The Rolling Stones - ''Beast Of Burden''



"Beast of Burden" is a song by the English rock band the Rolling Stones, featured on the 1978 album Some Girls. In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine ranked the song No. 435 on their list of "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time".


A "beast of burden" is an animal, usually domesticated, that labors for the benefit of man, such as an ox or horse.




The music and some lyrics were primarily written by Keith Richards. In the liner notes to the 1993 compilation disc Jump Back, Richards said "Beast of Burden" "was another one where Mick (Jagger) just filled in the verses. With the Stones, you take a long song, play it and see if there are any takers. Sometimes they ignore it, sometimes they grab it and record it.


After all the faster numbers of Some Girls, everybody settled down and enjoyed the slow one."




Lyrics


I'll never be your beast of burden

My back is broad, but it's a-hurting

All I want, for you to make love to me

I'll never be your beast of burden

I've walked for miles, my feet are hurting

All I want is for you to make love to me


Am I hard enough?

Am I rough enough?

Am I rich enough?

I'm not too blind to see


I'll never be your beast of burden

So let's go home and draw the curtains

Music on the radio

Come on, baby, make sweet love to me


Am I hard enough?

Am I rough enough?

Am I rich enough?

I'm not too blind to see


Oh, little sister

Pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty girls

You're a pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty girl

Pretty, pretty, such a pretty, pretty, pretty girl

Come on, baby, please, please, please


I'll tell you, you can put me out on the street

Put me out with no shoes on my feet

But put me out, put me out

Put me out of misery, yeah

All your sickness, I can suck it up

Throw it all at me, I can shrug it off

There's one thing, baby, I don't understand

You keep on telling me I ain't your kind of man


Ain't I rough enough? Ooh, honey

Ain't I tough enough?

Ain't I rich enough? In love enough?

Ooh, please


I'll never be your beast of burden

I'll never be your beast of burden

Never, never, never, never, never, never, never be

I'll never be your beast of burden

I've walked for miles, my feet are hurting

All I want is you to make love to me, yeah

I don't need no beast of burden

I need no fussing, I need no nursing

Never, never, never, never, never, never, never be