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This song was never recorded, and it's too bad because it's a good example of what I call
FORM = CONTENT.   I had to become a rock and roll man to write a truthful song.

Rock and Roll Man

I left my parents when I was only in my teens
I learned survival - money is what it means

I tried to make it, knowing that I was on my own
Got into music with the friends that I had known
I'm a rock and roll man

We played for people any place that we could find
They payed us poorly but we didn't mind

But I know there's nothing left today
Time passes so slowly on it's way
And leaves me here where there's no one left to play
I wander all alone
I'm a rock and roll man

Those days are over, everyone's into something new
The changing ways of friendship, changing mood and hue

But I know there's nothing left today
Time passes so slowly on it's way
And leaves me here where there's no one left to play
I wander all alone
I'm a rock and roll man

This lost song is amazing to me when I read what I wrote at about age 20. How could I possibly have dreamed that it would actually happen this way? There is no one left playing real rock and roll any more, except for a few of those classic dinosaurs who can't seem to quit (like me). But unfortunately for me, I really am wandering all alone. A true rock and roll man . . . apparently.


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