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ROLLING STONES LYRICS

No Spare Parts

Recorded between January and March, 1978; reworked on in August and September of 2011. A radio release took place on October 19, 2011, then released on the re-released Some Girls album on November 21, 2011. Both the original and new lyrics are below.

Vocals, Guitar, and Piano: Mick Jagger Electric Guitar & Pedal Steel Guitar: Ron Wood Acoustic Piano: Keith Richards Bass: Bill Wyman Drums: Charlie Watts

First are the lyrics to the redone version released on the re-issued Some Girls:

No Spare Parts
(Jagger/Richards)

Your daddy drank himself half to death when he was 39 years old
But I hope you donít think I feel like a father to you
But I want to tell you I miss you so much, youíre a thousand miles away
Iím at the wheel of my car and Iím coming on home to you, yeah

Lonely hearts, theyíre not made to break
I got no spare parts, got no oil to change

Honey, I ainít accustomed to lose
If I want something bad enough, I always find a way to get through
If I want something bad enough, I always find a way to get through

I take the 10 to Phoenix, be in Tucson by the afternoon
Get some shut eye and pizza and a bite at the greasy spoon
Took a turn off 90, I should have stayed on the interstate
I was lost in the real, my map was kind of out of date

I saw the lights of Marfa, I guess it was a scenic route
When I had to change a tire, Iím glad I wore my western boots

Lonely hearts, theyíre not made to break
I got no spare parts, got no oil to change

Honey, I ainít accustomed to lose
If I want something bad enough, I always find a way to get through
Honey, I ainít accustomed to lose
If I want something bad enough, I always find a way to get through, yeah
If I want something bad enough, I always find a way to get through, yes


When I got to Sonora, the sun was shining in my eyes
With the air-con busted, the windshield full of flies
In just a few hours, youíre going to fall in my loving arms
I've been so hot to see you, I set off the fire alarms, yeah

Lonely Hearts, theyíre not made to break
I got no spare parts, got no oil to change

Honey, I ainít accustomed to lose
If I want something bad enough, I always find a way to get through
If I want something bad enough, I always find a way to get it, baby
If I want something bad enough, I always find a way to get through
If I want something bad enough, I always find a way to get through, yeah

Lonely hearts, theyíre not made to break
I got no oil to change, yeah
Lonely hearts, theyíre not made to break
I got no spare parts, got no oil to change 

Next, the original lyrics heard on old bootlegs.  

No Spare Parts
(Jagger/Richards)

Baby, baby, baby, baby...

Daddy drunk, daddy drunk himself to death
When he was thirty-five years old
Left five daughters An' book 'em on the Cayman row
Put 'em down an' left an' he left all pain to me
An' a pullin' outta Dallas
An' the dirt back in Tennessee

So I called big sister on the telephone
I said how y'all down there in 'ere call t'home
Girl you won't starve for fortune and fame
To earn big money in Dallas and make her name

Lonely hearts
They're just made to break
There ain't no spare parts
Ain't no oil to change

Honey, I ain't accustomed to lose
If I want somethin' bad
I always find a way to get thru

I tell ya somethin'
I ain't accustomed t'lose
If I want somethin' bad enough
I always find a way to get thru

Lonely hearts
They're just made to break
There ain't no spare parts
Ain't no oil to change

I could be there Thanksgiving afternoon
With a turkey in m'hand
And ah oughta buy a bottle o' boo'...
I took a short cut about a quarter down
The turnpike road
And I'll fill 'er up with gas
Ah'm a fill 'er 'bout San Antone
An' I'll make it t'Dallas 'bout a quarter pa'...half past three
Just another 30 miles
On the road back to 443

You know, lonely hearts
They're just made to break
There ain't no spare parts
There ain't no oil to change

I tell ya
I ain't accustomed to lose
If I want somethin' bad enough
I always find a way to get it, baby
Including you

I tell ya something
I ain't ever gonna lose
If I want somethin' bad enough
I always find a way to get it, baby
Including you

I could be there Thanksgiving afternoon
If I start off now put my foot down the floor, damn too

I spoke to big sister on the telephone
She said come on baby brother
Why don't you come on back home

I said, lonely hearts
They're just made to break
There ain't no spare parts
Aint' no oil to change

I tell ya, honey
I ain't accustomed to lose
If I want somethin' bad enough
I always find a way to get it, mmmmm
Talkin ' bout you

If I want somethin' bad enough
I always find a way to get it Don't I?

If I want somethin' bad enough
I always find a way to get it Don't I?

If I want somethin' strong enough
I always find a way to get it, baby, sugar

Sugar!
Ahhhh, yah, yah, yah...

Tell ya somethin', babe
I ain't accustomed to lose

If I want somethin' bad enough
I always find a way to get it

Lonely hearts
They're just made to break
There ain't no spare parts
There ain't no oil to change

Lonely hearts
They're just made to break
Ain't no spare parts
There ain't no oil to change

Now, I'm, I'm a-comin' back
Comin' back a'home Thursday afternoon
If I don't tumble down hard
Really like a way to get thru

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