The lyrics concern a talented musician that I feared would be brought down by people not worth his time. I had a lot of fun writing the guitar parts for this song.
Hey hey, my my, Mr. Rock and Roll Man
Who do you think you are gonna be now?
Tall man, smart man, all-around guitar man
Tell a story, talk about the truth now
Try to remember back how it began
Stand up tall and look down on the rest of us
Tricks and tales and who is just a loser?
There aren't many who play as well as you can
Hit the first note, don't worry 'bout the rest of it
Nobody sees the man behind the mask
Hide behind a wall of your self-image
You must know that they just want to use you
You just let them while you try to seem strong
You've got more than they can ever dream of
Tell them goodbye and do something better
Mr. Rock and Roll, won't you sing me a song?
Mr. Rock and Roll, please write me a song