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Rock and a Hard Place

This song is by The Rolling Stones and appears on the album Steel Wheels (1989) and on the live album Flashpoint (1991).

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Rock and a Hard Place
The fields of Eden
Are full of trash
If we beg and we borrow and steal
We'll never get it back

People are hungry
They crowd around
And the city gets bigger
As the country comes begging to town

We're stuck between a rock
And a hard place
Between a rock
And a hard place

This talk of freedom
And human rights
Means bullying and private wars
And chucking all the dust into our eyes

And peasant people
Poorer than dirt
Who are caught in the crossfire
And with nothing to lose but their shirts, yeah

We're stuck between a rock
And a hard place
Between a rock
And a hard place

You'd better stop
Put on a kind face
Between a rock, yeah
And a hard place

We're in the same boat
On the same sea
And we're sailing south
On the same breeze

Guiding dream churches
With silver spires
And our rogue children
Are playing loaded dice

(Between a rock)
(And a hard place)
(You'd better stop)


Give me truth now
Don't want no sham
I'd be hung drawn and quartered for a sheep
Just as well as a lamb

Stuck between a rock
And a hard place
A rock
And a hard place

You'd better stop
Put on a kind face
Can't you see
What you've done to me?

Between a rock (that's what I said)
And a hard place
You'd better stop
Put on a kind face

Yeah, c'mon now
Yeah

Between a rock and a hard place
Between a rock and a hard place
You'd better stop, put on a kind face
Between a rock and a hard place
Between a rock and a hard place

Written by:

Mick Jagger / Keith Richards