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The Rolling Stones: Honky Tonk Women Meaning

Song Released: 1969


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I met a gin soaked, bar-room queen in Memphis,
She tried to take me upstairs for a ride.
She had to heave me right across her shoulder
'Cause I just can't seem to drink you off my mind.

It's a honky tonk women
Gimme, gimme, gimme the...

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    anonymous
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    Mar 7th, 2015 3:00pm report


    I always thought the lyrics "she blew my nose and then she blew my mind" were about getting a blowjob. Southern women like to do that because of their strict upbringing against which they are rebelling.



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    anonymous
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    Jun 14th, 2011 6:40am report


    I think this first interpretation is a bit off. "In that part in particular he was talking about even being too tired for sex until she gave him some cocaine but altogether i think it conveys his love for southern belles". Not quite. The lyrics say: "She had to heave me right across her shoulder/'Cause I just can't seem to drink you off my mind". He wasn't too tired for sex, he was too drunk to make it upstairs with her on his own strength - and he was too drunk because he was drinking to forget another woman (to whom he is addressing the song). This song isn't at all about "missing the fast lane of the deep south". It's about missing the woman he left behind while on tour, or broke up with or whatever. The fact that he only mentions one southern woman and one woman in New York should make it clear that, while the chorus says Honky-Tonk Women, it's really about missing someone else. The Honky Tonk Women are just a distraction from that that makes him sad.



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    suicideblonde
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    Feb 26th, 2010 2:03am report


    It starts out,"I met a gin-soaked barroom queen in Memphis" NOT a bar-hop whatever....



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    anonymous
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    Oct 29th, 2009 10:56pm report


    Mick was in the South area when this song was inspired. "I met a bar hop queen in memphis, she tried to take me upstairs for a ride,she had to heave me right across her shoulder, she blew my nose and then she blew my mind."
    Its about a few afairs in the south with honkey tonk women
    in that part in particular he was talking about even being too tired for sex until she gave him some cocaine but altogher i think it conveys his love for southern belles, we do have quite a reputation for being crazy and when he left the U.S. he was probably missing the fast lane of the deep south and the coke "its the honky tonk women that give me gimme the honky tonk blues."




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