"No Expectations" as written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards....
Take me to the station
And put me on a train
I've got no expectations
To pass through here again

Once I was a rich man and
Now I am so poor
But never in my sweet short life
Have I felt like this before

You heart is like a diamond
You throw your pearls at swine
And as I watch you leaving me
You pack my peace of mind

Our love was like the water
That splashes on a stone
Our love is like our music
It's here, and then it's gone

So take me to the airport
And put me on a plane
I've got no expectations
To pass through here again

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"No Expectations" as written by Mick Jagger Keith Richards

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    General Commentthis song is so soulful and blues-y...it means quite a bit to me. its about having someone you love leave you; it hurts. to try and be devoid of emotion and walk away from it, knowing it'll never be the same away is deeply sad. you can go anywhere and be nowhere at all once you see that the one place you truly want to be, you can't. love can be so so sweet, to see someone else's pure thoughts and soul is precious, this song is also about having seen that once. ouch ouch :-(
    mightypancakeson March 05, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commentbest song off beggars banquet
    heartforareindeeron November 13, 2010   Link
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    General Commentyo whys it just one entry this song is fuckin tight
    yeah i agree too mighty, and you sound like your boy just dumped you although it was like 9 months ago.. alright but the slide guitar on this song is off the hook
    yeahyeahyoyoon December 07, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think the slide on this track was the last thing brian jones ever played on a stones record.
    willia05on February 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis was one of those songs back in the 70's early 80's, when it came on the radio, I always felt like I was getting a treat.
    coo2kachooon April 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYou're right. willia05 on 02-12-2005 @ 02:37:23 AM
    JosephWolfon January 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSurely it's "peace of mind", not "piece".

    That seems to make more sense...
    ThomYorkeGuyGarvey92on August 10, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI've loved this song since it soothed me on my first acid trip in some nasty old trailer full of strange young things in the 80s. "No expectations" to me suggests total acceptance and release. I love the way the piano trills off at the end like a bird flying away. The lyrics are full of gems - "as I watch you leaving me, you pack my piece of mind" - just phenomenal. Like this atrocity is occuring, but, fuck it, basically.
    ugotstahwonderon April 20, 2012   Link

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