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Start Me Up (A Night With Charlie)

The audience clapping in awe    
The cameo spotlight on the drummer is all we saw †
Charlie giving them a show within his own right † †
Striking the cadence of that batter with all his might † †
Blue lights dancing across the stage † †
Cellphones flickering † †  
The drummerís head turning side-to-side, sweat escaping his hair, his mind engaged † †
† †  
Twirling his wooden sticks through the spaces of his fingers, then hitting that funky beat † †  
Young, old, raising to their feet † †
Keith Richards stringing his guitar, blending their perfection of that engaging meet † †
Women panties tossed for the souvenir of feeling that alluring funky sound † †
Screams, jumping in jubilation, tears in women eyes from that enveloping charge felt all around † †  
Sheer pandemonium from the rush † †
Losing my vocals from hollering in the moment, my face flushed † †
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Fingers snapping, beer in hand, the Rolling Stones giving us what we all came for † †
Screaming for more and more † †
Mick Jagger strutting across the stage wiping his face, throwing his towel out to the crowd † †
Women of all ages on the prowl for that feel of fame, we all went down † †
Waving in the air, jumping up and down, for that drenched dream now clutched in a teenager's hand † †
That night was well worth frostbitten feet, and cold hands and the three hours we had to stand † †
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To comp those tickets for a time I must now bow my head † †
The keepsakes, the neon doughnut worn around my neck and a memory of Start Me Up echoing in a sold out arena † †  
The afterparty and VIP backstage passesÖ looking sexy in that dress of lace and red † †
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Oh.. what a night,... † †
RIP Charlie Watts you have been given those wings to now soar in flight
Written by SweetKittyCat5
Author's Note
Lose your dreams and you might lose your mind.

Mick Jagger
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