Off the Hook

Composers: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Recorded in Regent Sound Studios, London, September 1964


Performed onstage: 1964-65

Mick Jagger: Vocal
Keith Richards & Brian Jones: Electric guitars
Mick Jagger & Keith Richards: Background vocals
Charlie Watts: Drums
Bill Wyman: Bass


Sitting in my bedroom late last night
Got into bed and turned out the light
Decided to call my baby on the telephone
All I got was a busy tone

It's off the hook

Talking so long she upset my mind
Why are you talking such a long time?
Maybe she's sleeping, maybe she's ill
Phone's disconnected, unpaid bill

Don't want to see her, afraid of what I'd find
Tired of letting her upset me all the time
Back into bed, started reading my books
Take my phone right off of the hook