Get Off of My Cloud by The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones

Formed in 1962, the Rolling Stones are a rock band from London. Countering the pop rock of the early sixties they pioneered the gritty and heaver-driven sound that came to define hard rock. The first line-up consisted of Mick Jagger (vocals0, Brian Jones (multi-instrumentalist, Keith Richards (guitar), Charlie Watts (drummer) and Bill Wyman (bass). Brian Jones led the band, putting it together, naming it and diving the sound and look of the band. In 1963 Andrew Oldman became their manager and encouraged them to write their own songs. Jagger and Richards the primary creative force behind the Rolling Stones. Alienated Jones developed a drug addiction and left the band in 1969 shortly before his death. He was replaced by Mick Taylor who left in 1974 and Ronnie Wood joined the band. Following the departure of Bill Wyman in 1993 the band has continued with a four-piece core with Daryll Jones playing bass on tours and on most studio recordings.

Get Off of My Cloud
Album: December’s Children (and Everybody’s)
Date: 1965
Genre: Rock

Lyrics by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards

I live in an apartment on the 99th 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 (Hey), you (You), get off of my cloud
Hey (Hey), you (You), get off of my cloud
Hey (Hey), you (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 3 AM, 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 (Hey), you (You), get off of my cloud
Hey (Hey), you (You), get off of my cloud
Hey (Hey), you (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 mornin’ the parkin’ tickets were just like rags stuck on my window screen

I said hey (Hey), you (You), get off of my cloud
Hey (Hey), you (You), get off of my cloud
Hey (Hey), you (You), get off of my cloud
Don’t hang around ’cause two’s a crowd on my cloud, baby

Hey (Hey), you (You), get off of my cloud
Hey (Hey), you (You), get off of my cloud
Hey (Hey), you (You), get off of my cloud
Don’t hang around, baby two’s a crowd on my cloud, baby

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