I come into this world swinging like a whirlwind
Screaminí at the top of my lungs
Born in the fifties, when I heard that sound
I had to turn it up when everybody turned it down
All I wanna do is rock,
Lifeís too short to punch another manís clock
I just canít seem to stop,
I wanna roll when Iím old, bop till I drop
All I wanna do is rock
Well my friends back at school said I was a fool
when I quit and walked away from it all.
Now theyíre workiní nine to five tryiní to stay alive
and Iím out here just haviní a ball
When I look back on it now I swear I donít know how
I ever made it out of there alive
Workiní in the bars, stayiní out all night while
my daddy said son youíre just wasting your time
Sometimes I work so hard, I get so tired,
The only way to slow down is to drop.
Itís a young manís game but I play it just the same
I live for the sound of the snare drumís pop.
Nite after nite day after day if I had to do it over
Iíd do the same damn thing
When the going gets tough I take it all in stride,
The roadís a little rough, but itís one hell of a ride.