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    "Rock And Roll" Lyrics

    Jimmy Rushing

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    I can still remember
    When I bought my first guitar
    Remember just how good the feeling
    To put it proudly in my car
    And my family listened fifty times
    To my two song repertoire
    I told my mom
    Her only son was gonna be a star
    Bought all the Beatles records
    I sounded just like Paul
    I bought all the old Chuck Berry's - 78's and all
    I sat by my record player
    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 love songs to you
    While you were changing your direction
    And you never even knew
    That I was always just one step behind you

    Sixty-six 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
    To the guys and me you were something more
    Than just another band

    And then sixty-nine in LA
    Came around so soon
    We were really making headway
    And writing lots of tunes
    And we must have played
    The wildest stuff that we had ever played
    And 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 moon at night
    I was so busy on the road
    Singing love songs to you
    While you were changing your direction
    And you never even knew
    That I was always just one step behind you

    Seventy-one and so alone
    When I met Susanne
    I was trying to go it solo
    With someone else's band
    She came up to me later
    And I took her by the hand
    And I told her all my troubles
    And she seemed to understand

    And she followed me to London
    Through a hundred hotel rooms
    Through a hundred record companies
    Who didn't like my tunes
    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 summer nights
    And though I never knew
    The magic of making it with you
    That I thank the Lord for giving me
    The little bit I knew
    And I was always just one step behind you
    This song was submitted on August 18th, 2013 and last modified on October 18th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc..
    Written by Billy Smith.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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