If I Was a Dancer

Composers: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards & Ron Wood
Recording locations: Pathé Marconi Studios, Paris, France & Electric Ladyland Studios, New York City June-December 1979
 First release: Sucking in the Seventies,March 1981

Never performed onstage


Lead vocal: Mick Jagger
Electric guitars: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards & Ron Wood
Drums: Charlie Watts
Bass: Bill Wyman
Background vocals: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ron Wood & Max Romeo
Horns: (unknown musicians)
Percussion: Max Romeo

I stand accused of talking
But I feel that we are falling in the same old groove
The radio is playing
Spitting out the same old news

It's time to get up, get out
Get out into something new
Time to get up, get out
Out into something new

Everybody wants somebody's fantasy
Everybody wants somebody's crazy dreams

If I was a woman, I would want a new man every night
If I was a politician, make sure I was the best in sight

The poor man eyes the rich man, denigrates his poverty
The rich man eyes the poor man and envies his simplicity

If I was a movie star, 5 million dollars would be my price
If I was a trucker, I'd drive for 7 days and 7 lonely nights
If I was a drummer, I would never miss the beat
If I was a dancer, you all would never see my feet

If I was a hooker, a thousand dollars would be my price, all right
If I was a candidate for President, I'd make sure I had a steady wife
If I was a millionaire, I'd spend all my money in one crazy night

I am what I am and (...) my boss
I am what I am, my dreams can't be bought
Yeah, I said now here comes a dollar fifty (...) in New York
Yeah, I am what I am (...)

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