The Spider and the Fly Lyrics - The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones Out of Our Heads cover art
publisher: ©ABKCO Music Inc.
writers: Keith Richards, Mick Jagger
release date: 1965-7-30
genres: Rock Blues Pop
styles: Blues Rock/Rock & Roll/Classic Rock
length: 3:39
producer: Andrew Loog Oldham
lead vocals: Mick Jagger
engineer: Ron Malo
arranger: The Rolling Stones
electric bass guitar: Bill Wyman
guitar: Brian Jones and Keith Richards
harmonica: Mick Jagger
drums (drum set): Charlie Watts
writer: Keith Richards, Mick Jagger
Sittin' thinkin' sinkin' drinkin'
Wondering what I'd do when I'm through tonight
Smoking moping, maybe just hopin'
Some little girl will pass on by
Don't want to be alone but I love my girl at home
I remember what she said
She said, "My, my, my don't tell lies, keep fidelity in your head
My my my, don't tell lies. When you're done you should go to bed
Don't say hi, like a spider to a fly
Jump right ahead and you're dead"

Sit up, fed up, low down go round
Down to the bar at the place I'm at
Sitting drinking, supereficially thinking
About the rinsed-out blonde on my left
Then I said, "hi" like a spider to a fly
Remembering what my little girl said

She was common, flirty, she looked about thirty
I would have run away but I was on my own
She told me later she's a machine operator
She said she liked the way I held the microphone
I said my, my, like the spider to the fly
Jump right ahead in my web

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  • 1 Mercy Mercy
  • 2 Hitch Hike
  • 3 The Last Time
  • 4 That’s How Strong My Love Is
  • 5 Good Times
  • 6 I’m All Right
  • 7 Satisfaction
  • 8 Cry to Me
  • 9 The Under Assistant West Coast Promotion Man
  • 10 Play With Fire
  • 11 The Spider and the Fly
  • 12 One More Try