Rock And A Hard Place

Album: Steel Wheels (1989)
Charted: 63 23
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  • The fields of Eden
    Are full of trash
    And if we beg and we borrow and steal
    We'll never get it back
    People are hungry
    They crowd around
    And the city gets bigger as the country comes begging to town

    We're stuck between a rock
    And a hard place
    Between a rock
    And a hard place

    This talk of freedom
    And human rights
    Means bullying and private wars and chucking all the dust into our eyes
    And peasant people
    Poorer than dirt
    Who are caught in the crossfire, and got nothing to lose but their shirts, yeah

    We're stuck between a rock
    And a hard place
    Between a rock
    And a hard place
    You'd better stop
    Put on a kind face
    Between a rock
    And a hard place

    We're in the same boat
    On the same sea
    And we're sailing south
    On the same breeze
    Building dream churches
    With a silver spires
    And our rogue children
    Playing loaded dice

    Between a rock
    And a hard place
    You'd better stop
    Yeah, get a load of that

    Give me the truth now
    Don't want no shame
    I'd be hung drawn and quartered for a sheep just as well as a lamb

    Stuck between a rock
    And a hard place
    A rock and a hard place
    You'd better stop
    Put on a kind face
    Oh yeah
    Can't you see, what you've done to me

    Between a rock
    And a hard place
    (That's what I said)
    Between a rock
    And a hard place
    (Yeah)
    You'd better stop
    Put on a kind face
    Yeah!
    Don't you believe anymore
    Yeah! Come on now! Yeah
    Between a rock
    And a hard place
    Between a rock
    And a hard place
    You'd better stop
    Put on a kind face
    You'd better stop
    Put on a kind face
    Between a rock
    And a hard place
    Between a rock
    And a hard place Writer/s: Keith Richards, Mick Jagger
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management
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Comments: 5

  • Niels from NetherlandsI like the ‘big city’ feel this track (and many others of them) give me… also the smart hybrid funk/rock/r&b combination.
  • Jennifer Harris from Grand Blanc, MiI first heard this song at an Air Force Band assembly,when I was a freshman.They were good.I didn't know who it was by,untill my brother told me It was on the radio it was by The Rolling Stones.
  • Craig from Melbourne, AustraliaThe same riff is used on other Stones songs, "Soul Survivor" & "Must be hell".
  • Johnny from Los Angeles, CaYeah, I can totally se the Stones in this place the song describes.
  • Andy from Tualatin, Orcool riff in this song, nice and fast
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