"Brown Sugar" as written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards....
Gold Coast slave ship bound for cotton fields
Sold in the market down in New Orleans
Scarred old slaver knows he's doin' all right
Hear him whip the women just around midnight

Brown sugar, how come you taste so good
Brown sugar, just like a young girl should

Drums beatin' cold, English blood runs hot
Lady of the house wonderin' when it's gonna stop
House boy knows that he's doin' all right
You should have heard him just around midnight

Brown sugar, how come you taste so good
Brown sugar, just like a young girl should

Brown sugar, how come you dance so good
Brown sugar, just like a black girl should

I bet your mama was a Cajun Queen
And all her boyfriends were sweet sixteen
I'm no school boy but I know what I like
You should have heard them just around midnight

Brown sugar, how come you taste so good
Brown sugar, just like a black girl should

I said, yeah, yeah, yeah, woo
How come you, how come you dance so good
Yeah, yeah, yeah, woo
Just like a, just like a black girl should
Yeah, yeah, yeah, woo


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"Brown Sugar" as written by Mick Jagger Keith Richards

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    General CommentI think killingFloor makes a good point...it reminds me of some other Stones songs like "Jumpin' Jack Flash" or "Rocks Off" which may also be mainly drug-inspired, but are too ambiguous to tell for certain. Also...for what it's worth, I remember reading Entertainment Weekly describe the song as a "paradoxical bondage fantasy", which I can see too.
    lilavation October 13, 2002   Link

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