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Inspired by Keith Richards' memoir Life, performed live in the Bushwick Book Club at Goodbye Blue Monday, Brooklyn, NY, on September 15, 2012.



Keith says let’s jump in the Bentley
And go to Morocco
Where they cover the children in honey
And run them through fields of herb naked
To harvest the powder

Keith says he thinks about the women
How maybe he opened their hearts
Just a little to realize
Their lust and desire unleashed
Was incredible power

The girls close in like maenads
Or a river of piranhas
Their bouffant hairdos
Coming undone in the rain
Their teeth and claws
Gleaming like the frets of his guitar
They know what they want
Give them what they want

Keith says they were a pirate nation
With lawyers and clowns
And attendants to pick up the pieces
When he would get busted
All traveling under one banner

Keith says he gave away his daughter
To live with his mother
Since he was too wasted to be a good father
And he knew he’d prob’ly
End up in the slammer

The girls don’t seem to mind the way
The guy needs saving from the world
They kiss and bless and bathe him
They’d keep him if they could
A brigade of Red Cross nurses
Whose feelings don’t get hurt
They know what they want
Give them what they want

Keith says the room just caught on fire
While the babies were sleeping
A mouse it came creeping and chewed on the wire
The house and hotel
Where they stayed for the trial

Keith says let’s jump in the Bentley
And go to Morocco
Don’t you worry 'bout getting
Your fix cause the stash in the secret
Compartment will last us a while.



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Sweet Soubrette Brooklyn, New York

Sweet Soubrette features the songwriting, vocals and ukulele of Ellia Bisker, whose dark, edgy "existential indie rock" has won fans' hearts and critical praise since the release of debut album Siren Song. She is joined by a talented backing band, often featuring as many as 8 musicians onstage. Sweet Soubrette's fourth album, Big Celebrity, was released in 2016. ... more

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