Songs Lyrics and YT- Youtube Music Videos

Articles by "Rod Stewart Songs"

Rod Stewart - Every Picture Tells A Story
Rod Stewart - Every Picture Tells A Story

Rod Stewart - Every Picture Tells A Story Lyrics and Youtube Music Videos

Album: Every Picture Tells A Story
Released: 1971

Every Picture Tells A Story Lyrics

Spent time feelin' inferior standing' in front of my mirror
Combed my hair in a thousand ways, but I came out lookin' just the same
Daddy said, son, you better see the world
I wouldn't blame you if you wanted to leave
But remember one thing, don't lose your head to a woman that'll spend your bread
So I got out

Paris was a place you could hide away, if you felt you didn't fit in
French police wouldn't give me no peace, they claimed I was a nasty person
Down along the left bank, minding my own
Was knocked down by a human stampede
Got arrested for inciting a peaceful riot, when all I wanted was a cup of tea
I was accused

I moved on
Down in rome I wasn't getting enough
Of the things that keep a young man alive
My body stunk, but I kept my funk at a time when I was right out of luck
Getting desperate, indeed I was looking like a tourist attraction
Oh, my dear, I better get out of here for the vatican don't give no sanction
I wasn't ready for that, no, no

I moved right out east, yeah
On the peking ferry I was feeling merry, sailing on my way back here
I fell in love with a slant-eyed lady by the light of an eastern moon
Shanghai lil never used the pill, she claimed that it just ain't natural
She took me up on deck and bit my neck
Oh, people, I was glad I found her
Oh, yeah, I was glad I found here

I firmly believed that I didn't need anyone but me
I sincerely thought I was so complete
Look how wrong you can be
The women I've known I wouldn't let tie my shoe
They wouldn't give you the time of day
But the slant-eyed lady knocked me off my feet
God, I was glad I found her

And if they had the words I could tell to you
To help you on your way down the road
I couldn't quote you no dickens, shelley or keats
'Cause it's all been said before
Make the best out of the bad, just laugh it off
You didn't have to come here anyway, so remember

Every Picture Tells A Story don't it?
Every picture tells a story don't it?
Every picture tells a story don't it?
Every picture tells a story don't it?
Every picture tells a story don't it?
Every picture tells a story don't it?

Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Every Picture Tells A Story
  • This song recounts a series of misadventures endured by Stewart's globetrotting protagonist, culminating with his torrid romance with a "slit-eyed lady." (Political correctness has never exactly been Rod Stewart's calling card).

    In the May 1995 issue of Mojo, Stewart said of the song: "I can remember the build up. You know what the song's about - your early teenage life when you're leaving home and you're exploring the world for yourself. Ronnie (Wood) and I rehearsed round my house at Muswell Hill and recorded it the next day. That whole album was done in 10 days, two weeks, about as long as it takes to get a drum sound right nowadays."
  • The song's title doesn't appear in the lyrics until the end... where it is repeated 24 times! ("Every picture tells a story, don't it?")

  • Rod Stewart - Da Ya Think I'm Sexy
    Rod Stewart - Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?

    Rod Stewart - Da Ya Think I'm Sexy? Youtube Music Videos and Lyrics

    Album: Blondes Have More Fun
    Released: 1978

    Da Ya Think I'm Sexy? Lyrics

    She sits alone, waiting for suggestions
    He's so nervous, avoiding all the questions
    His lips are dry, her heart is gently pounding
    Don't you just know exactly what they're thinking?

    If you want my body and you think I'm sexy
    Come on, sugar, let me know
    If you really need me, just reach out and touch me
    Come on, honey, tell me so

    He's acting shy, looking for an answer
    Come on, honey, let's spend the night together
    Now, hold on a minute before we go much further
    Give me a dime so I can phone my mother
    They catch a cab to his high-rise apartment
    At last he can tell her exactly what his heart meant

    If you want my body and you think I'm sexy
    Come on, sugar, let me know
    If you really need me, just reach out and touch me
    Come on, honey, tell me so

    His heart's beating like a drum
    'Cause at last he's got this girl home
    Relax, baby. Now we're all alone

    They wake at dawn, 'cause all the birds are singing
    Two total strangers, but that ain't what they're thinking
    Outside it's cold, misty, and it's raining
    They got each other. Neither one's complaining
    He says, I'm sorry, but I'm out of milk and coffee
    Never mind, sugar. We can watch the early movie

    If you want my body and you think I'm sexy
    Come on, sugar, let me know
    If you really need me, just reach out and touch me
    Come on, honey, tell me so

    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

    Da Ya Think I'm Sexy? Song Chart
  • Stewart was known for his soulful blues and folk ballads, but this song was a disco departure, and it gave him a new look. He attracted many new fans, but alienated many of his old ones, who had no interest in disco and fondly remembered Rod as a member of The Faces, where he earned a reputation as hard-rocking party animal. Reflecting on the song in the May 1995 issue of Mojo magazine, Stewart said: "I think it's one of those songs that everyone can remember what they were doing in that particular year. It was one of the 10 songs that summed up that whole dance/disco period. And that's what music's about surely, to bring back memories."

    Speaking in Esquire in 2012, he said: "I used to be embarrassed to sing 'Da Ya Think I'm Sexy,' but people love it. So it's in the show."
  • Most of the music for this song was written by drummer Carmine Appice, who had recently joined Stewart's band. Appice told us: "We were in the studio and 'Miss You' by The Rolling Stones was a big hit. Rod was always a guy that used to listen to what was going on around him. He was always looking at the charts and listening. He was a big fan of The Rolling Stones, so when they came out with "Miss You," disco was really big at the time, so he wanted to do some kind of disco-y song, something like 'Miss You,' nothing like Gloria Gaynor.

    With the band, he would always tell us, 'I want a song like this' or 'I want a song like that,' so I went home and I came up with a bunch or chords and a melody. I presented it to him via a friend of mine, Duane Hitchings, who is a songwriter who had a little studio. We went in his studio with his drum machines and his keyboards, and he made my chords sound better. We gave Rod a demo of the verses and the bridge, and Rod came up with the chorus. We played it with the band many, many ways before we got the correct arrangement with Tom Dowd. Unfortunately, they put so much stuff on it that it dwarfed the sound of the band. It made the band sound smaller because it had strings and two or three keyboard players, congas, and drums. When we were doing it, we thought it was going to be more like The Rolling Stones with just the band playing it. It came out and went to #1 everywhere."
  • The distinctive riff came from an instrumental song called "Taj Mahal" by a Brazilian musician named Jorge Ben. When Ben filed suit, Stewart agreed to give proceeds from the song to UNICEF. He later recalled in his book, Rod: The Autobiography: "I held my hand up straight away. Not that I'd stood in the studio and said, 'Here, I know we'll use that tune from Taj Mahal as the chorus. The writer lives in Brazil, so he'll never find out.' Clearly the melody had lodged itself in my memory and then resurfaced. Unconscious plagiarism, plain and simple."

    There is a blues guitarist named Taj Mahal who made his own version of the song using this same riff. The title, and also the only lyrics in the song, is "Jorge Ben."
  • Co-writer Carmine Appice told us: "If you look at the lyrics, it was a story. Rod told stories in his songs: 'The Killing Of Georgie' was a story, 'Tonight's The Night' was a story. Any of his songs are like little mini-stories. This was a story of a guy meeting a chick in a club. At that time, that was a cool saying. If you listen to the lyrics - 'She sits alone, waiting for suggestions, he's so nervous...' - it's the feelings of what was going on in a dance club. The guy sees a chick he digs, she's nervous and he's nervous and she's alone and doesn't know what's going on, then they end up at his place having sex, and then she's gone."
  • Stewart claims this song is not about him, as it is sung in the third person.
  • Stewart used the title as the name of his 1978 tour. He would wear tight spandex and gyrate on stage. When he sang the title line, hoards of women would scream back, "Yes!"
  • This went along with the Hollywood lifestyle Stewart had adopted. He moved from England to Los Angeles in 1975 and quickly fit in with the glamorous crowd. Dating blonde models was his specialty.
  • This was promoted by an unusual "video-within-a-video." It showed people watching him perform this on a "television screen." The concert footage was taped first - whenever Stewart forgot the lyrics, he'd turn his face away from the camera.
  • Stewart was ahead of his time from a marketing standpoint. Not only did he make a video for this song before MTV was even a glimmer, but he also released a limited edition 12" version, which was guaranteed to be a collector's item because only 300,000 were made. The album was also released as a limited edition picture disc, which contained graphics printed directly on the vinyl as well as a cardboard pull-out of Stewart's face. 100,000 copies were pressed.
  • A Chicago disc jockey named Steve Dahl released a parody of this called "Do You Think I'm Disco?" which became a weapon in the war to rid the world of disco music.

    Disco Demolition Night took place at Comiskey Park in Chicago on July 12, 1979. Between games of a doubleheader between the Chicago White Sox and Detroit Tigers, radio personality Steve Dahl blew up a box of disco records in the outfield. Fans were given reduced admission for bringing unwanted disco records to the game, resulting in a huge crowd that was there for the mayhem rather than the baseball. Chaos ensued as the crowd rushed the field, tearing up the grass and making the second game unplayable.
  • Paris Hilton recorded this in 2006 on her first album.
  • This was used in an animated TV commercial for Chips Ahoy! where a cartoon cookie sings.
  • The string line came from the Bobby Womack song "If You Want My Love, Put Something Down On It." Said Stewart: "I told Bobby and he thought that was real cute - 'cos you can nick string lines without breaching copyright."
  • Stewart was slagged by critics for the song's provocative lyrics and for a promotional drive featuring him in a skin-tight Spandex outfit. He writes in his book, Rod: The Autobiography, "Music critics... wrote off 'Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?' as the work of a terrible show-off. It was only a pop record, but you'd have thought I'd poisoned the water supply... It didn't help that the marketing campaign for the single had me stretched out in full Spandex-clad glory beneath the slogan 'Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?'"
  • This seems like a song that would become dated quickly, but it remained a crowd favorite throughout Stewart's career. He played it on tours in every decade, fully aware of the camp factor. At concerts in 2015, a quote from his younger days would appear on the video screen when he performed the song: "I don't want to be singing 'Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?' at age 50 and be a parody of myself."

  • Rod Stewart - Maggie Ma
    Rod Stewart - Maggie May

    Rod Stewart - Maggie May Youtube Music Videos and Lyrics

    Album: Every Picture Tells A Story
    Released: 1971

    Maggie May Lyrics

    Wake up, Maggie I think I got something to say to you
    It's late September and I really should be back at school
    I know I keep you amused, but I feel I'm being used
    Oh, Maggie, I couldn't have tried any more
    You led me away from home
    Just to save you from being alone
    You stole my heart, and that's what really hurts

    The morning sun, when it's in your face really shows your age
    But that don't worry me none in my eyes, you're everything

    I laughed at all of your jokes
    My love you didn't need to coax
    Oh, Maggie, I couldn't have tried any more

    You led me away from home
    Just to save you from being alone
    You stole my soul, and that's a pain I can do without.

    All I needed was a friend to lend a guiding hand
    But you turned into a lover, and, mother, what a lover you wore me out
    All you did was wreck my bed
    And, in the morning, kick me in the head
    Oh, Maggie, I couldn't have tried any more
    You led me away from home
    'Cause you didn't want to be alone
    You stole my heart, I couldn't leave you if I tried

    I suppose I could collect my books and get on back to school
    Or steal my daddy's cue and make a living out of playing pool
    Or find myself a rock 'n' roll band
    That needs a helping hand
    Oh, Maggie, I wish I'd never seen your face
    You made a first-class fool out of me
    But I'm as blind as a fool can be
    You stole my heart, but I love you anyway

    Maggie I wish that I'd never seen your face
    I'll get a ride home one of these days

    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

    Maggie May Song Chart
  • This song is about the woman who deflowered Stewart when he was 16. In the January 2007 issue of Q magazine, Stewart said: "Maggie May was more or less a true story, about the first woman I had sex with, at the Beaulieu Jazz Festival. It nearly got left off because the label said it didn't have a melody. I said, 'Well, we've run out of time now, these are all the tracks we've recorded. They said, Alright, then, bring it on."
  • The name "Maggie May" does not occur in the song; Rod borrowed the title from a Liverpool folk song about a Lime Street prostitute.

    Stewart liked the play on words the title created, sometimes introducing the song by saying, "This is 'Maggie May' - sometimes she did, sometimes she didn't."
  • In his memoir Rod: The Autobiography, Stewart provided details of the experience that led to this song. Wrote Stewart: "At 16, I went to the Beaulieu Jazz Festival in the New Forest. I'd snuck in with some mates via an overflow sewage pipe. And there on a secluded patch of grass, I lost my not-remotely-prized virginity with an older (and larger) woman who'd come on to me very strongly in the beer tent. How much older, I can't tell you - but old enough to be highly disappointed by the brevity of the experience."

    Remarkably, there is video of Stewart at the festival .
  • Stewart's record company didn't think this was a hit, so they released it as the B-side of "Reason To Believe." Disc jockeys liked "Maggie" better, so they played it as the single instead. The first station to flip the single and play it as the A-side was WOKY in Milwaukee.
  • Every Picture Tells A Story was Stewart's third solo album, and the one that made him a superstar. It was recorded at Morgan Sound Studios in Willesden with drummer Mickey Waller, guitarist Martin Quittenton, and Stewart's Faces mate Ronnie Wood among the musicians.

    Stewart got the idea for the song during a US tour with the Faces. He completed the song with Quittenton, who came up with the intro and wrote the chords. The song came together quickly in the studio, helped along by the Ray Jackson mandolin contribution - Jackson had been hired to perform on the song "Mandolin Wind," which is why he was available. Stewart asked Jackson to play something they might use to end the song, which he improvised on the spot.

    Quittenton, who is listed as the song's co-writter along with Stewart, told the Daily Mail: "We didn’t think it was very good. Never in anyone’s wildest dreams was it a Pop standard."

    Quittenton said that when the song became a hit, he was working in a record shop for £7 a week. His royalties for the song would eventually amount to about £25,000 a year. He declined Stewart's offer to join the Faces, and left the music business a short time later after suffering a nervous breakdown. Quittenton also co-wrote Stewart's hit "You Wear It Well."
  • This became a huge hit in England and America, topping both the UK and US charts at the same time. Every Picture Tells A Story was also the #1 album on both sides of the Atlantic, making him the first artist to have the #1 song and album in both the US and UK simultaneously. Stewart's success in the UK was expected, as he had a following there as a member of The Faces, but he was little known in America before "Maggie May" took off.
  • Stewart was the lead singer of The Faces when this was released. He put out solo albums while he was with the band because of contract obligations. When this became a hit, Faces shows were billed as "The Faces with Rod Stewart." He became the focus of the group.
  • Ray Jackson, a British musician who played in the band Lindisfarne, played the mandolin on this song and a few others for Stewart. In 2003, Jackson threatened legal action against Stewart, claiming he deserved a writing credit for his contribution. Jackson, who says he made just the standard £15 session fee for his work, stated: "I am convinced that my contribution to Maggie May, which occurred in the early stages of my career when I was just becoming famous for my work with Lindisfarne, was essential to the success of the record."

    Stewart employed Jackson on subsequent recordings, but didn't hear about his beef with the composer credit until the '80s. Stewart's retort (through a spokesman): "As is always the case in the studio, any musical contributions he may have made were fully paid for at the time as 'work-for-hire.'"

    Adding insult is Jackson's credit on the album notes, which reads: "The mandolin was played by the mandolin player in Lindisfarne. The name slips my mind."

    Jackson never brought the case to court, but his threat did illuminate his contribution and help publicize his artistic endeavors.
  • In October 1971 Stewart became the first artist in history to hold all four #1 positions in the British and American singles and albums charts. While "Maggie May" topped the singles tally in both territories, Every Picture Tells A Story achieved the same feat on the album charts.
  • Stewart moved to America a few years after this came out. He was doing very well there, but also wanted to avoid the huge taxes England levied on high-income entertainers. This was around the same time The Rolling Stones left England for tax reasons. Their album Exile on Main St. is a reference to their "tax exile" status.

  • Rod Stewart Songs - You're In My Heart (The Final Acclaim)
    Rod Stewart - You're In My Heart (The Final Acclaim)

    Rod Stewart - You're In My Heart (The Final Acclaim) Lyrics and Youtube Music Videos

    Album: Foot Loose And Fancy Free
    Released: 1977

    You're In My Heart (The Final Acclaim) Lyrics

    I didn't know what day it was
    When you walked into the room
    I said hello unnoticed
    You said goodbye too soon

    Breezing through the clientele
    Spinning yarns that were so lyrical
    I really must confess right here
    The attraction was purely physical

    I took all those habits of yours
    That in the beginning were hard to accept
    Your fashion sense, Beardsley prints
    I put down to experience

    The big bossed lady with the Dutch accent
    Who tried to change my point of view
    Her ad lib lines were well rehearsed
    But my heart cried out for you

    You're in my heart, you're in my soul
    You'll be my breath should I grow old
    You are my lover, you're my best friend
    You're in my soul

    My love for you is immeasurable
    My respect for you immense
    You're ageless, timeless, lace and fineness
    You're beauty and elegance

    You're a rhapsody, a comedy
    You're a symphony and a play
    You're every love song ever written
    But honey what do you see in me

    You're in my heart, you're in my soul
    You'll be my breath should I grow old
    You are my lover, you're my best friend
    You're in my soul

    You're an essay in glamor
    Please pardon the grammar
    But you're every schoolboy's dream
    You're Celtic, United, but baby I've decided
    You're the best team I've ever seen

    And there have been many affairs
    Many times I've thought to leave
    But I bite my lip and turn around
    'Cause you're the warmest thing I've ever found

    You're in my heart, you're in my soul
    You'll be my breath should I grow old
    You are my lover, you're my best friend
    You're in my soul

    Writer/s: STEWART, ROD
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

    You're In My Heart (The Final Acclaim) Song Chart
  • Stewart wrote this love song when he was dating the Swedish actress Britt Ekland; they were together from 1975-1977. Stewart said, "It wasn't totally about Britt... it could of been anybody I met in that period - and there were a lot of them."

    This statement may have been influenced by the $12.5 million lawsuit Ekland filed against Stewart, in which her lawyers pointed out how she inspired some of Stewart's most successful music.

    Stewart and Ekland split up very publicly after he was photographed leaving a nightclub with another actress, Liz Treadwell. In his autobiography, Stewart said that Ekland thought they were going to get married, but he had no intention of settling down and in turn, was unfaithful.

    The songs Stewart wrote for the Foot Loose And Fancy Free album deal with this relationship, and are rather conflicted. On "You Got A Nerve" he is quite hostile; "I Was Only Joking" finds him dismissing his lover. "You're In My Heart," however, is the kind of song that would make a woman believe that Stewart is smitten and in it for the long haul.

    Soon after the album came out, Stewart explained to NME that in writing the songs, he was expressing his true feelings, and that it made him realize that he wanted to be free, as suggested in the album title. "The songs came first," he said. "I didn't actually think, 'Well, I'll put it in the songs and hope she hears them and knows what I mean.' But it's ironic that the album title and the songs came out as they did."
  • The "Beardsley prints" is a reference to Aubrey Beardsley, a Victorian artist. It shows that the lady Stewart is singing about has very refined taste, which points to Ekland. Stewart later admitted that she taught him a great deal about art and visual presentation. She even got him to start wearing make-up.
  • The lines, "You're Celtic, United, but baby I've decided, you're the best team I've ever seen" are a reference to two Scottish soccer teams, Dundee United and Celtic F.C. Stewart is an avid supporter of Celtic.

  • Lyrics

    Contact Form


    Email *

    Message *

    Powered by Blogger.
    Javascript DisablePlease Enable Javascript To See All Widget