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  Season 37: Episode 22








11v: Mick Jagger

Mick Jagger with Foo Fighters performs "19th Nervous Breakdown" and "It's Only Rock 'n Roll"

.....Mick Jagger
.....Foo Fighters

Jason Sudeikis: Ladies and gentlemen -- Mick Jagger and Foo Fighters.

Mick Jagger: [ singing ]
"You're the kind of person you meet at certain dismal, dull affairs
Center of a crowd, talking much too loud, running up and down the stairs
Well, it seems to me that you have seen too much in too few years
And though you've tried, you just can't hide, your eyes are edged with tears.

You better stop, look around
Here it comes! Here it comes! Here it comes! Here it comes! Here comes your nineteenth nervous breakdown!

When you were a child, you were treated kind, but you were never brought up right
And you were always spoiled with a thousand toys, but still you cried all night
Your mother who neglected you owes a million dollars tax
And your father's still perfecting ways of making sealant wax.

You better stop, look around
Here it comes! Here it comes! Here it comes! Here it comes!
Here comes your nineteenth nervous breakdown!
Ohhhh, who's to blame?
That girl's just insane
Well, nothing I do don't seem to work
It only seems to make the matters worse!
Oh, plea-ea-ea-ease!"

Now!

"If I could dig down deep in my heart
Feelings would flood on the page
Would it satisfy ya? Would it slide on by ya?
Would it help to ease your pain? Ease your pain?

If I could win ya, if I could sing ya
A love song so divine
Would it be enough for your cheating heart
If I broke down and cried? Would I cry?
And I said I know it's only rock 'n roll but I like it!
I know it's only rock 'n roll but I like it, like it, yes I do!
Oh, well, I like it... I like it... I like it.

I said can't you see that this old boy has been lonely?
And if I could stick that knife in my heart
Suicide right on the stage
Would it help to ease your pain? Ease your pain?
I said I know it's only rock 'n roll but I like it!
I know it's only rock 'n roll but I like it, like it, yes I do!
Oh, I like it... I like it... I like it. Yeah!

And do ya think that you're the only girl around?
I bet you think that you're the only woman in town.

[ instrument break ]

I know it's only rock 'n roll but I like it!
I know it's only rock 'n roll but I like it, like it, yes I do!
Oh, I like it... I like it... I like it... I like it."

Dave Grohl & Mick Jagger: [ singing ]
"I know it's only rock 'n roll but I like it!
I know it's only rock 'n roll but I like it!
I know it's only rock 'n roll but I like it!
I know it's only rock 'n roll but I like it!
I know it's only rock 'n roll but I like it!
I know it's only rock 'n roll but I like it!
I know it's only rock 'n roll but I like it!
I know it's only rock 'n roll but I like it!
I know it's only rock 'n roll but I like it, like it, yes I do!"

Mick Jagger: Foo Fighters, everybody! Thank you!


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