"Stray Cat Blues" as written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards....
I hear the click-clack of your feet on the stairs
I know you're no scare-eyed honey
There'll be a feast if you just come upstairs
But it's no hanging matter
It's no capital crime

I can see that you're fifteen years old
No I don't want your I.D.
And I've seen that you're so far from home
But it's no hanging matter
It's no capital crime

Oh yeah, you're a strange stray cat
Oh yeah, don'tcha scratch like that
Oh yeah, you're a strange stray cat
Bet your mama don't know you scream like that
I bet your mother don't know you can spit like that.

You look so weird and you're so far from home
But you don't really miss your mother
Don't look so scared I'm no mad-brained bear
But it's no hanging matter
It's no capital crime
Oh, yeah
Woo!

I bet your mama don't know that you scratch like that
I bet she don't know you can bite like that

You say you got a friend, that she's wilder than you
Why don't you bring her upstairs
If she's so wild then she can join in too
It's no hanging matter
It's no capital crime

Oh yeah, you're a strange stray cat
Oh yeah, don'tcha scratch like that
Oh yeah, you're a strange stray cat
I bet you mama don't know you can bite like that
I'll bet she never saw you scratch my back


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"Stray Cat Blues" as written by Mick Jagger Keith Richards

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  • +4
    General CommentUnderage sex. Oh, how I love this song :P
    appypollyloggyon May 02, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentFantastic song! The epitome of rock n roll sleaze.
    JumpyJackon November 12, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is so cool, it's so rough
    heyjude55on April 30, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGreat tune. It's so naughty..
    GinaMarzon July 20, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love the way that he says the line "it's no hanging matter" ("it's no hangin' mattawww!!")
    GinaMarzon July 20, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is so wrong...and so good!
    sailingallaloneon December 29, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYeah i think this song's pretty much about sleeping with a minor, or maybe two 'You say you got a friend, she's wilder than you, Why don't you bring her upstairs'. They don't write em like this anymore
    midnight-rambleron March 23, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentgeez i thought i was dumb when trying to understand song lyrics but by some of the answers her i consider myself a genius


    this song is simply a true song about the band having sex with teenage girls in their hotel room

    bet your momma dont know that you scream like that!

    just young groupie girls having agood time

    as iggy pop once said "the prime mover in rock n roll is the desire to fuck teenage girls"

    and was their any band that didnt?

    think

    chuck berry
    jimmy page
    jerry lee lewis
    elvis

    all had very young teenage groupie girlfriends at one stage during their career

    this song is great beacause it is so true and honest
    indiankirbyon September 20, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOn one live version of this -- maybe on Get your Ya-Ya's out -- Mick elevated the crime by changing "fifteen" to "thirteen".... Bad, bad Mick.
    illrideron September 30, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think Bill Wyman took a little too much courage from this song.
    coo2kachooon April 13, 2005   Link

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