I’ve Got a Rock and Roll Heart



Anytime I hear those drums roll

And the guitars start to strum

You’ve got my attention

And my feet longing to dance

I’m outta my chair and away we go

I’ve got a rock and roll heart


Love that good ole rock and roll

Anytime and anywhere

Don’t you dare turn it down

Makes me feel alright

Gotta have that beat

It’s really neat

I’ve got a rock and roll heart


Learned to dance to the Beatles

And to really move along with Elvis

On the dance floor with dad at two doing the twist

And I’ve always felt like a rock and roll queen

I’ve got a rock and roll heart


Now I’m into other music too

But it just doesn’t fill my soul

Like when the Rolling Stones

Began to have their 19th nervous breakdown

And the Beatles started to twist and shout

You can’t keep me away

I’ve got a rock and roll heart


Have a lot of favorites

From oldies to the 90s

They lost me somewhere

Along the way when more modern

Rock began to play

I need the old time rhythms

And that makes me feel so grand

I’ve got a rock and roll heart


Give me a Buddy Holly tune

Let me see the Big Bopper

Rock and jive

Nothing like it anywhere

Rock just simply shines

And it makes me feel so fine

I’ve got a rock and roll heart


Along came Billy and Bruce and Bob

Fell in love with them all three

Their music always makes be glad

‘Cause I’ve got a rock and roll heart


Don’t think the old masters

Would disapprove of rock

Haydn would make a rock opera

And Strauss would have us dancing

To a rock and roll waltz

Beethoven would roll over some more

And we’d all have a grand time

I’ve got a rock and roll heart


Give me good ole rock and roll

Anytime any day and you can steal my heart away

Got the beat and the rhythm in my soul

Heck I’ve got a rock and roll heart

Shall we dance?

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myownlife 4 years ago from london

Awesome, As a matter of fact, music has incredible power, no one can stop moving like you and the Beatles OMG.....


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epigramman 4 years ago

I would dance with you anytime - anywhere - anyplace Rasma - and yes you certainly do have a rock and roll heart not to mention also a very beautiful one too - lake erie time 7:29am although currently listening to J.S. Bach piano composition right now I have a rock and roll heart too


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joanveronica 4 years ago from Concepcion, Chile

Hey, this was fun! You caught me with the picture of Elvis. Yes, the Oldie's are the best, I agree! So many hours spent dancing to these tunes! Oh, to be young again! Voted up, and across, also shared all over: FB, Twitter, HP, Stumble and Digg!


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xstatic 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

"Any old way you choose it, got to be rock & roll music, if you want to dance with me." Those old lines came to mind reading this. And the Righteous Bros too. Great Hub again!


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Glad you liked this myownlife. Rock and roll just makes you come alive.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Love you for your comment Colin. I agree lots of other great music out there but rock and roll makes me come alive. Glad you also have a rock and roll heart. Hugs from Riga at 11 PM


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thank you for your comment, vote and share Joan. So glad that you enjoyed this. There is something about rock and roll that always makes me fell so good. But hey, we can still dance to all of the old hits!


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thanks so much xstatic and glad you enjoyed this.


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wetnosedogs 4 years ago from Alabama

Great old music. Definitely enjoyed this. I'm sharing it.


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heavenleigh707 4 years ago from The Invincible Heart of Neverland

Great! Voted up!


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shiningirisheyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

You named some incrediable bands and music. This is absolutely awesome!!!!! You are one heck of a poet and I enjoyed this.

voting up awesome, funny interesting and beautiful.


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Suhail and my dog 4 years ago from Mississauga, ON

Well you surely are a great poet with a rock and 'roll heart. I did not listen to these oldies much, but as my profile says, I am a fan of many hard rock bands that cite them as their influence. I will definitely prefer any day danceable blues based rock and roll music over 1990s Nirvana type doom and gloom metal.

Rock and roll forever!


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Glad you enjoyed this wetnosedogs and thanks for the share.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Glad you enjoyed this heavenleigh and thanks for the vote.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

So glad you enjoyed this shiningirisheyes and liked the rock thanks for the vote. Rock has always made me feel alive and up. It's a great mood booster.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thank you for your comment and glad you liked this Suhail and my dog. No reason for us not to prefer different types of rock because rock does rule.


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa

Oh, Gypsy, with you I will party wild dogs out of the jungle. Love this music you've got in here. I guess it's time for me to organize a party... I did the rock 'n roll on your buttons :}


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IsadorasThought 4 years ago

Just reading this makes me wanna dance, dance, dadadance! :)


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Ann1Az2 4 years ago from Orange, Texas

I'm with you, Gypsy! Love that rock and roll. I quit listening to rock in the 80s - just wasn't the same. Give me than old time rock and roll and Uncle Bob! Voted up.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thanks so much Martie and glad you enjoyed the music. Let's party any time anywhere!


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Right on Isadora!


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Great comment and thanks for the vote Ann. Old time rock and roll rules.

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