“It’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll”, The Rolling Stones

Since we won’t be seeing much rock and roll at the Grammys in a few days, here’s a reminder of why it’s still relevant!

What I Like Is Sounds

This song pretty much sums it up.  Rock and roll is just music.  But I like it.  Because it’s my life.  It helps me breathe.  It helps me get out of bed every day.  It helps me cope.  It helps me wallow.  It makes me feel happy and sad and good and bad. 

 

“It’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll” is one of rock’s greatest anthems.  It’s fun to sing.  Even though some of the lyrics are pretty violent, it fully illustrates the reason we love rock and roll.

 

If I could stick a knife in my heart
Suicide right on the stage
Would it be enough for your teenage lust
Would it help to ease the pain? Ease your brain?

 

This piece of Rolling Stones brilliance was released in 1974 when glam rock was all the rage.  I’ve always seen these lyrics as a sort of dig at…

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