i'm sorry. really i am. i had no idea. maybe i've just been living in a bubble, but i've always associated you and your lovely band with crap tunes like "start me up" and "satisfaction", and i hate those songs. i really do. for some reason i'd never associated your finer works with "the stones", as the kids like to call you and your lot, so i just always assumed i didn't like you guys. i may have even thrown the word "hate" out there once or twice, but i'd like to take it back. i just didn't know any better.
i mean, really. how was i to know that "sympathy for the devil" was that song that i kept hearing EVERYWHERE? i knew you guys had a song by that name, but, i gotta tell you, nothing about that song tells me that it would be titled "sympathy for the devil". i just figured it had a different name, one that i always forget. my bad.
it all just comes down to the fact that, though i have liked many of your songs for a long time, i just never attributed them to you. i never made the song -> title -> band association that seemed to make sense to everyone else. blame my dad -- he was a beatles man. i think i even thought "ruby tuesday" was a beatles song....
now that i think about it, i've pretty much associated all of your songs (the good ones i mean) to other nameless 60s and 70s bands. i just tied you guys to the stadium rock stuff. that and jerry hall, but hey, everyone makes mistakes, right? somewhere along the line, i got into my head that songs like "beast of burden" and "fool to cry" were van morrison songs. i know, that sounds a little odd and i'm not entirely sure where it came from (and i'm starting to wonder if i even like van morrison anymore), but it would explain why i could never find the songs on any of his greatest hits compilations. what can i say, i can be a big tard sometimes.
so, i'm sorry about all that stuff i said before. you guys are pretty damn cool. please let the rest of the guys know that i didn't mean it when i said i didn't like them. it was all just an honest mistake. you seem like nice enough guys and your music's good stuff. no hard feelings?
p.s. i'm still not paying a hundred bucks for a ticket to see you guys though.