Neighbours

Album: Tattoo You (1981)
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  • Neighbors, neighbors, neighbors
    Neighbors, have I got neighbors?
    Have I got neighbors?
    All day and all night

    Neighbors
    Have I got neighbors?
    Ringing my doorbells
    All day and all night

    Ladies, have I got crazies?
    Scheming young babies
    No piece and no quiet
    I got T.V.'s, saxophone playing
    Groaning and straining
    With the trouble and strife

    Is it any wonder
    Is it any wonder
    Is it any wonder
    That we fuss and fight

    Neighbors, do unto strangers
    Do unto neighbors
    What you do to yourself, yourself, yourself, yourself, yourself

    Is it any wonder
    Is it any wonder
    Is it any wonder
    That we fuss and fight

    Neighbors do unto strangers
    Do unto neighbors what you do to yourself
    Yourself, yourself, yourself
    Neighbors, neighbors, neighbors, neighbors

    Neighbors, neighbors, neighbors, neighbors
    Neighbors, do yourself a favor
    Don't you mess with my baby
    When I'm working all night
    You know that neighbors
    Steal off my table
    Steal off my table
    And do alright, alright, alright, alright

    Neighbors do unto strangers
    Do unto strangers
    What you do to yourself, yourself, yourself, yourself
    You're, you're, you're, you're, you're
    You're, you're, you're, you're, you're, you're alright Writer/s: Keith Richards, Mick Jagger
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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Comments: 6

  • Michael from Delafield, WiKevin, the song about being lazy is "Hang Fire". I love this verse:

    "You know marrying money is a full time job
    I don't need the aggravation
    I'm a lazy slob
    I hang fire, I hang fire
    Hang fire, put it on the wire "

    Great!
  • M from Psl, FlA rolling stone gathers no moss!
  • Danny from Your Town, IaI think one of the earlier ones Mick wrote about Keith would be "Let It Loose."
  • Kevin from Reading , PaI always thought this song was the Stones being lazy, just not trying too hard. It's kind of an obnoxious song, with Mick yelling "neighbors" over and over against a beating snare drum. Not one of the album's highlights.
  • Steve from Culver City, CaHaving been written in 1981, I doubt if it was the "first" song Jagger wrote about Keith Richards. How about "Let it Bleed" or "Dead Flowers"?
  • Johnny from Los Angeles, CaFirst song Mick wrote about Keith? Really?
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