The Power of Rock and Roll

Label

CBS/Columbia Records

Release Date

1981

Credits

Guitar, Vocals – Frank Marino
Rhythm Guitar – Vince Marino
Bass – Paul Harwood
Drums – Jim Ayoub
Design – Allen Weinberg
Illustration – Bob Grossman
Typography [Hand-Lettering] – Georgina Paganakis
Photography [Back Cover] – Don Hunstein
Management – David Krebs, Paul Levesque, Louis Levin
Mastering – George Marino
Engineer – Billy Szawlowski
Engineer [Assistant] – Mark Laschuk
Producer, Arranger– Frank Marino
Writer, Composer – Frank Marino

Lyrics

The Power Of Rock And Roll

My body’s on fire,
I’m standin’ in the lights,
I’m playin’ my guitar and
I know it’s gonna be alright.

The crowd is really stompin’
and the house is breakin’ down,
A mile down the road they know
that somethin’s goin’ down tonight.

And when they come around
and they wanna know the story,
Just tell ’em that they’re witnessing
the power of Rock and Roll.

The place is gettin’ hotter
and the music’s gettin’ louder,
The passion of the people’s
got security against the wall.

And as I see ’em chant and jump
you know I love ’em all so much,
I wanna give a back stage pass
out to them all!

Well this kind of revolution’s
what I know is the solution
I want them all to know
they’re the power of Rock and Roll

Rock and Roll
Rock and Roll

Well this kind of revolution’s
what I know is the solution
I want them all to know they’re
the power of Rock and Roll.

Rock and Roll

Play My Music

I don’t wanna look at the T.V. today,
‘Cause it brings me down,
And I don’t wanna hear what the papers they say,
They go round and round.

Well let me play my music,
Well, anyway I choose it,
I never wanna lose it,

And I’m not gonna fight,
Got no need to be right,
I’m O.K. when I’m playin’ my Rock and Roll.

I don’t wanna know if the countries will fight,
Tho’ I’m sure they will,
And I don’t wanna go see a volcano show,
Well it’s not my thrill.

Well let me play my music,
Anyway I choose it,
I never wanna lose it,

And I’m not gonna fight,
Got no need to be right,
I’m O.K. when I’m playin’ my Rock and Roll
.
Well let me play my music,
Oh well, anyway I choose it,
I never wanna lose it,

And I’m not gonna fight,
Got no need to be right,
It’s O.K. when I’m playin’ my Rock and Roll.

Oh I don’t wanna try to figure out why,
It drives me mad.
Well troubles and trials ain’t my idea of fun,
They ain’t my fad.

Well let me play my music,
Oh well, anyway I choose it,
I never wanna lose it,

And I’m not gonna cry,
No I’m not, long as I,
Feel O.K. when I’m playin’ my Rock and Roll
.
Well let me play my music,
Oh well, anyway I choose it,
I never wanna lose it,

And I’m not gonna fight,
Got no need to be right,
It’s O.K. when I’m playin’ my Rock and Roll.

Well let me play my music,
Oh well, anyway I choose it,
I never wanna lose it
,
And I’m not gonna fight,
Got no need to be right,
It’s O.K. when I’m playin’ my Rock and Roll.

And I’m not gonna cry,
No I’m not, long as I,
Feel O.K. when I’m playin’ my Rock and Roll.

Yeah!I won’t fight,
Got no need to be right,
It’s O.K. when I’m playin’ my Rock and Roll.

Stay With Me

I’m lookin’ out across a sea of faces,
And I’ve been in so many of those lonely places,
Jumpin’ all around on a million and one,
Rock and Roll stages
Lookin’ for one, just one,
To share my changes.

Well I know that you’ve got what I want
And I need you to want what I’ve got
Baby please, stay with me.
Stay with me

Well, time will come and time will go
Don’t pay no mind,
Cause the time we’re together I know,
Is my kind.
You know I wanna make it with you babe,
Night after night.
Come on with me and we’ll make it you’ll see,
Hah! If I’m right.

Cause I know that you want
what I need you to want
And I feel that you’ve got it…

Stay with me,
Stay with me,

I can’t make it alone,
I’ve gotta get me a home,
Some place I call my own,
Someone who needs me alone.

Stay with me.

I can’t make it alone,
I’ve got to get me a home,
Some place I call my own,
Someone who needs me alone.

Yeah, yeah yeah

Well I’ve been waiting such a long time,
For your kind,
And I’ve been all around the world,
Time after time,

Well Hey! Babe, lets get down,
Well every night,
Let’s slip on away without a sound,
The time is just right.

Cause I know that you’ve got what I want
And I need you to want what I’ve got,
Baby please, stay with me.

Stay with me.

Runnin’ Wild

He’s an eighties soldier, that he told ya
When he made his entrance on the scene

He been up and over, down and under
All around and even in between.

Well the time has come, his fever’s on the rise
And he just can’t keep himself from Runnin’ Wild.

Well the institution’s grand solution
lt don’t make him jump on up and down,
No how

He’s a music junkie ain’t no flunky
He won’t set his sights on bein’ a clown,
Not now.

And they say his reputation’s on the line

And they think that they can hypnotize his kind

But the joke’s on them he’ll leave ’em all behind

Cause he’ll keep on movin’ on and Runnin’ Wild

Runnin’ Wild,

Runnin’ Wild.

Well there ain’t no use in revolution
If you think you’re losin’ all the time

Well I don’t mean fightin’ just be right and
Have the balls to say what’s on your mind.

Well I guess I always was the willin’ kind

And I know I’ll always keep on Runnin’ Wild

And I hope you’ll let me be with you awhile

Cause together we can keep on Runnin’ Wild.

Said together we can keep on,

Keep on…

Runnin’ Wild.

Crazy Miss Daisy

Crazy Miss Daisy
You got me by my blood

Crazy Miss Daisy
You make me feel so good

Gonna get you girl
I hope it’s well understood

Crazy Miss Daisy
I’m stuck on lovin’ just you

Crazy Miss Daisy
You make me feel like a fool

Gonna get you girl
It won’t be none too soon

Crazy Miss Daisy
Somethin’ I wanna say

Crazy Miss Crazy
Makin’ me feel crazy this way

Well I’m, I’m gonna get you girl
If it takes me all day

I’m gonna get you girl
If it takes me all day

I’m gonna get you girl
If it takes me, yeah…

Go Strange

I knew a man named Jack
with a hand full of suckers
With a heart full of talent,
and a willingness to get up and go

Made a lotta jive talk to ’em,
he was really gonna screw ’em
But he couldn’t when they all got popped
with a mountain of blow.

Well it’s been said
That in the end,
The best laid plans
Go Strange,

Go Strange.

Poor little Suzy
Was a credit to the movie,
Was a taker and a faker,
When she made it with the wink of an eye.

She found a rich old man
And she figured out a plan,
How to take him to the cleaners,
But she couldn’t cause he finally died.

And it’s been said
That in the end,
The best laid plans
Go Strange,

Go Strange.

Well in the end
As I have said,
The best laid plans
Go Strange,

Go Strange.

Young Man

Well I said, “where are you goin’?”
To a soldier man,

Well he said, “to fight my brothers,”
In another land

But I could see it really wasn’t his will,
He had his orders and a license to kill,

So another young man,
Is gonna sleep in the sand.

Said another young man,
Is gonna sleep in the sand.

Well I said, “what are you doin’?”
To a world gone mad,

And they said, “we’re gettin’ ready,”
Protecting what we have

The Man had made ’em all believe it was true,
Got ’em reactin’ how he wants ’em to,

Said another young man,
Is gonna sleep in the sand.

Said another young man,
Is gonna sleep in the sand.

Well I’m sayin’, “where are we goin’?”
This to all of you

Well it’s insane, they’re gonna blow it,
Well I know you know it’s true,

We all can make it if you just want to,
My mind is made up now it’s up to you,

So another young man,
Won’t sleep in the sand.

Said another young man,
Won’t sleep in the sand.

Said another young man,
Won’t sleep in the sand.

Will another young man,
have to sleep in the sand?

Ain’t Dead Yet

Oh, all around we hear the sound,
The voices in our ears,

They try to bring our whole world down,
Playin’ on our fears,

Designing rules, deciding who,
They’re gonna give the chance to,

And all the while, the phony smile,
They just want to romance you.

Well it’s time we see,
We’re gonna be free,
Well did you hear what they said?
They’re tellin’ us rock is dead!

We ain’t dead yet!

Oh, the jury’s out, the fix is in,
The verdict’s gonna burn,

They worked it out to save their skin,
They think that they won’t squirm.

We got to live, we got to move,
Go tell it to the masses,

The burden is on us to prove,
They’re rippin’ off our chances!

It’s time that we fight now,
The timing is right now,
Well did you hear what they said?
They’re tellin’ us rock is dead!

Well we ain’t dead yet!

I said we ain’t dead yet.

We won’t go down,
Without a sound,
You bet now.

Cause when it all dies down,
They will have found,
We ain’t dead, no how!

Oh, we’ll extricate our souls from them,
The hounds of hell so foul,

And shall return triumphant, then,
To hear their bloody howl.

Armed with swords of righteousness
So razor sharp and narrow,

We’ll sink the blades into their flesh,
Into their very marrow!

It’s them who will see,
We’re gonna be free,
Well did you hear what they said?
They’re tellin’ us rock is dead!

Well we ain’t dead yet!

I said we ain’t dead yet

We won’t go down
Without a sound
You bet now.

Cause when it all dies down,
They will have found,
We ain’t dead, no how!