I saw her today at a reception 
A glass of wine in her hand 
I knew she would meet her connection 
At her feet was her footloose man 
 
No, you can't always get what you want 
You can't always get what you want 
You can't always get what you want 
And if you try sometime you find 
You get what you need 
 
I saw her today at the reception 
A glass of wine in her hand 
I knew she was gonna meet her connection 
At her feet was her footloose man 
 
You can't always get what you want 
You can't always get what you want 
You can't always get what you want 
But if you try sometimes you might find 
You get what you need 
 
Oh yeah, hey hey hey, oh... 
 
And I went down to the demonstration 
To get my fair share of abuse 
Singing, "We're gonna vent our frustration 
If we don't we're gonna blow a 50-amp fuse" 
Sing it to me now... 
 
You can't always get what you want 
You can't always get what you want 
You can't always get what you want 
But if you try sometimes well you just might find 
You get what you need 
Oh baby, yeah, yeah! 
 
I went down to the Chelsea drugstore 
To get your prescription filled 
I was standing in line with Mr. Jimmy 
And man, did he look pretty ill 
We decided that we would have a soda 
My favorite flavor, cherry red 
I sung my song to Mr. Jimmy 
Yeah, and he said one word to me, and that was "dead" 
I said to him 
 
You can't always get what you want, no! 
You can't always get what you want (tell ya baby) 
You can't always get what you want (no) 
But if you try sometimes you just might find 
You get what you need 
Oh yes! Woo! 
 
You get what you need--yeah, oh baby! 
Oh yeah! 
 
I saw her today at the reception 
In her glass was a bleeding man 
She was practiced at the art of deception 
Well I could tell by her blood-stained hands 
 
You can't always get what you want 
You can't always get what you want 
You can't always get what you want 
But if you try sometimes you just might find 
You just might find 
You get what you need 
 
You can't always get what you want (no, no baby) 
You can't always get what you want 
You can't always get what you want 
But if you try sometimes you just might find 
You just might find 
You get what you need, ah yes...

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Joy Commercial

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This song plays at the end of the TV Spot for the film Joy.
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It is played in these movies...

Middle Men

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It is played in these television episodes...

Californication:
Season:  4  / Episode:  12 
...And Justice for All

This Television Episode plays You Can't Always Get What You Want performed by The Rolling Stones
This song plays at the end of the episode while Hank is on the set of the film "Fucking and Punching", thinking he is seeing Karen and Becca, when who he really sees are the actresses set to play them in the film. The song also plays as Karen and Becca, on their road trip with Pearl and Ben, see a black Porsche, expecting it to be Hank's. The song continues to play during the end credits.

House:
Season:  1  / Episode:  1 
Everybody Lies

This Television Episode plays You Can't Always Get What You Want performed by The Rolling Stones
This song plays at the end of the episode.

House:
Season:  1  / Episode:  22 
Honeymoon

This Television Episode plays You Can't Always Get What You Want performed by The Rolling Stones
This song plays at the end of the episode.

Raising Hope:
Season:  2  / Episode:  22 
I Want My Baby Back, Baby Back, Baby Back (Part 2)

This Television Episode plays You Can't Always Get What You Want performed by The Rolling Stones
This song plays at the end of the episode as Jimmy leaves with Hope and Lucy.

House:
Season:  7  / Episode:  19 
Last Temptation

This Television Episode plays You Can't Always Get What You Want performed by The Rolling Stones
This song plays at the end of the episode as Masters decides not to take the internship.

House:
Season:  3  / Episode:  1 
Meaning

This Television Episode plays You Can't Always Get What You Want performed by The Rolling Stones
This song plays at the end of the episode.

Californication:
Season:  1  / Episode:  1 
Pilot

This Television Episode plays You Can't Always Get What You Want performed by The Rolling Stones
This song plays in the opening scenes of the Pilot episode.

American Idol:
Season:  9  / Episode:  22 
The Top 12

This Television Episode plays You Can't Always Get What You Want performed by The Rolling Stones
Crystal Bowersox sang this song by The Rolling Stones.

It is referred to by these television episodes...

One Tree Hill:
Season:  2  / Episode:  4 
You Can't Always Get What You Want

This Television Episode refers to You Can't Always Get What You Want performed by The Rolling Stones
The title of this episode is taken from the song of the same name by The Rolling Stones.

The Simpsons:
Season:  18  / Episode:  22 
You Kent Always Say What You Want

This Television Episode refers to You Can't Always Get What You Want performed by The Rolling Stones
The episode title refers to this song

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performed by The Rolling Stones

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(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
performed by The Rolling Stones

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Honky Tonk Women
performed by The Rolling Stones

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Paint It Black
performed by The Rolling Stones

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More by The Rolling Stones

 

One Tree Hill:
Season:  2  / Episode:  4 
You Can't Always Get What You Want

 

Parenthood:
Season:  4  / Episode:  9 
You Can't Always Get What You Want

 

That '70s Show:
Season:  7  / Episode:  9 
You Can't Always Get What You Want


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