Sister Morphine Lyrics - The Rolling Stones

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publisher: ©Alfred
writers: Keith Richards, Marieanne Faithfull, Mick Jagger
release date: 1971-4-23
genres: Rock Blues
styles: Pop Rock/Classic Rock/Country Rock/Hard Rock
length: 5:35
producer: Jimmy Miller
piano: Jack Nitzsche
vocal: Mick Jagger
guitar: Keith Richards and Ry Cooder
drums (drum set): Charlie Watts
bass guitar: Bill Wyman
writer: Marianne Faithfull, Keith Richards, Mick Jagger
Here I lie in my hospital bed
Tell me, sister Morphine, when are you coming round again?
Oh, I don't think I can wait that long
Oh, you see that I'm not that strong

The scream of the ambulance is sounding in my ears
Tell me, sister Morphine, how long have I been lying here?
What am I doing in this place?
Why does the doctor have no face?

Oh, I can't crawl across the floor
Ah, can't you see, Sister Morphine, I'm trying to score

Well it just goes to show
Things are not what they seem
Please, sister Morphine, turn my nightmares into dreams
Oh, can't you see I'm fading fast?
And that this shot will be my last

Sweet cousin Cocaine, lay your cool cool hand on my head
Ah, come on, sister Morphine, you better make up my bed
'Cause you know and I know in the morning I'll be dead
Yeah, and you can sit around, yeah and you can watch all
The clean white sheets stained red

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12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Brown Sugar
  • 2 Sway
  • 3 Wild Horses
  • 4 Can’t You Hear Me Knocking
  • 5 You Gotta Move
  • 6 Bitch
  • 7 I Got the Blues
  • 8 Sister Morphine
  • 9 Dead Flowers
  • 10 Moonlight Mile