The Rolling Stones – Memory Motel Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Hannah honey was a peachy kind of girl
Her eyes were hazel
And her nose was slightly curved
We spent a lonely night at the Memory Motel
It’s on the ocean, I guess you know it well
It took a starry night to steal my breath away
Down on the waterfront
Her hair all drenched in spray

Hannah baby was a honey of a girl
Her eyes were hazel
And her teeth were slightly curved
She took my guitar and she began to play
She sang a song to me
Stuck right in my brain

[Chorus]
You’re just a memory of a love
That used to be
You’re just a memory of a love
That used to mean so much to me

She got a mind of her own
And she use it well, yeah
Well she’s one of a kind
She got a mind of her own, yeah
And she use it mighty fine

[Verse 2]
She drove a pick-up truck
Painted green and blue
The tires were wearing thin
She done a mile or two
When I asked her where she headed for
“Back up to Boston I’m singing in a bar”
I got to fly today on down to Baton Rouge
My nerves are shot already
The road ain’t all that smooth
Across in Texas is the rose of San Antone
I keep on a feeling that gnawing in my bones

[Chorus]
You’re just a memory of a love
That used to mean so much to me
You’re just a memory girl
You’re just a sweet memory
And it used to mean so much to me
Sha la la la la

[Bridge]
Sha la laa la
Sha la laa la
Sha la laa la
Sha la laa la
You’re just a memory of a love that used to mean so much to me
She got a mind of her own and she use it well
Mighty fine she’s one of a kind
She got a mind of her own
She’s one of a kind and she use it well

[Verse 3]
On the seventh day my eyes were all aglaze
We been ten thousand miles and
Been in fifteen states
Every woman seemed to fade out of my mind
I hit the bottle and I hit the sack and cried
What’s all this laughter on the twenty-second floor?
It’s just some friends of mine
And they’re busting down the doors

[Bridge]
It’s been a lonely night at the Memory Motel

[Chorus]
You’re just a memory girl, just a memory
And it used to mean so much to me
You’re just a memory girl, you’re just a memory
And it used to mean so much to me
You’re just a memory girl, you’re just a sweet old memory
And it used to mean so much to me
You’re just a memory of a love that used to mean so
Much to me

[Outro]
She’s got a mind of her own and she use it well yeah
Well she’s one of a kind