Undercover Of The Night

Album: Undercover (1983)
Charted: 11 9
  • Hear the screams from Center 42
    Loud enough to bust your brains out
    The opposition's tongue is cut in two
    Keep off the streets 'cause you're in danger

    One hundred thousand disparos
    Lost in the jails in South America
    Curl up baby
    Curl up tight
    Curl up baby
    Keep it all out of sight
    Undercover
    Keep it all out of sight
    Undercover of the night

    The sex police are out there on the streets
    Make sure the past laws are not broken
    The race militia has got itchy fingers
    All the way from New York back to Africa

    Curl up baby
    Keep it all out of sight
    Curl up baby
    Sleep with all out of sight

    Curl up baby
    Keep it all out of sight
    Undercover
    Undercover
    Undercover
    Keep it all out of sight
    Undercover of the night

    All the young men they've rounded up
    Sent to camps back in the jungle
    And people whisper, people double-talk
    At once their fathers act so humble
    All the young girls they have got the blues
    They're heading on back to Center 42

    Keep it undercover
    Keep it out of sight
    Keep it undercover
    Keep it out of sight
    Undercover
    Keep it out of sight
    Undercover
    Keep it out of sight
    Undercover of the night

    Down in the bars, the girls are painted blue
    Done up in lace, done up in rubber
    The john's are jerky little G.I. Joe's
    On R&R from Cuba and Russia
    The smell of sex
    The smell of suicide
    All these things I just can't keep inside

    Undercover
    Keep it all out of sight
    Undercover of the night
    Undercover of the night
    Undercover of the night
    Undercover of the night
    Undercover
    Undercover, undercover the night Writer/s: Keith Richards, Mick Jagger
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 12

  • Lek from PaThis is the only Rolling Stones song I love
  • Danny from Your Town, IaThe video called for Keith Richards to shoot up a church, which he was reportedly thrilled about.
  • Susan from Toronto, CanadaThe "disparos" Mick sings about were the "disappeared" in Argentina, who were those perceived as a political threat in the 1980's and taken without warning by government men from their homes at night, never to be seen from again.
  • Jena from Leavenworth, KsI used to think it sounded like Mick
    Jagger was singing "Undercover I've been laid"
  • Patrick from Greenville, ScI would have to agree with "Q" Magazine on this one. This is a terrible Stones song.
  • Craig from Melbourne, AustraliaFantastic song! Charlie also plays tympani on this track. A tympani was left in the studio when the band went to record, and they decided to use it on this track - to great effect.
  • Mike from Germantown, MdQ, a British music magazine, put this in their list of Terrible songs by Great Artists. They describe it as "The Stones get funky. And that's funky in the same way geography teachers are funky."
  • David from Youngstown, OhThis is probably the best song on a very underrated Stones album. Sadly, it was also the last excellent record the band released.
  • Johnny from Los Angeles, CaThis song really rocks. I wanna see the video.
  • John from Millersville, MdThat he was, Josh, and played some exceptional piano. I was shocked to find out that the guy who pumped out that soulful blues music also played with the Stones and Allman brothers--it proves Leavell has decent range, just as Clapton does. Marvelous musician.
  • Joshua from Twin Cities, MnChuck Leavell was also one of Eric Clapton's backing musicians on his "Unplugged" live album.
  • Steph from Ottawa, CanadaOne of the coolest (and most action-packed) video's of early MTV. Really does the song justice - I like video's that have a story to them.
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