Song of the Day #2,474: ‘You Got the Silver’ – The Rolling Stones

let_it_bleed‘You Got the Silver,’ from The Rolling Stones’ classic 1969 album Let it Bleed, is arguably the best song to ever feature Keith Richards on lead vocals.

Richards didn’t steal the mic from Mick Jagger very often — maybe once per album — but on some of his tracks it’s hard to imagine anybody else, even Mick, doing a better job.

This simple blues track fits in quite well against the album’s more ambitious songs (‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want,’ ‘Midnight Rambler,’ ‘Monkey Man’ and ‘Gimme Shelter’).

Hey babe, what’s in your eyes?
I saw them flashing like airplane lights
You fill my cup, babe, that’s for sure
I must come back for a little more

[Verse 1]
You got my heart you got my soul
You got the silver you got the gold
You got the diamonds from the mine
Well that’s all right, it’ll buy some time
Tell me, honey, what will I do
When I’m hungry and thirsty too
Feeling foolish, and that’s for sure
Just waiting here at your kitchen door?

Hey baby, what’s in your eyes?
Is that the diamonds from the mine?
What’s that laughing in your smile?
I don’t care, no, I don’t care

[Verse 2]
Oh babe, you got my soul
You got the silver, you got the gold
It’s just your love, just leave me blind
I don’t care, no, that’s no big surprise


2 thoughts on “Song of the Day #2,474: ‘You Got the Silver’ – The Rolling Stones

  1. Dana says:

    This sounds like it could be a Bob Dylan song. Richards does a fine job on vocals, though he ain’t Jagger.

  2. pegclifton says:

    Does remind me of a Bob Dylan song too

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