Rock And Roll

By: Kevin Johnson

 I Can Still Remember When I, Bought My First Guitar
Remember Just How Good The Feeling Was, Put It Proudly In My Car
And My Family Listened 50 Times To My Two Song Repertoire
And I Told My Mam Her Only Son Was, Gonna Be A Star

  Bought All The Beatles Records, Sounded Just Like Paul
Bought All The Old Chuck Berries, 78'S And All
I Sat By My Recordplayer Playing Every Note They Played
I Watched Them All On TV Making, Every Move They Made

  Rock And Roll I Gave You All The Best Years Of My Life
All The Dreamy Sunny Sundays, All The Moonlit Summer Nights
I Was So Busy In The Backroom, Writing Lovesongs To You
While You Were Changing Your Direction, I Never Even Knew
That I Was Always Just One Step Behind You

  66 Seemed Like The Year I Was Really Going Somewhere
We Were Living In San Francisco, With Flowers In Our Hair
Singing Songs Of Kindness, So The World Would Understand
That The Guys And Me Were Something More Than Just Another Band

  And Then 69 In L.A., Came Around So Soon
We Were Really Making Headway, And Writing Lots Of Tunes
We Must Have Played The Wildest Stuff, We'd Ever Played
The Way The Crowds Cried Out For Us, We Thought We Had It Made

  Rock And Roll I Gave You All The Best Years Of My Life
All The Crazy Lazy Young Days, All The Magic Moonlit Nights
I Was So Busy On The Road, Singing Lovesongs To You
While You Were Changing Your Direction, I Never Even Knew
That I Was Always, Just One Step Behind You

  Do Do Do Do......

  71 In Soho When I Saw Susanne
I Was Trying Going Solo With Someone Else’s Band
She Came Up To Me Lately And I, Took Her By The Hand
I Told Her All My Troubles And She Seemed To Understand

  And She Followed Me Through London, Through A 100 Hotel Rooms
Through A 100 Record Companies Who Didn't Like My Tunes
And She Followed Me When Finally I Sold My Old Guitar
She Tried To Help Me Understand I'd Never Be....A Star

  Rock And Roll I Gave You All The Best Years Of My Life
All The Dreamy Sunny Sundays, All The Moonlit Summernights
And Though I Never Knew The Magic Of Making It With You
I Thank The Lord For Giving Me The Little Bit I Knew

  Rock And Roll I Gave You All The Best Years Of My Life
All The Dreamy Sunny Sundays, All The Moonlit Summer Nights
I Was So Busy In The Backroom, Writing Lovesongs To You
While You Were Changing Your Direction, I Never Even Knew

  Rock And Roll I Gave You All The Best Years Of My Life
All The Crazy Lazy Young Days, All The Magic Moonlit Nights
I Was So Busy On The Road, Singing Lovesongs To You
While You Were Changing Your Direction, I Never Even Knew
That I Was Always, Just One Step Behind You