Lyrically peaking: Still Life

Still Life is yet another Stones live album > there’s more to come > and includes the band bashing out renditions of two songs they had not previously recorded, Twenty Flight Rock > by Eddie Cochran from 1957 > and Going to a Go-Go > a 1965 song by Smokey Robinson and The Miracles.

Going to a Go-Go was the Stones’ single release from the Still Life album.

The live version of Stones classic Time Is On My Side was also released as a single

Going to a Go-Go

Well, there’s a brand new place I’ve found

Where people go from miles around

They come from everywhere

And if you drop in there

You might see anyone in town


Goin’ to a go go, everybody’s

Goin’ to a go go, well, come on now

Don’t you want to go, yeah

> written by Smokey Robinson, Pete Moore, Bobby Rogers, Marvin Taplin

Twenty Flight Rock

Oh well, I’ve got a girl with a record machine

When it comes to rockin’ she’s the queen

We love to dance on a Saturday night

All alone, I can hold her tight

But she lives in a twentieth floor up town

The elevator’s broken down


Five, six, seven flight, eight flight more

Up on the twelfth I started to drag

Fifteenth floor I’m ready to sag

Get to the top, I’m too tired to rock

> by Eddie Cochran and Ned Fairchild

Time Is On My Side

Go ahead, go ahead and light up the town

And baby, do everything your heart desires

Remember, I’ll always be around

And I know, I know

Like I told you so many times before

You’re gonna come back, baby

Cause I know

You’re gonna come back knocking

Yeah, knocking right on my door


Well, time is on my side, yes it is

Time is on my side, yes it is

All lyrics by Mick Jagger/Keith Richards, except where otherwise specified.