Song of the Day #3,607: ‘Bitch’ – The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones’ Sticky Fingers is album three in one of the greatest four-album runs in music history.

It starts with 1968’s Beggar’s Banquet, then 1969’s Let It Bleed, Sticky Fingers in 1971, and finally Exile On Main St. in 1972. Five years, four stone-cold classic albums featuring some of the most indelible rock music ever recorded.

I’d have a hard time ranking those albums in order of preference. Every one is flawless in its own way. Do you lead with the album that features ‘Sympathy for the Devil,’ ‘Street Fighting Man’ and ‘Stray Cat Blues’ or the one that features ‘Gimme Shelter,’ ‘Let It Bleed’ and ‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want?’ The album with ‘Tumbling Dice,’ ‘All Down the Line’ and ‘Shine a Light’ or the one with ‘Brown Sugar,’ ‘Wild Horses’ and ‘Moonlight Mile?’

Today’s SOTD is a less-heralded Sticky Fingers track, but it’s a sleazy juggernaut.

[Verse 1]
I’m feeling so tired, can’t understand it
Just had a fortnight’s sleep
I’m feeling so stuffed, I’m so distracted
Ain’t touched a thing all week

I’m feeling drunk, juiced up and sloppy
Ain’t touched a drink all night
I’m feeling hungry, can’t see the reason
Just had a horse meat pie

[Chorus]
Yeah when you call my name
I salivate like a Pavlov dog
Yeah when you lay me out
My heart is beating louder than a big bass drum, alright

[Verse 2]
Yeah, you got to mix it, child, you got to fix
It must be love, it’s a bitch
Yeah, you got to mix it, child, you got to fix
It must be love, it’s a bitch
Alright

Sometimes I’m sexy, move like a stud
Like kicking the stall all night
Sometimes I’m so shy, got to be worked on
Don’t have no bark or bite
Alright

[Chorus]

[Outro]
I said Hey, yeah, get all right now, get it
Got to be
Hey, I’ll get on right now, get it

Hey, hey, hey
Hey, hey, yeah
Hey, hey, hey
Hey, hey, yeah
Hey, hey, hey
Hey, hey, yeah
Hey, hey, hey
Hey, hey, yeah – get on
Hey, hey, hey

One thought on “Song of the Day #3,607: ‘Bitch’ – The Rolling Stones

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    Well, given the select cuts you mentioned, I would probably rank Let it Bleed highest, but I confess that I have never heard any of these albums cover to cover.

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