It's Only Rock 'n Roll
(But I Like It)

Composers:Mick Jagger & Keith Richards  
Recording locations: Ron Wood's home studio, London; Rolling Stones Mobile Unit,
Mick Jagger's home, Newbury, England; & Island Recording Studios, London
December 1973 & April-May 1974
 7“ single 26th July 1974
Performed onstage: 1975-77, 1989-90, 1994-95, 1997-99, 2002-03, 2005-07

Line-up:

Lead vocals: Mick Jagger
Acoustic guitars: Ron Wood & Keith Richards
Electric guitars: Keith Richards
Drums: Kenny Jones
Bass: Willie Weeks
Backing vocals: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ron Wood & Mick Taylor
Piano: Ian Stewart
 

If I could stick my pen in my heart
I would spill it all over the stage
Would it satisfy you? Would it slide on by you?
Would you think the boy is strange?
Ain't he strange?

If I could win you, if I could sing you
A love song so divine
Would it be enough for your cheating heart
If I broke down and cried?
If I cried?

I said I know it's only rock & roll but I like it
I know it's only rock & roll
But I like it, like it, yes I do

Oh well, I like it (yeah)
I like it

I said can't you see that this old boy has been lonely?

If I could stick a knife in my heart
Suicide right onstage
Would it be enough for your teenage lust?
Would it help to ease the pain?
Ease your brain?

If I could dig down deep in my heart
Feelings would flood on the page
Would it satisfy you? Would it slide on by you?
Would you think the boy's insane? He's insane

And do you think that you're the only girl around?
I bet you think that you're the only woman in town

Ooh yeah

I like it...
Only rock & roll but I like it...
Oh yeah but I like it...
 
 

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