ODE TO ROCK 'N' ROLL
She was born on the beat of Rock 'n' Roll
A Fifties girl from her Heart to her Soul
Rock 'n' Roll was Salvation
Music created for her generation
Rock 'n' Roll got her dreaming of
Hip-swivelling men with slicked backed hair
Lips that curled and eyes that stared
Into your Soul
The kind of men you didn't take home!
Rock 'n' Roll gave us Buddy, Chuck and Elvis
The pied pipers of the pelvis
They made us scream until we cried
And helped to keep our dreams alive
Rock 'n' Roll challenged the young
To live their Life and have some fun
Rock 'n' Roll seemed to say
"Stop dressing like your mum and acting like your dad
It isn't you and it looks so sad!"
Rock 'n' Roll was Life in musical form
Doing more good than a preacher with a
Because it made people happy
Even in death, Buddy makes people happy!
And when a man's still in his skin
Afraid to Live and let Love in
Something's got to go
'Cos it ain't Rock 'n' Roll!
© 2015 Betty Janet Davis