Dear Rock and Roll

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Verse 1
Dear rock and roll
You sold your soul
You let the media and the money take control
You were fun
You were number one
Now you are broken and the damage has been done

Come a little bit closer now
My ears are old and I can't make out
All the words that you're saying
And the slang the new kids use
Scream a little bit louder for the
Latest greatest face of music
They are never remembered in the end

Verse 2
This rock and roll
Swallowed us whole
This is a warning, I just had to let you know
In n-n-ninety nine
We were sublime
A decade later we were clawing back lost time

Chorus 2
Looking back at the days we spent
Recovering from our own egos
Struggling just to pay the rent
And queuing up the blues
A bag of change and an unknown friend
A faster pace and a lower target
They are never remembered in the end

Verse 3
Dear rock and roll
You're looking old
And the kids today don't care what they've been told
I remember when
You ruled FM
The golden days will never come again

Chorus 3
How should we take on this modern world
Now that they’ve traded in dreams for downloads
When again will there ever be
A champion for the cause?
Looking back at the time we had
Fifty years of destroying ourselves
Nothing’s ever remembered in the end.


from .​.​.​and​.​.​., released October 10, 2016



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