"Can't You Hear Me Knocking" is a song by English rock and roll band The Rolling Stones from their 1971 album Sticky Fingers.
The song is over seven minutes long, and begins with a signature Keith Richards open-G tuned guitar intro. At two minutes and forty-three seconds, an instrumental break begins, with Rocky Dijon on congas; saxophonist Bobby Keys performs an extended saxophone solo over the layered guitar work of Richards and Mick Taylor. At 4:40 Taylor takes over from Keys and carries the song to its finish with a lengthy guitar solo.The number was part of the Rolling Stones' concert repertoire during their Licks Tour in 2002–2003 and A Bigger Bang Tour in 2005–2007. In these renditions, Mick Jagger played a harmonica solo after Keys' sax solo, and Ronnie Wood performed the extended guitar solo.
A live recording was released on the band's 2003 DVD set Four Flicks and on the 2004 concert album Live Licks. In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine listed it at #25 on its list of "The 100 Greatest Guitar Songs of All Time."
Yeah, you got satin shoes Yeah, you got plastic boots Y'all got cocaine eyes Yeah, you got speed-freak jive
Can't you hear me knockin' on your window Can't you hear me knockin' on your door Can't you hear me knockin' down your dirty street, yeah
Help me baby, ain't no stranger Help me baby, ain't no stranger Help me baby, ain't no stranger
Can't you hear me knockin', ahh, are you safe asleep? Can't you hear me knockin', yeah, down the gas light street, now Can't you hear me knockin', yeah, throw me down the keys Alright now
Hear me ringing big bell tolls Hear me singing soft and low I've been begging on my knees I've been kickin', help me please Hear me prowlin' I'm gonna take you down Hear me growlin' Yeah, I've got flat-ten feet now, now, now, now Hear me howlin' And all, all around your street now Hear me knockin' And all, all around your town
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