Out Of Time

Album: Aftermath (1966)
Charted: 45 81
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  • You don't know what's going on
    You've been away for far too long
    You can't come back and think you are still mine
    You're out of touch, my baby
    My poor discarded baby
    I said, baby, baby, baby, you're out of time

    Well, baby, baby, baby, you're out of time
    I said, baby, baby, baby, you're out of time
    You are all left out
    Out of there without a doubt
    'Cause baby, baby, baby, you're out of time

    The girl who wants to run away, discovers that she's had her day
    It's no good thinking that you are still mine
    You're out of touch, my baby, my poor unfaithful baby
    I said baby, baby, baby you're out of time

    Well, baby, baby, baby, you're out of time
    I said, baby, baby, baby, you're out of time
    Yes you are all left out
    Out of there without a doubt
    'Cause baby, baby, baby, you're out of time

    You thought you were a clever girl giving up your social whirl
    But you can't come back and be the first in line, oh no
    You're obsolete, my baby, my poor old fashioned baby
    I said baby, baby, baby you're out of time

    Well, baby, baby, baby, you're out of time
    I said, baby, baby, baby, you're out of time
    Yes, you are all left out
    Out of there without a doubt
    'Cause baby, baby, baby, you're out of time
    Sing your song

    Baby, baby, baby, you're out of time
    I said, baby, baby, baby, you're out of time
    Baby, baby, baby, you're out of time

    You don't know what's going on
    You've been away for far too long
    But you can't come back and think you are still mine
    You're out of touch, my baby
    My poor discarded baby
    I said, baby, baby, baby, you're out of time

    Well, baby, baby, baby, you're out of time
    I said, baby, baby, baby, you're out of time
    Yes you are all left out
    Yes you are, I said you're
    Left out of there without a doubt
    'Cause baby, baby, baby, you're out of time

    Alright
    I said, baby, baby, baby, you're out of time
    I said, baby, baby, baby, you're out of time
    I said, baby, baby, baby, you're out of time
    I said, baby, baby, baby, you're out of time
    I said, baby, baby, baby, you're out of time
    I said, baby, baby, baby, you're out of time Writer/s: Keith Richards, Mick Jagger
    Publisher: Abkco Music Inc., BMG Rights Management, Songtrust Ave, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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Comments: 17

  • B From Munich from MunichDuring the Munich concert of the Sixty Tour on June 5 2022, Mick Jagger said that this was only the second time that they performed the song live. It was an amazing arrangement with Marimba sound (played on keyboard)! Loved it immediately!
  • Paul Osman from Liverpool, EnglandWhen I first heard the Chris Farlowe version I thought it was the Drifters. The late Johnny Moore would have made an excellent version, like Mr Farlowe did .
  • Richard from SacramentoI heard it on Radio London pirate radio sta. while I was an exchange student in Germany summer 1966 and from the opening bass line fell in love with it. Jagger sings about rejecting her, but his voice is full of regret and longing for her. I came home singing it and my friends wondered where it came from, since it had not been released in the States.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn this day in 1966 {June 17th} Chris Farlowe performed "Out of Time"* on the British ITV network television program, 'Ready Steady Go!'...
    Six weeks later it would peak at #1 {for 1 week} on the United Kingdom's Official Top 50 Singles chart...
    Between 1966 and 1975 the London native had seven records on the UK Singles chart, after "Out of Time", his next biggest hit was "Ride On Baby", it reached #31 in 1966...
    Chris Farlowe, born John Henry Deighton, will celebrate his 79th birthday this coming October 13th, 2019...
    * As noted above, "Out of Time" was composed by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, and appeared on the Stones' UK released album, 'Aftermath'...
  • Joel from South FloridaA girl who wants to run away, discovers that she's had her day
    It's no good thinking that you are still mine
    You're out of touch, my baby, my poor unfaithful baby
    I said baby, baby, baby you're out of time

    FOR----> Bobby - Oconomowoc, Wi
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn August 17th 1975, "Out of Time" by the Rolling Stones entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #90, the following week it was at #85, and then on its 3rd and final week in the chart it peaked at #81.
  • Bobby from Oconomowoc, WiCan anyone tell me where to find the lyrics to the extended version of this song? There is an additional verse in the middle, and I can't make out what Mick is saying exactly.
  • Ryan from Camarillo, CaThese are great comments that truly add to the quality of this website. THANKS!
  • Bob from Berkeley, CaI bought the UK "Aftermath" album just to hear the long version of this song. Man, it was worth it.
  • Jan from Leuven, BelgiumChris Farlowes version was not a hit in 1967: it was the British number one on 30 july 1966 for one week.
  • Ryan from Boston, MaGreat song! One of my favorite Stones tunes.
  • Mario from Zagreb, CroatiaThe sound is pure Motown pop, with occasionly sensual Jagger who shoots with his fingers with complete selfconvince and sorry for himself, similar to tramp who walks around the streets in a movie West Side Story, ignorring the girl who is always following him. "You're out of touch, my baby, my poor discarded baby" sings Jagger with certain dose of superiorness while he talks about a girl which he canceled because once before she left him. He moved on, but even if he didn't do it, that moment of revenge is too sweet to renounce it. She must suffer as well as he once have suffered.
  • Johnny from Annan, ScotlandSong featured in the anti Vietnam war movie 'Cominh Home' staring Jane Fonda & John Voight.
  • Gideon from Reno, NvThere is a five-and-a-half minute version of this song on the UK "Aftermath" album. You never hear this on the radio.
  • Keith from Front Royal, VaYeah, this is a good one. One of the best pre-Beggars' Banquet Stones songs.
  • Ian from Glasgow, United StatesPity the karaoke producers can't get the lyrics correct " your absolute my baby" is often inserted
  • Mike from Berkeley, CaThe music and lyrics on this song aren't real flashy, but if you're a person who enjoys listening to the Stones sound at that time: it's a solid groove with an interesting instrumental flavor. Brian Jones marimbas, a good solid beat and some acoustic guitar work by Keith which kind of mimics Mike Bloomfields style on "Desolation Row" by Bob Dylan. Maybe it was influenced by that?
    I like it, anyway...
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