You Can't Catch Me

Composers: Chuck Berry     

   Original performers: Chuck Berry (1955)
Recording: Regent Sound Studios, London September 1964

Never performed onstage


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

I bought a brand new airmobile
It was custom made, it was a Flight DeVille
With a powerful motor and some hideaway wings
Push in on the button and you can hear her sing

Now you can't catch me
No, baby, you can't catch me
Cause if you get too close
You know I'm gone like a cool breeze

New Jersey Turnpike in the wee wee hours
I was rolling slowly 'cause of drizzling showers
Here come a flat-top, he was moving up with me
Then come sailing goodbye in a little old souped-up Mini

I put my foot in my tank and I begin to roll
Moaning sirens, it was the state patrol
So I get out my wings and then I blew my horn
Bye bye New Jersey, I've become airborne

Flying with my baby last Saturday night
Wasn't no grey cloud floating in sight
Big full moon shining up above
Cuddle up, honey, be my love

Sweetest little thing that I ever seen
I'm going to name you Maybellene
Finding all the beams set on flight control
Radio tuned to rock & roll

Two, three hours passing by
Altitude dropped to 505
Fuel consumption way too fast
Let's get on home before we run out of gas