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The Rolling Stones

Gotta Get Away

  • Rock
  • Space
  • Pop
  • Oldies
  • Acid
song from
  • 1965
  • 1964
  • 2011
  • 1966
  • 2000

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“As Tears Go By” is a song written by The Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger, guitarist Keith Richards, and their manager Andrew Loog Oldham, and was a popular hit for both British singer Marianne Faithfull in 1964 and The Rolling Stones in 1965. The song is one of the first original compositions by Jagger and Richards, as until that point The Rolling Stones had chiefly been performing covers of blues standards. The myth surrounding the song’s genesis has it that Rolling Stones manager Andrew Loog Oldham locked Jagger and Richards in a kitchen forcing them to write a song together, even suggesting what type of song he wanted: “I want a song with brick walls all around it, high windows and no sex.” The result was initially named “As Time Goes By” the title of the song... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Got to get away ... Gotta, gotta, gotta get away ... I got to get away, got to get away

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