"Fingerprint File" as written by and Mick/richards Jagger....
Fingerprint file, you get me down
You keep me running
Know my way around
Yes, you do, child
Fingerprint file, you bring me down
Keep me running
You keep me on the ground
Know my moves
Way ahead of time
Listening to me
On your satellite

Feeling followed
Feeling tagged
Crossing water
Trying to wipe my tracks

And there's some little jerk in the FBI
A keepin' papers on me six feet high
It gets me down, it gets me down, it gets me down

You better watch out
On your telephone
Wrong number
They know you ain't home

And there's some little jerk in the FBI
A keepin' papers on me six feet high
It gets me down, it gets me down, it gets me down
Who's the man on the corner, that corner over there
I don't know
Well, you better lay low watch out
Keep on the look out
Electric eyes
Rats on the sell out
Who gonna testify
You know my habits
Way a head of time
Listening to me
On your satellite

And there's some little jerk in the FBI
A keepin' papers on me six feet high
It gets me down, it gets me down, it gets me down
It gets me down
Hello, baby, mm-hmm
Ah, yeah, you know we ain't, we ain't talkin' alone
Who's listening? Well I don't really know
But you better tell the SIS to keep out of sight
'Cause I know they takin' pictures on the ultraviolet light
Yes, uh huh, yeah, but these days it's all secrecy; no privacy
Shoot first, that's right you know

Bye bye
Right now somebody is listening to you
Keeping their eyes peeled on you
Mmm, mmm, what a price, what a price to pay
All right, good night, sleep tight


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"Fingerprint File" as written by Michael Jagger Keith Richards

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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    General Commentthis is a sweet song. i dont know for sure, but i believe it is partly about indignance to modern technology or the FBI or something. btw, some of those lyrics r wrong.
    PaulLiveson November 15, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis is a fucking genious song. its so cool towards the ending and then he just cracks his throat and the album ends! so awesome! great tune. great band. great style. fuck!
    heyjude55on April 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWhen this was recorded you could read it as somebody being a bit paranoid.Turned out to be prescient because these days some little jerk in the FBI probably has files on us all. "What a price to pay"- damn right!
    morbid moragon October 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think this song might be about John Lennon. The FBI had a big file on him in an attempt to have him deported (which failed).
    Tom_And_Jerryon October 17, 2008   Link

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