Street Fighting Man Lyrics - The Rolling Stones

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(M. Jagger/K. Richards)

Ev'rywhere I hear the sound of marching, charging feet, boy
'Cause summer's here and the time is right for fighting in the street, boy
But what can a poor boy do
Except to sing for a rock 'n' roll band
'Cause in sleepy London town
There's just no place for a street fighting man
No

Hey! Think the time is right for a violent revolution
'Cause where I live the game to play is compromise solution
Well, then what can a poor boy do
Except to sing for a rock 'n' roll band
'Cause in sleepy London town
There's just no place for a street fighting man
No

Hey! Said my name is called disturbance
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I'll shout and scream, I'll kill the king, I'll rail at all his servants
Well, what can a poor boy do
Except to sing for a rock 'n' roll band
'Cause in sleepy London town
There's just no place for a street fighting man
No






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Upon the curious absence of a review | Reviewer: Colm Connolly | 3/10/13

Perhaps it is so because the newsmedia cartels who have taken over all coverage of rock music worldwide, make up a lot of garbage to big-note themselves in their gold-plated penthouses which compare no relevance at all to street level rock-n-roll reality.

In Swinging London in the 1960s, rock-n-roll was for the working class and poor. As there were no affluent, intellectual jobs for the poor boy he of course took up playing in rock-n-roll bands as a career.

This is what I did in Belfast and I didn't get such insight from heeding any big global newsmedia cartels. We had no money (poor) and no education and so I played in rock-n-roll bands in Belfast all through the 1960s as a "career" (what career?)

How did Belfast compare to LA? I don't know I was never in LA. Maybe like a grave-yard with lights as one Belfast rhythm-n-blues head (of initials GS) so aptly put it.

I don't give this in Jane Austen language either as we never spoke Jane Austen and certainly not when referring to 1968:

Verse 1 means:

I see all this stuff about student demonstrations going on around the world on television.

But what else can a poor boy do to support them other than by speaking from his "career" (he has no money and no education) in a rock-n-roll band?

Verse 2 means:

Time for a violent revolution because the only thing offered to students is compromise.

A working class boy is too poor and uneducated to be hob-nobbing with 'the man'
or any compromise.

But what else can a poor boy do to support them other than by speaking from his "career" (he has no money and no education) in a rock-n-roll band?

Verse 3 means:

This is one of these educational "Tale of Two Cities" (London and Paris) sort of things.

Here's to the French Revolution when King Louis met his fate and to the French student demonstrations in Paris in 1968.

But what else can a poor boy do to support them other than by speaking from his "career" (he has no money and no education) in a rock-n-roll band?





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