The Spider and the Fly

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The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in Dartford in 1962. The earliest settled line-up consisted of Brian Jones (guitar, harmonica), Ian Stewart (keyboards, piano), Mick Jagger (lead vocals, harmonica), Keith Richards (guitar, vocals), Bill Wyman (bass) and Charlie Watts (drums). Since Wyman's retirement in 1993, the band's full members have been Jagger, Richards, Watts and guitarist Ronnie Wood who joined in 1975. Darryl Jones (bassist) and Chuck Leavell (keyboardist) are regular contributors but not full band members. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted the Rolling Stones in 1989, noting that "critical acclaim and popular consensus has accorded them the title of the “World’s Greatest Rock and Roll Band.”Rolling Stone magazine ranked … more »

Sittin' thinkin' sinkin' drinkin' 
Wondering what I'd do when I'm through tonight 
Smoking moping, maybe just hopin' 
Some little girl will pass on by 
Don't want to be alone but I love my girl at home 
I remember what she said 
She said, "My, my, my don't tell lies, keep fidelity in your head 
My my my, don't tell lies. When you're done you should go to bed 
Don't say hi, like a spider to a fly 
Jump right ahead and you're dead" 

Sit up, fed up, low down go round 
Down to the bar at the place I'm at 
Sitting drinking, supereficially thinking 
About the rinsed-out blonde on my left 
Then I said, "hi" like a spider to a fly 
Remembering what my little girl said 

She was common, flirty, she looked about thirty 
I would have run away but I was on my own 
She told me later she's a machine operator 
She said she liked the way I held the microphone 
I said my, my, like the spider to the fly 
Jump right ahead in my web


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