejaculate, then it is spelled COME, but if it is a noun (person place or thing) it is spelled CUM. IE Come on my tits baby! You got cum on my tits, baby!
    this isn't necesarilly how it really is. I just made this rule up on the fly, but I really think it should catch on if you spread the word. Also, as a side note, traditionally come is always spelled COME no matter what it means. However, porno magazines spell it CUM in order to give it a distinction from the other word. So, if you think it is spelled cum, then you read a lot of porn, and are therefore a loser, because porn should be looked at and not read.
    KurdtTBOon December 20, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song, like most Stones songs was about...wait for it... wait for it..... SEX, what a surprise.
    General_Bolton November 11, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI thought it was about a lawnmower...really I thought it was about whoopee...
    Or a Windows commercial.
    Thia007on December 01, 2011   Link
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    General Commentcorrect me if i'm wrong, but i think this song is about sex. i mean c'mon "if you star me up i'll never stop" [when you turn me on, i'll go on all night long?] "slide it up, slide it up" [hmmm]. "my hands are greasy..." [hmmm again]. "ride like the wind, at double speed, i'll take u places that you've never ever seen.." and of course "you make a grown man cry, you make a dead man cum.." lol. overall though. terrific song. definitely gets ya goin. you'll never stop, hah.
    appypollyloggyon March 08, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about the passions a man has for his car. The part in the song "You make a grown man cry
    Spread out the oil, the gasoline
    I walk smooth, ride in a mean, mean machine
    Start it up" Mick Jagger is probably referring to a race car. More than likely a drag car. The next verse about his eyes dialating is what its like at the beginning of the race before the lights turn green. Its just my take on it..but hey, i'm not telling you anything that you dont already know.
    hammerhead_jdon March 10, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwtf this song is fuggin awesome and it has 3 comments. This site is full of little emo bitch face kids.
    myhotelyearon May 11, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat's Mick saying at the end? Huh? huh?
    oldrocks93on June 14, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI could care less about finding what this song means, since its had me stumped since the minute I heard it. Great song.
    Yakuza Warlordon June 24, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyou make a dead man come,

    i love that line
    bongoon May 17, 2004   Link

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