Sympathy for the Devil
The Rolling Stones Lyrics

Yow, yow

Please allow me to introduce myself
I'm a man of wealth and taste
I've been around for a long, long year
Stole many a man's soul and faith
And I was 'round when Jesus Christ
Had his moment of doubt and pain
Made damn sure that Pilate
Washed his hands and sealed his fate

Pleased to meet you
Hope you guess my name
But what's puzzling you
Is the nature of my game

Stuck around St. Petersburg
When I saw it was a time for a change
Killed the Czar and his ministers
Anastasia screamed in vain
I rode a tank, held a general's rank
When the Blitzkrieg raged and the bodies stank

Pleased to meet you
Hope you guess my name
Oh, yeah
Ah, what's puzzling you
Is the nature of my game
Oh, yeah

I watched with glee while your kings and queens
Fought for ten decades for the gods they made
I shouted out, "Who killed the Kennedys?"
Well, after all, it was you and me
Let me please introduce myself
I'm a man of wealth and taste
And I laid traps for troubadours
Who get killed before they reach Bombay

Pleased to meet you
Hope you guess my name
Oh, yeah
But what's puzzling you
Is the nature of my game
Oh, yeah
A-get down, baby

Pleased to meet you
Hope you guess my name
Oh, yeah
But what's confusing you
Is just the nature of my game
Mm, yeah

Just as every cop is a criminal
And all the sinners saints
As heads is tails, just call me Lucifer
'Cause I'm in need of some restraint
So if you meet me, have some courtesy
Have some sympathy and some taste
Use all your well-learned politesse
Or I'll lay your soul to waste, mm, yeah

Pleased to meet you
Hope you guess my name
Mm, yeah
But what's puzzling you
Is the nature of my game
Mean it
Get down

Ah, yeah
Get on down
Oh, yeah
Bum, ba-bum, bum, bum, ba-bum
Ba-bum, bum, bum, ba-bum
Bum, ba-bum, bum, bum, ba-bum
Bum, dum, bum, bum, ba-dum, da
Ah, yeah

Tell me, baby, what's my name?
Tell me, honey, can you guess my name?
Tell me, baby, what's my name?
I'll tell you one time, you're to blame
Ooh-hoo, ooh-hoo
Ooh-hoo, alright
Ooh-hoo-hoo, ooh-hoo-hoo
Ooh-hoo-hoo, ah, yeah
Ooh-hoo-hoo, ooh-hoo-hoo
Ah yes, what's my name?
Tell me, baby, what's my name?
Tell me, sweetie, what's my name?

Ooh-hoo-hoo, ooh-hoo-hoo
Ooh-hoo-hoo, ooh-hoo-hoo
Ooh-hoo-hoo, ooh-hoo-hoo
Ooh-hoo-hoo, ah, yeah

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Written by: Keith Richards, Mick Jagger

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I Don't Get The Joke There’s no mention of the general in the tank being German.
Riding a tank as the Blitzkreig raged?
It’s either, the invasion of Poland, the Blitzkreig on the western front, and the Soviet invasion on the eastern front.
Or, it’s Barbarossa, when the Germans attacked Soviet Russia.
Now considering the Soviets put together 35,000 tanks to storm across Europe in Operation Thunder for Comintern, I believe it’s far more likely that the Generals who rode the tanks were Soviets.
And who were the Soviets led by?
The Troubadours were the hippies on the hippie trail across the Middle East.
The first generation educated under cultural Marxism.
Cultural Marxism came from ((((THEM)))) who were “persecuted” in Germany, then were given positions in the US education system.
Fifth columnists from the Frankfurt institute.


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The lyrics are insane. What a masterpiece.

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They definitely tell multiple stories.

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Rolling Stones’ music videos are honestly criminally underrated. Such subtle yet impactful graphics. Really good job by the person/team who did this, honestly really impressive stuff.

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Honestly, anyone with a modicum of experience in After Effects can make one of these in a couple of days. 🤣 It’s really easy.

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great comment. this time watching the vid end i just noticed keith's riff wonderfully animated here. perfect.

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Angelica Hernandez

Lyrics ahead of it's time, an epic masterpiece 100%

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