Let It Loose

Album: Exile on Main St. (1972)
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  • Who's that woman on your arm
    All dressed up to do you harm
    And I'm hip to what she'll do
    Give her just about a month or two

    Bit off more than I can chew
    And I knew, yeah I know what it was leading to
    Some things, well, I can't refuse (I can't refuse)
    One of them, one of them the bedroom blues

    She delivers right on time
    I can't resist a corny line (can't resist)
    But take the shine right off your shoes, yeah right off your shoes
    Carryin', carryin' the bedroom blues

    In the bar you're getting drunk, whoa yeah yeah
    Ain't in love, ain't in lust, whoa no no no
    Hide the switch and shut the light, won't you shut it
    Let it all come down tonight

    Maybe your best mates might think I'm stranger
    Some face I'll never see no more, no more
    Let it all come down tonight, won't you let it, yeah
    You're gonna feel sick out of sight

    Let it loose, let it all come down
    Let it loose, let it all come down
    Let it loose, let it all come down
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    Let it loose, let it all come down (let it loose)
    Let it loose, let it all come down
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    Let it loose, let it all come down
    Let it loose, let it all come down Writer/s: Keith Richards, Mick Jagger
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Comments: 5

  • Corey from MichiganMick has admitted that this was Keith's song and stated that he thought it didn't have meaning. Keith has been quoted as responding that one should never take Mick's recollections too seriously. I think this is key to understanding the lyrics.

    The first verse is Keith point of view, basically calling out Mick for being an idiot when it comes to women. "Who's that woman on your arm? All dressed up to do you harm. But of course Keith is "hip to what she'll do."

    The second and third verse are from Mick's point of view. He knows he's weak, he knows it won't be good for him but he's helpless anyways.

    The last verses are the woman's perspective. She knows what she's what is happening too, she's not in love but she see's her opportunity and is taking full advantage. Let it loose indeed.
  • Bobby from A Small CitySurely about taking a long satisfying dump
  • Bernard from Paris, FranceI suspect Keith, not intentionally got inspired from the intro of "Love in Vain" to write the intro. it's only a lead..
    The leslie's awesome and great piece of lyrics. One of my 5 favorites stones tracks.
  • Karen from Kennett Square, PaI think the background singers, while very good, are too overpowering. More Mick, less of them would make the song better. Great horns!
  • Mchael from Winston-salem, NcThe song was also featured in Kevin Spacey's portrayel of Bobby Darin in the film 'Beyond the Sea'. The song is played at a point where Darin is having problems with his wife Sandra Dee. With it's slow beginning and frenetic middle - ending - the song is the perfect compliment to the scene.
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