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The Rolling Stones - Sympathy For The Devil (Lyric Video)




"Sympathy for the Devil" is a song by English rock band the Rolling Stones, written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. It is the opening track on their 1968 album Beggars Banquet.




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 faith


I was 'round when Jesus Christ

Had his moment 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

But what's puzzling you

Is the nature of my game


I stuck around St. Petersberg

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 with glee as your kings and queens

Fought for ten decades

For the Gods they made

I shouted out

"Who killed the Kennedys?"

When after all

It was you and me


Let me please introduce myself

I'm a man of wealth and taste

And I lay traps for troubadours

Who get killed before they reach Bombay


Pleased to meet you

Hope you guessed my name, oh yeah

But what's puzzling you is the nature of my game, oh yeah

Well, get down, hit it


Pleased to meet you

Hope you guess my name, oh yeah

But what's confusin’ you is just the nature of my game


Just as every cop is a criminal

And all the sinners saints

As heads is tails just call me Lucifer

'Cause 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 politesse

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



“Sympathy For The Devil (Official Lyric Video)”

Directed by: Lucy Dawkins and Tom Readdy at Yes Please Productions

Producers: Julian Klein, Robin Klein

(C) 2018 ABKCO Music & Records, Inc.




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