Next Time I’ll Make Sure That The Girl Will be Much Poorer

Two of my favorite Rolling Stone’s songs are from their Aftermath album. Aftermath marked the first time that Mick and Keith wrote all original material. Brian Jones, now an often unrecognized band member, powered the group during these early years. Some may say these lyrics aren’t particularly strong. An always asked question is whether mediocre lyrics can be rescued by inspired instrumentation. I say absolutely! ¬†And, “Of course I’ll have a drink.”

High and Dry

[Verse 1]
High and dry well, I’m up here with no warning
High and dry well, I couldn’t get a word in
High and dry oh, what a way to go
She left me standing here just high and dry

[Verse 2]
A minute I was up there standing by her side
The next I was down there, well, left out of the ride
High and dry, oh what a way to go
She left me standing here just high and dry

[Verse 3]
Anything I wished for I only had to ask her – yes
I think she found out it was money I was after
High and dry, oh what a weird letdown
She left me standing here just high and dry

All right

[Verse 4]
Well, it’s lucky that I didn’t have any love towards her
Next time I’ll make sure that the girl will be much poorer
High and dry, oh what a way to go
She left me standing here just high and dry

[Verse 5]
High and dry, well, I’m up here with no warning – yes
High and dry, well, I couldn’t get a word in
High and dry, oh what a way to go
She left me standing here just high and dry

[Outro]
Well she left me standing here just high and dry
Well she left me standing here just high and dry

Flight 505

[Verse]
Well I was happy here at home, I’ve got everything I need
Happy being on my own, just living the life I lead
Well suddenly it dawned on me that this was not my life
So I just phoned the airline girl and said…

[Refrain]
Get me on flight number 505
Get me on flight number 505

[Verse 2]
Well I confirmed my reservation, then I hopped a cab
No idea of my destination and feeling pretty bad
With my suitcase in my hand and in my head my new life
So then I told the airline girl, Well…

[Refrain]
Get me on flight number 505
Get me on flight number 505

All right

[Verse 3]
Well I sat right there in my seat, well, feeling like a king
With the whole world right at my feet, Of course I’ll have a drink
Well suddenly I saw that we never ever would arrive
He put the plane down in the sea

[Refrain]
The end of flight number 505
The end of flight number 505

All right

They put the plane down in the sea

[Refrain]
The end of flight number 505
The end of flight number 505

———–

Lyrics from Genius.com

About thomasfarley01

Freelance writer who specializes in history, technology, and human interest stories.
This entry was posted in music, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s