Monday, May 26, 2008

Back Street Girl

Track 7
"Back Street Girl" – 3:26

Well, someone's been listening to "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away", eh? Acoustic ballad played in waltz time, studio musician brought in to supplement the sound with an exotic instrument, stoic lyrics barely hiding a mind wracked with melancholy.

Speaking of the lyrics, Mick somehow managed to combine the misogyny of "Stupid Girl" with the faux chivalry of "Lady Jane":

Please don't you call me at home.
Please don't come knocking at night.
Please never ring on the phone.
Your manners are never quite right.
Please take the favors, I grant.
Courtesy, don't you look nonchalantly at me.
Don't want you out in my world.
Just you be my backstreet girl.
Oh, Mick. You are such a charmer.