Rolling Stones - Sympathy For The Devil

ROLLING STONES


Sympathy For The Devil Lyrics

Please allow me to introduce myself
I'm a man of wealth and taste
I've been around for a long, long year
Stole many a man's soul and fate

I was 'round when Jesus Christ
Had his moments of doubt and pain
Made damn sure that Pilate
Washed his hands and sealed his fate

Pleased to meet you
Hope you guess my name, oh yeah
But what's puzzling you
Is the nature of my game

I stuck around St. Petersburg
When I saw it was a time for a change
Killed the Czar and his ministers
Anastasia screamed in vain

I rode a tank
Held a General's rank
When the Blitzkrieg raged
And the bodies stank

Pleased to meet you
Hope you guess my name, oh yeah
What's puzzling you
Is the nature of my game, oh yeah

I watched the glee
While your kings and queens
Fought for ten decades
For the Gods they made

I shouted out
"Who killed the Kennedys?"
Well after all
It was you and me

Let me please introduce myself
I'm a man of wealth and taste
And I laid traps for troubadours
Who get killed before they reached Bombay

Pleased to meet you
Hope you guess my name, oh yeah
But what's puzzling you
Is the nature of my game, oh yeah

Pleased to meet you
Hope you guess my name, oh yeah
But what's confusing you
Is just the nature of my game, ooh yeah

Just as every cop is a criminal
And all the sinners saints
As heads is tails just call me Lucifer
I'm in need of some restraint

So if you meet me, have some courtesy
Have some sympathy and some taste
Use all your well learned politics
Or I'll lay your soul to waste, mmm yeah

Pleased to meet you
Hope you guess my name, mmm yeah
But what's puzzling you
Is the nature of my game, get down
Woo hoo, ah yeah, get on down, oh yeah

Tell me, baby, what's my name?
Tell me, honey, baby guess my name
Tell me, baby, what's my name?
I'll ya one time you're to blame

What's my name?
Tell me, baby, what's my name?
Tell me, sweetie, what's my name?

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Songwriter(s): Mick Jagger, Keith Richards
Copyright: Mirage Music Int. Ltd. c/o Essex Music Int. L, Mirage Music Int. Ltd. c/o Essex Music Int. Ltd., Abkco
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Meaning to "Sympathy For The Devil" song text (10 meanings)
psych01 11/06/11,02:02
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I have for a long time wondered if this was an answer to Don McLean's song American Pie which references Mick Jagger as the devil. A timeline might help or further my interest.
Sabine 12/06/12,04:13
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hey folks, jagger wrote this song because of the book the master and margarita from Michail Bulgakow,an excellent wonderful book. read it.
oczyszczanie organizmu 10/24/12,10:27
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richieprimo 09/17/12,12:10
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Agree with GM Keaton... It should be use all your well-learned politesse, or I'll lay your soul to waste (not politics)
mlc 07/20/12,07:44
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devil has a hand in all major world events from the begining of time till now. he is the ruler of the world. His power is limited only by God. Jagger is idolizing his God the devil. Deep dark lyrics.
Deano 12/05/11,13:30
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Just a song about the devil. A great band working what's popular. In the time when the song came out the popular issues of the day were Jesus Freaks and satan worshipers.
Philadelphia 12/02/11,08:28
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His game is to weed out the selfish. We are Eve he is Adam. God separated the light from the darkness, And saw that it was good.
rojai 08/27/11,13:56
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When this song appeared I enjoy it a lot, I did'n know english at that time, now understanding the lyrics, this song kind of make me scared because this song is like straight devil's taking.
Boon Companions 02/11/11,00:50
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Rick Winters what is wrong with you? You totally butchered these great lyrics. They used to be fine. You should read more literature so that you know what to listen for in a well-written song.
Victor Alexander 11/02/09,19:31
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On original Beggars Banquet album where this track first appeared the line, Baby what's YOUR name is shouted instead of I'll ya one time you're to blame, at the end of the track
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