Sister Morphine (5:30)

Cover of Unplugged

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  • skipspence

    I don't think it's about Marianne or Brian Jones or any generic junkie business, if you listen to the lyrics it sounds to me we have a person rushed off in an ambulance mortally wounded, looking to score morphine from the nurse mostly because of the terrible pain...

    17 Mar 3:13pm Reply
  • southstarmusic

    true classic

    29 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Estranged_Ann

    Oh, I don't think I can wait that long, oh, you see that I'm not that strong

    10 Jun 2013 Reply
  • TheBullfrog

    Keep on rolling!

    20 Mar 2013 Reply
  • marshalldante

    One of my favorite Stones songs. Underrated as fuck.

    10 Dec 2012 Reply

    from the greatest stones lp of all...sticky fingers

    2 Nov 2012 Reply
  • WSteven

    they were so good in the 60's and 70's

    21 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Captain_Awful

    At about 2:37 into the song when the drums kick in...that my friends is shit hot!!!!

    12 Sep 2012 Reply
  • LD-Runner

    (Marianne Faithfull) wrote a couple of lines; she always says she wrote everything, though. I can’t even tell you which ones. She’s always complaining she doesn’t get enough money from it. Now she says she should have got it all. It’s not what we think it was – it’s not about Marianne Faithfull? No. If you listen to the lyrics – that’s what I remember, anyway. “Here I lie in my hospital bed.” Cousin Cocaine? Yeah, that’s the bit she wrote. - Mick Jagger, 1995

    30 Jul 2012 Reply
  • Druid66

    Marianne Faithfull, I think, wrote the words to this after Brian Jones had died, and she had suffered some other calamities relating to drugs. I like Keith's menacing guitar work on this, and that echoing harpsichord (right?).

    9 Jul 2012 Reply
  • bloomindaedalus

    for what is surely one of the best recordings of the last 60 years this song really screams out for notice. though its no Moonlight Mile, or Sway it stands up to its AOR radio competitors any day. a real statement of a time and a lifestyle and phenomenology that transcends those demarcations

    4 Jun 2012 Reply
  • oldiesfanjohn

    "How long have I been lying here?"

    14 May 2012 Reply
  • Le__Freak

    why does the doctor have/has no faith?^^

    25 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Juputu

    The "Please, Sister Morphine, turn my nightmares into dreams" line send shivers down my spine.Increadibly strong suggestive song.

    2 Feb 2012 Reply
  • kato1984

    The scream of the ambulance!

    28 Jul 2011 Reply
  • Mukasha

    What am I doing in this place? Why does the doctor have no face?

    28 Jun 2011 Reply
  • QuiveringGroove

    This is further proof that the young Stones are worth listening to while the stone from 80s onward are not.

    27 Dec 2010 Reply
  • QuiveringGroove

    I can't remember ever hearing this song before. Damn, what a song it is too.

    27 Dec 2010 Reply
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    6 Dec 2010 Reply
  • Big_Dip

    Mick Jagger wrote the music in Rome in 1968. Marianne Faithful wrote the lyrics, but The Stones did not give her an official songwriting credit until they released it on their 1998 live album No Security.

    24 Nov 2010 Reply
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