The Rock n Roller

Well, we played our rock n roll.

And all of us got down.

We laughed and put the dudes to shame.

Brought glitter to the towns.

Riding high, I didnt see

The trouble brewing underneath.

Egos clashed and there was a constant fight

To see who could take over and be in the spotlight.

We were working so hard

We were trying to make it.

We even played some mellow things.

But we were faking it.

Our money was funny

And there were always a lot of stupid mothers around

Bringing me down.

Bringing me down.

The shine wore off the Spangle.

It seemed like everybody was flippin out.

The hook in Baby dangled.

But still we managed a smile.

Nose o.d.d on everything

From T. to alcohol.

And me, I didnt say much.

I just hung around the mall.

But I have learned to take the knocks.

Ive handed out a few myself.

So dont be fooled by these locks.

Im not the one to melt.

You know Id like to be with you

But Im sorry I cant stay.

I want to be a rock n roller.

I hope youll understand someday.

I want to be a rock n roller.

I want to be a rock n roller.

I want to be a rock n roller.

I want to be a rock n roller.

Banastre Tarleton

1975 Revised October 1979

NO. 98


Discography and Recording Info:

BTB "Chicago Sessions, Oct. 2-8, 1979" Cassette/CD (Unreleased)

BTB "The Early Years" CD (September 2004)