The Rolling Stones
Street Fighting Man
The Rolling Stones have released 30 studio albums, 18 live albums and numerous compilations. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989.
Featured on the 1968 album Beggars Banquet, "Street Fighting Man" was originally titled "Did Everyone Pay Their Dues?" Mick Jagger wrote the song after attending an anti-war rally at London's U.S. embassy, where he and other protestors were charged by mounted police. Many radio stations in the U.S. refused to play the song because they considered its lyrics subversive.
Everywhere I hear the sound of marching, charging feet, boy Because summer's here and the time is right for fighting in the street boy But what can a poor boy do except to sing for a rock and roll band [Chorus] Because in sleepy London Town There's just no place for Street Fighting Man! No! Hey! Think the time is right for a Palace Revolution But where I live the game to play is Compromise Solution! Well then what can a poor boy do except to sing for a rock and roll band [Chorus] Hey! Said my name is called Disturbance I'll shout and scream, I'll kill the King I'll rail at all his servants Well then what can a poor boy do except to sing for a rock and roll band