The band's on stage and it's one of those nights, oh yeah
The drummer thinks that he is dynamite, oh yeah
You lovely ladies in your leather and lace
A thousand lips I would love to taste, I've got one heart and it hurts like hell

If you can't rock me somebody will
If you can't rock me somebody will

Now, who's that black girl in the bright blue hair? Oh yeah
Now, don't you know that it's rude to stare? Oh yeah
I'm not so green but I'm feelin' so fresh, I simply like to put her to the test
She's so alive and she's dressed to kill, but

If you can't rock me somebody will
If you can't rock me somebody will
If you can't rock me somebody will
If you can't rock me somebody will

Now I ain't lookin' for no pretty face, oh no
Or for some hooker workin' roughish trade
And there ain't nothing like a perfect mate
And I ain't lookin' for no wedding cake

But I been talkin' 'bout it much too long
I think I better sing just one more song
I've got one heart and it hurts like hell
I'm simply dying for some thrills, spills, oh yeah

If you can't rock me, if you can't rock me
Somebody will, somebody will, somebody will
If you can't rock me
Well, well, well, well

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If You Can't Rock Me Lyrics as written by Mick Jagger Keith Richards

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    sex sport
    coo2kachooon April 12, 2005   Link
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    Can you call this a great song? Maybe not. It's at least very good.
    JumpyJackon July 20, 2005   Link
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    True, not great, but good because, well, it's the Stones. The shrieks at the end of certain words knock me out. Pretty images too. "You lovely ladies in your leather and lace, a thousand lips I would love to taste"
    regular_freakon December 07, 2005   Link
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    This song is great. They still play it in concert all the time. It's a good opener on a good album but when you compare it to other stones classics it's not in the league of them but it's cool.
    Nolesy101on April 16, 2006   Link
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    Actually I love this song man, the middle where the bands just messing around is golden right there
    heyjude55on May 12, 2006   Link
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    man I wonder how many times jagger has gotten laid in his life? I definately am envious of his past love life actually come to think of it im envious of anyone that gets laid mainly because I of course being the loser i am have never gotten laid. but thats besides the point my real intents for this post were to say that this song is just grand in its own unique way!
    floydian18on July 08, 2006   Link
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    Just replace the word “rock”with your favourite expletive and it makes much more sense.
    musmortwinon October 30, 2017   Link

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