Start Me Up Lyrics

The Rolling Stones


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Elmer G. Clawson, Gary Quackenbush, Glen Quackenbush, Keith Richards, Mick Jagger, Scott Richardson, Steve Lyman
album: Track 1 in album Tattoo You
release date: 1981-8-18
popularity : 23 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Blues
styles: Blues Rock/Rock & Roll/Classic Rock/Country Rock
length: 3:34
producer: The Glimmer Twins
writer: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards

Cover Art

The Rolling Stones Tattoo You cover art
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If you start me up
If you start me up I'll never stop

You can start me up
You can start me up I'll never stop
I've been running hot
You got me just about to blow my top
You can start me up, you can start me up,
I'll never stop, never stop, never stop, never stop

You make a grown man cry
You make a grown man cry
You make a grown man cry
Spread out the oil, the gasoline
I walk smooth ride in a mean, mean machine
Start it up

You can start me up
Kick on the starter, give it all you've got
(You got, you got)
I can't compete
With the riders in the other heats
If you rough it up
If you like it you can slide it up, slide it up
Slide it up, slide it up
Don't make a grown man cry
Don't make a grown man cry
Don't make a grown man cry
My eyes dilate, my lips go green
My hands are greasy, she's a mean, mean machine
Start it up

Start me up
Ah, you've got to, you've got to
Never, never, never stop
Start it up
Ah, start it up, never, never, never
You make a grown man cry
You make a grown man cry
You make a grown man cry
Ride like the wind, at double speed
I'll take you places that you've never, never seen

You start it up
Love the day when we will never stop
Never stop, never, never, never stop
Tough me up
Never stop, never stop
You, you, you make a grown man cry
You, you make a dead man come,
You, you, you make a dead man come


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Start Me Up
  • 2 Hang Fire
  • 3 Slave
  • 4 Little T & A
  • 5 Black Limousine
  • 6 Neighbours
  • 7 Worried About You
  • 8 Tops
  • 9 Heaven
  • 10 No Use in Crying
  • 11 Waiting on a Friend