EVERY UK NUMBER ONE SONG: ‘Get Off of My Cloud’ – The Rolling Stones

What was the number one song in the UK on 4th November 1965?

Well, they didn’t go away for long. The Rollings Stones are number one again for the 3rd time this year with Get Off of My Cloud, which was number one for 3 weeks.

Jagger and Richards wrote Get Off of My Cloud as a reaction to their popularity and the expectations from people that came with it. It’s a great track that followed Satisfaction nicely. However, it’s a tad repetitive and perhaps doesn’t hold as much depth as other Stones tracks, but it’s a solid rock tune offering from the 60s nonetheless.

Lyrics

I live in an apartment on the ninety-ninth floor of my block
And I sit at home looking out the window
Imagining the world has stopped
Then in flies a guy who’s all dressed up just like a Union Jack
And says, “I’ve won five pounds if I have his kind of detergent pack”

I said, “hey, you, get off of my cloud
Hey, you, get off of my cloud
Hey, you, get off of my cloud
Don’t hang around ’cause two’s a crowd
On my cloud, baby”

The telephone is ringing
I say, “Hi, it’s me, who is there on the line?”
A voice says, “hi, hello, how are you?”
“Well, I guess I’m doin’ fine”
He says, “it’s three a.m., there’s too much noise
Don’t you people ever want to go to bed?
Just ’cause you feel so good
Do you have to drive me out of my head?”

I said, “hey, you, get off of my cloud
Hey, you, get off of my cloud
Hey, you, get off of my cloud
Don’t hang around ’cause two’s a crowd
On my cloud, baby”

I was sick and tired, fed up with this
And decided to take a drive downtown
It was so very quiet and peaceful
There was nobody, not a soul around
I laid myself out, I was so tired
And I started to dream
In the morning the parking tickets were just like a flag
Stuck on my window screen

I said, “hey, you, get off of my cloud
Hey, you, get off of my cloud
Hey, you, get off of my cloud
Don’t hang around ’cause two’s a crowd
On my cloud”

Hey, you, get off of my cloud
Hey, you, get off of my cloud
Hey, you, get off of my cloud
Don’t hang around baby two’s a crowd
On my cloud

Hey, you…

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