"Turd On The Run" as written by and Mick/richards Jagger....
Grabbed hold of your coattail but it come off in my hand
I reached for your lapel but it weren't sewn on so grand
Begged, promised anything if only you would stay
Well, I lost a lot of love over you, yeah

Fell down to my knees and I hung onto your pants
But you just kept on runnin' while they ripped off in my hands
Di'mond rings, Vaseline, you give me disease
Well, I lost a lot of lover over you

I boogied in the ballroom, I boogied in the dark
Tie your hands, tie your feet, throw you to the sharks
Make you sweat, make you scream, make you wish you'd never been
I lost a lot of love over you, ow I did

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"Turd On The Run" as written by Mick Jagger Keith Richard

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  • +1
    General CommentI always think this song is about some guy from Mick's youth. If it is about someone specific, I can't tell who, but I've always liked the deliberate high/low contrast in the lyrics.
    lilavation October 13, 2002   Link
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    General Commenthmmm, sounds to me llike it's about a guy who is getting the worst of it in a relationship......some very cool lyrics.

    He gives her diamond rings and she gives him the disae......made the sleve so you no Mick loved it
    pton January 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA partody on Paul McCartneys Wings album called "Band On The Run".
    chrisb1on March 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcool title
    heyjude55on April 28, 2006   Link
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    General Commentfave song on exile on main street
    ikhabaat_craneon January 05, 2007   Link
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    General Commentsound like chuck berry's song...
    pilateon October 18, 2008   Link
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    General CommentObvious lyrics. This one has potential.
    smellingtheroses12on February 21, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationI actually think this is a song about a gay love affair gone wrong. Look at some of the lyrics - "reached for your lapel", "hung onto your pants", "diamond rings, Vaseline, you give me disease", etc. In any case, while it has a sort of cool boogie rhythm to it, I think it is by far the weakest moment on 'Exile'. In fact, I feel it is the ONLY weak moment on 'Exile'.
    bobbykon September 22, 2018   Link

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