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Hand of Fate

This song is by The Rolling Stones and appears on the album Black And Blue (1976).

The hand of fate is on me now
It pick me up and knock me down
I'm on the run, I'm prison bound
The hand of fate is a-heavy now
I killed a man, I'm highway bound
The wheel of fortune keeps turning 'round
Turning 'round, turning 'round
I should have known it was a one-horse town

My sweet girl was once his wife
And he had papers the judge had signed
The wind blew hard, it was a stormy night
He shot me once, but I shot him twice
The hand of fate is on me now
It pick me up and it kicked me right down
Kicked me right down
Kicked me right down

I had to save her life
Yeah, I gunned him twice
Yeah, and I watched him die, watch out, boy
Yeah, I watched him die, whoa

He was a barroom man, the violent kind
He had no love for that gal of mine
Then one day, in a drinking bout
He swore he'd throw me right of town
The hand of fate is on me now
I shot that man, I put him underground
I put him underground, underground
Yes, I did

I'm on the run, I hear the hounds
My luck is up, my chips are down
So goodbye, baby, so long now
Wish me luck, I'm going to need it, child
The hand of fate is on me now
Yeah, it's too late, baby
I say, it's too late, baby, too late now
The hand of fate is on me now, Lordy, I say
The hand of fate is heavy now, heavy now
The hand of fate is heavy now

It pick you up and knock you down

It's too late, it's too late now
The hand of fate is heavy now
It pick you up and knock you down

Credits

Written by:

Mick Jagger, Keith Richards

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