Emotional Rescue [Vinyl]

Whisking the dark rich liquid, steam rises, foam splashes then slowly slides down the curves of the crimson glass bowl…. Don’t you know promises were never meant to keep?  The weathered window pane rattles as I close my eyes, inhaling the bittersweet scent…. Just like the night, they dissolve off in sleep….

What’s better than a hot cup of cacao on a chilly Sunday with a little emotional rescue?  Emotional Rescue on vinyl, of course!  Perfection.

Some would disagree.  Perhaps many :).  Emotional Rescue was considered a travesty of the disco variety.  What can I say?  I love it.

Lyrics and credits, below.  Enjoy!


Is there nothing I can say, nothing I can do
To change your mind?
I’m so in love with you, you’re too deep in, you can’t get out
You’re just a poor girl in a rich man’s house
Yeah, baby, I’m cryin’ over you

Don’t you know promises were never meant to keep?
Just like the night, they dissolve off in sleep
I’ll be your savior, steadfast and true
I’ll come to your emotional rescue
I’ll come to your emotional rescue
Yeah, the other night, cryin’, cryin’ baby yeah I’m cryin’
Yeah I’m cryin’, I’m your child baby, child,
Yeah I’m a child, I’m a child, I’m a child

You think you’re one of a special breed
You think that you’re his pet Pekingese
I’ll be your savior, steadfast and true
I’ll come to your emotional rescue
I’ll come to your emotional rescue

I was dreamin’ last night baby, last night
I was dreamin’ that you’d be mine
But I was cryin’ like a child
Yeah I was cryin’, cryin’ like a child
Could be mine, mine, mine, mine, mine all mine
You could be mine, could be mine, could be mine all mine

I come to you, so silent in the night
So stealthy, so animal quiet
I’ll be your savior, steadfast and true
I’ll come to your emotional rescue
I’ll come to your emotional rescue
Yeah, you should be mine, mine

Mmm yes, you could be mine, tonight and every night
I will be your knight in shining armor
Coming to your emotional rescue
You will be mine, you will be mine, all mine
You will be mine, you will be mine, all mine

I will be your knight in shining armor
Riding across the desert on a fine Arab charger

[“Emotional Rescue,” by Rolling Stones.  Written by:  Mick Jagger and Keith Richards.  Original release:  Emotional Rescue, 1980.]

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33 thoughts on “Emotional Rescue [Vinyl]

  1. I’ve been a Stones fan since around the time this song/album was released. I had gone on a Stones buying spree for several months, acquiring their entire back catalog…which wasn’t easy considering I was only 14 at the time and only had spending money from my paper delivery job…and I was equally excited about their new & old material. The disco thing didn’t bother me in spite of the fact that I was one of those “disco sucks” people for a brief time. I guess I was fine with it when rock bands went disco. Yep, that was close-minded, and I came back around to so many great songs & artists a few years later.

    I hope whatever emotions were rescued on your hot cacao-assisted Sunday have carried over into the work week.

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    1. What an amazing discovery at 14! Those albums must have made delivering papers before dawn a bit easier. I had to pay close attention to hear the disco thing, but now that I’ve identified it I can imagine the turmoil it must have caused. Now that they’re returning to blues their sound has come full circle. Unless there’s a country collaboration in their future…. 😉

      Thank you, Rich! There weren’t any particular emotions that were rescued; it was more the ambiance of the chill, rain, wind, daytime darkness and the music that found its way into the mix. It was perfect. I hope your week is off to a wonderful start.

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      1. Kevin

        I am more of a casual Stones fan (I am a Beatles guy – not that you can’t be both, but I find most serious music fans like to pick sides). Let It Bleed and Sticky Fingers are my favorites. Parts of Exile On Main Street and Tattoo You, also. And, I, too really like one song on Steel Wheels; Almost Hear You Sigh 🙂 (That’s why I asked).

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  2. J.

    Nice choice. I have a real soft spot for this album. Depending on the mood it could easily find its way into my top 5 Stones albums. The title track is wonderful… mellow and groovy.

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    1. Glad you like it, J! This one is in my top 5 Stones albums. I hadn’t heard it in a while and had almost forgotten how inspiring it is. The title track is the best. It’s kind of amazing how those two can write and create.

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    1. Congrats, Brad! Thanks for the link. Interesting about the required French language for studying German, I wouldn’t have guessed. You’re the first who hasn’t wanted to return from Mars…in fact, who hasn’t made it a requirement for departure from Earth. Intriguing!

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  3. Being the Stones, this is a good few levels above some of the music coming out at the time, it was like Jagger/Richards take on Saturday Night fever and the monster hits the Bee Gees took from from that. I love the rye drum tattoos and the words. I love their music, more so than say the Beatles or even the Who. In those days one was a Stones fan or a Beatles fan. Of the Beatles I really enjoyed the songs of George Harrison the most, strange it is very hard to get his music now days, I love the Concert for Bangladesh, and have been trying to get it for a long time. Out here he is a forgotten muso, what a pity. I love all this music that I grew up with, and helped research a book on the early history and interpretation of American popular music, so know quite a lot about it. Best wishes and blessings, Charles.

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    1. I share your taste and preferences, Charles! It’s interesting to consider the musical backdrop of the time. I do like Saturday Night Fever although it’s an entirely different experience.

      I imagine that it isn’t easy to come across George Harrison’s albums today because people are hanging on to them. There may be a few copies that find their way to eBay now and again.

      What is the title of the book that you helped research?

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      1. The book is called the Origins of the popular music, and is published by OUP. Here is a link http://www.oupcanada.com/catalog/9780198163053.html , it seems that the paperback version is still available. I am not acknowledged in the book, but found a lot of early recordings, I bought him the entire Lomax recordings, and found him lots of information (he had lots on the styles, and examples, but not much on the social and historical background in which the music was evolving. I used to play in bands back in the 70’s, and hated the growing overproduction of popular music, taking the music from a way of life, and fun to be a commercial product. One of the things I quite like about the rock coming out now, is that it seems to have an edge on it again. I got so turned off by the whole rock and disco scene that I went over into classical music via way of Mike Oldfield and John McLaughlin’s Mahavishnu Orchestra. So I now follow contemporary classical, and listen mainly to classical. It is easier on my poor ears, I find amplification hurts my ears, and will soon be having to get hearing aids. Quite often when I write I have music running through my head, and the peace follows the musics rhythm patterns. Best wishes and blessings, Charles.

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        1. Thank you for the link, Charles! You definitely should have been acknowledged in the book! I understand what you mean about the overproduction and commodification of music. Despite the controversy surrounding Napster and other types of access to music media files, it may be this very access played a part in a shift in the music business. I also enjoy classical music with Vivaldi among my favorites. Some of the fastest writing I’ve done has been with music in the background — or foreground!

          I hope you’re enjoying a wonderful day, Charles! 🙂

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          1. Music plays a huge part in my life, so even if there is no music playing, in my head there is music, either music that I know and love, or music that I make up on the spur of the moment. All this music plays some kind of part in the creation of my poetry. Probably if I could read and write music, I would write lots of songs, musicals and even operas. One has to be creative in the best way one can, and at the moment that is poetry. Hope you had a great weekend, and enjoy the week to come, best wishes and blessings, Charles.


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