"Streets of Love" as written by and Mick Jagger Keith Richards....
Ev'rywhere I hear the sound
Of marching charging feet, boy
'Cause summer's here and the time is right
For fighting in the street, boy

Well now, what can a poor boy do
Except to sing for a rock n' roll band?
'Cause in sleepy London town
There's just no place for a street fighting man, no

Hey think the time is right
For a palace revolution
But where I live the game
To play is compromise solution

Well now, what can a poor boy do
Except to sing for a rock n' roll band?
'Cause in sleepy London town
There's just no place for a street fighting man, no. Get down.

Hey so my name is called Disturbance
I'll shout and scream
I'll kill the king, I'll rail at all his servants

Well, what can a poor boy do
Except to sing for a rock n' roll band?
'Cause in sleepy London town
There's just no place for a street fighting man, no
Get down

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"Street Fighting Man" as written by Mick Jagger Keith Richards

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    General CommentHow could nobody have posted about this song? It's been on here for almost 2 months! I fell in love with this song the first time I heard it.. After going to see the Stones in Moncton (amazing concert), I bought the new CD.. It's so good and this song just stuck out to me.. Although it's an ultimate break-up song and I haven't broken up with anyone lately, I can say that it tells you that all in love is not easy, especially when it seems like everyone around you is in it and you're not. I've cried so many times when I heard this song.. and I'm not usually one to cry. It could also mean that this person here has given up on love because it always ends in heartache, (which is true no matter how optimistic you are..).. Every good thing comes to an end and not every shows their honest intentions in life. I have learnt this time and time again, been played time and time again.. But this is no place for a personal story. This song means so much to me.
    trackmedownon December 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think the chorus says it all nicely. He feels so old and weary after his many relationships. So many have been sad that the streets are drenched with tears. His experience with love has been generally tragic.
    lexusinabasketon December 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI fell in love with this song very recently its sooo goood! Something happened between me and a guy friend and he told me that this song reminds him of me and wat happened. Its a great song and deserves way more comments than it has got! love it.
    Jill100on December 26, 2005   Link
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    General CommentGreat song...and for me is a great message...it represents my love life...so many heartaches and suddenly as you said everything turns to an end...it's sad but I love this song...it represents how hard is to find a true love...when there's so much to hate this days...
    mexicanfanon March 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentJust saw this song live two days ago, the Halifax concert. This song is so, so ,so much better live than studio version, so much better.
    TwistedSisteron September 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentGreat song, and I think the previous comments have been well said. I like the part -
    "A band just played the wedding march
    and the cornerstore mends broken hearts"
    It kinda illustrates two extremes: one couple getting married and being as happy as can be. Another guy experiencing heartache and dealing with it. It reminds me of some Merle Haggard lyrics -
    "Memories and drinks don't mix too well
    Jukebox records don't play those wedding bells"
    smtownon April 25, 2007   Link
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    My OpinionWho said the stones are finished? Great song, cant stop listening to it, even the girls like it, that must be good..
    oolon January 05, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI thought this was an old song of theirs. Shocked to find that its relatively new. Great ballad.
    ben1000046on January 26, 2014   Link

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