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ROLLING STONES LYRICS

SHINE A LIGHT

First recorded as "Get A Line On You" in March of 1968. Lyrics were rewritten by Mick Jagger in early 1970 after Brian Jones died, as both the old and new lyrics were about him. Re-recorded in July, 1970, then again in March, 1972 and released on Exile On Main Street in 1972.

Lead Vocals:
Mick Jagger Electric Guitar: Mick Taylor  Bass: Bill Wyman Drums: Jimmy Miller Piano & Organ: Billy Preston Background Vocals: Clydie King, Joe Green, Venetta Field & Jesse Kirkland

SHINE A LIGHT  
(M. Jagger/K. Richards)

Saw you stretched out in Room Ten O Nine
With a smile on your face and a tear right in your eye.
Oh, couldn't see to get a line on you, my sweet honey lover
Berber jewelry jangling down the street,
Making bloodshot eyes at every woman that you meet.
Could not seem to get a high on you, my sweet honey love.

May the good Lord shine a light on you,
Make every song your favorite tune.
May the good Lord shine a light on you,
Warm like the evening sun.

When you're drunk in the alley, baby, with your clothes all torn
And your late night friends leave you in the cold gray dawn.
Just seemed too many flies on you, I just can't brush them off.
Angels beating all their wings in time,
With smiles on their faces and a gleam right in their eyes.
Whoa, thought I heard one sigh for you,
Come on up, come on up, now, come on up now.

May the good Lord shine a light on you,
Make every song you sing your favorite tune.
May the good Lord shine a light on you,
Warm like the evening sun.

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