The Rolling Stones Get Off Of My Cloud

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The Rolling Stones Get Off Of My Cloud

The Rolling Stones Get Off of My Cloud

Blues Rock

The song “Get Off of My Cloud” was written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. The Stones had great success with their single “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction,” and, of course, the record label executives wanted a follow-on single that would also be successful. Richards said that he thought they could now relax, but instead people were knocking on their door for more. With that in mind, they wanted to protest a bit and say, “Hey, you, get off of my cloud.” In 1965, the single went to #1 in the U.K., on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and Cash Box, and #1 in Germany. It went to  #2 in Australia, #3 in The Netherlands, and #7 in France. Not too shabby. They also included the song on their 1965 album December’s Children (And Everybody’s).

Group members for the track were Mick Jagger (lead vocals), Keith Richards (rhythm guitar, backing vocals), and Brian Jones (12-string guitar, lead guitar, electric piano), Bill Wyman (bass guitar, backing vocals), and Charlie Watts (drums).

Here are the lyrics to “Get Off of My Cloud” by The Rolling Stones:

“I live in an apartment on the ninety-ninth floor of my block
And I sit at home looking out the window
Imagining the world has stopped
Then in flies a guy who’s all dressed up just like a Union Jack
And says, I’ve won five pounds if I have his kind of detergent pack
I said, Hey! You! Get off of my cloud
Hey! You! Get off of my cloud
Hey! You! Get off of my cloud
Don’t hang around ’cause two’s a crowd
On my cloud, baby
The telephone is ringing
I say, “Hi, it’s me. Who is it there on the line?”
A voice says, “Hi, hello, how are you?”
Well, I guess I’m doin’ fine
He says, “It’s three a.m., there’s too much noise
Don’t you people ever wanna go to bed?
Just ’cause you feel so good, do you have
To drive me out of my head?”
I said, Hey! You! Get off of my cloud
Hey! You! Get off of my cloud
Hey! You! Get off of my cloud
Don’t hang around ’cause two’s a crowd
On my cloud baby
I was sick and tired, fed up with this
And decided to take a drive downtown
It was so very quiet and peaceful
There was nobody, not a soul around
I laid myself out, I was so tired and I started to dream
In the morning the parking tickets were just like
A flag stuck on my window screen
I said, Hey! You! Get off of my cloud
Hey! You! Get off of my cloud
Hey! You! Get off of my cloud
Don’t hang around ’cause two’s a crowd
On my cloud
Hey! You! Get off of my cloud
Hey! You! Get off of my cloud
Hey! You! Get off of my cloud
Don’t hang around, baby, two’s a crowd”

For more songs by The Rolling Stones: “Satisfaction,” “Mother’s Little Helper,” “Paint it Black,” and “Gimme Shelter.”

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