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rock & roll

I’m not going to lie. This is my favourite child.

You’re not really meant to have one, are you?

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“Honey, I do what I want, not what I’m told”

 

 
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Rock & Roll

There’s a smoky dive bar in every town
On a Saturday night, people come out from miles around
The band is all set up and good to go
Grab a whisky from the bar it’s time to start the show

As the first note rings out I hear somebody say

Go on play rock and roll, a bit of blues a bit of soul
Why can't you play something we all know


So I continue to play my honky-tonk set
Hoping this fool might get bored or forget
You can bet there’s always one in a crowd
I turn it up a little more to drown him out

You think he’d take a hint but he's still here

Just play us rock and roll, a little blues a little soul
Why can’t you do something we all know
Play something like Voodchild or Copperhead Road
Sweet Child of Mine or Like A Rolling Stone
“honey I do what I want, not what I’m told”
I don’t play that Rock and Roll


By this stage, my patience is wearing thin
I grab the mic, look his way and start to grin
I say “Hey old man, I told you to stay in ya car”
Without another word, he up and leave the bar

As the door slams behind him, you know just what I did

I played some fuckin’ rock and roll
A tonne of blues a tonne of soul
I play the songs the whole damn crowd knew
Something like Voodchild or Copperhead Road
Sweet Child of Mine or Like A Rolling Stone


"honey I do what I want, not what I'm told"
But I love that Rock and Roll

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Written by Katie Thompson & Ben Edwards
Produced by Ben Edwards & Katie Thompson
Co-produced by Elmore Jones & Ryan Fisherman
Mixed by Ben Edwards
Mastered by Chris Chetland