Song of the Day #2,522: ‘Think’ – The Rolling Stones

aftermath

Here’s another of those rare cases where an important milestone falls on a Random Weekend, allowing the fates to offer up either a fitting tribute or an ironic commentary on the event.

The occasion today is my oldest daughter’s 13th birthday. So, Random iTunes Fairy, what song will you deliver to mark the passing of my first born into her teenage years? Surprise us!

Hmm. A Rolling Stone track from the back half of 1966’s Aftermath. A solid album and a good song, to be sure, but not the meaningful offering I expected.

On the other hand, some of these lyrics are oddly appropriate, particularly the fourth verse:

“We’re not children anymore / We don’t need to play with toys / Take a look and you will find you’re getting old before your time”

A cautionary message to a girl entering her teen years, perhaps? At any rate, Happy Birthday Sophia!

[Verse 1]
I’m giving you a piece of my mind
There no charge of any kind
Try a very simple test
You should just retrace your steps

[Chorus]
And think back, back a little bit baby
Back, back alright
Think, think, think back baby
Think, think back a bit girl
Think, think, think back baby
Tell me who’s fault was that, babe?
Tell me who’s fault was that, babe?

[Verse 2]
Think about a year ago
How we lived I’ll never know
Conning people for a dime
Here’s another piece of my mind

[Chorus]

[Verse 3]
Take a look inside yourself
You’re not really someone else
Still, I am the same old me
You say I lack maturity

[Chorus]
But think back, back a little bit baby
Back, back, alright!

[Verse 4]
We’re not children anymore
We don’t need to play with toys
Take a look and you will find
You’re getting old before your time

[Chorus]

[Verse 5]
I said think
You’d better think back a little bit
I said think
What about last year and the year before?
I said think
You promised me so much
I said think
Don’t you remember what you said?

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4 thoughts on “Song of the Day #2,522: ‘Think’ – The Rolling Stones

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    No song included

    Dana M. Gallup

    Sent from my IPad.

  2. Clay says:

    Oops. It’s up now.

  3. Dana says:

    Thanks…and happy birthday, Sophia! I think as a teenager, she should be a regular reader and commenter on your blog.😄

  4. Peg says:

    Happy 13th Birthday Sophia!

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