Dead Flowers (4:03)

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“Dead Flowers” is a song written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards of the rock and roll band The Rolling Stones off their 1971 album Sticky Fingers. Recording on “Dead Flowers” began on December 15, 1969 at the Muscle Shoals Sound Studio in Alabama during their winter tour of America. It is one of the few songs on the album to feature each member of the Rolling Stones playing their respective instruments, plus pianist Ian Stewart.

A live cut from their 1994 Voodoo Lounge Tour can be found on the 1995 live album Stripped. The Stones performed the song on September 29, 2006 during their A Bigger Bang Tour at Louisville’s famed Churchill Downs, in reference to a line from the song.


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Well, when you're sitting there in your silk upholstered chair
Talkin' to some rich folk that you know
Well, I hope you won't see me in my ragged company
Well, you know I could never be alone

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  • peejayaitch

    Mick Taylor what a guitarist

    8 Mar 11:01pm Reply
  • deadflowers00

    I'm not a country fan but what i can appreciate i owe to tracks like this. The rhythm is fantastic and universally appealing across genres. It's not complicated yet garth brooks and the eagles combined couldnt win me over in the slightest, but then they didnt have keith now did they. Then the lou reed-ish story of pleading for smack and how he'll do anything and be eternally grateful only for that, to continue his debauchery, slamming and screwing his self made misery away. It's really made perfect with the sardonic, mocking tone about Mick when he sings country making fun of it, the twang and the idea of I'm sure of how ridiculous he must assume he sounds as an englishmen, but at the same time its reverent and you can hear the joke let up here and there replaced with a sincerity that just makes the whole thing so f**** punk rock. I mean, its not like I'm gonna go making my user id's all "deadflowers00" or anything ha! ;)

    5 Jan 1:11pm Reply


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  • g8torgirl

    Love, love, love, it!!!

    25 Aug 2013 Reply
  • AndoDoug

    Funky_Nickie> I remember listening to this song as a kid and thinking that the "in my room with a needle & a spoon" reference meant he was forced to sew and cook for himself after Suzie dumped him. > Man if that had been a dylan lyric there would be raging discussion forums debating this very point. Nice interpretation kid

    18 Mar 2013 Reply
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  • Tiger1962

    too much country for my taste, but.... <3

    17 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Funky_Nickie

    I remember listening to this song as a naive kid and thinking that the "needle & spoon" reference meant he was forced to sew and cook for himself after Suzie dumped him. Ah, to be 12 again...!

    31 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Killed-By-Death

    lovely track

    29 Jul 2012 Reply
  • tuffentiny


    7 May 2012 Reply
  • wololokatamari

    The Dude abides...

    27 Apr 2012 Reply
  • cjwagner

    easily the best stones song

    14 Apr 2012 Reply
  • pacificdust

    I don't enjoy any song more than this one.

    9 Apr 2012 Reply
  • intenso5

    Take me down, little Susie, take me down!

    15 Mar 2012 Reply
  • richardneal

    Love Mick's faux Southern accent

    25 Feb 2012 Reply
  • bloomindaedalus

    stands up, sits down and stays the same gracias mssrs

    26 Nov 2011 Reply
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  • deviltohell

    take me down, little susie, take me down

    8 Nov 2011 Reply
  • intenso5

    23 Oct 2011 Reply
  • DoctorGenesis

    happy town r.i.p.

    17 Sep 2011 Reply
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