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You Can't Always Get What You Want
Sectionals
Album: Glee: The Music, Volume 2
Glee: The Music, The Complete Season One
Released: December 9, 2009
By: The Rolling Stones
Sung by: New Directions
Solos: Artie, Finn, Mercedes, and Rachel
Place: 2009 Western Ohio Sectional Championship
Episode: Sectionals

You Can't Always Get What You Want by The Rolling Stones is featured in Sectionals, the thirteenth episode of Season One. It is sung by the New Directions, with solos from Artie, Finn, Mercedes, and Rachel.

Sue gave the New Directions' setlist to the other groups at Sectionals, the Haverbrook School for the Deaf and Jane Addams Academy, so they had to improvise. Finn, who had quit the New Directions, brought in the music for this song when he came back to be a leader when he was needed. Will inspired Finn to pick this song when he said, "You can't always get what you want," which in turn got Finn to join New Directions again.

BrittanyMattMike, and Santana put together the choreography just in time for Sectionals, winning the trophy in the end to continue onto Regionals. This song was the final song in their Sectionals setlist, the first being Rachel's solo, Don't Rain on My Parade.

Lyrics

Mercedes and Rachel with New Directions:
You can't always get what you want
You can't always get what you want
You can't always get what you want
But if you try sometimes, you just might find

New Directions:
You get what you need
You get what you need

Finn:
I saw her today at the reception
A glass of wine in her hand
Oh, I knew she was gonna meet her connection
At her feet was a footloose man
No, you can't

Rachel with New Directions:
You can't always get what you want (Finn: Oh, no, no, you can't)
You can't always get what you want (Finn: What you want)
You can't always get what you want (Finn: You can't always get what you want)
But if you try sometimes

Finn and Rachel with New Directions:
Well, you just might find

New Directions:
You get what you need (Mercedes: Hey, yeaah!)
You get what you need (Finn: Oh, baby)

Rachel (and Finn):
And I went down to the demonstration
To get my fair share of abuse
(Singing, we're)
Gonna vent our frustration
(If we don't we're gonna blow)
A 50-amp fuse (Finn: a 50-amp fuse)
(Sing it to me, now)

Mercedes with New Directions:
You can't always get what you want (Finn and Rachel: No, no, you can't)
You can't always get what you want (Finn and Rachel: No, oh!)
You can't always get what you want (Rachel: Can't always get what you want)
But if you try sometimes, (Finn: Try sometimes, uh) well, you just might find

New Directions:
You get what you need (Mercedes with Finn: Ohhh, yeah)

Rachel:
You get what you need! (New Directions: Huh, oh, oh, oh, oh)

Mercedes with Finn:
Huh, oh, oh, oh, oh

Rachel:
Huh, oh, oh, oh, oh

Finn:
Yeah! (Mercedes: Oooh!)

New Directions:
You can't always get what you want (Finn and Rachel: You can't always get what you want)
You can't always get what you want (Artie: Oohh)
You can't always get what you want (Finn: Can't always get what you want)

Rachel with New Directions:
But if you try sometimes, well, you just might find
You get what you need

New Directions
You can't always get what you want (Mercedes: Oh, Yeah, Yeah!) (Artie: No, no, no, no)

Mercedes with New Directions:
You can't always get what you want (Mercedes: No, no, no, no)

New Directions:
You can't always get what you want (Rachel: Ooh) (Artie: Oh, oh, oh, oh)

Rachel with New Directions:
But if you try sometimes, well,

Finn and Rachel with New Directions:
You just might find
You get what you need (Mercedes: Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)

Rachel:
You can't always get what you want (Artie: Ooh, ooh)

New Directions:
Get what you need

Mercedes and Rachel with New Directions:
Oh yeah what you need! (Mercedes: Yeah!)

Artie:
What you need!

New Directions:
Get

Artie and Rachel with New Directions:
What you (and Mercedes: need!)

Trivia

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Videos

The rolling stones-You can't always get what you want07:33

The rolling stones-You can't always get what you want

Glee-You Can't Always Get What You Want (Full Performance)02:10

Glee-You Can't Always Get What You Want (Full Performance)

Glee - You Can't Always Get What You Want WIth Lyrics03:25

Glee - You Can't Always Get What You Want WIth Lyrics

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