"Memory Motel" as written by and Mick/richards Jagger....
Hannah honey was a peachy kind of girl
Her eyes were hazel
And her nose were slightly curved
We spent a lonely night at the Memory Motel
It's on the ocean, I guess you know it well
It took a starry to steal my breath away
Down on the water front
Her hair all drenched in spray
Hannah baby was a honey of a girl
Her eyes were hazel
And her teeth were slightly curved
She took my guitar and she began to play
She sang a song to me
Stuck right in my brain
You're just a memory of a love
That used to be
You're just a memory of a love
That used to mean so much to me
She got a mind of her own
And she use it well
Well she's one of a kind
She's got a mind
She got a mind of her own
And she use it mighty fine
She drove a pick-up truck
Painted green and blue
The tires were wearing thin
She turned a mile or two
When I asked her where she headed for
"Back up to Boston I'm singing in a bar"
I got to fly today on down to Baton Rouge
My nerves are shot already
The road ain't all that smooth
Across in Texas is the rose of San Antone
I keep on a feeling that's gnawing in my bones
You're just a memory of a love
That used to mean so much to me
You're just a memory girl
You're just a sweet memory
And it used to mean so much to me
Sha la la la la
She got a mind of her own
And she use it well
Mighty fine, she's one of a kind
On the seventh day my eyes were all a glaze
We've been ten thousand miles
Been in fifteen states
Every woman seemed to fade out of my mind
I hit the bottle and hit the sack and cried
What's all this laughter on the 22nd floor
It's just some friends of mine
And they're busting down the door
Been a lonely night at the Memory Motel

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"Memory Motel" as written by Mick Jagger Keith Richards

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    General CommentThe popular thought is that the song recalls an affair between Carly Simon and Mick Jagger. I believe that Jagger confirmed this in a later interview. Carly Simon hasn't commented - but then, I'm not sure she would. She's rather reclusive when it comes to the media.
    Whaleon March 18, 2010   Link
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    General CommentLove lost. Love from the past that sneaks up on you.
    CandyKane7on May 21, 2002   Link
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    General CommentHad an awesome love, then lost her somehow. Now he is remembering the Motel, and the night they had.
    Tyler250on July 08, 2002   Link
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    General CommentTo me, it's about a musician who has fallen in love with a woman he's met one time, but is unable to forget about her, even with the trips on the roads and the hotel parties after the concerts.
    CB2001on May 20, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthe live version with Dave Matthews is good too.
    On that version Dave sings the "I hit the bottle and hit the sack and cried" part and it gives a new interpretation to the song. The way he sings the line it makes it seem like "hitting the sack" has nothing to do with sleeping but all to do with a bag of mary jane.\
    just a thought., i dunno.
    johnnymacon January 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think Keith's lines, with that great, broken, tortured voice of his makes the song.
    JumpyJackon May 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentA little trivia the Memory Motel is in Montauk on Long Island. It's near The Church Estate, which Andy Warhol bought in 1972.
    kfe2on February 02, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti've been there with this song blasting in my head on a rainy, foggy March day when the resorts were abandoned and no one was to be seen but an occasional taxicab. and i sang tra la la la, sha la la la, wa la la la, la la la
    endofsorrow92on May 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentDave Matthews can lick my ballsack. For fuck's sake, johnnymac, this is the same guy that knackered All Along the Watchtower. Pull your socks up son.
    alfiebabyon May 05, 2006   Link
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    General Commentagain....... read this story: profile.myspace.com/…

    it says; " The second songs that was written while we were there was, "Memory Motel." Keith took the title from Ronnie, when he heard him speaking to me "I love this place. It reminds me of the good times we have shared; it's a memory motel." So that is how that song came about."
    green_heavenon August 09, 2006   Link

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