The Rolling Stones: Backstreet Girl Meaning
Backstreet Girl Lyrics
I don't want you to be down
Don't want to tell you no lie
Just want you to be around
Please come right up to my ears
You will be able to hear what I say
Don't want you out in my world
Just you be my backstreet...
anonymous Oct 11th, 2012 10:56am report
Surely this song is about the Profumo scandal, for those who dont know it, this was a notorious case in the 60s where a tory politician was involved with so called vice girls and then tried to deny it. He was exposed and disgraced due partly to the courageous refusal of the girls to be intimidated by the british establishment. Surely Jagger is making a biting comment on men like this?
anonymous Jul 1st, 2012 7:18pm report
To understand this song you must know that the British are hopelessly class conscious, so the line that divides the upper and lower classes is more pronounced. The persona of the song clearly loves his backstreet girl, and is trying to do right by telling her no lies. It's touching because of the tension created by his latent feelings. He tries to be distant and cold and brutally frank with the girl, but he's really not even being honest with himself because really he wants her to be more than just his backstreet girl. I love this song because it reminds me of this crazy Mexican girl from the southside of Chicago who I was madly in love with even though we came from different sides of the tracks. If it's any consolation the man in this song ends up running through the streets for three days trying to find his backstreet girl, only to realize that it just wasn't meant to be.
anonymous Jul 9th, 2011 7:39pm report
You know i got contradictory feelings about this song, i mean the music it's really beautiful one of the prettiest music the Stones made, but the lyric on the other hand it´s exactly the oposite one of the most horrible lyrics they make, because the lyric it´s about a rich guy or a high class guy who have a lover who is a poor girl, and i don´t like the lyric because he´s telling that basically he just wants her for sex, he doesn't want her in her luxurious life because she´s poor and her manners are not good,i can't believe the stones made this song.
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