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Artist: The Rolling Stones
Album: Exile On Main Street

(M. Jagger/K. Richards)

I'm the man on the mountain, come on up.
I'm the plowman in the valley with a face full of mud.
Yes, I'm fumbling and I know my car don't start.
Yes, I'm stumbling and I know I play a bad guitar.

Give me little drink from your loving cup.
Just one drink and I'll fall down drunk.

I'm the man who walks the hillside in the sweet summer sun.
I'm the man that brings you roses when you ain't got none.
Well I can run and jump and fish, but I won't fight
You if you want to push and pull with me all night.

Give me little drink from you loving cup.
Just one drink and I'll fall down drunk.

I feel so humble with you tonight,
Just sitting in front of the fire.
See your face dancing in the flame,
Feel your mouth kissing me again,
What a beautiful buzz, what a beautiful buzz,
What a beautiful buzz, what a beautiful buzz.
Oh, what a beautiful buzz, what a beautiful buzz.

Yes, I am nitty gritty and my shirt's all torn,
But I would love to spill the beans with you till dawn.

Give me little drink from your loving cup.
Just one drink and I'll fall down drunk.
Comments/Interpretations
by Kirsten on 6/6/2008 10:09pm
fucking awesome.
by duchon mandick on 6/19/2008 12:06pm
please interpret.
by Rob J on 6/25/2008 11:51pm
Kirsten, I love you. Duchon, go back to your country of origin.
It's about being love.......shit head.
by Lari on 9/26/2008 4:50pm
I could listen to this song over and over. Haven't we all been here?
by EJ on 10/6/2008 8:46am
A "Loving Cup" is a kind of trophy. It's one of those big ones that's shaped like a heart with handles on the sides, and it usually given out for big wins at sporting events. This ballad uses the cup to represent a loving relationship.
by Pai Xanxerê on 10/12/2008 1:16pm
Well, well, well...such a beautiful song and we still have to read racist quotes like "shit head" Rob's comments...that's why most of the world don't like americans.
by martini on 3/20/2009 7:40pm
first of all, "shit head" isn't racist - it has nothing to do with religion, ethnic background, sexual orientation, skin color, social/economic status, mouthwash, etc... secondly, most of the world actually tolerates Americans - especially our money when we visit your third world country and party like rockstars - now, that last line was racist a bit - just an example for you - besides, we Americans really don't give a fuck what the rest of the world thinks - it is what it is and we are who we are...
by shotgunryder on 3/31/2009 9:58pm
Hey Pai,

Most people that put America down are just upset becasue because they don't live here!!! No doubt your problem.
by shotgunryder on 3/31/2009 10:01pm
Mick and Keith...6-decades strong and still kickin' ass! Look up rock-n-roll in the dictionary and all that's there is picture of the Stones!!!
by purple lion on 4/24/2009 2:53pm
The Rolling Stones are lyrically one of the best bands ever. In their time, they were considered pop. Just try to compare ANY pop artist from today to the Stones, none even come close. The inuendos and symbolism in their music tell stories that contain better plots, plot twists, character development, irony, political insight, and emotion. They make the Britney Spears and the Justin Timberlakes of the world seem infantile in their musical significance. The Stones, unlike todays artists, paited a picture in their mind and conveyed it to the world through music. Today people write music simply to lavish themselves in fancy cars and show the world what idiots they are.
by hahahah on 12/16/2009 12:21am
that was funny Rob
by leah on 1/19/2010 2:36am
seriously, Mick and Keith do not get any of the credit they deserve for songwriting. Lennon and McCartney my ass.
by LVG KP on 3/6/2010 1:08am
AND I'LL FALL DOWN DRUNK
by Megan on 3/9/2010 2:37pm
What a Beautiful Buzz
by vc on 8/12/2010 2:55pm
This song is still one of my favorites from the Stones
by surf monkey on 8/31/2010 11:35am
Martini - you're a dumb hick. open your eyes to the real world. Dont be pissed when america reign is seen as a blip on history's radar and you're begging for a job and a place in this world.
by crooky33 on 1/14/2011 7:47pm
amazing tune stones r the greatest ov all time kieth n mick up there w john n paul.respect
by teresa on 5/22/2011 2:08am
I always thought it was "Oh, what a beautiful face, what a beautiful face!". Not "What a beautiful buzz." In my version, he was looking at her face, couldn't stop looking at her and exclaiming about how he was taken with her. The real version is, he was "buzzed", maybe on booze or drugs. My version was so much more romantic! I'm disappointed. :(
by scarfboy on 6/5/2011 10:15pm
That's pretty funny to read Teresa's comment. I have heard this song for 30+ years and have always thought it was "beautiful face", also thought he said "keep a poor man drunk" rather than "and I'll fall down drunk".
by markus001 on 10/25/2011 12:04am
It is a lovely song. Beautiful images of a country boy falling in love with a pretty girl. Love it.
by USA Bryan David on 2/27/2012 3:15pm
"Who the Fu*k is Mick Jagger?"
-Keith Richard
by D Rock on 6/19/2012 12:11pm
What a beautiful buzz. He's drunk on her love.
by Dude on 3/28/2013 3:23pm
Kirsten's right: fucking awesome
by Truth on 5/11/2013 9:51am
It's actually about Coronel Angus.
by Cid Young on 8/7/2013 9:03pm
I thought it was "what a beautiful buss"... as in kiss.

Noun 1. buss - the act of caressing with the lips (or an instance thereof)buss - the act of caressing with the lips (or an instance thereof)
kiss, osculation
touching, touch - the act of putting two things together with no space between them; "at his touch the room filled with lights"
smooch, smack - an enthusiastic kiss
deep kiss, French kiss, soul kiss - an open-mouthed kiss in which your tongue is inserted into the other's mouth
Verb 1. buss - touch with the lips or press the lips (against someone's mouth or other body part) as an expression of love, greeting, etc.; "The newly married couple kissed"; "She kissed her grandfather on the forehead when she entered the room"
kiss, snog, osculate
touch - make physical contact with, come in contact with;
peck, smack - kiss lightly

by Martin on 12/31/2013 3:47am
Had to laugh at some comments,but who GAF I've got a ticket to see the stones in perth in March 14 cheers!
by Alexander Simon on 8/12/2014 2:30am
Play Music © ©
"Last Days on Earth"

My Earth is dying and I love You
As the Spaceships count the dead,
Find you back,
Give my family back,

I find my Heart is Bold,
I find that weird aliens are everywhere
Here I find my Olde England
Here on another planet,

The Knight of wonder shows,
She resembles my mother
Her hair golden flax
My mother says I love you too!

BY THE NEW ROLLING STONES ANEW!!!!



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