SONG LYRICS FOR: "ROCK STARS NOW DEAD"
ALBUM: "THE ROCKER"
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Lead Vocal: Jason Lawrence/Pizzuto
Music: Phillip Johnson
Lyrics: Phillip Johnson, Cathy Gehr, Peter Gehr
Producer: S. De Bezenac

"ROCK STARS NOW DEAD"

Chorus
Listen to the rock stars now dead
Speaking from the Fifth Dimension.
They've got a word to the wise to give
About the world's seduction.

Repeat Chorus

Bridge 1
Their spirits long to now express
These words of truth today:
They hung their hopes on shallow success,
That sucked their lives away.

Verse 1
"I'm Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones;
I died a drunk while driving home."
"I'm Jimi Hendrix, I o.d.'d on smack;
My electric guitar couldn't fill my lack."
"I'm John Lennon, I'm the one who said, ‘Imagine
There's no Heaven or religion.'
I put a lot of faith in man,
And was murdered by a Beatles’ fan."

Repeat Chorus

Bridge 2
"Our spirits long to now express
These words of truth today:
We hung our hopes on shallow success
That sucked our lives away.

Verse 2
"Drummer for ‘The Who,’ I'm Keith Moon,
Who drove too fast, & died too soon."
"I'm Janis Joplin who sang the Blues,
I drowned my life in moonshine booze."
"While the Carpenters' songs were a phenomena,
I, Karen, died of anorexia."
"I'm Elvis, the king of rock 'n' roll,
Who fed my body, but starved my soul."

Bridge 3
"We drank from cups of worldly fame,
We were worshipped & idolized.
Oh, heed our voices from beyond the grave,
Don't follow our demise."

Repeat Chorus

Lead out
Listen to the rock stars now dead.
Listen to the rock stars now dead.
Listen to the rock stars now dead.
Listen to the rock stars now dead.
Listen!

 

"ROCK STARS NOW DEAD" (with chords)

Intro: (Bm)-(D)-(E) Repeat

Chorus
(Bm)Listen to the rock (D)stars now (G)dead
(Bm)Speaking from the Fifth Di(G)mension. (A)
(Bm)They've got a word to the (D)wise to (G)give
(Bm)About the world's se(G)duction. (A)

Repeat Chorus

Bridge 1
Their (F#m)spirits long to (Bm)now express
These (F#m)words of truth to(Bm)day:
They (F#m)hung their hopes on (Bm)shallow success,
That (E)sucked their (D)lives (Bm)away.

Verse 1
"I'm (Bm)Brian Jones of the (F#m)Rolling Stones;
I (D)died a drunk while (E)driving home."
"I'm (Bm)Jimi Hendrix, I o.(F#m)d.'d on smack;
My (D)electric guitar couldn't (E)fill my lack."
(Bm)"I'm John Lennon, I'm the (F#m)one who said, ‘Imagine
(D)There's no Heaven (E)or religion.'
(Bm)I put a lot of (F#m)faith in man,
(D)And was murdered by a (E)Beatles’ fan."

Music break: (Bm)-(D)-(E) Repeat

Repeat Chorus

Bridge 2
"Our (F#m)spirits long to (Bm)now express
These (F#m)words of truth to(Bm)day:
We (F#m)hung our hopes on (Bm)shallow success
That (E)sucked our (D)lives (Bm)away.

Verse 2
(Bm)"Drummer for ‘The Who,’ (F#m)I'm Keith Moon,
Who (D)drove too fast, & (E)died too soon."
"I'm (Bm)Janis Joplin who (F#m)sang the Blues,
I (D)drowned my life in (E)moonshine booze."
"While the (Bm)Carpenters' songs were a (F#m)phenomena,
(D)I, Karen, died of ano(E)rexia."
"I'm (Bm)Elvis, the king of (F#m)rock 'n' roll,
Who (D)fed my body, but (E)starved my soul."

Music break: (Bm)

Bridge 3
"We (F#m)drank from cups of (Bm)worldly fame,
We were (F#m)worshipped & ido(Bm)lized.
Oh, (F#m)heed our voices from be(Bm)yond the grave,
Don't (E)follow (D)our de(Bm)mise."

Repeat Chorus

Lead out
(Bm)Listen to the rock (D)stars now (G)dead. (Bm)-(G)-(A)
(Bm)Listen to the rock (D)stars now (G)dead. (Bm)-(G)-(A)
(Bm)Listen to the rock (D)stars now (G)dead. (Bm)-(G)-(A)
(Bm)Listen to the rock (D)stars now (G)dead.
(Bm)Listen! (Bm)-(G)-(A)

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