The Rolling Stones: “Get Off of My Cloud”

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This followed “Satisfaction” as The Stones second #1 hit in the US. Keith Richards said of the song: “‘Get Off My Cloud’ was basically a response to people knocking on our door asking us for the follow up to ‘Satisfaction,’ which was such an enormous hit worldwide. This, to us, was mind-blowing. I mean not only was it a #1 record but, boom! We thought, ‘At last. We can sit back and maybe think about events.’ Suddenly there’s the knock at the door and of course what came out of that was ‘Get Off Of My Cloud.’ Because within three weeks, in those days hey, they want another single. And we weren’t quite ready for that. So it was our response to the knock at the door: Get off of my cloud. And I’m surprised that it did so well. I mean it has a certain charm but I really remember it as a knee-jerk reaction. And it came out better than I thought.”

(Source songfacts.com)

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And I sit at home looking out the window

Imagining the world has stopped

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Then in flies a guy who’s all dressed up just like a Union Jack

And says, I’ve won five pounds if I have his kind of detergent pack

I said, Hey! You! Get off of my cloud

Hey! You! Get off of my cloud

Hey! You! Get off of my cloud

Don’t hang around ’cause two’s a crowd

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On my cloud, baby

The telephone is ringing

I say, “Hi, it’s me. Who is it there on the line?”

A voice says, “Hi, hello, how are you?”

Well, I guess I’m doin’ fine

He says, “It’s three a.m., there’s too much noise

Don’t you people ever wanna go to bed?

Just ’cause you feel so good, do you have

To drive me out of my head?”

I said, Hey! You! Get off of my cloud

Hey! You! Get off of my cloud

Hey! You! Get off of my cloud

Don’t hang around ’cause two’s a crowd

On my cloud baby

I was sick and tired, fed up with this

And decided to take a drive downtown

It was so very quiet and peaceful

There was nobody, not a soul around

I laid myself out, I was so tired and I started to dream

In the morning the parking tickets were just like

A flag stuck on my window screen

I said, Hey! You! Get off of my cloud

Hey! You! Get off of my cloud

Hey! You! Get off of my cloud

Don’t hang around ’cause two’s a crowd

On my cloud

Hey! You! Get off of my cloud

Hey! You! Get off of my cloud

Hey! You! Get off of my cloud

Don’t hang around, baby, two’s a crowd

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