Song of the Day #4,796: ‘Shattered’ – The Rolling Stones

Today is my sister’s birthday, and you all know what it means when a birthday falls on a Random Weekend. Time to spin the wheel and see what the Random iTunes Fairy has in store by way of celebration.

And it’s… ‘Shattered,’ the final track on The Rolling Stones’ 1978 album Some Girls. This album, which embraced the dominant disco sound of the era, was critically acclaimed and became the band’s top-selling album.

While Some Girls was a dance record, of sorts, ‘Shattered’ owes more to the emerging punk rock scene.

Similarly, my sister is a big helping of disco with a side of punk rock. Happy Birthday, Amy!

Uh huh shattered, uh huh shattered
Love and hope and sex and dreams
Are still surviving on the street
Look at me, I’m in tatters
I been shattered

[Verse 1]
Friends are so alarming, and my lover’s never charming
Life’s just a cocktail party on the street
Big Apple, people dressed in plastic bags, directing traffic
(Shadoobie, shattered)
Some kind of fashion
(Shadoobie, shattered)

Laughter, joy, and loneliness and sex and sex and sex and sex
And look at me, I’m in tatters
I’m a shattered

[Verse 2]
All this chitter-chatter, chitter-chatter, chitter-chatter about
Shmatta, shmatta, shmatta, I can’t give it away on 7th Avenue
This town’s been wearing tatters, uh huh (Shadoobie, shattered)
Work and work for love and sex
Ain’t you hungry for success, success, success, success
Does it matter? (Shattered)
Does it matter?

Ahhh, look at me, I’m a shattered
I’m a shattered
Look at me, I’m a shattered, yeah

[Verse 3]
Pride and joy and greed and sex
That’s what makes that town the best
Pride and joy and dirty dreams and still surviving on the street (shattered)
And look at me, I’m in tatters, yeah (shattered)

I’m in tatters, what does it matter (shattered)
Does it matter, uh-huh (shattered)
Does it matter? Uh-huh
I’m shattered
Mm-mm, I’m shattered

Huh shadoobie, shattered
Huh shadoobie, shattered
Shadoobie, shattered, shattered

Don’t you know the crime rate’s going up, up, up, up, up? (Shadoobie, shattered)
To live in this town you must be tough, tough, tough, tough, tough, tough, tough (Shadoobie, shattered) (Shadoobie, shattered, shattered)
We’ve got rats on the west side, bed bugs uptown (Shadoobie, shattered)
What a mess, this town’s in tatters, I’ve been shattered (Shadoobie, shattered)
My brain’s been battered, splattered all over Manhattan (Shadoobie, shattered)

Shadoobie, shattered, shattered
What I say?
Shadoobie, shattered
Shadoobie, shattered
Shadoobie, shattered

This town’s full of money grabbers (Shadoobie, shattered)
Go ahead, bite the Big Apple, don’t mind the maggots, uh-huh (Shadoobie, shattered) (Shadoobie, shattered)

Shadoobie, my brain’s been battered
(Shadoobie, shattered, shattered)
My friends they come around, they flatter, flatter, flatter, flatter, flatter, flatter, flatter
(Shadoobie, shattered) (Shadoobie, shattered)
Pile it up, pile it up, pile it high on the platter
(Shadoobie, shattered, shattered)

3 thoughts on “Song of the Day #4,796: ‘Shattered’ – The Rolling Stones

  1. Peg says:

    Happy Birthday Amy ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  2. Dana Gallup says:

    Lol! Given how annoyed Amy is with repetition in songs, the Random ITunes Fairy clearly doesn’t know her very well and whiffed on this birthday gift. What is the return policy for SOTD?🤪

  3. Amy says:

    I’d say the iTunes fairy and my brother both have a fabulous sense of humor. 😜

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