Sittin' on a Fence

Composers: Mick Jagger & Keith Richards

Recording: RCA Studios, Los Angeles, USA December 1965

Never performed onstage


Lead vocal: Mick Jagger
Acoustic guitars: Keith Richards & Brian Jones
Cymbals: Charlie Watts 
Bass: Bill Wyman
Harmony vocal: Keith Richards
Harpsichord: Brian Jones
Tambourine: Brian Jones

Since I was young, I've been very hard to please
And I don't know wrong from right
But there is one thing I could never understand
Some of the sick things that a girl does to a man

So I'm just sitting on a fence
You can say I got no sense
Trying to make up my mind really is so horrifying
So I'm sitting on a fence

All of my friends at school grew up and settled down
And they mortgaged up their lives
One thing's not said too much but I think it's true
They just get married 'cause there's nothing else to do

The day can come when you get old and sick and tired of life
You just never realized
Maybe the choice you made wasn't really right
But you go out and you don't come back at night