Mixed Emotions

Album: Steel Wheels (1989)
Charted: 36 5
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  • Button your lip, baby
    Button your coat
    Let's go out dancing
    Go for the throat

    Let's bury the hatchet
    And wipe out the past
    And make love together
    Stay on the path

    You're not the only one
    With mixed emotions
    You're not the only ship
    Adrift on this ocean

    This coming and going
    Is driving me nuts
    This to-ing and fro-ing
    Is hurting my guts

    The get off the fence now
    You're creasing your butt
    Life is a party
    Let's get out and strut, yes

    You're not the only one
    With mixed emotions
    You're not the only ship
    Adrift on this ocean

    You're not the only one
    That's feeling lonesome
    You're not the only one
    With mixed emotions

    You're not the only one
    You're not the only one

    Let's grab the world
    By the scruff of the neck
    And drink it down deeply
    And love it to death

    So button your lip, baby
    Button your coat
    Let's go out dancing
    Let's rock 'n' roll yeah

    You're not the only one
    With mixed emotions
    You're not the only ship
    Adrift on this ocean

    You're not the only one
    That's feeling lonesome
    You're not the only one
    With mixed emotions
    Mixed emotions

    You're not the only one
    You're not the only one

    You're not the only one
    You're not the only one

    You're not the only one
    You're not the only one Writer/s: Keith Richards, Mick Jagger
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management
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Comments: 10

  • Brian from Boston, MaIf you listen to the beginning of this song it has the same two chords as I want to hold your hand by the Beatles a C chord sliding into a D chord. This song came out when I was about 19 years old.I had been a stones fan but mostly a fan of their 60's and 70's music. It was nice to hear current music of theirs and this song really rocked. The steel wheels album was a really good record.
  • Michael from Costa Mesa, CaThis song was played alot on the radio here in the Los Angeles, California area in 1989..I was 14 when it came out
  • Tim from Long Island, NyThis song is in the key of C.
  • Ken from Louisville, KyThis song is from the Stones' Steel Wheels album which was the last recording ever at George Martin's AIR Studios in Montserrat before it was destroyed by Hurricane Hugo in 1989 (Martin, himself, had no involvement in the recording).
  • Eric from Hastings, Mnit's sweet... cool harmonies
  • Andrew from New York, United States"This is believed to be Mick Jagger's response to Keith Richard's solo track 'You Don't Move Me,' which was a dig on Mick." How do you figure that? By the time this song was written, Mick and Keith had buried the hatchet and were working together, remember? I think you are a little confused. It was a track on one of Mick's solo LPs, written during the same Stones hiatus that launched Keith's superior first solo effort, that was supposedly aimed at Keith. Although you are absolutely right that "You Don't Move Me" was aimed at Mick. Keith was furious at Mick for reneging on a promise to tour after the completion of the "Dirty Work" record, and for putting out a solo record when Keith felt Mick should have been concentrating on the Stones. He was particularly irritated when Mick cited not wanting to tour as a major cause of his doing the solo record, then promptly turned around and toured behind his solo record! The solo tour featured Long Island, NY guitar whiz Joe Satriani, and also Jimmy Ripp, who played Keith's parts on the Stones songs Mick's band played- presumably lead guitar virtuoso Satriani couldn't handle Keith's parts! The fact that Mick was touring behind his solo record but playing Stones songs was another thing that ticked Keith off; why not play those same songs on tour with the Stones?
  • Johnny from Los Angeles, CaWow. How long have the Stones been together. I bet no band will come close to being as popular for as long a time as the Stones.
  • Mike from Balitimore, MdThe melody in the verse bears a striking resemblance to Keith Richards' "Take It So Hard", from 1988's Talk Is Cheap.
  • Dave from Sydney, AustraliaHas also be interpreted by Richard's as "Mick's Demotion"
  • Mr. Chimp from Brno, Czech RepublicMaybe the only highlight of Steel Wheels album.
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