When the Whip Comes Down Lyrics

The Rolling Stones


publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC , SONY ATV MUSIC PUB LLC
writers: Keith Richards, Mick Jagger
album: Track 2 in album Some Girls
release date: 1978-6-9
popularity : 11 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Funk / Soul Pop
styles: Blues Rock/Rock & Roll/Arena Rock/Classic Rock
length: 4:22
producer: The Glimmer Twins
mixer: Chris Kimsey
recorded by: Chris Kimsey
writer: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards

Cover Art

The Rolling Stones Some Girls cover art
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Yeah, mama and papa told me
I was crazy to stay
I was gay in New York
A *** in L.A.
So I saved my money
And I took a plane
Wherever I go they treat me the same
When the whip comes down
When the whip comes down
When the whip comes down
When the whip comes down
I'm going down fifty-third street
And they're spitting in my face
I'm learning the ropes
Yeah I'm learning a trade
The east river truckers
Are churning with trash
I make so much money
That I'm spending so fast
When the whip comes down
When the whip comes down
When the whip comes down
When the whip comes down
When the **** hits the fan
I'll be sitting on the can
When the whip comes down
Yeah, some called me garbage
When I was sleeping on the street
I never roll
And I never cheat
I'm filling a need
I'm plugging a hole
My mama's so glad
I ain't on the dole
When the whip comes down
When the whip comes down
When the whip comes down
When the whip comes down
(Yeah, go ahead check it out)
Yeah, baby, when the whip comes down
When the whip comes down
(I'll be running this town, I'll tell you)
When the **** hits the fan
I'll be sittin on the can


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Miss You
  • 2 When the Whip Comes Down
  • 3 Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)
  • 4 Some Girls
  • 5 Lies
  • 6 Far Away Eyes
  • 7 Respectable
  • 8 Before They Make Me Run
  • 9 Beast of Burden
  • 10 Shattered