This Is Rock And Roll

I know this guy called Johnny from a no hope town
And he is really sick of all these new wave sounds
He knows he can do better than these manicured has beens
‘Cos Johnny’s got the talent and Johnny’s got a dream

Singing – this is rock and roll
We’ve got the heart, we’ve got the soul
This is rock and roll
We’ve got the heart, we’ve got the soul

He wants to get a band together hit the music scene
Shake it all over making everyone scream
Take it to the outer limits take it all the way
They’re gonna give it all they’ve got they’re really gonna play

Singing – this is rock and roll…etc

So this simple guy called Johnny from that no hope town
He’s got it all together spreading the word around
Telling all the stories about the people he’s known
And how life just ain’t worth living when there’s no rock and roll

Singing – this is rock and roll…etc

I said – this is rock and roll
We’ve got the heart and we’ve got the soul

© Alex Matheson 1986

Notes

I trimmed about 40 seconds off the original version of this using Audacity then added some effects to freshen it up a bit. Despite the cliched lyrics I think it isn’t a bad song especially as I was trying very hard to write something with normal, accessible lyrics at the time.