"You Can't Always Get What You Want" was recorded on 16 and 17 November 1968 by The rolling Stones, at London's Olympic Sound Studios and was released on their 1969 album Let It Bleed.
This song speaks about the rawness of disappointment and those that seek for something better in life.
“You can't always get what you want, But if you try sometimes well you might find, you get what you need”
There are always going to be people in the journey of life that fit into this category, people that have their hopes dashed, people who wish for things and never get them, people who desire to be different and have different circumstances, to have some thing better.
Jesus, when he was on the road with his mates often encountered people in the gospels who knew only to well the raw edge of disappointment, people who were ill and had no cure, people who were seen as having no value in life, people who were ill treated, people who were on the edge, in the gutter, on the road, the outcasts, the marginalised, the vagabonds, the rebels, the untouchables but who longed and hoped for something different.
Jesus was a friend to such as these, he gave welcome and hospitality, he gave them the time of day, put value back in their lives, listened to there stories, soothed their bruised souls and gave back their dignity and self esteem, patched them up and sent them on their way, or invited them to be on the road with him.
What really matters is this, in the same ways many who are on the fringes, who feel they have been dealt them a bad hand in life’s game of cards. Even some of us who have been hurt, bruised and disappointed. Just because things have not made sense so far does not mean they cant. Maybe we have felt like the wheels have fallen off. One thing to gain from this is the Jesus of the outcast is a relevant today as he ever was.