Ventilator Blues Lyrics - The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones Exile on Main St. cover art
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Keith Richards, Michael Taylor, Mick Jagger
release date: 1972-5-12
genres: Rock Blues Stage & Screen
styles: Rock & Roll/Pop Rock/Beat/Rhythm & Blues/Psychedelic Rock/Hard Rock
length: 3:25
producer: Jimmy Miller
writer: Keith Richards, Mick Taylor, Mick Jagger
When your spine is cracking and your hands, they shake,
Heart is bursting and you butt's gonna break.
Your woman's cussing, you can hear her scream,
You feel like murder in the first degree.
Ain't nobody slowing down no way,
Ev'rybody's stepping on their accelerator,
Don't matter where you are,
Ev'rybody's gonna need a ventilator.
When you're trapped and circled with no second chances,
Your code of living is your gun in hand.
We can't be browed by beating, we can't be cowed by words,
Messed by cheating, ain't gonna ever learn.
Ev'rybody walking 'round,
Ev'rybody trying to step on their Creator.
Don't matter where you are, ev'rybody, ev'rybody gonna
Need some kind of ventilator, some kind of ventilator.
What you gonna do about it, what you gonna do?
What you gonna do about it, what you gonna do?
Gonna fight it, gonna fight it?

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12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Rocks Off
  • 2 Rip This Joint
  • 3 Shake Your Hips
  • 4 Casino Boogie
  • 5 Tumbling Dice
  • 6 Sweet Virginia
  • 7 Torn and Frayed
  • 8 Sweet Black Angel
  • 9 Loving Cup
    12" Vinyl 2
  • 1 Happy
  • 2 Turd on the Run
  • 3 Ventilator Blues
  • 4 I Just Want to See His Face
  • 5 Let It Loose
  • 6 All Down the Line
  • 7 Stop Breaking Down
  • 8 Shine a Light
  • 9 Soul Survivor