Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Beast of Burden by The Rolling Stones

I'll never be your beast of burden
My back is broad but it's a hurting
All I want is for you to make love to me
I'll never be your beast of burden
I've walked for miles my feet are hurting
All I want is for you to make love to me
Am I hard enough
Am I rough enough
Am I rich enough
I'm not too blind to see
I'll never be your beast of burden
So let's go home and draw the curtains
Music on the radio
Come on baby make sweet love to me
Am I hard enough
Am I rough enough
Am I rich enough
I'm not too blind to see
Oh little sister
Pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty, girl
You're a pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty girl
Pretty, pretty
Such a pretty, pretty, pretty girl
Come on baby please, please, please
I'll tell ya
You can put me out
On the street
Put me out
With no shoes on my feet
But, put me out, put me out
Put me out of misery
Yeah, all your sickness
I can suck it up
Throw it all at me
I can shrug it off
There's one thing baby
That I don't understand
You keep on telling me
I ain't your kind of man
Ain't I rough enough, ooh baby
Ain't I tough enough
Ain't I rich enough, in love enough
Ooh! Ooh! Please
I'll never be your beast of burden
I'll never be your beast of burden
Never, never, never, never, never, never, never be
I'll never be your beast of burden
I've walked for miles and my feet are hurting
All I want is you to make love to me
I don't need beast of burden
I need no fussing
I need no nursing
Never, never, never, never, never, never, never be

YOU TELL HER MICK!

7 comments:

Ryan Patterson said...

What the hell does being a beast of burden have to do with trying to get laid? Is he plowing her crops (he definitely wants to plow her)? Is he carrying her luggage across the desert? Or carrying hiking gear up a mountain? No... this is just an attempt to make a love song seem different. Aaron.. please don't read a whole shit load of things into this song that aren't really there... like you did with the last song.

I move to start impeachment proceedings.

Aaron Vattano said...

It breaks my heart that Ryan has turned into a mainstream idiot.

Ryan Patterson said...

Elvis is the William Shakespeare of the 1950s. No substance but what is blown up in the imaginatins of pop culture.. and then like lemmings the conformity brigade follows without question. Or at least you would think so the way people jack off to his celebrity like Aaron did in the last song. Anyone up for jacking off to mick jagger and Keith richards? Aaron?

Aaron Vattano said...

I see you did not fully grasp the meaning of my comments. However, it is not important. It is sad that you are no longer a man of intelligent thinking. You might want to go suck a dick

Aaron Vattano said...

As for the beast of burden song:

I agree with Ryan. What is a beast of burden? And this does indeed seem like yet another love song in disguise as something more profound. The one thing that this song has to its credit is at least it isn't don't tell no lies. He wants to fuck her and that's all he wants. He isn't promising anything else. He is begging for some comfort and then they will go their separate ways. At least he has enough clarity not to promise anything to her he is incapable of giving. A lot of love songs do that and it sickens me. At least Mick knew that much about his selfish self. People cream over the Rolling Stones. I am only mildly aware of their music. I have heard all the songs that were played on the radio and never found any of them to be anything special. Except one song they did about not waiting on a lady. But waiting on a friend. That song I loved for some reason and I can't say why.

Dan Tschirhart said...

Ok, as a Rolling Stone fan, I feel the need to chime in here. This song is basically about a guy who wants to make love to a girl, and will put up with some of her baggage, but won't let her treat him like shit.
Is it a brilliantly written song? No
What is a 'Beast of Burden'? A Yak
The Rolling Stones have written a plethora of songs ~ some good, a collection of great ones, and a whole lot of crap (those Brits prefer the term 'rubbish').

Pirate Aggro said...

Uhhhh.... not sure where the Shakespeare thing came from but I think there is a little too must straining for meaning here. This is a dude saying I want to boink you but I don't want any of the baggage that comes with a relationship.